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Gerardo de León (September 12, 1913 - July 25, 1981) was a Filipino actor turned film director, who made his acting debut in the 1934 movie Ang Dangal.

De León, who was born as Gerardo Ilagan, was a member of the Ilagan clan of Philippine motion pictures, which includes Robert Arevalo, Liberty Ilagan and Ronaldo Valdez, and musical scorer Tito Arévalo. De León was a medical doctor by profession, but his ultimate love for film has won him over. He made eight more films as an actor before he became a director. He made his directorial debut in 1939's Bahay-Kubo, starring Fely Vallejo (who he later married). One of his unfinished projects was in the late Fernando Poe, Jr.'s Juan de la Cruz in 1972.

Nicknamed "Manong", de León holds the sole distinction of being the most awarded film director in the history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences' FAMAS Awards, the Philippines' Oscars. From 1952 to 1971, he was awarded seven FAMAS Awards, three of them he received three years in a row.

All of the films in which he won for Best Director also won for Best Picture at the FAMAS: Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo (1952), Hanggang sa Dulo ng Daigdig (1958), Huwag Mo Akong Limutin (1960), Noli Me Tangere (1961, adaptation of the novel Noli Me Tangere ), El Filibusterismo (1962), Daigdig ng mga Api (1965), Lilet (1971).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gerardo de León (September 12, 1913 - July 25, 1981) was a Filipino actor turned film director, who made his acting debut in the 1934 movie Ang Dangal.

De León, who was born as Gerardo Ilagan, was a member of the Ilagan clan of Philippine motion pictures, which includes Robert Arevalo, Liberty Ilagan and Ronaldo Valdez, and musical scorer Tito Arévalo. De León was a medical doctor by profession, but his ultimate love for film has won him over. He made eight more films as an actor before he became a director. He made his directorial debut in 1939's Bahay-Kubo, starring Fely Vallejo (who he later married). One of his unfinished projects was in the late Fernando Poe, Jr.'s Juan de la Cruz in 1972.

Nicknamed "Manong", de León holds the sole distinction of being the most awarded film director in the history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences' FAMAS Awards, the Philippines' Oscars. From 1952 to 1971, he was awarded seven FAMAS Awards, three of them he received three years in a row.

All of the films in which he won for Best Director also won for Best Picture at the FAMAS: Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo (1952), Hanggang sa Dulo ng Daigdig (1958), Huwag Mo Akong Limutin (1960), Noli Me Tangere (1961, adaptation of the novel Noli Me Tangere ), El Filibusterismo (1962), Daigdig ng mga Api (1965), Lilet (1971).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gerardo de León, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1913-09-12

Day of Death 1981-07-25

Place of Birth Manila, Philippines

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1975 Banaue: Stairway to the Sky Director
1974 Fe, Esperanza, Caridad Director
1972 Lilet Director
1971 Women in Cages Director
1969 Mad Doctor of Blood Island Director
1968 Brides of Blood Director
1966 Curse of the Vampires Director
1965 Ang Daigdig ng mga Api Director
1964 The Walls of Hell Director
1964 Daughter of Jezebel Director
1964 The Blood Drinkers Director
1962 The Filibuster Director
1961 Touch Me Not Director
1961 The Moises Padilla Story Director
1960 Huwag Mo Akong Limutin Director
1959 Terror Is a Man Director
1958 The Day of the Trumpet Director
1955 Sanda Wong Director
1954 Ifugao Director
1953 Jezebel Director
1952 Python at the Old Dome Director
1951 Diego Silang Director
1951 Sisa Director
1950 48 Hours Director
1950 Kamay ni Satanas Director
1949 Padre Burgos Director
1944 The Dawn of Freedom Director

Writing

1961 Touch Me Not Screenplay
1960 Huwag Mo Akong Limutin Writer

Production

1954 Ifugao Producer

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