Manuel Salvador Ojeda Armenta is the most astounding first actor in Mexican cinema and a pioneer of the national theatre. Ojeda was born on November 4 1940 in Mexico and his private life was not available to the media’s claws. Manuel Ojeda had been nominated for an Ariel award eight times and Ojeda began acting in the 1970s and appeared in more than two hundred and ninety-one movies. Among these movies ‘ Romancing the stone’(1984) stands out. Other than this film, ‘ The Pokemon’ ( 1976), ‘Canoe’(1975), ‘The Chosen One(1975), ‘ The South House (1976), ‘The Appando’(1976), ‘The Passion According to Berenica’(1976), paved a tremendous growth in Ojedar’s film career The death of Manuel Ojeda shook the entire Mexican world. He died at the age of eight one on 11 Aug 2022.
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He studied acting and started his career in theatre. Tributes were overflowing in Mexico because his heartthrob fans couldn’t stand the fact that they won’t be able to see their favorite most desirable man on screen anymore. Through his appealing acting, Manual Ojeda has stolen the hearts of everyone who had watched his stupendous films. Without his presence, now for the fans, it’s like the bloom is off the rose.
Mexico’s most celebrated star’s death was unapologetically debilitating to the entire world. With his scintillating wit in acting, he influenced his audience more than he could comprehend. This film is an auspicious one in the career span of Ojeda, and people wouldn’t be able to forget Zolo because of its stark portrayal of a negative role.
One of his most resounding acting skills can be seen in the film “ Romancing the Stone”. His unbesmirched enthusiasm in everything he did was inexplicable. He was the cynosure in the film Romancing the Stone and he played the role of a capricious antagonist named Zolo. Colonel Zolo is the antagonist of this action-adventure film. The Director of Romancing the stone is Robert Zemeckis, written by Diane Thomas and Produced by Michael Douglas.
The film centers around the trepidations of Joan Wilder, a successful romance novelist when she learns that her sister Elaine has been kidnapped. Joan Wilder is handed a letter that contains a map, on the way to her apartment, sent by her recently murdered brother-in-law. Unaware of this Joan reaches her apartment and finds it ransacked and her supervisor killed. She then received a frantic call from her sister and Joan had to go to the Colombian coast with the ransom, that is the map she received.
Flying to Colombia Joan is diverted and menaced by Zolo, the deuteragonist who ransacked her apartment and killed her supervisor. Jack T Colton Land Rover’s owner saves Joan and she promises him to pay dollars for his magnanimity. By eluding Zolo, they both travel the jungle. Jack was the light at the end of the tunnel. In Order to save her sister and not suffer from Thanatophobia Joan tries her best to save her and her sister. Drug Lord Juan who is a big fan of Joan’s novels promises to help them to get rid of this ruthless Zolo. At the end of the film, with lots of trials and tribulations, Joan and her sister make it to New York and she decides to write about her adventurous trip as a novel.
The most valiant role portrayed by Joan and her volition to save her sister has made a different touch to the film. Zolo, who had taken an oath to annihilate Joan and Elaine, falls into a crocodile pit and meets his faithful death.
This is the brief plot of this movie. Being Zolo, Manual Ojeda has portrayed the most ostentatious villains in his character. Watching Zolo, and his unmerciful traits of being a villain, the viewers were enamored of him. His recalcitrant attitude and pugnacious behavior were beyond amazing. This film is a golden feather in his career because of his stark portrayal of a villain. His unswerving loyalty toward his life, towards his films, is the fundamental quality of his career growth. As Henrick Ibsens’s ‘Nora’ shook the entire England by slamming the door, the death news of Manual Ojeda shook entire Mexico. The tributes poured by his fans made the entire Mexico in a flood of tears.
The makers of this film expected Romancing the Stone to flop miserably, but the film became a surprise hit which made the entire team irrefutably flabbergasted. This mind blogging film became 20th century Fox’s only big hit of 1984. Romancing the stone borne an 85% approval rating, because of its alluring making. The success of this movie paved the way for a sequel ‘ The Jewel Of The Nile’ which was also commercially successful.
“Good-humoured, sparky stuff in the manner of Raiders of the Lost Ark”, stated Colin Greenland and he reviewed this film for Imagine magazine. This film has won Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture- Musical or comedy and other umpteen awards. Romancing the Stone is one of the great ‘watchable’ and the perfect ‘adventure/comedies of all time