About this actor
Fele Martínez (born Rafael Martínez February 22, 1975) is a Goya Award-winning Spanish actor. Martínez was born in Alicante, Spain. A product of the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Madrid, he began to act and direct theater at an early age. His first acting attempts were with the Sexpeare Teatro theater company. His chance at stardom came at the hand of Alejandro Amenábar, who offered him a role in his opera prima Tesis. It was for this work that Fele received the Goya Award for Best New Actor in 1996. Among his films are the notable Abre Los Ojos (Amenábar, 1997), Los amantes del círculo polar (Julio Médem, 1998), El arte de morir (Álvaro Fernández Armero, 1999), Capitanes de Abril (María de Medeiros, 1999), Tuno negro (Pedro L. Barbero y Vicente J. Martín, 2000), and La Mala Educación (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004). He has also participated in several independent film projects including the short films Pasaia (1996), for which he won Best Actor at the Elche Film Festival, Amigos ...