Tenerife have been the filming location for good amount of big Hollywood movies. In this article I’m gonna write about three of them.
Due to its diverse and tropical climateTenerife is a perfect location for movie making. And it’s not surprising, as Tenerife have great locations to get those perfect shots. The volcano of Teide is a great example of this, as the climate is very unique as compared to the rest of Europe. Here’s a list of moviesfilmed in Tenerife:
Clash of the Titansreleased in 2010, became a real block buster netting $493 million over the world. The movie is an action movie with a grand underlying Greek mythology theme. The sequel of the movie “Wrath of the Titans” was also filmed in Tenerife. Tenerife proved to be a better location for the movie even though it revolves around Greek mythology. The director of the Clash of the titans-movie Jonathan Leibesman stated the following in choosing Tenerife as the movie location:
“The Canary Islands gave us great contrasts, including the beautiful blue sea, dusty landscapes and townscapes, wide open areas to stage a massive battle in the middle of a volcano. We just couldn’t have asked for more out of one locale.”
The Dictatoris another movie shot in Tenerife. The fictional North African nation called the Republic of Wadiya is the location of the movie. So in this movies case, the directors probably wasn’t looking for the epic scenery as they were in Clash of the Titans. They probably wanted the tropical atmosphere of Tenerife. This comedy movie revolves around the fictional character Admiral-General Haffaz Aladeen portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen.
The final one of the moviesfilmed in Tenerife is Fast and Furious 6. The movie features several different stunts and explosions. The scenery of Tenerife is very useful in this type of film making. For example, the roads leading up to Mount Teide makes for excellent racing shots.
So if your ever planning on making a movie, just go to Tenerife!
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The Canary Islands has it’s fair share of famous people. Many of them are successful athletes but there are also some Hollywood superstars that have their root on the islands.
First up in our list on the famous people of the Canary Islands is the football player David Silva. Born in 1986 on Gran Canaria he made a great career as a football player from a very young age. In 2003 he was picked up to join the Valencia B-team. Just one year later he joined the official Valencia team. However in the early stages of his career he was loaned out to Eibar at Celta where he played 35 and 34 matches for the teams.
In 2006, when he was just 20 years old, he returned to Valencia and became one of the star players of the team. In the season of 2008 and 2009 he wasn’t seen on the field for 3 months. However in a match in 2009 against Atletico Madrid he made a glorious return scoring two goals which resulted in a 3-1 win for Valencia. In 2010 he joined Manchester City and got the number 21 which he still wears today. For 10 years he made a great impression on the football scene. And in 2019 he stated that in the end of 2019-2020 season he would leave Manchester City.
Second on our list is the actor Javier Bardem. He have received lots of awards for his performances in various roles and is probably the greatest actor ever from the Canary islands. One of his most famous parts is “No country for old men” which became a massive hit. The following year he starred in a film called “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” directed by the prestigious film maker Woody Allen. 2017 he has also starred in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” which is a franchise that is very successful.
Finally we have a woman named Daida Ruano Moreno. Maybe not as household as the other two but she is truly magnificent in her field: Windsurfing. She, and her identical twin sister Iballa Rueno are both extremely successful in their sport. They are also known for some philanthropic work. They have founded health clinics for women and children as well as organize windsurfing camps.
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