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Cesar Manhilot, known by his screen name Cesar Montano, is a multi-awarded Filipino actor and film director.
He started in show business as a stuntman. He played roles in numerous B movies. Kupal kasi siya. He then played major roles in several action movies and a brief television career playing the lead role in the television sitcom Kaya ni Mister, Kaya ni Misis.
His breakout role is his portrayal of José Rizal, the Philippine National Hero in the film José Rizal. The film is unprecedented as it portrays Philippine society during Spanish colonization of the Philippines and its relevance up to the present day.
He has won numerous acting awards, such as Hollywood's “The Great Raid”, Panaghoy sa Suba (The Call of the River), José Rizal, Muro Ami (Reef Hunters) and Bagong Buwan (New Moon).
Aside from acting, Montano also embarked on a singing career, with the release of his music album Subok lang or Just try in 2000. He has also ventured into film production as well as directing, with Panaghoy sa Suba as his directorial film debut.
After his first Hollywood movie “The Great Raid” with Benjamin Bratt, he was cast in another Hollywood movie ‘Another Deep Breath'.
On 19 May 2005, Cesar Montano was sworn in as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO Philippine commissioner for culture and the arts. This came as a surprise to most Filipinos because he is better known for his award-winning roles in critically acclaimed movies Rizal, Muro Ami than his principles and beliefs. Little is known of his tireless and thankless efforts to "promote" his home province, Bohol, where he and his family always spend Christmas. Whenever he can, Montano makes sure to put in a good word about this little paradise in central Philippines that there's hardly a Filipino who doesn't know yet of his Boholano heritage. His vocal support for Bohol and the preservation of its heritage and environment, he says, may have earned him the nomination to the UNESCO. But he did not seek the honor. Montano believes there is something to be proud of in every part of the country-the lovely landscape or delicacies or exotic catch from the sea.
Born and raised in Manila, Montano says he learned the importance of heritage preservation early on. He saw how people slowly forgot over the years the value of safeguarding tradition, culture, arts and heritage-the backbone Filipinos need to be able to stand proudly. To foster national pride, Montano believes parents must instill this value in their children. Character is first molded at home.
•Metro Manila Film Festival, 1998
◦Best Actor - Jose Rizal
◦Best Festival Picture - Jose Rizal (GMA Films)
•Metro Manila Film Festival, 2001
◦Best Festival Actor
•Metro Manila Film Festival, 2004
◦Best Director, Panaghoy sa Suba
•Film Academy of the Philippines Awards or FAP, Philippines, 2004
◦Best Director, Panaghoy sa Suba,
•Gawad Urian Awards, 2004
◦Best Actor, Panaghoy sa Suba
◦Best Direction, Panaghoy sa Suba
•Brussels International Film Festival, 2004
◦Best Actor, Panaghoy sa Suba
•32nd Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines, 2006
◦Best Actor, Ligalig