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Agustín González

  • Agustín González © EFE

    Agustín González © EFE



Film, Theatre



Date of birth

Mar 24, 1930

Date of death

Jan 16, 2005

" Actor. Agustín González's roles in film, theatre and television made him one of Spain's best loved actors."

Agustín González Martínez was born in Madrid in 1930. He began studying to be a surveyor, but soon abandoned his studies in favour of Philosophy and Literature. He began his acting career while at the faculty, where he was a member of the Spanish University Theatre (TEU). He made his film debut in 'Felices Pascuas' (1954) by Juan Antonio Bardem. Throughout his film career he was best known as a character actor. He took part in numerous films, working with directors of the stature of Berlanga, Mario Camus, José Luis Garci, Jaime Chávarri and Fernando Trueba. He received several Goya nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He also continued appearing in the theatre in plays such as 'Luces de Bohemia' and 'Las bicicletas son para el verano'. In the 1980s and 90s he also appeared in various television series. He died in Madrid in 2005.


Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (1983)
Max Award for Scenic Arts, for best supporting actor (2004)

Essential works

  • Starting Over (Original Spanish Title: Volver a Empezar) ©EFE

    Starting Over (interpretation)

    The first Spanish film to win an Oscar for best foreign language film.

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  • Atraco a las tres. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Atraco a las tres (interpretation)

    One of the most popular and appreciated Spanish films.

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  • Belle Epoque © EFE

    The Age of Beauty (interpretation)

    This life-affirming comedy, set in the days prior to the proclamation of the Second Republic in Spain, won, among other awards, the Oscar for the best foreign film.

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