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Norma Aleandro

Norma Aleandro

Aleandro played the memorable leading couple in The Official Story, the Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 1985. For this film, Aleandro received numerous awards, including Best Actress from the Cannes Film Festival, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Festival de Cartagena and the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress.

Aleandro's career in film is extensive and remarkable, beginning with roles in various movies directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, including: La tierra en armas (Land in Arms) and Los siete locos (7 Mad Men) (also with Alterio). Other notable films are: La fiaca (Laziness), directed by Fernando Ayala, and La tregue (The Truce), again with Alterio. Other credits include: Las Tumbas (The Tombs), directed by Javier Torre; Sol de otoño (Fall's Sun), directed by Eduardo Mignona; Gaby, directed by Luis Mandoki; El faro (The Lighthouse), directed by Eduardo Mignona (co-starring Ricardo Darín); and Una noche con Sabrina Love (One Night with Sabrina Love), directed by Alejandro Agresti.

Dozens of plays stand out on Aleandro's resume, including: Master Class by Terrence McNally; Scenes of Marital Life by Ingmar Bergman; La señorita de Tacna (The Lady from Tacna) by Vargas Llosa; Don Gil de las calzas verdes (Mr. Gil with Green Tights) by Tirso de Molina; El altar de las maravillas (Altar of Wonders) by Cervantes; and Historia de un bebé (Story of a Baby). Aleandro has also directed a number of plays, including: La venganza de Don Mendo (Mr. Mendo's Revenge), Medea, What the Butler Saw, Cyrano de Bergerac, and The Prisoner on 2nd Avenue, which continues to run. She wrote the film Los herederos (The Heirs), the play Los chicos quieren entrar (The Kids Want to Come in) and a wide range of books, including: Poemas y cuentos de Atenazor (Poems and Stories of Atenzor) (1986) and El diario intimo (Intimate Diary) (1993).

Aleandro won the Best Actress award at the Festival de San Sebastián and Best Actress at the Havana Film Festival for Sol de otoño (Fall's Sun). She was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Gaby. She has also won the Moliere Prize for Best Actress and three ACE awards, including the Golden one for her outstanding career. She was also named Illustrious Citizen of the city of Buenos Aires by the Honorable Concejo Deliberante of the Ciudad de Buenos Aires and Master of Art by the Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Norma Aleandro Facts

Birth Name Norma Aleandro Robledo
BirthdayMay 2, 1936 (87)
BirthplaceBuenes Aires, Argentina

Selected Filmography

The Official Story
Son of the Bride
Live-In Maid
The City of Your Final Destination
Only Human
El espejo de los otros
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