Pedro Armendáriz

Pedro Armendáriz

  • Highest Rated: 100% Fort Apache (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 12% Original Sin (2001)
  • Birthday: May 9, 1912
  • Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • A major star in his native Mexico since 1935, actor Pedro Armendariz came to the attention of North American audiences with his sensitive portrayal of a man ruined by greed in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Pearl (1947). Thereafter, Armendariz was active on both sides of the border: several of his best-known Hollywood films, such as The Fugitive (1947) and Three Godfathers (1948), were directed by John Ford. It is difficult to assess which of the actor's film was his best, less difficult to pinpoint his worst. That would have to be The Conqueror (1956), a moron's-eye-view of the life of Genghis Khan starring John Wayne. While modern-day viewings of The Conqueror evoke loud laughter at its idiotic dialogue and overblown performances, the film's risibility is clouded by tragedy. The film was shot on location in Utah not far from where the U.S. government was testing its atomic bombs. In the three decades following the Conqueror, many of the people involved in the making of the film developed cancer, including John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Richard Boone, director Dick Powell...and Armendariz. Viewers who enjoyed Armendariz's final performance as witty Turkish spy Karim Bey in the James Bond picture From Russia With Love (1963) could not help but notice that the usually corpulent actor was far thinner than he'd been in such earlier films as Captain Sinbad (1963); the fact was that Armendariz was suffering from lymph cancer. Unwilling to suffer the lingering death that would be the fate of many of the Conqueror participants, Armendariz shot himself in his room at the UCLA Medical Center.


Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet Purgatory (Purgatorio) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Maclovia Actor 2013
41% Casa de mi padre Actor $5.9M 2012
No Score Yet La Bandida Actor 2012
No Score Yet Nikté Actor 2009
26% The Legend of Zorro Actor $45.4M 2005
No Score Yet El Corrido Del Hijo Desobediente Actor 2003
61% The Crime of Padre Amaro Actor $5.5M 2002
12% Original Sin Actor $15.2M 2001
17% Death and the Compass Actor 1996
No Score Yet El Zorro De Jalisco 2 Actor 1993
40% Walker Actor 1987
No Score Yet Matar O Morir Actor 1987
No Score Yet El Vuelo De La Ciguena Actor 1986
No Score Yet Dias De Combate Actor 1982
No Score Yet Survival Run Actor 1980
No Score Yet Los Caciques Actor 1975
38% Earthquake Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Ride! Actor 1972
No Score Yet Ni Solteros Ni Casados Actor 1972
No Score Yet Indian Actor 1972
No Score Yet Su Precio Unos Dolares Actor 1970
No Score Yet Todo Por Nada Actor 1968
95% From Russia With Love Kerim Bey 1964
No Score Yet Captain Sinbad El Kerim 1963
No Score Yet Francis of Assisi Sultan 1961
No Score Yet La Carcel de Cánanea Pedro 1960
No Score Yet Cuando viva Villa! es la muerte Actor 1960
No Score Yet Dos Hijos Desobedientes Actor 1960
No Score Yet Yo Pecador Actor 1960
No Score Yet Beyond All Limits Pepe Gamboa 1959
No Score Yet The Wonderful Country Cipriano Castro 1959
No Score Yet The Little Savage Capt. Tiburon 1959
No Score Yet Ando Volando Bajo Actor 1957
No Score Yet The Big Boodle Col. Mastegui 1957
No Score Yet La escondida (The Hidden One) Felipe Rojano 1956
No Score Yet The Conqueror Jamuga 1956
No Score Yet Canasta De Cuento Mexicanos Carlos Cosio 1956
No Score Yet The Littlest Outlaw Gen. Torres 1955
No Score Yet Diane King Francis I 1955
No Score Yet Border River General Calleja 1954
No Score Yet Reportaje Actor 1953
No Score Yet Lucrece Borgia (Sins of the Borgias) Cesar Borgia 1953
88% El Bruto (The Brute) Pedro el Bruto 1953
No Score Yet Soledad's Shawl (El Rebozo de Soledad) Rocco 1952
No Score Yet Night Falls (La Noche avanza) Marcos 1952
No Score Yet Los tres alegres compadres (The Three Happy Buddies) Actor 1952
No Score Yet Carne de Presidio Actor 1952
No Score Yet Bodas De Fuego Actor 1951
No Score Yet Rosauro Castro Producer Rosauro Castro 1950
No Score Yet The Torch Jose Juan Reyes 1950
No Score Yet A Woman in Love (Enamorada) Juan Jose Reyes 1949
No Score Yet La Malquerida Actor 1949
No Score Yet Tulsa Jim Redbird 1949
73% We Were Strangers Armando Ariete 1949
No Score Yet Al Caer La Tarde Actor 1949
82% Three Godfathers Pedro 'Pete' Roca Fuerte 1948
100% Fort Apache Sgt. Beaufort 1948
No Score Yet John Steinbeck's the Pearl Actor 1948
86% The Fugitive Lieutenant of Police 1947
100% The Pearl (La perla) Kino 1947
No Score Yet La Casa Colorada Actor 1947
No Score Yet Albur De Amor Actor 1947
No Score Yet Las Abandonadas Actor 1945
No Score Yet Wild Flower (Flor silvestre) Jose Luis Castro 1945
No Score Yet Escuadron 201 Actor 1945
No Score Yet Another Dawn (Distinto amanecer) Octavio 1944
No Score Yet Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) Lorenzo Rafael 1944
No Score Yet Konga Roja Actor 1943
No Score Yet Soy Puro Mexicano Actor 1943
No Score Yet Del Rancho A La Capital Actor 1942
No Score Yet El Zorro De Jalisco Actor 1940
No Score Yet Charro Negro Actor 1940
No Score Yet Indio Felipe 1939
No Score Yet La China Hilaria Actor 1939
No Score Yet Amapola Del Camino Actor 1937
No Score Yet Cosa Facil Actor


Sgt. Beaufort
[the four soldiers who've come to escort Lt. O'Rourke to the fort have been invited to have a drink by Col. Thursday] Four bottles of cool beer, Ma.
Sgt. Festus Mulcahy
And I'll have the same... with a whiskey chaser.