Pedro Armendariz


Actor
Pedro Armendariz

About

Birth Place
Mexico
Born
May 09, 1912
Died
June 18, 1963
Cause of Death
Suicide (Gunshot) After Learning He Had Cancer

Biography

Virile leading man of the 1940s and 50s. One of Mexico's top stars, Armendariz appeared in a number of Emilio Fernandez films, notably "Maria Candelaria" (1944), as well as numerous Hollywood and European productions. Memorable in several John Ford films ("The Fugitive" 1947, "Three Godfathers" 1949, etc.) and as the title character of Luis Bunuel's "El Bruto" (1952). His son, Pedro Arme...

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Biography

Virile leading man of the 1940s and 50s. One of Mexico's top stars, Armendariz appeared in a number of Emilio Fernandez films, notably "Maria Candelaria" (1944), as well as numerous Hollywood and European productions. Memorable in several John Ford films ("The Fugitive" 1947, "Three Godfathers" 1949, etc.) and as the title character of Luis Bunuel's "El Bruto" (1952). His son, Pedro Armendariz Jr., is also an actor.

Life Events

1935

Film acting debut

Photo Collections

3 Godfathers - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for 3 Godfathers (1949), starring John Wayne. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
We Were Strangers - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from Columbia Pictures' We Were Strangers (1949), starring John Garfield and Jennifer Jones. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

3 Godfathers (1948) - Opening, Dedication Opening sequence to John Ford's 3 Godfathers, 1949, starring John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz and Harry Carey Jr., with a famous dedication to Ford's friend Harry Carey.
3 Godfathers (1948) - By The Way Of New Jerusalem We’ve just met Hightower, Fuerte and Kearny (John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey Jr.) and heard of their plan to rob the bank in an Arizona town, and they ride in for a funny (if grossly sexist) visit with Ward Bond and Mae Marsh as the Sweets, early in John Ford’s sentimental re-make, 3 Godfathers, 1948.
From Russsia With Love (1964) -- Things Are Shaping Up Nicely With his notably competent colleague, MI-6 Istanbul station chief Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz), who is irritated after his office was bombed, James Bond (Sean Connery) enters the (actual!) Basilica Cistern to eavesdrop on the Russian neighbors, noticing Krilencu (Fred Haggerty), in the second 007 feature, From Russia With Love, 1964.
From Russsia With Love (1964) -- Theme, Kronsteen Only the second iteration of the James Bond theme, with the memorable belly-dancer titles, leading to Venice, a fictional chess tournament but the game based on a real Soviet championship match, with SPECTRE man Kronsteen (Vladek Sheybal) coming out on top, in From Russia With Love, 1964, starring Sean Connery.
3 Godfathers (1948) - Robert William Pedro Highest John Ford sentiment as Hightower (John Wayne), Pedro (Pedro Armendariz) and Kearney (Harry Carey Jr.) receive the dying wishes of "The Mother" (Mildred Natwick) in 3 Godfathers, 1949.
Diane (1956) - I See Manliness In His Face Now visiting King Francis I (Pedro Armendariz), presumably at Fontainbleau, petitioning for the release of her husband, the title character (Lana Turner) has been asked, due to her decorative qualities, to stick around, whereupon she meets the ruffian prince Henri (Roger Moore) and the more polite brother dauphin (Ronald Green), in Diane, 1956.
Fugitive, The (1947) - I Am Not Your Excellency Continuing director John Ford’s exposition of key characters, Pedro Armendariz as “a Lieutenant Of Police,” angrily dispatching his own duties as well as those of the preoccupied chief (Leo Carrillo), cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa leading the way, in The Fugitive, 1947, based on Graham Greene’s novel.
3 Godfathers (1948) - Mojave Tanks The fugitive bank robbers (John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz and Harry Carey Jr.) discover they've arrived just late at the water tanks, behind Ward Bond's posse, in John Ford's 3 Godfathers, 1949.
Fort Apache (1948) - Who And What Are You? En route to her father's new post, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple) meets disrobed Michael (John Agar, his first scene), who offends Colonel Thursday (Henry Fonda), before the escort (Pedro Armendariz, Victor McLaglen, Jack Pennick, Dick Foran) arrives, early in John Ford's Fort Apache, 1948.
Fort Apache (1948) - Gentlemen, This Is A Horse Undiluted John Ford cavalry comedy as Mulcahy (Victor McLaglen), and Beaufort (Pedro Armendariz) introduce recruits (led by Hank Worden) to riding, in Fort Apache, 1948.
Fort Apache (1948) - You Know How Children Are Colonel Thursday (Henry Fonda), Captain York (John Wayne) and director John Ford are together in their disgust with Indian agent Meacham (Grant Withers), Victor McLaglen, Pedro Armendariz supporting, in Fort Apache, 1948.
Lodger, The (1926) - Tonight, Golden Curls Opening sequences in what is often described as the first true Alfred Hitchcock film, no credited actors appearing here, with a 1999 score composed by Ashley Irwin, from a Jack-The-Ripper inspired novel by Marie Belloc Lowndes, in The Lodger, 1926.

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Family

Pedro Armendariz Jr
Son
Actor.

Bibliography