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Sunday, June 8, 2008

ACTOR RUDY FERNANDEZ DIES (1952-2008)/ Movie Ads Circa [1992-2002]

Pasukuin si Waway: Batuigas II (1984)-
Rudy Fernandez first Famas Best Actor Award

Movie actor Rudy Fernandez succumbed to periampullary cancer in his home in White Plains, Quezon City at 6:15 a.m. Saturday. He was 56.

Fernandez had been battling the disease for more than two years. The action star passed away five days after he was brought home from the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City, where he had been confined for a month. He and wife Lorna Tolentino celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday. He suffered a seizure on Wednesday but refused to be taken back to the Cardinal Santos Memorial Center. His close friends, Sens. Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla, broke the news to media minutes after his death. His wife and other friends were with him as he passed away, Estrada said.

Fernandez’s remains lie in state at the Heritage Park in Taguig City. Interment will also be at Heritage Park on Thursday. The wake is open to the public.

He is survived by his wife Lorna, and their two sons, Rap and Renz, and a third son with actress-politician Alma Moreno, actor Mark Anthony Fernandez.

Fernandez’s entry in the action genre came in 1976 in the biopic of a notorious criminal, Bitayin si Baby Ama, a box-office hit that established him as a big name in Philippine movies for the next three decades. His words were etched in local cinema parlance with the line, “Trabaho lang, walang personalan (This is just a job, nothing personal),” in the 1992 movie Markang Bungo, which is another biopic, this time of a Baguio City cop, Bobby Ortega. He also played Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Gen. Victor Corpus, former actor Eddie Fernandez and politician Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo in blockbuster films. Fernandez starred in 65 films throughout his career, the last being the 2002
Hula Mo, Huli Ko!.

He is a winner of two FAMAS best actor trophies for the 1984 film Batuigas...Pasukuin si Waway and the 1988 Victor Corpus biopic and one
Film Academy of the Philippines best actor plum for Batuigas.

The Philippine Movie Press Club recently gave Fernandez the 2008 Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award.

Source: INQUIRER.net,
Philippine Daily Inquirer

See Rudy Fernandez Circa 1976- 1980

His last 10 years in showbiz

1. Kamay Ni Cain (1992)- Stars Rudy Fernandez, Alice Dixson and Aiko Melendez/ Directed by Jose Carreon

2. Kung Kailangan Mo Ako (1993)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Sharon Cuneta/ Directed by Eddie Garcia

3. Tumbasan Mo Ng Buhay! (1993)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Nanette Medved

4. Nagkataon Nagkatagpo (1994)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Maricel Soriano/ Directed by Augusto Salvador

5. Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Dawn Zulueta/ Directed by Romy Suzara

6. Matimbang Pa Sa Dugo (1995)- Stars Rudy Fernandez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Ana Roces/ Directed by Jose Carreon

7. Iligpit Si Bobby Ortega!: Markang Bungo 2 (1995)- Stars Rudy Fernandez, Anthony Alonzo, Bembol Roco, Bing Loyzaga, Charlene Gonzalez/ Directed by Eddie Rodriguez

8. Itataya Ko Buhay Ko (1996)- Stars Rudy Fernandez, Dawn Zulueta, Ricky Davao, Mat Ranillo III, Mark Gil, Pia Pilapil and Charito Solis/ Directed by Jose Carreon

9. Ayos Lang Pare Ko! (1997)- Stars Rudy Fernandez, Ogie Alcasid and Gellie De Belen/ Directed by Ricardo 'Bebong' Osorio

10. Ginto't Pilak (1999)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Rosanna Roces/ Directed by Romy Suzara

11. Palaban (2000)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Ara Mina/ Directed by Toto Natividad

12. Ping Lacson: Super Cop (2000)- Stars Rudy Fernandez, Lorna Tolentino, Ricky Davao, Glydel Mercado, Ace Espinosa and Herbert Bautista

13. Diskarte (2002)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Ara Mina

14. Hula Mo... Huli Ko! (2002)- Stars Rudy Fernandez and Rufa Mae Quinto


Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Rudy. I created a tribute in his honor for all of us to leave our memories.


Anonymous said...

rest n peace n we all missed u im one of your fan


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