Pablo Hidalgo is a Chile-American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is one half of the film producing team of Lucio & revelations film duo, Ronald iso, and Frank Mizrahi. Pablo Hidalgo attended the University of Chile in Santiago, where he earned a degree in English literature. After graduation, he worked as an assistant press writer for several publications, most notably La Prensa (The Daily). In 1994, Hidalgo wrote and directed his first feature film “Amores Perros.”
The movie “Amores Perros” was a box office hit in both the Spanish speaking world and the English speaking world, which catapulted him to stardom status. However, it was not until the late 1990s that Pablo Hidalgo received critical acclaim for his second film, “Avenir del Cielo.” This film depicts the rise of the Spanish Flag and Napoleon Bonaparte’s France in Latin America. The film ultimately featured Mario Moretti, Miguel Trujillo, Vic Sotto, Pedro Alves, Ruben Studdard, and Diego Luna.
Pablo Hidalgo then went on to play a major role in the successful remake of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which George Lucas had directed and produced. Although Hidalgo only played a minor role, his strong presence on Phantom Menace’s set made him well known to both old and new fans of the original Star Wars series and its prequels. During the making of Phantom Menace, Hidalgo was responsible for many of the special effects used in the film. One of these effects was his ability to use a Force awakens technique similar to what was used by Yoda in the first Star Wars movie. Hidalgo also served as a consultant for the Special Forces group, the Blue Force.
After completing Phantom Menace, Pablo Hidalgo continued his work on Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide. Although the book did not completely answer all of the questions fans had about The Phantom Menace, it did offer up enough information to satisfy most fan theories. In particular, The Ultimate Visual Guide featured an article that detailed Pablo Hidalgo’s actions and his Blue Force Team had undertaken during the production of Phantom Menace. The article also provided insight into the creation of the first Death Star and how this came about. Finally, The Ultimate Visual Guide featured a look at the mysterious Cymoon Station, which has yet to be seen in the final cut of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Pablo Hidalgo lived in Los Angeles, California, during the 1970s. He worked as an actor on television shows. Still, his most notable and award-winning role would come in the villainous General Faltino in the novel and eventual movie Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. As it turns out, Pablo Hidalgo actually had a long history of playing powerful and interesting characters in films throughout the ages. Before playing a character like Faltino in Return of the Jedi, he actually appeared in three previous films as a villain – Corleone in the animated Ben and Jerry series, Vito Scalise in Old West installments, and Agent 47 in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. Thus, it is no wonder that Pablo Hidalgo fans enjoyed his turn as the nasty and wise-cracking General Faltino in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Another wonderful aspect of Pablo Hidalgo’s Star Wars work that seems to have been overlooked by fans is his portrayal of Luke Skywalker as a Luke Skywalker figure. Although he didn’t voice the character himself, the man who played the great Jedi Knight in the original trilogy was an amazing example of a true blue superhero. Hidalgo’s calm and composed presence in the Star Wars films were imposing. Fans who didn’t pick up on the fact that their favorite characters were, in fact, grown men in the first trimester may have missed out on a truly great performance. That said, Hidalgo did a fine job in the role of a true Jedi knight, carrying out his duties as a good mentor to Luke Skywalker whilst at the same time enjoying a light-hearted moment here and there.
Pablo Hidalgo has also found time to develop his acting skills on the stage, playing a leading character in the musical, Cleopatra, and also lending his voice to some episodes of Broadway. Although these roles are often considered to be less substantial than his films, they nevertheless help increase his marketability and popularity amongst fans of the film genre. If fans can get over the fact that an incredibly overweight man plays their favorite film character with nothing but a voice deep enough to make fart jokes, they will generally be fine with this. It is also worth noting that Hidalgo’s appearance in the Broadway play, As You Like It, helped to popularise the character of Cleopatra among audiences who would otherwise not have had even heard of the well-known performer.
For anyone who hasn’t seen either of these films, they are both viral films that delve into the rich world of ancient Rome and ancient Egypt. They also have powerful female characters, which provides an altogether more interesting plotline for movie-goers. This is perhaps one of Hidalgo’s career’s most exciting aspects, and it also leaves him open to comparisons with fellow Spanish actors such as Mercedes Carroll, Deniro, Pedro Saura, and Joanna Garcia Maraschi. Both films take place in ancient Spain and are hugely influenced by the culture, history, and weather of that region. Both are hugely popular films, which have achieved cult status in North America and other parts of the world.