Alfonso Arau

Movie Actor

Alfonso Arau was born in Mexico City, Mexico on January 11th, 1932 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 92, Alfonso Arau biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 11, 1932
Place of Birth
Mexico City, Mexico
92 years old
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Actor
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Laura Esquivel, ​ ​(m. 1975; div. 1995)​
3, including Fernando and Sergio Arau
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Alfonso Arau Life

Alfonso Arau Incháustegui (born January 11, 1932) is a Mexican actor and director.


Alfonso Arau Career

Life and career

Arau, the son of a physician, was born in Mexico City. He produced the films Zapata: The Dream of a Hero, Like Water for Chocolate (adapted from Laura Esquivel's book), A Walk in the Clouds with Keanu Reeves and Anthony Quinn), and the Hallmark Hall of Fame's A Painted Home (adapted from the John Grisham novel of the same name). Arau played "Captain Herrera," a lieutenant of Federal general "Mapache" in Sam Peckinpah's 1969 western "The Wild Bunch," chief bandit "El Guapo," a comedy starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, as well as shady businessman Manuel in Romancing the Stone (USA, 1984), a comedy starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, among a number of roles in his career. When a group of women decide to recommend the doctor for sainthood, Arau appeared in the 1972 Mexican film El rincón de las vrgenes ("The Virgins' Corner"), where he played the assistant of a false mystical doctor cruising from town to town, where he reminisce about their travels. The film was shot in 1920s rural Mexico.

Arau has appeared in numerous American and television series and plays as a character actor. Arau portrayed the bandit "Mando" who fires and wounds marshal Matt Dillon in the 1972 episode of Gunsmoke titled "Hidalgo."

Arau appeared and directed Calzónzin Inspector ("Caltzontzin", the Spanish word used in the Purépecha style to name their emperors) in 1973, a film based on a character from the Mexican comic Los Supermachos of Rius, a cartoonist who co-wrote the script. The film, which is influenced by Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector, revolves around two Mexicans who have been mistaken for government inspectors from Mexico City by the corrupt mayor of a small town. It is a witty political reflection aimed squarely at the then-governing party Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) and its paramilitary caciques, during a period when freedom of expression in politics was heavily restricted. At least two versions of the film have been released, with one of which has had some scenes cut by state censorship, the most notable of which depicts the assassination of a renegade farmer by a cop who shot the farmer in the back.

The Santa Fe Film Festival honoured Alfonso Arau for his contribution to cinema in December 2004.

The Trick in the Sheet, an Italian-language film, was directed by Ken Reid in 2010.

He appeared in Chad, Matt & Rob's "The Treasure Hunt: An Interactive Adventure" in January 2011.

In February 2017, Debra Messing said that Arau belittled her for her appearance and body in her first film "A Walk in the Clouds." Arau denied the allegation later.


Mark Miller, 97, was killed in Days Of Our Lives, September 15, 2022
Days Of Our Lives and Please Don't Eat Mark Miller, a Daisies actor, has died of natural causes at the age of 97. Penelope Ann Miller, his daughter, actress Penelope Ann Miller, shared the news on Twitter along with a lovely snapshot of them saying: 'My Papa's Beautiful Soul left this world 9/9/2022.' He loved deeply and was loved by all who knew him.' He touched many lives. He was amusing, amusing, and still creating. He cherished this life and saw the glass half full! "I was so blessed to call him my dad."