Jorge Rivero

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Jorge Rivero
Born Jorge Pous Rosas
(1938-06-13) June 13, 1938 (age 78)
Mexico
Alma mater Colegio Universitario Mexicano
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965-present

Jorge Rivero (born Jorge Pous Rosas June 15, 1938) is a Mexican actor, with a career spanning three continents (the Americas and Europe), primarily in Spanish language media. He has been also credited as George Rivers and George Rivero.

Early life[edit]

Rivero was raised in Mexico City and proved to be an excellent athlete, excelling in track, jai alai and Water polo. At an early age, he became a bodybuilder and has used weightlifting to maintain his physique throughout his life. Graduating from Colegio Universitario Mexicano in 1960 with a chemical engineering degree, Rivero soon left that discipline behind to become an actor.

Acting roles[edit]

For Rivero's first film appearance, he was cast in René Cardona's movie The Invisible Assassin (1965) where he wears a mask throughout the film. His breakthrough role came in the Western El Mexicano (1966; directed by René Cardona), making him a star overnight in his native Mexico. Kicking off a string of westerns for the young actor, this movie was followed with Pistoleros de la frontera (1967). He also found time to appear in a few wrestling films, teaming with the famed Santo in Operación 67 (1967) and in El Tesoro de Moctezuma (1968; with Amadee Chabot).

Rivero's most notorious role came in The Sin of Adam and Eve (El pecado de Adán y Eva) (1969), in which Rivero and American costar Candy Wilson appear nude throughout most of the film.[1] By 1970, Rivero had offers from Hollywood and acted in the big-budget films Soldier Blue (1970; with Candice Bergen and Donald Pleasence),[2] Rio Lobo (1970; with John Wayne and Jennifer O'Neill) and The Last Hard Men (1976; with Charlton Heston and James Coburn). Afterward, Rivero continued to act in Mexican, Italian and U.S. productions, including appearances in Lucio Fulci's 1983 fantasy film Conquest, and the all-star action film Counterforce in 1988.

In 1996, Rivero acted in the film Werewolf alongside Richard Lynch and Joe Estevez.

Selected filmography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Young, R. G. (2000). "The encyclopedia of fantastic film: Ali Baba to Zombies". Applause: 915. ISBN 978-1-55783-269-6. 
  2. ^ Aleiss, Angela (2005). Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies,. Praeger. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-275-98396-3. 

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