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Happy 100th Birthday, Cantinflas!
 His character captured the soul of Mexico.
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In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 photo, a figurine of the late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno known as Cantinflas, is on display at the Mario Moreno Foundation in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

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In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 photo, Eduardo Moreno, nephew of late the Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno known as Cantinflas, poses for a photo at the Mario Moreno Foundation in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 photo, a figurine of the late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno known as Cantinflas, is on display at the home of adopted son Mario, in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1965 file photo, Mario Moreno known as "Cantinflas," shakes hands with Princess Margaret as he passes through the reception line at Universal Studios in Hollywood, where he joined other entertainment stars at a luncheon for the British princess and her husband, Lord Snowdon, right. Introducing Cantinflas is Jules Stein, head of the studio. Moreno is remembered in Hollywood for his roles in "Pepe," 1961 and "Around the World in 80 Days," 1957, for which he won a Golden Globe award for best actor in a comedy or musical. (AP Photo/Dick Strobel, File)
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In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 photo, figurines of the late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno known as Cantinflas, is on display at the home of adopted son Mario, in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 1960 file photo, actress Kim Novak arrives at the Criterion Theater in New York City for the premiere of the film "Pepe," Dec. 20, 1960. The late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno, known as "Cantinflas," is remembered in Hollywood for his roles in "Pepe," 1961 and "Around the World in 80 Days," 1957, for which he won a Golden Globe award for best actor in a comedy or musical. (AP Photo/Jack Kanthal, File)
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In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 photo, a figurine of the late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno known as Cantinflas, is on display at the home of adopted son Mario, in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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A worker prepares a photograph of late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" for an exhibition marking his centennial birth anniversary in Mexico City, Monday, July 25, 2011. Moreno was born in Mexico City on August 12, 1911 and died on April 12, 1993 due to lung cancer. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 photo, Mario Moreno, the adopted son of the late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, looks at an album featuring his father, in his Mexico City home. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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In this Monday, July 25, 2011 photo, a worker installs a photograph of the late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno "Cantinflas," for an open-air exhibit in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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In this Friday Aug. 5, 2011 photo, memorabilia promoting the late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno known as Cantinflas, is on display in the home of Moreno's adopted son, Mario, in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate the upcoming comedian's 100th birthday with a variety of events including; a book release and a commemorative stamp. Considered by some as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Moreno starred in 51 films and shorts, winning a Golden Globe for best comedy actor for his role in "Around the World in 80 Days." in 1957. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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Happy 100th Birthday, Cantinflas!

 His character captured the soul of Mexico.

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