Tortilla Art Painting: “Cantinflas” Actor Portrait

Tortilla Art Painting: "Cantinflas" Actor Portrait by Joe Bravo

Acrylic on Flour Tortilla


Framed: 28" x 28"

Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno-Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno, and known professionally as Cantinflas was a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter and an iconic figure in Mexico and Latin America.

He often portrayed impoverished campesinos or a peasant of pelado origin. His character came to be associated with the national identity of Mexico, and allowed Cantinflas to establish a long, successful film career that included a foray into Hollywood.

To audiences in the United States, he is best remembered as co-starring with David Niven in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture film Around the World in 80 Days, for which Moreno won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.