September 8, 2018
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Horațiu Mălăele (b. 1952, Târgu-Jiu) is an actor, director, cartoonist, and writer. He graduated “I.L. Caragiale” Theatre and Film Institute, in 1964, in the class of Professor Octavian Cotescu. In 1975 he made his debut in film, in Muntele ascuns (Hidden Mountain), directed by Andrei Cătălin Băleanu, which was followed by roles in films by great Romanian directors, including Alexandru Bocăneţ, Mircea Daneliuc, and Sergiu Nicolaescu. Throughout his career, Horaţiu Mălăele has received numerous awards as both an actor and director, as well as special prizes: UNITER trophy, in 1992, for Mincinosul (The Liar), an award for film making at the Romanian Comedy Festival, in 1994, UNITER prize, for Unde-i revolverul (Where Is the Revolver?), in 1998.