screenshots / Coogan's Bluff / 1968 Universal Studios
This opening scene of this crime thriller (filmed in California's Mojave Desert) has Coogan (Clint Eastwood) in pursuit of Running Bear (Rudy Diaz) who has discarded his boots and clothing, is armed, and wearing only a leather loincloth.
Before becoming an actor, Rudy Diaz was a LAPD detective. He was one of the first to arrive on the scene of Marilyn Monroe's probable suicide.
Born Adolph Carrillo Diaz, Rudy Diaz was of Mescalero Apache descent He passed in 2006 at the age of 88.