Cantinflas Net Worth

Cantinflas Net Worth is
$5 Million

Cantinflas Biography

Cantinflas Net Worthy of: Cantinflas was a Mexican actor, maker, and screenwriter who had a net worthy of of $5 million. Cantinflas was created in Mexico Town, Mexico in August 1911 and passed on in April 1993. He was a spokesman and helped spur a marketing campaign against charrismo’s practice of managing unions. Furthermore to performing in Mexico he also produced a foray into Hollywood. He was awarded a Celebrity on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6438 Hollywood Blvd. Cantinflas is most beneficial remembered by American viewers for co-starring with David Niven in All over the world in 80 Days that he earned a Golden World Award for Greatest Actor – FILM Musical or Comedy. He’s remembered in the 2014 film Cantinflas. Cantinflas became connected with Mexico’s national identification and was a pioneer of cinema in Mexico who helped usher in the golden period. Cantinflas also starred in the American movies The Great Sex Battle and Pepe. Charlie Chaplin known as Cantinflas the very best comedian alive and he offers been known as the “Charlie Chaplin of Mexico”. in 1960. He was also involved with business and politics. A global known Actor Cantinflas born on Thursday, March 02, 1939 in an extraordinary city of NEW YORK, NY. Cantinflas net well worth in 2014-2015 is $5,000,000 while like others Cantinflas also receives a commission by advertisements, sponsorships, endorsement, etc and featuring. We estimated annual income around $588,235

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Quick Facts

Full NameCantinflas
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1911
DiedApril 20, 1993, Mexico City, Mexico
Height1.73 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Film producer, Humanitarian, Actor, Dancer
SpouseValentina Ivanova Zuvareff
ChildrenMario Arturo Moreno Ivanova
ParentsPedro Moreno Esquivel, María de la Soledad Reyes Guízar
SiblingsRafael Moreno Reyes, Roberto Moreno Reyes, Julio Moreno Reyes, José "Pepe" Moreno Reyes, Eduardo Moreno Reyes, Esperanza Moreno Reyes, Pedro Moreno Reyes, Gabriel Moreno Reyes
AwardsAriel Award - Golden Ariel, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Special Achievement Award
TV ShowsCantinflas Show, Amigo and Friends

