But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced.
He was the first FAMAS Hall of Fame awardee for Best Actor (1981) and also became a Hall of Fame award-winner as a producer (1983).
He often played heroes of the downtrodden classes, which gained him the admiration of a lot of the nation's many unschooled and impoverished citizens.
Nakagawa siya ng mga humigit kumulang na 120 pelikula, karamihan sa mga ito ay nauuri na action-comedy kung saan siya ang bida na ginaganapan ang mga papel ng mga taong mahirap o mga mababang antas ng lipunan.
Napagwagian niya ang ilan sa pinakamataas na Gantimpala at Gawad sa Pag-arte at pagiging Direktor ng Pelikula.
This later proved advantageous to his political career.
He is married to (the former Doctor and first lady-turned-senator) Luisa Pimentel and had three children by her: Jose Ejercito, Jr.Kabilang siya sa mga alkalde na sapilitang inalis nang humalili si Corazon C.Aquino bilang pangulo ng Pilipinas pagkaraang napatalsik Ferdinand E.Dalawang dating pangulo ng Pilipinas ang napabilang sa 10 pinaka-corrupt na lider at nagkamal ng malaking halaga ng salapi.Sa inilabas na pag-aaral ng Transparency International Global Corruption Report 2004, ang 10 lider ay pawang naakusahan na nagkamal ng malaking halaga mula sa bansang pinamumunuan.He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910).