Max Kerlow

Max Kerlow

Prolific Mexican actor with more than 100 films in his filmography. His first intention was to be a painter. However, life would take him on other paths and his incursion into the world of the arts would be as an architect, a career he studied at the suggestion of a cousin just out of school, given his interest in painting, and from which he graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1954. Shortly after, he dedicated himself to promoting crafts with artists such as Manuel Felguérez and Felipe Ehrenberg, one of his first assistants. With Felguérez he devised a different line of ceramics and with Ehrenberg he invented a technique for painting on amate paper, which he later taught to indigenous people in the facilities of his café-gallery La Amargura, located on the street of the same name in the San Ángel neighborhood. As a painter he only mounted one exhibition, although every day he drew and made caricatures from the news in the newspapers: "One ends up with more or less possibilities of doing what one wanted, although, as Picasso said, at this age is when one has more desire to do things; I feel that one understands them better, knows better what one wants to do, but it is already too late," he acknowledges in the documentary by Carolina Kerlow. However, it would be in the acting facet in which he would stand out the most and which would give Max Kerlow the most satisfaction. He began his career in Mexican cinema in 1963 under the direction of Juan José Gurrola in Confesión de Stavroguin. A friend of directors such as Paul Leduc, Felipe Cazals and Arturo Ripstein, it was natural for him to be invited to participate in their films, although Max Kerlow assured that he always liked acting: "I was invited to parties sometimes just to tell jokes; I have my diploma as a joke teller". He was also a magician. He was even able to combine his interests: "When Miguel Littin said "we are going to Chihuahua to film Actas de Marusia (1976), I took the opportunity to bring my catalogs and sold my crafts very well". And he was not just any actor making any movie. His film performances are proof of his histrionic quality. He participated in Las Poquianchis (1976), El apando (Felipe Cazals / 1976), Fox Trot (Arturo Ripstein / 1976); Frida, naturaleza viva (Paul Leduc / 1983), where he played the role of Leon Trotsky, Cabeza de Vaca (Nicolas Echevarria / 1991); Cómodas mensualidades (Julian Pastor / 1992); Kino (Felipe Cazals / 1993); De noche vienes Esmeralda (Jaime Humberto Hermosillo / 1997); La hija del caníbal o Lucía, Lucía (Antonio Serrano / 2003), Morirse está en hebreo (Alejandro Springall / 2007); Cinco días sin Nora (Mariana Chenillo, 2008). In 1998 he won the Ariel Award for best male co-acting for his performance in Por si no te vuelvo a ver (Juan Pablo Villaseñor, 1997), debut film of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). In the Italian film Mediterráneo (1991), directed by Gabriele Salvatores, winner of the Oscar for best foreign film, Max Kerlow had a leading role. He also participated in documentaries and commercials.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Birthday
    3/3/1928
Remembrance
10
Espíritu deportivo
Espíritu deportivo
0
Macho y hembras
5
Las buenas costumbres
5
If I Never See You Again
If I Never See You Again
7
Pasa en las mejores familias
5
Three Stories of Love
Three Stories of Love
0
Frida Still Life
Frida Still Life
5.2
Juegos nocturnos
Juegos nocturnos
0
Cuentos de Principes y Princesas
Cuentos de Principes y Princesas
5
Moctezuma's Revenge
5
El perro y la calentura
5
El tesoro de Clotilde
El tesoro de Clotilde
4.7
Perfume, efecto inmediato
Perfume, efecto inmediato
5
Lucía, Lucía
Lucía, Lucía
5.1
The Apple of Discord
5
El karateca azteca
El karateca azteca
5.8
El viaje
6
Dentro de la noche
Dentro de la noche
5
Cómodas mensualidades
Cómodas mensualidades
5
Viva San Isidro!
Viva San Isidro!
5.5
Luces de la noche
Luces de la noche
5
The Mansion of Madness
The Mansion of Madness
4.7
Foxtrot
Foxtrot
5
The Coming of the King Olmos
The Coming of the King Olmos
6
Brothers of the Wind
Brothers of the Wind
5.3
En defensa propia
En defensa propia
6.7
As You See?
As You See?
4.7
Murieron a la mitad del rio
5
El cielo subterraneo
5
La última noche
La última noche
5.8
Sex Education In Brief Lessons
Sex Education In Brief Lessons
4.1
Reed: Insurgent Mexico
Reed: Insurgent Mexico
5.7
Va de Nuez
5
Nora's Will
Nora's Will
6.7
Compassionate Sex
Compassionate Sex
5.7
Celestina
5
El Viaje de la Nonna
El Viaje de la Nonna
5.8
The Prophet Mimi
The Prophet Mimi
6.3
Bandidos
Bandidos
5.9
The Queen of the Night
The Queen of the Night
4.5
A Wonderful World
A Wonderful World
7.6
I Escaped from Devil's Island
I Escaped from Devil's Island
4.5
Kino: The Legend of the Black Priest
Kino: The Legend of the Black Priest
3.5
Aunt Isabel's Garden
Aunt Isabel's Garden
6.2
Cabeza de Vaca
Cabeza de Vaca
6.8
The Diabolical
The Diabolical
5
The Heist
The Heist
6.8
Pubertinaje
Pubertinaje
5
Naufragio
Naufragio
5
Sea of Dreams
Sea of Dreams
4.8
Las Poquianchis
Las Poquianchis
7
The Humiliated
The Humiliated
5.2
The Bees
The Bees
4.8
My Mexican Shivah
My Mexican Shivah
6
La casta divina
La casta divina
6.6
Letters from Marusia
Letters from Marusia
5.3
I Murder Seriously
I Murder Seriously
6
Esmeralda Comes by Night
Esmeralda Comes by Night
4.9
Maria of My Heart
Maria of My Heart
6.1
Those Years
Those Years
5.5
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