Interesting Facts

1 Cantinflas graduated from high school and at 15 was sent to an agricultural college. He stayed there for nine months before running away to Jalapa on the Pacific coast, where he joined a carpa, or tent show, and began his career as an actor. It was in the tent shows that Cantinflas developed "el peladito," the picaresque "wise guy" from Mexico City. In a 1957 interview, Cantinflas reflected on the birth of "el peladito" and the beginning of his career. "I found out, with no little surprise, that I could give them laughter with a twitching of my mouth, with a sample of the vernacular I had picked up from my neighborhood cronies.".
2 In 1936 Cantinflas made his first "film," a two-reel advertisement for a trucking company. A year later, he appeared in his first movie for the nascent Mexican film industry, "Asi Es Mi Tierra" ("That's My Country"). He scored his first international success in 1940 with what also was his first full-length feature, "Ahi Esta el Detalle" ("There Is the Detail"). In his second major film, "Ni Sangre, Ni Arena" ("Neither Blood Nor Sand"), Cantinflas plays dual roles - an arrogant matador and a humble, devoted fan. The comedy begins when, through a classic mix-up of identities, the lowly fan is mistaken for the vain bull fighter. Cantinflas was to perfect the bull-fight into one of his most famous routines, performed again and again in arenas in Mexico, Europe and the United States. The scene is one combining both danger and joy. When the bull paws the ground, Cantinflas paws the ground. He reads a newspaper, undaunted, as the bull rushes by. He tumbles into the charging bull's path, and escapes somehow unharmed. His pants fall off, revealing pink, ruffled underwear, and he scampers red-faced to the nearest refuge for repairs. Finally, he plunges a mock sword over the bull's horns and it bursts on contact into a brilliant bouquet of flowers.
3 It is a measure of Cantinflas' impact upon the Spanish-speaking world that his name became recognized by linguists as a new colloquialism. Literally, Cantinflas has no meaning; the actor made up the word as a stage name. But the noun cantinflada is now defined in the authoritative Larousse Spanish dictionary as a long-winded, meaningless speech, while the verb cantinflear means to talk too much but say too little. Cantinflas was widely loved for his character "el peladito," a penniless urban slum dweller who used his wit and unfailing good luck to escape from impossible situations. Often compared to Chaplin's "Little Tramp," - "el peladito" had a tiny mustache at each end of his upper lip. A tenement dweller and jack-of-all-trades, he wore a tattered vest, a straw hat and a pair of worn trousers held up by rope. As late as 1983, his film "El Barrandero" ("The Street Cleaner") made more money than any other Spanish-language feature ever shown in the United States. At the peak of his career in the late '50s, Cantinflas was earning more than $1.5 million a year and was referred to in press releases as the world's highest-paid comedian.
4 "Cantinflas represents the humble Mexican who wants to overcome himself and accomplish something in life," he said in a 1948 interview. "This is the message of the films".
5 Although generations of Latinos were charmed by his garrulity in a variety of parts, he was best known to American audiences for a single role: In the 1956 Mike Todd feature comedy-travel film adapted from Jules Verne's novel - "Around the World in 80 Days." Cantinflas portrayed "Passepartout" - the bumbling valet of Phileas Fogg, played by David Niven. Cantinflas made only two films during his brief career in the United States in the late 1950s. After "Around the World," Columbia Pictures starred Cantinflas in his own, multi-million-dollar comedy epic, "Pepe," which included cameo appearances by more than 42 stars, including Maurice Chevalier, Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich, Tony Curtis, Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, George Raft, Gilbert Roland, Edward G. Robinson, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Joe E. Brown, Finlay Currie, Buster Keaton, Robert Morley, Evelyn Keyes, Peter Lorre, Red Skelton, Beatrice Lillie, Noël Coward, José Greco (Flamenco Dancer and his troupe), Martine Carol, Basil Sydney, Harcourt Williams, Fernandel, the famous bull fighter Luis Miguel Dominguín, Robert Newton, Cedric Hardwick, Melville Cooper, Reginald Denny, Ronald Colman, Robert Cabal, Charles Coburn, John Carradine, Tim McCoy, Andy Devine, Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, John Mills, Glynis Johns, Hermione Gingold, Edward R. Murrow, A.E. Matthews, Ronald Adam, Walter Fitzgerald, Frank Royde, Mike Mazurka, Ronald Squire, Basil Sydney and Cesar Romero. "Pepe" however, failed miserably at the box office and put an end to Cantinflas' career in the United States. He returned to Mexico, where he continued making movies well into his 70s. But he starred in at least 35 films in Mexico, many for his own feature film company, Posa Films, later known as Cantinflas Films.
6 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
7 In his youth, he earned money as a prizefighter and worked as an acrobat in circus tent shows. At the peak of his career in the late 1950s, Cantinflas was earning more than $1.5 million a year and was referred to in press releases as the world's highest-paid comedian.
8 Related to actor Pablo Nuñez.
9 He is responsible for more than one word that is in the modern Spanish language dictionary, including the verb "Cantinflear", which roughly means to talk a lot but say nothing of substance.
10 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 88-89. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
11 Was once described as "the world's greatest comedian" by none other than Charles Chaplin.
12 There's no real consensus on how Mario Moreno Reyes adopted his more familiar professional name. One story goes that he did not want to shame his family, who thought of show business as a less than respectable profession, and so created his name. Another is that, at one of his first nightclub engagements, a heckler taunted him with, "¡En la cantina inflas!" ("You get drunk in the bar room!"). Other stories say the name came from phrases like "¡Cuanto inflas!", (you really get drunk!) "¿Cantas o le inflas?" (you sing or get drunk?), or "ya calláte cantinflas" (shut up, cheap singer) For some reason, this amused him, and he shortened the taunt into the professional name of Cantinflas.
13 Despite the fact that Cantinflas died a millionaire several times over, and was one of the biggest stars ever in Spanish language films, he never forgot where he came from. Much of his money was given over to charitable work, including high-quality, low-income housing for Mexico City's poor. When he died, he was hailed as a national hero, and a protracted period of official mourning followed.


