Pedro Armendáriz - Rotten Tomatoes

Pedro Armendáriz

Highest Rated:   100% Fort Apache (1948)
Lowest Rated:   17% Death and the Compass (1996)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Purgatory (Purgatorio)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Maclovia
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet La Bandida
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Nikté
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Juan Charrasqueado
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet El Corrido Del Hijo Desobediente
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Murder at el Meneo
  • Actor
2001
17% Death and the Compass
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Strange Ways
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet El Zorro De Jalisco 2
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet El Zorro De Jalisco
  • Actor
1990
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
No Score Yet Indian
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Ni Solteros Ni Casados
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Su Precio Unos Dolares
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Todo Por Nada
  • Actor
1968
96% 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 Pancho Villa and Valentina
  • Actor
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 Carcel De Cananea
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Beyond All Limits
  • Pepe Gamboa
1959
No Score Yet The Wonderful Country
  • Cipriano Castro
1959
No Score Yet Zarco
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet The Little Savage
  • Capt. Tiburon
1959
No Score Yet The Big Boodle
  • Col. Mastegui
1957
No Score Yet Ando Volando Bajo
  • Actor
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 Escondida
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet The Littlest Outlaw
  • Gen. Torres
1955
No Score Yet Diane
  • King Francis I
1955
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 Tierra Baja
  • Actor
1951
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
70% 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 El Corsario Negro
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Soy Puro Mexicano
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Reportaje
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Konga Roja
  • 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 Maria Candelaria
  • Actor
No Score Yet La Ilegal
  • Actor
No Score Yet Cosa Facil
  • Actor

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