Brother-in-law of Mina Aragon, wife of Andy Poe.
His question of his citizenship was the most serious issue that he faced during the 2004 elections where he ran for the presidency of the Philippines. His opponents sought for his disqualification claiming he's an American citizen since he was an illegitimate son of a non-Filipino mother. His mother, an American, and his Catalonian-Filipino father married in 1940, a year he was born.
Fernando Poe, Jr. played hero not only in the films but also in real life. Together with bosom friend Joseph Estrada, they broke the stranglehold of the Big Four. The Big Four, composed of gangsters from rich families, were victimizing movie stars through extortion.
His parents married a year after he was born.
Up until his death, no actor was able to dethrone him as King of Philippine Movies.