The body of actor Paulo Cesar Berrio is veiled in Rio cinema Rio de Janeiro

The body of actor Paulo Cesar Berrio is veiled in Rio cinema  Rio de Janeiro

Son Tomaz Filho in the wake of his father Paulo Cesar Berio – Photo: María Eduarda Barbosa / g1

The veiled body of actor Paulo Cesar Berrio, on Tuesday morning (14), at the Estação Net Rio cinema, in Botafogo, in the southern region of Rio. The first to arrive on the scene was designer Tomaz Filho, one of the actor's sons.

“My father played the role of an incredible man, my first friend, I would say… forever. Partner. He always taught me, through his own experience, his way of living, very rare things: the spirit of comradeship, the acceptance of whoever is here now,” he said. Thomas: My father is someone I have a lot of great memories of and I will always take him with me wherever I go.

Berrio died at the age of 83 and was suffering from advanced liver disease. He was transferred to Casa São Bernardo Hospital in the early hours of the morning, and was already in serious condition.

A wreath that pays tribute and remembers the program created by Berio – Photo: María Eduarda Barbosa/g1

The actor was married three times and had four children, two of whom were with Sisa Guimarães.

The body will be buried at 4:30 pm in the São João Batista Cemetery, also in Botafogo.

The body of actor Paulo Cesar Berio is buried in Rio – Photo: María Eduarda Barbosa/g1

Paulo Cesar Berio was born in Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, on October 19, 1940. He has notable works in television, theater and cinema.

Considered a symbol of rebellion, he acted in more than 60 films and worked with important filmmakers such as Glauber Rocha, Hector Babenco, Arnaldo Gabor, Hugo Carfagna, and Ruy Guerra.

He was also part of the cast of “Roda Viva”, a play by Chico Buarque presented by Zé Celso Martinez Correa in the late 1960s.

Paolo Cesar Berrio in a scene from the TV series “A Viagem”, on TV Globo – Photo: TV Globo / Bazilio Calazans

“I built this myth, to be less upset. It's a kind of self-art. Pereio, in the third person, is my work. I could be considered a celebrity in Brazil. People recognize me on the street. But I can give myself the right to go out alone, to climb the hills “And hanging out in a bad society and in a low society, I know how not to fall victim to this. I know Brazilian actors who have to pretend to be someone else to go out into the street,” the actor said.

He collected stories about his life with Nelson Rodriguez.

“Sometimes Nelson would go into my dressing room to smoke and drink coffee in secret, because there was a doctor who wouldn't let him. But she couldn't go into the dressing room and he could. Then he would go into my dressing room. room and say barbaric things like: “Berio, all the bastard is skinny!” I replied: “That's arbitrary!”

Paulo Cesar Berrio and Evandro Mesquita in the series “Juba e Lula” – Photo: TV Globo / Cedoc

Berrio stated that over time he turned into a calmer and more balanced person. Especially after the age of sixty.

Paolo Cesar Berrio as da Matta in Partido Alto – Photo: TV GLOBO / Nelson Di Rago

In the documentary “Are You Laughing at What?”, about humor in military dictatorship, Berio spoke about the difficulty of circumventing censorship.

“I improvised a lot. Am I going to improvise? It has to be a script sent to the censors, sealed, and it has to be this script. Any improvisation will be punished,” Berio said.

Among his television works, Berrio has acted in “Partido Alto”, “Roque Santeiro”, “Mandala”, “O Salvador da Pátria”, “A Viagem” and “Duas Caras”.

Known for his deep voice, Berrio has done a lot of work in advertising.

“It's a job I take seriously and I consider it artistic like any other job,” Berrio said in an interview with a magazine. “Every now and then, advertisers create works of art in 30 seconds. I think advertising affects the language of cinema and television.” Mulheur TV show in 1981.

Berrio has been living in Retiro dos Artistas since 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Journal Extra, he said he left São Paulo and looked for the entity in Rio de Janeiro to feel protected.

“I've been here since the beginning of the pandemic, this coronavirus crisis. I thought coming here would be a way to save myself. I came to live. I live in São Paulo, I have my apartment there. There was no other place but I was healthy, and I never worked for money.” In my life, I have worked hard and have never been in poverty, and I am not completely at peace. “Here I have food, I am well cared for and I am protected,” Berrio said.

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