Fernando Poe, Jr.

Active - 1948 - 2003  |   Born - Aug 20, 1939 in Manila, Philippines  |   Died - Dec 14, 2004 in Manila, Philippines  |   Genres - Action, Adventure

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  • Dropped out of school at the age of 15 to provide financial help his family; worked as a messenger in a film exchange office.
  • Got his big break through his role in the film Lo Waist Gang (1956).
  • Started his own production company called FPJ Productions.
  • Ran for Filipino presidency in 2004, but lost to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
  • Has been dubbed as the King of Philippine Cinema.