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Rodolfo Acosta (I) (1920–1974)


Mexican character actor Rodolfo Acosta (born Rodolfo Acosta Pérez) achieved his greatest success in the US, primarily as a villain in westerns. He was born in Chamizal, a section of land disputed by Mexico and Texas due to changes in the Rio Grande river which forms the border. At the time of Acosta's birth, the area was generally accepted by both... See full bio »

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Known For

Hondo
Hondo Silva
(1953)
One-Eyed Jacks
One-Eyed Jacks Mexican Rurale Captain
(1961)
The Sons of Katie Elder
(1965)
Flaming Star
Flaming Star Buffalo Horn
(1960)

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 1971 Will to Die
Sheriff Dan Garcia
 1970 Flap
Mr. Storekeeper / Ann's Father
 1970 The Great White Hope
El Jefe
 1969 Young Billy Young
Mexican Officer
 1969 Che!
Monje - a party leader (uncredited)
 1969/I Impasse
Draco
 1968 Dayton's Devils
Fishing boat captain
 1967 The Violent Ones
Estevez
 1966 Return of the Magnificent Seven
Lopez (as Rudy Acosta)
 1965 The Reward
Patron
 1965 Río Hondo
Camargo
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder
Bondie Adams
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Captain of Lancers
 1964 Rio Conchos
Bloodshirt
 1963 The Raiders
Cherokee Policeman (uncredited)
 1963 Savage Sam
Bandy Legs
 1962 How the West Was Won
Gant Gang Member (uncredited)
 1961 The Second Time Around
Rodriguez (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Mexican Rurale Captain (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1961 Posse from Hell
Johnny Caddo (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1960 Flaming Star
Buffalo Horn (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Max (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon
Sheriff Marguelez (as Rudolph Acosta)
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Bayliss
 1958 The Last Rebel
'Three Fingers' Jack
 1957 The Tijuana Story
Manuel Acosta Mesa
 1957 Trooper Hook
Nanchez (as Rudolfo Acosta)
 1957 Apache Warrior
Marteen
 1956 Bandido!
Sebastian
 1956 The Proud Ones
Chico
 1955 The Littlest Outlaw
Chato
 1955 A Life in the Balance
Lt. Fernando
 1954 Drum Beat
Scarface Charlie
 1954 Passion
Salvador Sandro
 1954 Llévame en tus brazos
Agustín
 1954 Night People (uncredited)
 1953 Hondo
Silva
 1953 City of Bad Men
Joe Mendoza
 1953 Wings of the Hawk
Arturo Torres
 1953 Destination Gobi
Tomec
 1953 San Antone
Chino Figueroa
 1953 El billetero
Marcos Aguirre Torres
 1952 Víctimas del divorcio
Antonio
 1952 Horizons West
General José Escobar Lopez
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer
Poulini
 1952 Yo soy Mexicano de acá de este lado
Freddy Miranda
 1952 El dinero no es la vida
Martín
 1952 El mar y tú
Don Rufino
 1952 Acapulco
Alfredo
 1951 El puerto de los siete vicios
El falcón
 1951 Retorno al quinto patio
Don Pancho
 1951 La bienamada
 1951 Los islas Marias
El Silencio (The Silence)
 1951 Sensualidad
el Rizos
 1951 Los amantes
Alejandro / Alex Montez
 1951 Pecado
Arregui
 1951 Víctimas del pecado
Rodolfo
 1950 Entre tu amor y el cielo
Miguel
 1950 Pancho Villa Returns
Martin Corona
 1950 One Way Street
Francisco Morales
 1950 Vuelve Pancho Villa
Martín Corona
 1949 Felipe de Jesús
Principe Chokozabe
 1949 Salón México
Paco
 1948 Hermoso ideal
German Foreign Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1948 El gallero
El Meco
 1948 Rosenda
Salustio Hernández
 1947 The Fugitive
Policeman (uncredited)
 1946 Soy un prófugo
Esbirro del jefe
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Alternate Names:

Rudolfo Acosta | Rudolph Acosta | Rudy Acosta | Rudolph Aocsta
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Trivia:

Children included Dante, Timur, Loredo, and Jeanine Acosta.

Nickname:

Rudy

Star Sign:

Leo

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