Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Famous People - Argentina

This topic made me think a lot about the kind of argentinians that are well known around the world, and I think that most of them are sportsmen.

I might say that Diego Maradona is one of the most known football (a.k.a. soccer) players out there, for the right and the wrong reasons... He was, and is to a certain degree, something out of this world inside a football field, but it was outside of it that he made some mistakes. His life is and allways will be a delicate topic to touch with an argentinian, as most of us see him as a God (if you want to have a good laugh, check this out).

There are a lot of other great sportsmen (and women), but I could write forever about them, so I will list a few of them: Guillermo Vilas (tennis player), Gabriela Sabatini (tennis player), Froilán Gonzalez (F1 driver, he won Ferrari's first GP), Manuel Fangio (F1 driver, 5 championships with 4 different teams), Manu Ginobili (NBA player), and a ton of other people...

The second largest group of famous people might be the musicians. I might risk saying that Soda Stereo is one of the most known argentinian bands, and now Gustavo Cerati continues to succeed almost everywhere. Other well know musicians are Carlos Gardel (THE tango legend), Pappo, Charly Garcia, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Divididos, Rata Blanca and Fito Paez. If you want to listen to great music, listen to Babasonicos, they are, for me, one of the best bands around (their live performances are as great as the Smashing Pumpkins ones...).

We are also known for some "not so great" facts, as having 5 different presidents in less than 10 days... but, as any other politician, they don't even deserve to be mentioned here...

I should not end this post without mentioning some great people, like Bernardo Houssay, Cesar Milstein and Luis Leloir. They all won three Nobel prices (argentina has won 5 in total).

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Eva Duarte de Peron? I would think she would be the name many people associate with Argentina?

7:07 PM  
Blogger Pato said...

You are right, I completely forgot about her...

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jock said...

Hi Patricio,

I remembered some that I love and you forgot:

Ataque 77
Ricardo Darín
Fabián Bielinsky
Hector Babenco
:)

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there any famous people in argentina that live in the usa now

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to no have any people from argentina made any movies

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to thank you for listing those names because i am doing a realy! gay spanish project and thta helped alot :P

1:31 AM  
Anonymous Jose said...

what about Ernesto "El Che" Guevara???

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wazzzzzzzzzzzzzz up my home G? well i know a famouse pearson he is a soccer player his name is diego maradona well got to run peace out

from anonymous

peace wit love

4:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wazzzzzzzzzzzzzz up my home G? well i know a famouse pearson he is a soccer player his name is diego maradona well got to run peace out

from anonymous

peace wit love

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Gabriel Nigro said...

What about Ernesto "Che" Guevara ?

He most be the most famous Argentine !!!

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there is Graciela Cochran from Argentina. She's now in California, USA.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dear, I think that after Jesus, the second most world-wide known and spreaded face is that one belonging to Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, 'Che'. Correct me if I'm wrong...

4:27 PM  

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