Héctor Bonilla was a Mexican actor who stood out for his performances in films such as “Rojo Amanecer” and “El Bulto“.
Bonilla passed away last Friday at the age of 83 after his long fight against cancer.. We share part of his legacy as an actor.
The legacy of Hector Bonilla
Héctor Hermilio Bonilla Rebentum was born on March 14, 1939 in a town called Tetela de Ocampo, in Puebla..
Thanks to his training at the National Theater School of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA)the actor developed his skills in: theater, cinema, dubbing and television.
His first appearance on the big screen was at the age of 23, in the movie “young and beautiful“. For the year 1967, Bonilla appeared in his first telenovela, which was titled “The House of the Beasts“, in which he played the character of Ramiro.
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After his debut on the small screen, Rebentum continued playing roles for soap operas such as: “La Gata”, “Velo de Novia”, “Les Miserables”, “Pacto de Amor”, “Rosa Salvaje”, “Juventud Divino Tesoro”, “The Lord of the heavens“, to name a few.
He also acted in two episodes of “The guy from 8“, “Papa Soltero” and in the Silvia Pinal program, “What we women keep silent“.
Héctor Bonilla also left a great legacy in the cinema for his participation in films such as “María de mi Corazón”, “Los Hijos de Sánchez”, “Red Dawn“, “A Father not so father”, “Ana and Bruno”, to name a few.
In addition, he lent his voice to give life to various characters in the world of animation. He played the voice of Tío Óscar and Tío Felipe, in the tape “Coconut”from Disney. In “ratatouilleHe played Remi’s father. He also participated in “Django”; and gave voice to Baloo the bear in the live action of “The Jungle Book“.
It is important to note that he was recognized with two Ariel Awards in the category of “Best Actor” than his performances in “Rojo Amanecer” and “Meridiano 100”, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. For 2019 she received another Ariel for her artistic career.