He rose to fame with the movie "Low Waist Gang" in 1956, a movie so popular low-waist pants became a Philippine fad. The 1958 sequel "Lo’ Waist Gang at Og sa Mindoro" was recently re-released and quietly sold to hit the Kabayan November 2008 Top 10 Movies at number 7. Two other re-released FPJ movies, "Kapag Lumaban Ang Api" ( 1986 ) and "Daang Hari" ( 1984 ) were at numbers 9 and 10, respectively.
Years after his death, FPJ is still a crowd favorite. FPJ made over 200 movies in his lifetime, including the Panday series, "Kahit Kaunting Patingin" with megastar Sharon Cuneta, and his last movie "Pakners" with 9 balls billiards champion Efren "Bata" Reyes.
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Kabayan Top 10
- For The First Time
- A Very Special Love
- Maging Sino Ka Man
- Ang Lihim Ni Antonio
- Lo Waist Gang At Og Sa Mindoro
- Kapag Lumaban Ang Api