Waiting for the Carroza became one of the great classic films of Argentine cinema: the film, released in 1985, also represented the beginning of Darío Grandinetti’s explosion as an actor. The man from Rosario played Cacho there, Mama Cora’s grandson who appears fighting with other boys while playing ball. Curiously, the character in question, who was left to remember, wore a Boca shirt and the interpreter himself would tell the unusual story of that decision.
Darío Grandinetti: the role of Cacho that remained for history
The film directed by Alejandro Coria was only Grandinetti’s second film participation. A year earlier, with the same filmmaker, the man from Santa Fe had a minor role in “Realize.” However, Cacho was marked by fire due to his appearance, somewhat dilapidated and with lush hair, and because of the iconic phrase that Luis Brandoni immortalized in the role of Antonio Musicardi: “There you have the asshole.”
Dario Grandinetti played Mama Cora’s grandson. (Photo: Capture YouTube)
The boy, who was played by the protagonist of “Wild Tales” when he was just 16 years old, had a Xeneize jacket. Within the framework of an edition of the program El Aguante, which was broadcast by TyC Sports, the actor was approached by the journalist Martín Souto, a fan of the La Ribera team, and assured that the decision was purely and exclusively his.
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Shortly before, in another television cycle, Grandinetti, a self-confessed fan of the Millionaire, would address the issue with a bit of sarcasm: “The reality is that I had to play the ‘takeover’. I’m not going to put River’s character on that character. It is very clear, taking into account the condition of the role that I had to play… I asked to wear the Boca shirt ”. The young man, in the film, has less than a minute of camera.
Dario Grandinetti: his passion for soccer
The truth is that the interpreter is closely linked to football. Almost at the same time that he began to work in the cinema, he was playing in the lower divisions of the Newell’s Old Boys club, a team in which stars such as Lionel Messi emerged. After hanging up his boots when he traveled to Buenos Aires in search of greater opportunities to land roles, he never gave up his passion for La Banda.
In repeated interviews, Grandinetti assured that he did not have so much quality with the ball at his foot: “I liked playing more than how good I was at it. I dropped everything and nothing happened, no one came to my house in despair to tell me that the sport was going to lose something with me. But I really liked it, it was the only thing I enjoyed doing. Even, I must say that I have not had an early vocation for acting, it was something that I found along the way.
Darío Grandinetti had his second film experience in the iconic film. (Photo: Video Capture / Telam)
At the same time, and beyond the fact that he knew how to forge his love for River, the fact of growing up in Rosario brought him very close to Central: “I had a chicken friend who played soccer so well, that I crossed sides. My family never took its toll on me, but once at the Gigante de Arroyito, the Canalla fans, led by Barra Tula, lashed out at us. They came to steal a flag from us and we got paid handsomely”.
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In turn, Grandinetti expressed that discipline was not his thing: “I liked football but not the life of a footballer, that of going to bed early, not drinking, not smoking…”. His two favorite tastes came together in one of the most important movies in history and he even had time to charge his greatest rival.