Magazine article Variety

Victor Mallarino

Magazine article Variety

Victor Mallarino

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Colombia's Victor Mallarino has been acting since he was 5, and by 6, he was studying theater. At 13, he starred in sitcom "En Casa de Mama Leonor." But performing was in his blood: Mallarino's father, also called Victor, was an early director of the National School of Dramatic Arts, and at Colombia's prestigious Teatro Colon.


Mallarino's role models when he was growing up were Sanford Meisner for his interpretation of Method acting, Brit theater director Peter Brook and writer-director Clive Barker. His film directing idols include Leigh, Altman, Hitchcock and Fellini. He was able to meld both acting and directing himself in 2007 TV series "Amas de Casa Desesperadas" - in which he performed in and helmed nearly every episode.


Despite his earliest roots in acting, Mallarino, 58, prefers to direct. …

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