Former Filipino president Joseph Estrada had appeared in the lead role several films and produced about 70 films during the course of his acting career that spanned over three decades, prior to his entering politics.
He started his career as a model at the age of 13 and later portrayed negative characters. He later entered films and won the Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor Award for ‘Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa,’ in 1975. He won several FAMAS Best Actor Awards for his movies that included ‘Markang Rehas’ (1962), ‘Ang Batang Quiapo’ (1965), and ‘Paria Adorada’ (1969).
He usually played the role of the hero of the downtrodden gaining popularity on screen and that propelled his political career, which began in 1967 when he contested for the position of the mayor of San Juan.
He rose to become President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001. Estrada continued to appear in movies till 1995 and returned to the big screen in 2009 in the film ‘Ang Tanging Pamilya’, after a hiatus of 14 years.
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