De George Clooney a Clint Eastwood

As we have been commenting on in these spaces throughout the month, although May was characterized by several deaths related to talents of the Seventh Art, it also stood out for anniversaries and birthdays of many others.

The first of these was on May 6, when George Clooney, the winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2005, corresponded to the 60th birthday, a month before commemorating the 25th anniversary of the premiere in Mexico on June 14 of this year. that it was his debut in the cinema under the orders of the Texan director Robert Rodríguez in “From twilight to dawn” (1996), but who from his first work under the orders of the Coen brothers in “Where are you brother?” (2000) and his directorial debut “Confessions of a dangerous mind” (2002), gained ground over the years to reap more successes also as a producer (Oscar for Best Picture of 2012 for “Argo”, Ben Affleck) and actor (“Gravedad”, by Alfonso Cuarón, from 2013), among others.

In relation to important anniversaries, on Monday the 17th the one who had long tablecloths was the first Mexican actress who in the next month of September hopes to be celebrating her 90 years of life, Silvia Pinal, since that date was exactly 60 years of the premiere within the framework of the Cannes International Film Festival of the film that made her an international celluloid star, “Viridiana”, by Luis Buñuel, and for the occasion the diva connected with the Spanish Film Academy, where she she filmed the film clandestinely during the Franco regime, to comment on anecdotes and receive a virtual recognition, ironically from the country that refused to represent her at the time when she won the Palme d’Or of said contest, considering it blasphemous.

Since we mentioned Seventh Art divas, who reached nine decades of life on Friday 28 was Carroll Baker, nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in 1956 for her leading role in “Baby Doll”, by Elia Kazan, same year in which he was also part of the cast of George Stevens’ epic “Giant”, alongside icons of the Mecca of Cinema such as Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean; in 1958 another memorable super production such as “Horizons of Grandeur”, by William Wyler, along with Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons and the winner of the statuette for her, Burl Ives, and more recently “A detective in kindergarten” (Ivan Reitman, 1990), with Arnold Schwarzenegger; “The Game” (David Fincher, 1997), with also Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, among others.

On Sunday 30, who reached 85 years of age was the British actor Keir Dullea, remembered above all as the protagonist of the classic winner of the Oscar for Best Special Effects of 1968, “2001: A Space Odyssey”, by Stanley Kubrick, as well like its 1984 sequel “2010: The Year We Made Contact”, by Peter Hyams, and yesterday who turned 91 was the American actor and director Clint Eastwood, winner of the Oscars for Best Film and Best Director of 1992 and in 2004 for “Los imperdonables” and “Golpes del Destino”, respectively, and who, as we mentioned, the Cannes Film Festival won a Special Palme d’Or in 2009 for his prolific film career.

The best gift without a doubt is the premiere next October of his most recent film, “Cry Macho”.

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