Date of Birth:
26 March 1903
Emilio Fernández played in 2 and created 1 movies in the Action, Western, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Music, Comedy, Romance, War genres.
Emilio Fernández got succeed with average imdb rating 13.3.
He served as the model for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences First Award of Merit statuette (later called the Academy Award). While in exile in Los Angeles after a failed military revolt back in his native Mexico, actress Dolores del Rio -- a native of Mexico -- thought his physique would be perfect for the Crusader Knight her husband, the art designer Cedric Gibbons, had sketched out as the basis of the award he had been tasked with creating. Del Rio introduced Fern?ndez to Gibbons with the idea of him being the model for the Knight, whom Gibbons envisioned as being totally in the buff. Though reluctant at first, Fern?ndez finally was convinced to pose naked to create what today it is known as the "Oscar".
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