Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Lowest Rated: 55% The Mexican (2001)
Birthday: Apr 6, 1940
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
The son of Mexican film legend Pedro Armendáriz, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. became a movie and television star in his own right, both in Mexico and abroad. Indeed, there are intriguing parallels between the careers of the two men: Both portrayed real-life Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Sr. in multiple films, Jr. in 1989's The Old Gringo), and both had supporting roles in James Bond movies (Sr. played 007's contact in Turkey in 1963's From Russia With Love, while Jr. played a corrupt politician in 1989's Licence to Kill).Armendáriz started acting in the '70s, mostly with bit parts in violent Westerns starring Anthony Quinn, John Wayne, or Clint Eastwood. While he became a leading man in his native country, he was relegated to mostly walk-on roles in U.S. productions for a long time; while American audiences would probably best recognize him from Licence to Kill or The Old Gringo, he also had small roles in Before Night Falls(2000), The Mexican (2001), Original Sin (2001), and The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002). Back in Mexico, he finally received greater recognition for his acting with starring roles in the acclaimed films La Ley de Herodes (2000) and Su Alteza Serenisma (2001).Interestingly, Hollywood grew more interested in casting him in positions of power toward the end of his life, as he he played authority figures in such diverse films as Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), the Will Ferrell comedy Casa de mi Padre (2012), and The Mask of Zorro (1998) and its sequel The Legend of Zorro (2005). Armendáriz died of eye cancer on December 26, 2011.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet El cartel de los sapos (The Snitch Cartel) Modesto 2013
No Score Yet Sin memoria Actor 2010
No Score Yet El Tres De Copas Actor 2008
No Score Yet Navidad, S.A. (X-mas, Inc.) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Purgatorio Actor 2008
No Score Yet El Ultimo Justo Actor 2008
No Score Yet Filmakers In Action (Cineastes en acció) Actor 2005
No Score Yet General Santa Ana Actor 2004
55% The Mexican Mexican Policeman $66.6M 2001
No Score Yet Su alteza serenisima (His Most Serene Highness) Colonel Lavin 2001
68% La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law) Lopez 2000
No Score Yet Ambar Commissioner 1994
No Score Yet Bandidos (Bandits) Priest 1991
No Score Yet El Secreto de Romelia Dr. Carlos Román 1988
No Score Yet Mariana, Mariana Carlos as Adult 1988
No Score Yet Camino largo a Tijuana Juan 1988
No Score Yet Paradise Calling (Les pyramides bleues) Perez-Valdez 1988
No Score Yet Matar O Morir Lt. Anthony Collins 1987
No Score Yet El Placer De La Venganza Commandante Gallardo 1986
No Score Yet Maine-Océan Impresario 1986
No Score Yet Wandering Lives The Engineer 1984
No Score Yet El Grito Actor 1982
No Score Yet Cadena Perpetua Actor 1979
No Score Yet These Ruins That You See Actor 1978
No Score Yet Life Sentence Actor 1978
No Score Yet Mina, viento de libertad (Mina, Wind of Freedom) Actor 1977
No Score Yet La Pasion Segun Berenice (The Passion of Berenice) Rodrigo 1976
No Score Yet Más negro que la noche (Blacker Than the Night) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Su Precio Unos Dolares Actor 1970
No Score Yet El golfo Actor 1969
No Score Yet Super Colt 38 Morton 1969
No Score Yet Todo Por Nada Actor 1968
No Score Yet Matar es fácil (To Kill Is Easy) Actor 1966
No Score Yet Ando Volando Bajo Actor 1957
No Score Yet Ando Volando Bajo Actor 1957