Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday Jesús Guzman

Jesús Guzmán was born on June 15, 1926 in Madrid, Spain. He spent his childhood in Barcelona, where all of his family were actors. Naturally Jesús followed in their footsteps and debuted on stage in 1935. He soon joined the Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro theater group and toured Latin America. Returning to Spain he made his film debut in 1956's "Manolo, guardia Urban" directed by Rafael J. Salvia. Most of his film appearances were in comedies and his characters were always marked with a great deal of comic relief. His popularity reached its zenith in 1972 when he played Braulio the postman in Spanish TV’s "Crónicas de un pueblo" directed by Antonio Mercero. Later in his career he would focus on television and theater work founding his own stage company. Today Guzmán is still active and makes occasional appearances on TV’s "La hora de José Mota" as a little old pensioner. He also appeared in the 2010 film "El gran Vázquez". Guzmán appeared in 11 Euro-westerns among them, "The Implacable Three" (1963), "Up the MacGregors" (1967) "Santana Kills Them All" (1970) and "The Ballad of Ben and Charlie" (1971). He’s probably best remembered for his role in 1965's "For a Few Dollars More" as the traveling peddler who tells Colonel Mortimer, "This train doesn’t stop in Tucumcari." Today we celebrate Jesús Guzmán’s 85 the birthday.

4 comments:

  1. He was also the strange looking hangman in the Florestano Vancini, or Stan Vance's, LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE featuring Giuliano Gemma. I believe that role went uncredited.

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  2. Yes, you are correct Chris that was another of his roles. Tom Betts

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  3. He also has a more substantial role in 'DEATH ON HIGH MOUNTAIN', with Peter Lee Lawrence.

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  4. Correct he plays Agustine.

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