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 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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