Fernando Rey

Fernando Rey

  • Born on
    • September 20th, 1917
  • Died on
    • March 9th, 1994
Fernando Rey  (September 20, 1917 – March 9, 1994) — best known as Fernando Rey — was a Spanish film, theatre, and TV actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (Tristana, 1970; Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977) and as a drug lord in The French Connection (1971), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century. The debonair Rey was described by French Connection producer Philip D'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". He achieved his greatest notoriety after he turned 50: "Perhaps it is a pity that my success came so late in life", he told The Times of Madrid in 1973. "It might have been better to have been successful while young, like El Cordobes in the bullring. Then your life is all before you to enjoy it."

Starring Fernando Rey on Plex


Acting (50 Credits)

19921492: Conquest of Paradise as Marchena
1992Don Quixote as Closing Scene Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1990Naked Tango as Judge Torres
1988Moon Over Parador as Alejandro
1987The Enchanted Forest as Sr. D'Abondo
1986Saving Grace as Cardinal Stefano Biondi
1985Star Knight as Fray Lupo
1985Rustlers' Rhapsody as Railroad Colonel
1985Black Arrow as Warwick
1984The Hit as Policeman
1982Monsignor as Cardinal Santoni
1981Lady of the Camelias as Count Stackelberg
1980Cabo Blanco as Police Captain Torredo
1980The Cuenca Crime as Contreras
1979Quintet as Grigor
1979Traffic Jam as Carlo
1977Elisa, My Life as Luis
1977That Obscure Object of Desire as Mathieu Faber
1977Jesus of Nazareth as GasparWatch Free
1976The Desert of the Tartars as Nathanson
1976A Matter of Time as Charles Van Maar
1976Illustrious Corpses as Security Minister
1976Voyage of the Damned as President Bru
1975French Connection II as Alain Charnier
1975Seven Beauties as Pedro the Anarchist Prisoner
1973White Fang as Father Oatley
1973High Crime as Cafiero
1972The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie as Don Rafael
1972Antony and Cleopatra
1971The French Connection as Alain Charnier
1971A Town Called Hell as Old Blind Man
1971Cold Eyes of Fear as Juez Flower
1971The Light at the Edge of the World as Captain Moriz
1970Tristana as Don Lope
1970Companeros as Prof. XantosWatch Free
1970The Adventurers as Jaime Xenos
1970Trinity Sees Red as Don Antonio
1969The Price of Power as Pinkerton
1969Guns of the Magnificent Seven as Quintero
1968The Immortal Story as Merchant
1968Villa Rides as Fuentes
1966Navajo Joe as Reverend RattiganWatch Free
1966Return of the Seven as Priest
1965Chimes at Midnight as Worcester
1963The Running Man as Police Official
1961Viridiana as Don Jaime
1959The Last Days of Pompeii as Arbaces, High Priest of Isis
1958The Night Heaven Fell as Tío (alternate version)
1955The Miracle of Marcelino as Monje narrador
1953Welcome Mr. Marshall! as Narrador (voice)

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