Eduardo Arozamena

Eduardo Arozamena Lira (13 October 1875 – 21 May 1951) was a Mexican actor. His nickname was "El Nanche Arozamena".

Eduardo Arozamena
Eduardo Arozamena Lira.jpg
Born(1875-10-13)13 October 1875
Died21 May 1951(1951-05-21) (aged 75)
Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityMexican
Other namesEl Nanche Arozamena
OccupationActor, film director and screenwriter

Son of Juan Arozamena and Guadalupe Lira y Argomanes. Initially a singer (baritone), theater actor, he later ventured into film, where he was also a director and screenwriter.

He worked in Mexico as well as in the United States, where he participated in the famous 1931 Dracula Spanish-language film, directed by George Melford.

He also entered literature as a storyteller, with his works being published in the weekly "Mefistófeles". He later authored the weekly column Parece que fue ayer ("It seems like yesterday"), published in the newspaper El Universal Ilustrado.[1]

The National Association of Actors (ANDA) of Mexico named their most important medal, awarded to its members when they turn 50 years of career, in his honor.[2]

FilmographyEdit

  • Don Juan diplomático (1931) as Doctor
  • Resurrection (1931)
  • Drácula (1931) as Van Helsing
  • Cheri-Bibi (1931) as Bourrelier
  • El tenorio del harem (1931) as El mercador
  • Tierra, amor y dolor (1935)
  • Monja casada, virgen y mártir (1935) as Don Juan Gutiérrez
  • Martín Garatuza (1935)
  • Tribu (1935) as Zotil
  • El rayo de Sinaloa (1935) as Don Antonio Fajardo
  • Almas rebeldes (1937)
  • Abnegación (1938)
  • Guadalupe La Chinaca (1938) as Don Julián de Avellaneda
  • Caminos de ayer (1938) as Stefano Mascagnini
  • Perjura (1938) as Don Gonzalo
  • María (1938) as Don Jerónimo
  • El capitán aventurero (1939) as Don Martin, el corregidor
  • Cada loco con su tema (1939) as Severo - Cedronio Conquián
  • Perfidia (1939) as Ernesto, Baroni's Old Friend
  • Luces de barriada (1939)
  • Miente y serás feliz (1940) as Doctor
  • Los de abajo (1940) as Venancio
  • Here's the Point (1940) as Juez sordo
  • Con su amable permiso (1940) as Don Ramón de Olvera
  • El milagro de Cristo (1941)
  • Las cinco advertencias de Satanás (1941)
  • The Unknown Policeman (1941)
  • El que tenga un amor (1942)
  • Simón Bolívar (1942) as Presidente del Congreso del Perú (uncredited)
  • ¡Así se quiere en Jalisco! (1942) as El Tata
  • The Circus (1943) as Coronel (as E. Arozamena)
  • Morenita clara (1943) as Padre Jesús
  • Wild Flower (1943) as Melchor
  • De Nueva York a Huipanguillo (1943)
  • Doña Bárbara (1943) as Melesio Sandoval
  • Mexicanos al grito de guerra (1943) as Señor Salas
  • ¡Viva mi desgracia! (1944) as Don Doroteo
  • Caminito alegre (1944) as Don José Limón
  • Felipe Derblay, el herrero (1944)
  • La vida inútil de Pito Pérez (1944) as Padre Jureco
  • El amor de los amores (1944)
  • Toros, amor y gloria (1944) as Don Leopoldo
  • Así son ellas (1944)
  • El médico de las locas (1944) as Agustín
  • Balajú (1944)
  • El mexicano (1944)
  • Bartolo toca la flauta (1945) as Don Erasmo
  • El precio de una vida (1945)
  • El jagüey de las ruinas (1945)
  • Sendas del destino (1945) as Padre de Carlos
  • Flor de durazno (1945) as Padre Filemón
  • Canaima (1945, uncredited)
  • La pajarera (1945) as Don Margarito
  • Dizziness (1946) as Don José María
  • Rancho de mis recuerdos (1946)
  • Rayando el sol (1946) as Padre de Lupe
  • El jinete fantasma (1946)
  • María Magdalena: Pecadora de Magdala (1946) as Caifás
  • Enamorada (1946) as Alcalde Joaquín Gómez
  • La fuerza de la sangre (1947)
  • El conquistador (1947)
  • Los cristeros (1947) as Tío Alejo
  • Reina de reinas: La Virgen María (1948) as Caifás
  • Río Escondido (1948) as Don Marcelino
  • El muchacho alegre (1948) as Don Manuel
  • La sin ventura (1948) as Don Nicolás
  • La casa de la Troya (1948) as Don Servando
  • Maclovia (1948) as Cabo Mendoza
  • El gallero (1948) as Aurelio de la Torre
  • Flor de caña (1948)
  • La vorágine (1949)
  • Bamba (1949) as Don Gumersindo
  • Yo maté a Juan Charrasqueado (1949)
  • El miedo llegó a Jalisco (1949)
  • Café de chinos (1949) as Doctor
  • Tierra muerta (1949)
  • The Unloved Woman (1949) as Pastor (uncredited)
  • La mujer que yo perdí (1949) as Abuelo
  • Duelo en las montañas (1950) as Don Rodrigo Vargas
  • La negra Angustias (1950) as Antón Farrera
  • Lluvia roja (1950) as Dueño de tienda
  • Matrimonio y mortaja (1950) as Don Próspero
  • The Torch (1950)
  • Yo también soy de Jalisco (1950)
  • La fe en Dios (1950) as Señor cura
  • Un día de vida (1950) as Pomposo
  • Pata de palo (1950) as Don Cástulo, abuelo
  • Capitán de rurales (1951) as Tío de Hipólito (uncredited)
  • ¡... Y murió por nosotros! (1951) as Filemón
  • The Brave Bulls (1951) as Don Alberto Iriarte
  • Fierecilla (1951) as Sacerdote
  • María Montecristo (1951) as Profesor Fabré
  • El suavecito (1951) as Sr. Soto, padre de Lupita
  • La bienamada (1951)
  • Sangre en el barrio (1952) as Don Andrés
  • Un gallo en corral ajeno (1952) as Don Raymundo

Awards and honorsEdit

Year Award Nominated work Result Ref.
1947 Ariel Award for Best New Actor Enamorada Won [3]
1949 Ariel Award for Best Actor in a Minor Role Río Escondido Nominated [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arozamena, Eduardo". Escritores del Cine Mexicano Sonoro (in Spanish). National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  2. ^ "Carlos Ruiz es reconocido con la Medalla "Eduardo Arozamena"" [Carlos Ruiz is recognized with the "Eduardo Arozamena" Medal]. El Sol de México (in Spanish). 14 November 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Premios Ariel - Histórico de nominados y ganadores" [Ariel Awards - Nominees and winners history] (in Spanish). Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.

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