, known by his screen name Cesar Montano
, is a multi-awarded Filipino actor
and film director
He started in show business
as a stuntman
. He played roles in numerous B movies. He then played major roles in several action movies
and a brief television career playing the lead role in the television sitcom Kaya ni Mister, Kaya ni Misis
His breakout role is his portrayal of José Rizal
, the Philippine National Hero in the film José Rizal
. The film is unprecedented as it portrays Philippine society during Spanish colonization of the Philippines
and its relevance up to the present day.
He has won numerous acting awards, such as Hollywood's The Great Raid
, Panaghoy sa Suba (The Call of the River)
, José Rizal
, Muro Ami (Reef Hunters)
and Bagong Buwan (New Moon)
Aside from acting
, Montano also embarked on a singing career, with the release of his music album Subok lang
or Just try
in 2000. He has also ventured into film production
as well as directing
, with Panaghoy sa Suba
as his directorial film debut.
After his first Hollywood
movie The Great Raid
with Benjamin Bratt
, he was cast in another Hollywood movie Another Deep Breath'
In May 2007, he unsuccessfully ran for senate under the coalition Team Unity (TU). GMA news reported that he lost about P40 million worth of endorsement for running in public office.
On July 13, 2010 Montano officially became a contract... Read More