1. Akim Tamiroff, Don Quixote, 1955.  Years before Orson Welles started his version (finaly completed (?) and released in 1972),  Howard Hawks wanted to make the Cervantes tragedy with Grant and Cantinflas as the Don and as Sancho Panza.  (They were almost co-stars in the same year’s Around the World in 80 Days).   Someone told Hawks that he couldn’t make a comedy out of a tragedy. “Oh no!” said Hawks,. “Tell me  the story of Don Quixote.” He did so and then Hawks told him: “You’ve just told me the story of three of Chaplin’s best pictures.”

 Birth year: 1911Death year: 1993Other name: Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno ReyesCasting Calls:  1