What did Charlie Chaplin think of Cantinflas? Chaplin is said to have been a Cantinflas admirer, calling him “the greatest comedian alive.” The film bogs down as scenes go on too long, giving it a repetitious feel.
Did Cantinflas copy Charlie Chaplin? As stated in the New York Times, after the release of Ni Sangre Ni Arena, his studio, Posa Films, sent him to Hollywood “to see how things are done there.” Cantinflas most often found himself compared to the famous American film comedian Charlie Chaplin.
Why is Cantinflas famous? Cantinflas (pronounced cahn-TEEN-flas) made 49 films over a half-century, but is best known for his role as Passepartout, Phileas Fogg’s devoted valet in the 1956 film “Around the World in 80 Days.” David Niven played Fogg, the urbane explorer.
Did Cantinflas win an Oscar?