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Valentín Trujillo

Valentin Trujillo Gazcón (28 March 1951 – 4 May 2006) was a Mexican actor, writer and director. His career spanned 48 years, where he appeared in over 140 films and directed 20 films. Trujillo was born on March 28, 1951 in a show business family as his grandfather was film producer Valentín Gazcón and his uncle was actor Gilberto Gazcón. He made his film debut as a baby. Trujillo initially studied law at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He never completed his studies, choosing instead to become an actor. Trujillo made his acting debut at the age of seven in the film El Gran Pillo (1958). As a teen he got into the Columbia Pictures release Rage (1966) alongside Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens. Beginning in the early 1970s, Trujillo was cast often as the male lead. The film Las figuras de arena (1970) directed by Roberto Gavaldón established him as a leading man. He worked steadily as the leading man in action films over the next decade, completing over 30 films between 1970 and 1979. In addition to action films, Trujillo expanded his range in a number of films that incorporated commentary about modern social issues and politics in Mexico. The film Perro Callejero (1980) won a Silver Goddess for Best Picture and Trujillo, who portrayed the lead drunken character, was awarded Best Actor by Premios ACE. Beginning in the 1980s, Trujillo stepped behind the camera as well and began writing and directing his films. He released several popular action films and was soon the top box office draw in Mexico. Trujillo was nominated for several Ariel Awards in the 1980s, including Best Supporting Actor for El Ansia de Matar (1987) and Best Story and Screenplay for Violación(1989). The latter also was the first film to co-star his son, Valentin Trujillo, Jr. Together they co-starred in close to 20 films together before Trujillo's untimely death. Trujillo died on May 4, 2006 in his sleep from a heart attack. He was 55 at the time of his death.

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Mar 28, 1951 In Atotonilco, Jalisco, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie El gran pillo 1960-03-17
Latest Project:
Movie El comerciante 1999-01-01
Known For
Poster of El Ansia de matar
Poster of Wild Dogs
Poster of La risa de la ciudad
Poster of Tres tristes tigres
Movie El comerciante Unknown 1999-01-01
Movie La dinastía de los Quintero Juan Quintero 1998-01-01
Movie El mochaorejas Unknown 1998-01-01
Movie Mi último contrabando Unknown 1998-05-11
Movie Amor en Tiempos de Coca Unknown 1997-01-01
Movie Destino final (Ixtapa - Zihuatenejo) Unknown 1996-04-10
Movie Atrapados Perro 1995-01-01
Movie La verdadera historia de Barman y Droguin El Ejecutor 1991-01-01
Movie Violación Unknown 1989-02-16
Movie By Fire And Sword Rengo 1988-06-07
Movie Mi fantasma y yo Unknown 1988-10-27
Movie In Danger of Dying Victor 1988-09-11
Movie Yo el ejecutor Unknown 1987-02-19
Movie El Ansia de matar El mayor 1987-01-01
Movie El juego de la muerte Unknown 1987-08-27
Movie Hunting Humans Rodrigo 1987-10-22
Movie City Rats Pedro 1986-01-01
Movie Un hombre violento Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie El cafre Juanito Landa 1986-03-20
Movie Occupational Killer Unknown 1986-07-31
Series Juana Iris Bernardo de la Riva 1985-04-22
Movie Wild Dogs Unknown 1984-01-01
Movie Demon Hunter Herrero 1983-01-01
Movie Fieras en brama Unknown 1983-02-03
Movie Dos de abajo Unknown 1983-11-03
Movie Las modelos de desnudos Unknown 1983-09-15
Movie El Bronco Unknown 1982-02-10
Movie El diablo en persona Guadalupe Padilla 1982-03-07
Movie The Death of Palomo Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie Perro callejero 2 Perro 1981-04-30
Movie Del otro lado del puente Unknown 1980-04-17
Movie Tres de presidio Unknown 1980-05-10
Movie Perro callejero Perro 1980-02-28
Movie Hijos de tigre Unknown 1980-07-16
Movie El hombre sin miedo Unknown 1980-12-24
Movie El valiente vive... hasta que el cobarde quiere Unknown 1979-05-31
Movie La banda del polvo maldito Unknown 1979-12-13
Movie Raza de viboras Unknown 1978-04-27
Movie Mataron a Camelia la Texana Unknown 1978-06-15
Movie Carroña Unknown 1978-02-02
Movie Death in Cold Blood Unknown 1978-07-27
Movie Son tus perjúmenes mujer Unknown 1978-11-23
Movie ¿Y ahora qué, señor fiscal? José 1977-05-03
Movie Como gallos de pelea Unknown 1977-03-16
Movie El hijo del palenque Unknown 1977-07-20
Movie Traigo la sangre caliente Unknown 1977-09-22
Movie Contrabando y Traicion Emilio Varela 1977-10-20
Movie Alas doradas Unknown 1976-03-11
Movie Acorralados Unknown 1976-06-10
Movie The Other Virginity Adrián Romero 1975-04-24
Movie Simon Blanco Capuleque 1975-03-16
Movie México de noche Julio 1975-06-12
Movie El desconocido Unknown 1974-09-26
Movie Cabalgando a la luna Unknown 1974-11-14
Movie When I Want to Cry, I Don't Victorino Peralta 1973-07-04
Movie Hoy he soñado con Dios Unknown 1972-06-28
Movie Cuna de valientes Unknown 1972-06-28
Movie El ausente Unknown 1972-08-09
Movie El juicio de los hijos Alberto 1971-03-25
Movie Más allá de la violencia Unknown 1971-01-01
Movie Ya somos hombres Unknown 1971-04-27
Movie Las figuras de arena Unknown 1970-09-16
Movie Simplemente vivir Unknown 1970-10-08
Movie Rage Unknown 1966-12-09
Movie La risa de la ciudad Unknown 1963-11-09
Movie El Extra Chevo, hermano de Rosa 1962-10-04
Movie Mekishiko mushuku Unknown 1962-01-03
Movie Suerte te dé Dios Unknown 1961-05-11
Movie Tres tristes tigres Unknown 1961-07-27
Movie El gran pillo Unknown 1960-03-17