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Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize

Ricardo Montalban [11]


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Born:November 25, 1920
Died:January 14, 2009 (88)
Filmography Rating:7.66 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.16 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.22 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:75.97%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (Season 11 / Ep. 9) [1961](41) => Claudius (voice: English version)
Star Trek - Season 1 [1966](46) => Khan Noonien Singh
Star Trek: Various Episodes [1966](46) => Khan Noonien Singh
Escape from the Planet of the Apes [1971](51) => Armando
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes [1972](52) => Armando
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [1982](62) => Khan
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad [1988](68) => Vincent Ludwig
Behind the Planet of the Apes [1998](78) => Armando (archive footage) / Himself
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams [2002](82) => Grandfather
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over [2003](83) => Grandfather
Star Trek: Remastered - Season 1 [2007](87) => Khan Noonien Singh

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [1982]
  • It has been widely debated that Ricardo Montalban's chest was actually a prosthetic piece that he wore during the film. In the director's commentary in the special edition DVD, Nicholas Meyer is quoted as saying that it was, in fact, Montalban's actual chest and that he was a very muscular man who worked out.
  • Ricardo Montalban watched his original [1967] performance to recall the character of Khan.
    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over [2003]
  • When Juni and Grandpa emerge from the game, Grandpa says that the armrests on his wheelchair are covered in rich Corinthian leather. This is a reference to actor Ricardo Montalban's Chrysler Cordoba television commercials in the late '70's ("The seats are upholstered in rich Corinthian leather").
  • Final live-action film appearance of Ricardo Montalban.
    Despicable Me [2010]
  • Steve Carell describes Gru's accent as a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.