Pedro Armendáriz Jr. - Rotten Tomatoes

Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Lowest Rated:   56% The Mexican (2001)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
56% 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 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

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