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Daniel Giménez Cacho

The actor Daniel Giménez Cacho was born in Madrid in 1961, although he has been living in Mexico since the age of only two months. In the early 80s he studied acting, theatre and dance in Mexico and Europe, going on to forge a brilliant career as a film, theatre and TV actor placing him among top-line actors in Mexico and Latin America.

He has performed in over forty plays (the most recent of which was Zach Helm’s El buen canario, directed by John Malkovich), and has directed another six.

He has also acted in 39 films, directed, among others, by Pedro Almodóvar (La mala educación / Bad Education, 2003), Arturo Ripstein (Profundo carmesí / Deep Crimson, 1996; El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, 1998; La virgen de la lujuria, 2001), Guillermo del Toro (La invención de Cronos / Chronos, 1992), Jorge Fons (El callejón de los milagros, 1994), Alfonso Cuarón (Sólo con tu pareja / Love in the Time of Hysteria, 1990), Agustí Villaronga (Aro Tolbukhin, 2001), Rodrigo Plá (La zona, 2006), Roberto Sneider (Arráncame la vida, 2007), Vicente Aranda (Celos, 1999), Agustín Díaz Yañes (Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto / Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead, 1995), Joaquín Oristrell (Sin vergüenza, 2000) or Sergio Cabrera (Perder es cuestión de método, 2003).

He holds four Ariels (Academia Mexicana de Ciencias y Artes Cinematográficas awards) for his part in Guillermo del Toro’s La invención de Cronos, Arturo Ripstein’s Profundo carmesí, Agustí Villaronga’s Aro Tolbukhin and Nicotina, by Hugo Rodríguez; an Ondas Best Actor Award for Joaquín Oristrell’s Sin vergüenza; and two Best Actor Silver Goddesses (Mexican film journalists) for Juan Carlos de Llaca’s En el aire and Roberto Sneider’s Arráncame la vida.

He has just completed the shooting in Chile of Pablo Perelman’s La lección de pintura.


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