Daniel Giménez Cacho

Year of participation at FICM as member of the jury: 2014 Mexican Feature Film Section Mexican actor

Daniel Giménez Cacho is a prominent actor in Mexican cinema with worldwide renown and a wide-ranging career that has consolidated his stage presence. He was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1961, but studied acting, singing, and dancing elsewhere, in Mexico, Italy, and France. He began his theatrical career in the 80s, building a respectable repertoire including plays by Shakespeare, Tieck, and O’Neill. He worked with prestigious directors, such as Juan José Gurrola, Ludwik Margules, and John Malkovich. Since 1985, he has directed theatrical works by Copi, Bergman, Hugo Hiriat, Shakespeare, and Javier Daulte. His film repertoire includes over 40 feature films, among which the most important are Sólo con tu pareja, by Alfonso Cuarón (1990); La invención de Cronos, by Guillermo del Toro (1992); Profundo carmesí, by Arturo Ripstein (1996); Celos, by Vicente Aranda (1999); El príncipe del Pacífico, by Alain Corneau (2000); La mala educación, by Pedro Almodóvar (2003); and Blancanieves, by Pablo Berger (2012). Likewise, he has acted extensively in short films. His performances have earned him considerable critical acclaim: he received Best Actor (1993) and Best Monologue Actor (2005) from the Unión de Cronistas y Críticos de Teatro, as well as three Ariels for Best Actor in a Minor Role (1993, 2004, and 2013) and two for Best Actor (1996 and 2003) for the films Profundo carmesí and Aro Tolbukhin: En la mente del asesino. He is a founding member of Teatro El Milagro and recently had his directorial debut in the television series Crónica de castas, shown on Canal Once TV México.