Gabriel García Márquez

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Born: 03/05/1927 in Aracataca, Magdalena, CO

Filmography

Writer (28)

Of Love and Other Demons 2008 (Movie)

(from novel: "Of Love and Other Demons") (Source Material)

Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 (Movie)

(from novel: "El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera") (Source Material)

O veneno da madrugada 2004 (Movie)

(from novel: "In Evil Hour") (Source Material)

No One Writes to the Colonel 1999 (Movie)

("No One Writes to the Colonel") (Source Material (from novel))

Edipo Alcalde 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Miracle in Rome 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Writer

Bloody Morning 1990 (Movie)

("Cronica de una Muerte Anunciada") (Source Material (from novel))

Cartas del Parque 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cartas del Parque 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

El Verano de la Senora Forbes 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

El Verano de la Senora Forbes 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fabula de la Bella Palomera 1990 (Movie)

("Love in the Time of Cholera") (Source Material (from novel))

Fabula de la Bella Palomera 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Milagro en Roma 1990 (Movie)

("The Long Happy Life of Margarito Duarte") (From Story)

Milagro en Roma 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Señor Muy Viejo con Unas alas Enormes 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

Un Señor Muy Viejo con Unas alas Enormes 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yo Soy el Que tu Buscas 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

Yo Soy el Que tu Buscas 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Domingo Feliz 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Un Domingo Feliz 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Erendira 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Erendira 1984 (Movie)

from novella "La Triste e Increible Historia de la Candida Erendira y Su Abuela Desalmanda"(("Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother" in novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude") and short story "Death Constant Beyond Love") (Source Material (from novel))

Tiempo de Morir 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Viuda de Montiel 1978 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Maria de Mi Corazon 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Presagio 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Langosta Azul 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (4)

Jauja 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fidel 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Paper Curtain 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Tiempo de Morir 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Relationships

Tranquilina Cotes

Grandmother
Maternal grandmother; influenced writer by recounting superstitions and folklore

Gonzalo Garcia Titles

Son
Born 1962 in Mexico City, Mexico

Gabriel Garcia

Father

Rodrigo Garcia Director

Son
Born Aug. 24, 1959 in Havana, Cuba

Luisa Iguaran

Mother

Nicolas Mejia

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather; war veteran; achieved rank of colonel; helped find town of Aracataca

Mercedes Pardo

Wife
Met when she was 13 years old He proposed to her while still a college student; became engaged 1953 Married March 27, 1958

Milestones

2009

Novel Of Love and Other Demons adapted into feature film helmed by Hilda Hidalgo

2007

Love in the Time of Cholera adapted into feature film directed by Mike Newell and starring Javier Bardem

2003

Wrote memoir Vivir para contarla/Living to Tell the Tale

1988

Collaborated with director Fernando Birri in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"

1985

Published El amor en los tiempos del cólera/Love in the Time of Cholera; published in English 1988

1984

One Hundred Years of Solitude adapted into Japanese film "Farewell to the Ark"

1982

Won Nobel Prize in Literature

1968

Began writing dictator novel El otoño del patriarca/Autumn of the Patriarch; published in Spain seven years later

1967

Inspired by his grandparents' house where he grew up, wrote commercially successful novel Cien años de soledad/One Hundred Years of Solitude; published in English 1970

1965

Made acting debut in "There Are No Thieves in This Village," based on his story "En este pueblo no hay ladrones"

1964

Made feature writing debut with "El gallo de oro/The Golden Cockerel"

1962

Published first novel La mala hora/In Evil Hour

1955

Published first novella La Hojarasca/Leaf Storm

1954

Began writing film critiques for Bogotá's El Espectador

1950

Wrote column under the name "Septimus" for Barranquilla paper El Heraldo

1948

Launched journalism career writing for Cartagena newspaper El Universal

1929

Raised by maternal grandparents in Aracataca, Colombia after his parents moved to Sucre

Bonus Trivia

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In 1982, García Márquez became the first Colombian and fourth Latin American to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.

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He was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 1999.

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Taught screenplay workships at the Film Institute of Havana.

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His 1994 novel, Of Love and Other Demons, was adapted as an opera in 2008.

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His death was erroneously reported to the Peruvian press in 2000 shortly before his alleged final poem was published. The work was later attributed to a Mexican ventriloquist.

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More than a dozen films have been made from his novels, including Mike Newell's "Love in the Time of Cholera" (2007), "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1987), and the short film "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (1988), for which Garcia Marquez wrote the script.

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His 2002, Memories of Melancholy Whores, was banned in Iran after selling 5,000 copies.

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Garcia Marquez was continually refused entry into the United States until the visa ban was lifted by President Bill Clinton in 1995.

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