Als „kleinster Hauptdarsteller in einem Kinofilm” steht Weng Weng im Guiness Buch der Rekorde. Der Dokumentarfilm begleitet Andrew Leavold auf einer. B-film, come raccontato attraverso la ricerca personale del regista Andrew Leavold per trovare la verità dietro il suo nano James Bond superstar Weng Weng. Als «Miniaturmensch» beschreibt ihn einer seiner Kollegen: Ernesto de la Cruz, 83 Zentimeter hoch, der Anfang der achtziger Jahre unter dem Namen Weng.
THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENGDer Dokumentarfilm begleitet B-Movie-Enthusiast Andrew Leavold auf der fieberhaften Suche nach seinem persönlichen El Dorado: die Wahrheit um den. Als «Miniaturmensch» beschreibt ihn einer seiner Kollegen: Ernesto de la Cruz, 83 Zentimeter hoch, der Anfang der achtziger Jahre unter dem Namen Weng. Weng Weng (eigentlich Ernesto de la Cruz; * 7. September in Baclaran, Manila; † August in Pasay City) war ein philippinischer Schauspieler und.
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He continued to live in the family home in Baclaran, gained weight and, according to some reports, drank heavily, and developed hypertension after a severe reaction to eating crabmeat.
His health declined steadily over the next twelve to eighteen months, and he died of heart failure on 29th August , just short of his 35th birthday.
The Philippines' tiniest film icon is buried in a modest white marble tomb with his parents, grandparents and great-grandmother in Pasay City Cemetary.
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The shortest actor to play a leading role in a movie. Verne Troyer of "Austin Powers" films is an inch shorter but has not played a leading role to date.
View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. Edit page. President Ferdinand Marcos gave dela Cruz the title of agent.
Dela Cruz endorsed Marcos for his reelection, and dela Cruz last known appearance was at one of his rally. According to Marcos' daughter Imee the whole family fell in love with him because dela Cruz's personal sense of humor was infectious.
She went on to say that it was with her brother Bongbong with whom dela Cruz was the closest. Former first lady Imelda Marcos said the following about dela Cruz: The appearance of Weng Weng showed the great Filipino spirit.
They can make a hero of a disabled, distorted guy. So everybody had a chance. They have such a democratic attitude. The Filipino have no prejudice.
He entertained us. He was distorted but he could make us laugh and make us happy. What a talent, to have almost nothing and then to make people happy, I salute.
Family and neighbors of dela Cruz said he started training on his own at a young age, doing push ups, pull ups, and climbing on clothing lines to do acrobacies.
Inspired by action films, he started training Karate which he maintained throughout his career. Prior to the release of Agent OO director Eddie Nicart's account, who was an accomplished stuntmen and martial artist took over for his training with the stuntmen organisation ''SOS Daredevils''.
It was told to him that dela Cruz was a black belt in Karate, he didn't believe it. He credited dela Cruz to have some skills but not on the level to be a leading men.
With Nicart, dela Cruz had to restart back from white to black belt by their standards, while teaching him stunts.
Nicart observed that even being mentally slow dela Cruz learnt quick because of his was cooperativeness. He concluded that dela Cruz became a real black belt in Karate with them and a first-rate stuntman who performed all of his own stunts fearlessly.
First Lady Imelda Marcos who invested a lot of resources in Filipino Cinema, organized the first Manila International Film Festivals to promote the local productions to the rest of the world.
Dela Cruz became the mediatic center of attention, making one appearance a day at the festival performing stunts, with exercise and Martial Arts demonstrations.
This led for his film For Your Height Only to outsell every other local film by a very large margin and made and to this day is Philippines cinema 's most exported film.
Dela Cruz was listed in the Guinness World Records as the shortest adult in a leading role. At the time, dela Cruz success was awkward in Philippines' film industry, that the Weng Weng image was uncomfortable since they had no other international figures.
However directors Bobby A. Suarez and Tikoy Aguiluz felt that dela Cruz's success was glorious. Suarez said it made him very happy since it left the right people upset.
Aguiluz went on to say he is our middle finger to Hollywood. Dela Cruz became a cult film icon. This new audience appreciated the comical nature of dela Cruz's films, and were impressed with his talent in stunts and martial arts.
With little information published on dela Cruz, rumors about his origins became folklore. Renewed interest on dela Cruz's led to two critically acclaimed documentaries.
In , Mark Hartley 's Machete Maidens Unleashed! The basis of the first film was the rough cut of Andrew Leavolds's The Search for Weng Weng released in , about discovering dela Cruz's life.
Dela Cruz is rumored to have been a comedian, a dentistry student, customs officer , to have live bestselling bootleg recording of him singing Frank Sinatra 's "My Way" with former first lady Imelda Marcos , and real life secret agent.
According to Eddie Nicart, his friendship with the presidential family led President Marcos to give dela Cruz an official title of secret agent.
Marcos offered him a senorita pocket pistol , which he carried on. Ramos gave work to dela Cruz at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport , where he would mostly be there to welcome foreigners with the job title of agent.
They said Ramos also authorised dela Cruz to carry a gun. Actor Eddie Garcia and director Eddie Nicart said that dela Cruz helped the police several times, where they would put him through vents or tight areas so that he would open the front door for them.
Film director Peque Gallaga said he saw dela Cruz in full costume at the parade, and was involved in a laying of hands with supposedly healing powers.
Both his common collaborators, actor Dolphy and director Dante Pangilinan, said dela Cruz had an energy connected with luck.
Pangilinan, whose early films have dela Cruz in the cast, said that he believes that it was dela Cruz's touch of good fortune gave him a bigger break as a director, luck, and personal growth.
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