Fernando Colunga is a Mexican film star best known for his role as the ruthless, gun-toting lawyer in popular telenovela series. He received his acting education at Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa, Mexico City. Colunga went on to act in other mediums such as television serials, animated films and, later, feature films. As a feature writer, he wrote for numerous other television programs.
In the late 1980s, Colunga decided to pursue his acting career, traveling to the United States to study with the American director Bill Zipory. Though he had shortlisted many students for a part in one of his telenovelas, Colunga was not selected. The reason was that, as a civil engineer, he did not fit the required bill of an actor. The director then asked him to travel south to Los Angeles to work on one of his favorite shows, ‘La Habana’. It was a show which he excelled at and went on to play the lead role of a leading character in the series. It was this role that would make Colunga famous all over the world.
In the mid 1960s, Colunga travelled to the United Kingdom to find work. He landed a role on the soap opera ‘I Spy’ (also known as ‘Spooks’). Though the programme was popular, it was short-lived. He also had a small role in the movie ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as a spy. The British network sitcom ‘The Stepford Wives’ gave him another breakthrough as an actor when it casted him as Oliver Bracknell, a man who worked for the British secret services. Though he was not given a role on the show, he was nominated for an OBE (Oscar) for the same role.Vai
Fernando Colunga Measurements
|Figure Measurements||34-26-37 inches.|
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Bra Size||32 C|
|Waist Size||30 inches|
|Hips Size||32 Inches|
|Height||5’ 9”/175 cm|
|Weight||55 Kg or 121 lbs.|
After appearing in a number of TV shows and films, Colunga’s career finally culminated in the release of his feature film ‘Amores Perros’. The film was a flop, earning him only a minor amount of money. However, he managed to garner attention for his performance, winning him an Oscar for the role. Despite the failure of the film, Colunga remained in Hollywood, working on a number of TV shows and films, such as ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Get Shorty’. Eventually, he moved to Mexico City, where he starred in a number of well-received movies. He also returned to Hollywood to star in some more films, such as the remake of ‘Amores Perros’ and the Yom Kippur opening ceremony of the New York Film Festival.
Colunga’s early life is shrouded in mystery, however he did play a small role in the movie of ‘Amores Perros’, playing a small villain. Another interesting aspect of Colunga’s early life is that he is reputed to have studied martial arts, which would give him a fighting edge against men who were much stronger than him. Besides, he was also a fan of Bruce Lee, who remains an integral part of the history of the United States. Other than being an important actor, Colunga is also known for his charity work, which is also a form of acting.
Colunga is best remembered for his contribution to the genre of telenovela, which remains one of the most popular genre of Spanish soap opera. For this, he was nominated for an Odeon Television Award for Best Actor in a Series, which was later won by Marlon Brando for his performances in ‘The Godfather’. Colunga’s other notable role in TV shows would include the role of Jules Verne in the television series of the same name. He has also had some screen work in movies like ‘La Henda’, ‘Amores Perros’ and ‘My Fair Lady’. All in all, it can be said that Fernando Colunga has been one of the best actors of our times and is a definite must-see star in everything he does.