The current challenge word on Monday Artday is “treasure”.
Alfonso Bedoya, a Mexican actor, starred in 77 movies in his career. His most famous role was “Gold Hat” the leader of the Mexican banditos in pursuit of Fred C. Dobbs in “The Treasure of Sierra Madre”. In this role, he uttered one of the most famous (and often parodied) lines in Hollywood history. Trying to convince Dobbs (as played by Humphrey Bogart) that he and his gang are federales, Dobbs asks for credentials. Bedoya answers “”Badges!? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!!” That quote was chosen as #36 on the American Film Institute list of the top 100 Greatest Movie Quotes.
After years of drinking destroyed his health, Bedoya died in 1957 at the age of 53.
A Hollywood treasure.