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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, as well as a theater and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican, as well as the first Hispanic actor to win an Academy Award. Jose Ferrer donated his Academy Award to the University of Puerto Rico as a tribute to his roots. The prolific and distinguished thespian also won numerous Tony Awards: In 1947 he won a Tony Award for his theatrical performance of Cyrano de Bergerac, and in 1952 Ferrer won the Distingished Dramatic Actor Award for The Shrike, plus the Outstanding Director Award for The Shrike, The Fourposter, and Stalag 17. Jose Ferrer's contributions to American theatre were recognized in 1981 when he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Further honors came in 1985 when he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.


Year Title Role Notes
1948 Joan of Arc The Dauphin, Charles VII Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1949 Whirlpool David Korvo
1950 Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac Template:Ubl
1950 Crisis Raoul Farrago
1950 Template:Sortname José
1952 Moulin Rouge Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
1952 Anything Can Happen Giorgi Papashvily
1953 Miss Sadie Thompson Alfred Davidson
1953 Producers' Showcase: "Cyrano de Bergerac" Cyrano de Bergerac Nominated — Emmy Award Best Actor - Single Performance
1954 Deep in My Heart Sigmund Romberg
1954 Template:Sortname Lt. Barney Greenwald Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
1955 Template:Sortname Major Stringer Ferrer was also Director
1955 Template:Sortname Jim Downs
1956 Template:Sortname Joe Harris
1958 Template:Sortname Jim 'Jimbo' Fry
1958 I Accuse! Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
1961 Return to Peyton Place as Director only
1961 Forbid Them Not Narrator
1962 Lawrence of Arabia Turkish Bey
1963 Delay in Marienborn Cowan the Reporter
1963 Nine Hours to Rama Supt. Gopal Das
1964 Cyrano et d'Artagnan Cyrano de Bergerac
1965 Ship of Fools Siegfried Rieber
1965 Template:Sortname Herod Antipas
1967 Cervantes Hassan Bey
1967 Enter Laughing Mr. Marlowe
1975 Template:Sortname Inspector Reed
1976 Template:Sortname Ironman
1976 Forever Young, Forever Free Father Alberto
1976 Paco Fermin Flores
1976 Voyage of the Damned Manuel Benitez
1977 Template:Sortname Lionel McCoy
1977 Who Has Seen the Wind Template:Sortname
1977 Template:Sortname Priest of the Brotherhood
1977 Crash! Marc Denne
1978 Template:Sortname Dr. Andrews
1978 Dracula's Dog Inspector Branco
1978 Fedora Doctor Vando
1978 Template:Sortname Captain Nemo
1979 Natural Enemies Harry Rosenthal
1979 Template:Sortname Athos
1979 Template:Sortname Bishop
1980 Template:Sortname Domenici
1981 Bloody Birthday Doctor
1982 Blood Tide Nereus
1982 Template:Sortname Leopold
1983 To Be or Not to Be Prof. Siletski
1983 Template:Sortname Mayor Gordon Lane
1984 Dune Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV
1984 Template:Sortname Dr. Hector Lomelin
1987 Template:Sortname
1990 Hired to Kill Rallis
1990 Old Explorers Warner Watney
1992 Laam Gong juen ji faan fei jo fung wan

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