Biography

Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas (October 19, 1917 – August 7, 2004) was an acclaimed Mexican film director. Rodríguez directed many major stars, including Pedro Infante, Dolores del Río, María Félix, and even Toshiro Mifune, the favorite actor of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, as a Mexican Indian in the film Ánimas Trujano (1961). This film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Rodríguez's most renowned international film is Tizoc, in which Pedro Infante-who starred alongside Maria Felix -received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor. For this role, Infante won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival. Pedro Infante died in a plane crash. on April 15, 1957, before receiving the award. When Ismael Rodriguez asked Pedro's mother to keep the Silver Bear, she refused to accept it. Instead she told Rodriguez that because He had "made" Pedro Infante, deserved to keep the statue. He humbly did. Rodriguez, not only worked with the best of Mexican and international actors, he made some of the most memorable movies of the time. A brilliant writer/director.

Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas (October 19, 1917 – August 7, 2004) was an acclaimed Mexican film director. Rodríguez directed many major stars, including Pedro Infante, Dolores del Río, María Félix, and even Toshiro Mifune, the favorite actor of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, as a Mexican Indian in the film Ánimas Trujano (1961). This film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Rodríguez's most renowned international film is Tizoc, in which Pedro Infante-who starred alongside Maria Felix -received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor. For this role, Infante won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival. Pedro Infante died in a plane crash. on April 15, 1957, before receiving the award. When Ismael Rodriguez asked Pedro's mother to keep the Silver Bear, she refused to accept it. Instead she told Rodriguez that because He had "made" Pedro Infante, deserved to keep the statue. He humbly did. Rodriguez, not only worked with the best of Mexican and international actors, he made some of the most memorable movies of the time. A brilliant writer/director.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender -

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1917-10-19

Day of Death 2004-08-07

Place of Birth Mexico City - Mexico

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1998 Fuera de la ley Director
1997 Reclusorio Director
1989 Dos tipas de cuidado Director
1988 Solicito marido para engañar Director
1982 Burdel Director
1980 Blanca Nieves y... sus 7 amantes Director
1979 Ratero Director
1970 Faltas a la moral Director
1969 Cuernos debajo de la cama Director
1969 La Puerta y La Mujer del Carnicero Director
1968 Autopsy of a Ghost Director
1968 Antologia del miedo Director
1965 The Boy and the Ball and the Hole in the Wall Director
1964 The Mighty Jungle Director
1963 The Paper Man Director
1963 Así Era Pedro Infante Director
1962 Ánimas Trujano Director
1961 My Son, the Hero Director
1959 La Cucaracha Director
1958 Pancho Villa y la Valentina Director
1958 Cuando ¡Viva Villa! es la muerte Director
1958 Tierra de hombres Director
1957 Así era Pancho Villa Director
1956 Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer Director
1956 The Beast of Hollow Mountain Director
1956 Tizoc Director
1955 Cupido pierde a Paquita Director
1955 Los paquetes de Paquita Director
1954 Borrasca en las almas Director
1954 Romance de fieras Director
1954 Maldita ciudad (un drama cómico) Director
1953 Dos tipos de cuidado Director
1953 Pepe El Toro Director
1953 Del rancho a la televisión Director
1951 Mátenme porque me muero Director
1951 ¿Qué te ha dado esa mujer? Director
1951 A.T.M. ¡A toda máquina! Director
1951 Las mujeres de mi general Director
1950 Sobre Las Olas Director
1950 No desearás la mujer de tu hijo Director
1949 La oveja negra Director
1948 Ustedes los Ricos Director
1948 Los Tres Huastecos Director
1948 Nosotros los pobres Director
1947 Los tres García Director
1947 Vuelven los García Director
1947 Cuando lloran los valientes Director
1944 Escándalo de estrellas Director
1943 ¡Qué lindo es Michoacán! Director
1943 Mexicanos al grito de guerra Director

Writing

1998 Fuera de la ley Screenplay
1997 Reclusorio Screenplay
1989 The Scent of Death Screenplay
1985 Masacre en el río Tula Writer
1969 Cuernos debajo de la cama Screenplay
1968 Antologia del miedo Writer
1965 The Boy and the Ball and the Hole in the Wall Writer
1963 The Paper Man Screenplay
1962 Ánimas Trujano Adaptation Screenplay
1961 My Son, the Hero Adaptation
1959 La Cucaracha Writer
1958 Cuando ¡Viva Villa! es la muerte Screenplay
1956 Tizoc Story
1954 Romance de fieras Writer
1953 Dos tipos de cuidado Writer
1953 Pepe El Toro Screenplay
1951 ¿Qué te ha dado esa mujer? Screenplay
1951 A.T.M. ¡A toda máquina! Screenplay
1950 No desearás la mujer de tu hijo Writer
1949 La oveja negra Screenplay
1948 Ustedes los Ricos Screenplay
1948 Los Tres Huastecos Screenplay
1948 Nosotros los pobres Screenplay
1947 Los tres García Writer
1947 Vuelven los García Screenplay
1947 Cuando lloran los valientes Writer
1944 Escándalo de estrellas Writer
1941 El secreto del sacerdote Screenplay Adaptation

Production

1968 Antologia del miedo Producer
1963 The Paper Man Producer
1963 La Bandida Producer
1962 Ánimas Trujano Producer
1959 La Cucaracha Producer
1958 El gran premio Producer
1958 Cuando ¡Viva Villa! es la muerte Producer
1951 Las Islas Marias Producer
1948 Nosotros los pobres Producer
1947 Los tres García Producer
1940 Viviré otra vez Producer

Acting

2014 Fervor Infantilista as Himself
1963 Así Era Pedro Infante as Ismael Rodríguez
1953 Pepe El Toro as Paseante (uncredited)
1951 A.T.M. ¡A toda máquina! as Hombre que cuelga el telefono (uncredited)
1948 Ustedes los Ricos as Transeúnte (uncredited)
1937 No te engañes corazón as Empleado oficina (uncredited)
1932 Santa

Crew

1943 Mexicanos al grito de guerra Supervising Technical Director

Sound

1933 El tigre de Yautepec Sound Montage Associate

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