1 His comedy routine consisted of engaging in drawn-out, nonsensical chatter


1 [on what makes a successful comedian] Any comedian has to have the feeling inside. I never took any lessons, I just had the feeling.
2 I think comedians have something very serious inside. They see both sides of life. But they prefer to look at the happy side - and to make happy the people.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Golden Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico
1980 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6438 Hollywood Blvd.
1961 Special Award Golden Globes, USA For Comedy.
1957 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
1952 Special Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico For his work and good influence on Mexican cinema.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Pepe (1960)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Pepe (1960)



El profe 1971 Prof. Sócrates García (as Cantinflas)
The Great Sex War 1969 Gen. Marcos
A Quixote Without La Mancha 1969 Justo Leal y Aventado (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Por mis pistolas 1968 Fidencio Barrenillo
Su excelencia 1967 Lopez 'Lopitos' / His Excellency the Ambassador of Los Cocos (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El señor doctor 1965 Salvador Medina / Chava (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El padrecito 1964 Padre Sebastián (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Agente XU 777 1963 Feliciano (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El extra 1962 Rogaciano (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El analfabeto 1961 Inocencio Prieto y Calvo
Pepe 1960 Pepe
Sube y baja 1959 El falso Jorge Masiel (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Ama a tu prójimo 1958 Luis
El bolero de Raquel 1957 El Bolero (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
Around the World in Eighty Days 1956 Passepartout
Abajo el telón 1955 Cantinflas
Caballero a la medida 1954 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El señor fotógrafo 1953 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El bombero atómico 1952 Agente 777 (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Si yo fuera diputado 1952 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El siete machos 1951 Margarito / El Siete Machos (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
El portero 1950 El Portero (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El mago 1949 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El supersabio 1948 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno "Cantinflas")
¡A volar joven! 1947 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Soy un prófugo 1946 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
Un día con el diablo 1945 Juan Pérez (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Gran Hotel 1944 Cantinflas / el trece (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Romeo y Julieta 1943 Romeo
El circo 1943 El Zapatero
Los tres mosqueteros 1942 Cantinflas / D'Artagnan (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Carnaval en el trópico 1942
El gendarme desconocido 1941 Agente 777 (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Ni sangre, ni arena 1941 Cantinflas Manolete
Cantinflas ruletero 1940 Short as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas'
Cantinflas torero 1940 Short
Cantinflas y los censos 1940 Short
Cantinflas y su prima 1940 Short
You're Missing the Point 1940 Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Cantinflas boxeador 1940 Short
Cantinflas jengibre contra dinamita 1939 Short
Siempre listo en las tinieblas 1939 Short Chencho Albondigon
El signo de la muerte 1939 Cantinflas
Águila o sol 1938 Polito Sol
Such Is My Country 1937 Tejón
Don't Fool Yourself Dear 1937 Canti
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre 1993-1994 TV Series Impersonator
El barrendero 1982 Napoleón 'Don Napo'
Cantinflas 1979 TV Series Cantiflas
El patrullero 777 1978 Diógenes Bravo, agente 777 (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
El ministro y yo 1976 Mateo Melgarejo 'Mateíto' (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Conserje en condominio 1974 Úrsulo (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo 1973 Sancho Panza (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)


El barrendero 1982 screenplay
El patrullero 777 1978
El ministro y yo 1976 original story - as Mario Moreno Reyes
El profe 1971 story - as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas'
A Quixote Without La Mancha 1969 screenplay - as Mario Moreno Reyes
Por mis pistolas 1968 as Mario Moreno
Su excelencia 1967 story - as Mario Moreno Reyes
El bombero atómico 1952 story - as Mario Moreno
Si yo fuera diputado 1952 story - as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas'


Aventuras de Cantinflas 1972 Short producer
Aventuras de Cantinflas II 1972 Short producer
Aventuras de Cantinflas III 1972 Short producer
Aventuras de Cantinflas IV 1972 Short producer


El ministro y yo 1976 performer: "Madrid", "El relicario"
A Quixote Without La Mancha 1969 performer: "La barca de oro"
Pepe 1960 performer: "Mimi"


Tenemos la carne 2016 the director wish to thank


Como Pedro por su casa 1985 TV Series Himself
México de mis amores 1979 Documentary Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
A Bob Hope Comedy Special 1966 TV Special Himself
What's My Line? 1960 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Heart of Show Business 1957 Short Himself
The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Cinematography Awards
El charro inmortal 1955 Documentary
Producers' Showcase 1955 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes to Mexico 1954 Short Himself
Recordar es vivir 1941 Documentary short

Archive Footage

Talking Pictures 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010 TV Series Passepartout
50 años de 2009 TV Series Himself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Aún hay más... Homenaje a Raúl Velasco 2006 TV Movie Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series
Larga vida a la comedia 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Homenaje nacional a Cantinflas 1993 Documentary Himself

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