Born: 20 September 1917, La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Fernando Rey fought with his father in the Spanish Civil War, before starting a career in the movies. Early jobs included dubbing the voice of Laurence Olivier into Spanish.
He rose to international fame through his work with acclaimed surrealist director Luis Buñuel.
His Spaghetti Western roles include political prisoner Professor Xantos in Sergio Corbucci's 'Companeros' and leader of a plot to assassinate President Garfield in Tonino Valerii's 'The Price of Power'.
He also starred in Enzo G. Castellari's giallo 'The Cold Eyes of Fear'.
But the role for which he is most remembered is as drug smuggler Alain Charnier in William Friedkin's oscar-winning 'The French Connection'.Spaghetti credentials:
Savage Guns (1961)
Legacy of the Incas (1965)
Navajo Joe (1966)
Son of a Gunfighter (1966)
Price of Power (1969)
Town Called Hell (1971)
Trinity Sees Red (1971)