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Pedro Armendáriz Jr.



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT 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 Baile de San Juan
  • 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 A Wonderful World
  • Director de Periódico
2007
No Score Yet One Long Night
  • Don Ricardo
2007
26% The Legend of Zorro
  • Gov. Riley
2005
No Score Yet Filmakers In Action (Cineastes en acció)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Gran Aventura Del Zorro
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Matando Cabos
  • Oscar
2004
No Score Yet General Santa Ana
  • Actor
2004
68% Once upon a Time in Mexico
  • The President
2003
62% The Crime of Padre Amaro
  • El Presidente Municipal Gordo
2002
56% The Mexican
  • Mexican Policeman
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 General Santa Ana
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet On the Border
  • Herman
1998
76% Amistad
  • General Espatero
1997
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid
  • Montano
1994
No Score Yet Bandidos (Bandits)
  • Priest
1991
77% Licence To Kill
  • President Hector Lopez
1989
No Score Yet El Secreto de Romelia
  • Dr. Carlos Román
1988
No Score Yet Camino largo a Tijuana
  • Juan
1988
No Score Yet Mariana, Mariana
  • Carlos as Adult
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 Maine-Océan
  • Impresario
1986
No Score Yet El Placer De La Venganza
  • Commandante Gallardo
1986
No Score Yet L'Ile Au Trésor
  • Mendoza
1985
No Score Yet El Corazon de la Noche
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Wandering Lives
  • The Engineer
1984
No Score Yet El Grito
  • Actor
1982
50% La Chèvre (The Goat) (Knock on Wood)
  • Custao
1981
No Score Yet Survival Run
  • Actor
1980
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 Chosen Survivors
  • Luis Cabral
1974
35% Earthquake
  • Slade's Partner
1974
No Score Yet The Deadly Trackers
  • Blacksmith
1973
67% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  • Francisco Perez
1973
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Ride!
  • Pepe Carral
1972
83% Chisum
  • Ben
1970
No Score Yet Macho Callahan
  • Juan Fernandez
1970
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 Guns for San Sebastian
  • Father Lucas
1968
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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