Before superstars known by one name such as Madonna, Cher and Twiggy, there was Cantinflas.
The movie Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time.
From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world – one joke at a time.
The most famous role in an American movie that Cantinflas had was that of Passepartoute in the 1956 Oscar winning movie Around The World In 80 Days.
In fact, Cantinflas won the Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1957 for his role in Around The World In 80 Days.
Cantinflas was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 1961 for his title role in the movie Pepe.
Cantinflas was born in Mexico City in 1911 and died there in 1993.