Fernando Lamas

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1/9/1915 , Buenos Aires, Argentina

Died

10/8/1982

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Biography:

Fernando Lamas was an Argentinian director and actor. The quintessential playboy, he was married four times and had three children, each to a different woman. Born on January 9, 1915, he established himself in Argentinian film by the early 1940s, and in the early 1950s, he immigrated to America and moved to Hollywood. His primary roles consisted of romantic, Latin heroes, and he continued to star in movies through the 1970s. Some of his major roles included On the Last Floor, The Story of the Tango, The Avengers, The Lost World, and Revenge of the Musketeers. His first took up directing in 1963 with Magic Fountain, and he went on to direct a number of other films. He was the basis for a character that Billy Crystal played on SNL, quoting Lamas as saying, "It is better to look good than to feel good, my friend." He was also the basis for the commerical character, The Most Interesting Man In The World. He died in 1982.



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