Sunday, March 18, 2012

RIP Francisco 'Paco' Valladares

The voice actor Francisco Valladares, died Saturday March 17, 2012 in Madrid at age 76 as a result of cancer, he was a leading man of perfect diction. He lent his voice to such great actors as Robert Redford, Richard Burton, Alain Delon and Clint Eastwood and, above all, was the "soul mate" of poets such as Miguel Hernandez, who sublimated.

With a voice from deep within himself with which he was born and with training and a taste for the classics when he was very young in Seville he appeared in over sixty films and also theater and television. But it was his voice that made him a legendary voice actor and legend in the Spanish film world. 

The actor born on August 20, 1935 in Pilas was a favorite son of Seville, studied elocution and began his career at 14 years of age doing children's theater and continued in the Spanish Theater University (TEU) and table of actors of the National Radio of Spain.

In 1956 he became a voice dubber for TVE and was the  voice of actors like Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford. But he, according to Fernandez Montesinos, he was "a complete player, a humanist and a Renaissance artist," who liked to dub, but also enjoyed, singing and acting and, especially, recite the verse of poets such as Federico Garcia Lorca and Miguel Hernández, his "soul mate".
Francisco 'Paco' Valladares Euro-western voice credits:
4 Bullets for Joe - 1963 [Spanish voice of Fernando Montes]
Charge of the Seventh – 1964 [Spanish voice of Edmund Purdom]
Four Bullets for Joe – 1964 [Spanish voice of Fernando Montes]
Finger on the Trigger - 1965 [Spanish voice of Antonio Moino Rojo]
Johnny West – 1965 [Spanish voice of Mimmo Palmara]
Shoot to Kill – 1965 [Spanish voice of Edmund Purdom]
The Avenger – 1966 [Spanish voice of Hugo Blanco]
Django Does Not Forgive – 1966 [Spanish voice of Hugo Blanco]
The Fury of Johnny Kid - 1966 [Spanish voice of Arthur Grant]
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 1966 [Spanish voice of Clint Eastwood]
Mutiny at Fort Sharp – 1966 [Spanish voice of Umberto Ceriani]
Django Kill – 1967 [Spanish voice of Tomás Milián]
Dynamite Joe – 1967 [Spanish voice of Rik Van Nutter]
Face to Face - 1967 [Spanish voice of Gian Maria Volonté]
The Rattler Kid – 1967 [Spanish voice of Brad Harris]
Two Crosses at Danger Pass – 1967 [Spanish voice of Mario Novelli]
Blood and Guns – 1968 [Spanish voice of John Steiner]
Run, Man, Run – 1968 [Spanish voice of Luciano Rossi]
The Price of Power – 1969 [Spanish voice of Warren Venders]
Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid – 1969 [Spanish voice of Luis Barboo]
Awkward Hands – 1970 [Spanish voice of Manuel de Blas]
The Grand Duel - 1972 [Spanish voice of Marc Mazza]

1 comment:

  1. I didn't like him as the voice of Volonté in FACE TO FACE: I think he and Félix Acaso (who did Milián) should have switched roles. But I thought he was very good as the voice of Tomás Milián in Marc Mazza in THE GRAND DUEL. Also, some people think he should have stayed on as the voice of Clint Eastwood because he was much closer to the original than the bass Constantino Romero, who later became the semi-official Spanish voice of Eastwood.