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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (  born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician, socialist revolutionary, and former political leader of the country.  As the primary leader of the Cuban Revolution, Castro served as the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976, and then as the President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008. He served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from the party's foundation in 1961 until 2011. In 2006, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Raúl Castro, who is the current President of the Councils of State and Ministers, and who previously served under Fidel as Minister of Defence from 1959 to 2008.

While studying law at the University of Havana, he began his political career and became a recognized figure in Cuban politics. His political career continued with nationalist critiques of the president, Fulgencio Batista, and of the United States' political and corporate influence in Cuba. He gained an ardent, but limited, following and also drew the attention of the authorities.  He eventually led the failed 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks, after which he was captured, tried, incarcerated, and later released. He then traveled to Mexico to organize and train for an invasion of Cuba to overthrow Batista's government, which began in December 1956.

Castro subsequently came to power as a result of the Cuban Revolution, which overthrew the US-backed  dictatorship of Batista,  and shortly thereafter became Prime Minister of Cuba.  In 1965 he became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and led the transformation of Cuba into a one-party socialist republic. In 1976 he became President of the Council of State as well as of the Council of Ministers. He also held the supreme military rank of Comandante en Jefe ("Commander in Chief") of the Cuban armed forces.

Following intestinal surgery from an undisclosed digestive illness believed to have been diverticulitis,  Castro transferred his responsibilities to the First Vice-President, his younger brother Raúl Castro, on July 31, 2006. On February 19, 2008, five days before his mandate was to expire, he announced he would neither seek nor accept a new term as either president or commander-in-chief.  On February 24, 2008, the National Assembly elected Raúl Castro to succeed him as the President of Cuba.  Castro is currently most active in commenting on world affairs, commonly in the form of his regularly published Reflections, articles offering his view on world events from US foreign policy to global warming. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fidel Castro, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

 

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (  born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician, socialist revolutionary, and former political leader of the country.  As the primary leader of the Cuban Revolution, Castro served as the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976, and then as the President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008. He served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from the party's foundation in 1961 until 2011. In 2006, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Raúl Castro, who is the current President of the Councils of State and Ministers, and who previously served under Fidel as Minister of Defence from 1959 to 2008.

While studying law at the University of Havana, he began his political career and became a recognized figure in Cuban politics. His political career continued with nationalist critiques of the president, Fulgencio Batista, and of the United States' political and corporate influence in Cuba. He gained an ardent, but limited, following and also drew the attention of the authorities.  He eventually led the failed 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks, after which he was captured, tried, incarcerated, and later released. He then traveled to Mexico to organize and train for an invasion of Cuba to overthrow Batista's government, which began in December 1956.

Castro subsequently came to power as a result of the Cuban Revolution, which overthrew the US-backed  dictatorship of Batista,  and shortly thereafter became Prime Minister of Cuba.  In 1965 he became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and led the transformation of Cuba into a one-party socialist republic. In 1976 he became President of the Council of State as well as of the Council of Ministers. He also held the supreme military rank of Comandante en Jefe ("Commander in Chief") of the Cuban armed forces.

Following intestinal surgery from an undisclosed digestive illness believed to have been diverticulitis,  Castro transferred his responsibilities to the First Vice-President, his younger brother Raúl Castro, on July 31, 2006. On February 19, 2008, five days before his mandate was to expire, he announced he would neither seek nor accept a new term as either president or commander-in-chief.  On February 24, 2008, the National Assembly elected Raúl Castro to succeed him as the President of Cuba.  Castro is currently most active in commenting on world affairs, commonly in the form of his regularly published Reflections, articles offering his view on world events from US foreign policy to global warming. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fidel Castro, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Known Credits 43

Birthday 1926-08-13

Place of Birth Cuba

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Bobby Kennedy for President(4 episodes) as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Cuba and the Cameraman as Himself
2017 Two Meetings and a Funeral
2017 Elián as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Nobody as Himself
2016 Fidel Castro: America's Nemesis as Himself (Archive Footage)
2015 Celia - la más hermosa flor
2012 The Mayor
2012 Castro in Winter as Himself
2011 Memories of Overdevelopment
2010 The Kennedy Detail as Himself (archive footage)
2010 Being Fidel Castro as Himself (archive footage)
2009 South of the Border as Himself (archive footage)
2007 RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy
2007 Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn as Himself (Archive Footage)
2007 Lejos de la isla as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Un Giorno con Fidel as Himself
2006 638 Ways to Kill Castro as Himself
2006 Looking for Fidel as Himself
2005 I Am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth
2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Looking For Fidel as Himself
2003 The Fog of War as Himself (archive footage)
2003 Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers as Himself
2003 Comandante as Himself
2002 Cuban Rafters as Himself (archive footage)
2001 The Cuban Game as Himself (footage)
1999 The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files as Himself (archive footage)
1995 Ernesto Che Guevara - Uomo, Compagno, Amico
1990 Cuba 30 Anni Dopo as Himself
1987 Fidel Racconta il Che as Himself
1986 Acta General de Chile
1980 La guerra necesaria as Himself
1977 My Brother, Fidel as Self
1974 General Idi Amin Dada as Himself
1974 Waiting for Fidel as Himself (with Erich Honecker)
1974 Waiting for Fidel
1973 The Society of the Spectacle as Himself
1972 El Diálogo de América as Él mismo
1968 The Hour of the Furnaces as Himself (archive footage)
1967 Far from Vietnam as Himself (uncredited)
1961 ¡Cuba Sí! as Himself - Cuban Politician
1960 General Assembly as Fidel Castro
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)

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