Casas originally began as a footballer for Atlético Madrid, but entered film in 1941 and made nearly 170 appearances in film and TV between then and 1982. He appeared in A Pistol for Ringo in 1965 and Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in 1966, a film that has consistently been voted one of the greatest of all time. One of his best-known roles was in Luis Buñuel's Tristana.
In the early 1970s he worked in television but returned to film after 1975 until his death.
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