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Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

  • Emilio Gutiérrez Caba © Jero Morales

    Emilio Gutiérrez Caba © Jero Morales



Film, Theatre



Date of birth

Sep 26, 1942

"A distinguished film, stage and TV actor, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba belongs to a long line of illustrious performers."

Emilio Gutiérrez Caba was born in Valladolid, in 1942. His career spans half a century, including theatre, cinema and television. He began work as a professional actor in 1962, in his first tour with the company of the actress Lilí Murati, and in 1968 he formed his own company with María José Goyanes. Since 1963 he has combined his work in the theatre with well-respected forays into the cinema, appearing in over 80 films, including 'Common Wealth' by Álex de la Iglesia and 'Ten Days Without Love' by Miguel Albaladejo. He received the Gold Medal in Fine Arts in 2015.


Spike Seminci Honor Valladolid (2021)

Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts (2015)

Max Award for Scenic Arts, best actor (2006)

Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor (2001 and 2002)  Actors Union Award (1996, 1999, and 2000)

Essential works

  • What Have I Done to Deserve This? © EFE

    What have i done to deserve this? (interpretation)

    This comedy by Pedro Almodóvar combines surrealist humour and devastating moments, with a touch of film noir.

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  • The Hunt. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    The Hunt (interpretation)

    A significant piece from 1960s Spanish cinema. It is a metaphor for the wounds of the Civil War, and won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Other highlighted works

  • The Maidens' Consent
  • Poder Absoluto
  • Common Wealth
  • Ten Days Without Love
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