Mario Moreno (August 12, 1911 – April 20, 1993), better known as Cantiflas was a comedic actor, producer screen-writer and overall entertainer who inspired a people with his innovative, lighthearted, yet insightful material. He usually portrayed poor campesinos, or peasants, who was canijo, quick-witted, big-hearted and full of ambition. As a pioneer of Mexican Cinema, Cantinflas' character became associated with the identity of the impoverished people and represented a light of hope as his character, despite many odds against him, succeeded in comedic fashion. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a reminder of his widespread impact into Hollywood. #QueViva Cantinflas!
Check out the trailer to the self-titled biographical drama, Cantinflas released September 2014.
For our more advanced Spanish-speakers, admire his genius in his speech "Si yo fuera diputado"