He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. A pro football player, Barnes made a mark into playing roles in pictures with his performance in the 1959 film "Westbound".  The same year, the co-op beat 'em up videogame Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans was released. He began working in theatre and television, where he was soon noticed as one of the most promising actors of his generation. Bit roles in South Pacific (1958) and Kronos (1957) lead to a supporting role in the sci fi film, Master of the World (1961). George Ardisson was born on December 31, 1931 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy as Giorgio Ardisson. He won a Golden Globe in 1960 for Most Promising Newcomer. As a Comrade, He Could Have Been A Contender: [Review] In 1987, he co-wrote the late Spaghetti Western, Scalps. He died on December 11, 2014 in Cerveteri, Lazio, Italy. Girotti had the lead roles in Spavaldi e innamorati (1959) and Cerasella (1959), a teen comedy. In his final Spaghetti Western role, he played a Boston University Professor turned bandit in another box- office smash, Sergio Sollima’s Face to Face (1967), opposite Tomas Milian.  These included Last of the Renegades (1964) with Lex Barker; three films with Stewart Granger, Amongst Vultures (1964), The Oil Prince (1965) and Old Surehand (1965); Shots in 3/4 Time (1965); Duel at Sundown (1965) with Peter Van Eyck; Call of the Forest (1965), an Austrian movie; Die Nibelungen, Teil 1 - Siegfried (1965) and Die Nibelungen, Teil 2 - Kriemhilds Rache (1967). He is known for his work on Letters to Juliet (2010), The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) and The Avenger, Zorro (1969). After adopting the name Peter Lee Lawrence, he went on to star in 15 more over the next five years, including Killer Caliber 32 (1967), Days of Violence (1967), A Gun for One Hundred Graves aka A Pistol for a Hundred Coffins (1968) , Garringo (1969), Sabata the Killer (1970) and Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest (1971). While on liberty one weekend in Hollywood, ... A regular "good guy" and "bad guy" presence in sagebrush sagas and two-fisted film action during the early 1950s, brawny, blond-haired Alexander Livingston Nicol Jr. was born in 1916 in Ossining, New York, the son of a prison warden there at Sing Sing, and his wife, the matron of a detention center... Actor | He also had roles in a number of Jesus Franco films. He also helped to produce Wild Orchid (1989) and the TV western, Dollar for the Dead (1998).Year of Induction: 2012, May 31, 1930 (San Francisco California, USA)- Tony made his film debut using his birth name in 1957. In 1964, he returned to Germany and there appeared in a series of Heimatfilme, adventure and western films, based on novels by German author Karl May. He was married to Ljiljana Kontic. He is an actor, known for Devil Fish (1984), If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968) and Waterloo (1970). His family moved ... Craggy-faced, dependable star character actor Van Heflin never quite made the Hollywood "A" list, but made up for what he lacked in appearance with hard work, charisma and solid acting performances. Often known for tongue and cheek portrayals of gunfighters with a talent for comedic timing, Hilton appeared as the popular character “Hallelujah”, in two successful films, They Call Me Hallelujah (1972) and Return of Hallelujah (1973). 1, (Jan 1994): 61. Perhaps his best performance was as a cowardly and alcoholic Sheriff in Tequila Joe (1968). The Italian actor had a knack for playing psychotic and ruthless Mexican bandit leaders as he proved in A Fistful of Dollars (1964) (billed as Johnny Wels) and For a Few Dollars More (1965), both films bringing him his greatest recognition in America. Hill Continues to be active in Italian television today, including the hit Italian television series, Don Matteo (2000-).Year of Induction: 2010, July 16, 1934 (Montevideo, Uruguay) - He was an actor, known for Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), None But the Lonely Spy (1964) and Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966). He died on February 1, 2010 in Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. For English dubs, Hill was dubbed by Lloyd Battista in six films, including the "Cat Stevens and Hutch Bessy" trilogy, while Roger Browne dubbed him in most of his early 1970s films (They Call Me Trinity to A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe); from Mr. Billion onward, Hill dubbed his own English voice. $100,000 For Ringo (1965) was a smash box office hit in Italy and one of the most successful of the early era Spaghetti Westerns. Girotti had his first lead in Guaglione (1956). The comparison ... Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. He died on December 5, 2017 in Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France. His first western was a small role in the German Karl May western Among Vultures aka Frontier Hellcat (1964). But even with all his Hollywood super-stardom, his roles in the “Man With No Name" trilogy remain among his most iconic achievement in film.Year of Induction: 2010, July 15, 1935 (Zadar, Italy now Croatia)- Steffen would go on to star in numerous non-westerns, including the Giallo cult favorite The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971), but eventually retired from acting to live a jet setter’s lifestyle and settle down in Rio De Janeiro where he spent the remainder of his days.Year of Induction: 2010, January 9, 1925 (Somerville New Jersey, USA) – December 16, 1989 (Oxnard CA, USA) , Hill and Spencer starred in Odds and Evens (1978), I'm for the Hippopotamus (1979), Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981), and Go for It (1983). Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. Along with Clint Eastwood, Van Cleef was one of the two most iconic American stars of Italian westerns. His last Spaghetti Western vehicle was the 3D film Comin’ At Ya! A true renaissance man, he has earned a law degree, registered several patents, became a certified commercial airline and helicopter pilot, founded the Spencer Scholarship fund, owned several businesses, worked at the Italian Embassy in Brazil, and even ventured a brief foray into Italian politics.Year of Induction: 2013, July 21, 1930 (Rome, Italy) - June 4, 2004 (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) Eastwood’s iconic role paved the way and set the standard for other Spaghetti Western stars. Initially a character actor in many Hollywood westerns such as Hign Noon (1952), it wasn’t until he ventured to Italy that Van Cleef got his big break portraying the iconic “man in black”, a sort of father figure to Eastwood’s “man with no name” in For a Few Dollars More (1965). He played opposite Lee Van Cleef in Sergio Sollima’s The Big Gundown (1966). March 29, 1939 (Venice, Italy)- Born Mario Girotti, the blue-eyed actor initially played small parts in Italian and German films (including a couple of German Karl May westerns), but later adopted the name Terence Hill and starred in some of the most commercially successful Italian westerns ever made, many of them co-starring with Bud Spencer. Rick Van Nutter was born in Pomona, California and entered film work as a location manager/assistant director while living in the Hawaian Islands. Willi Colombini is an actor and writer, known for Hercules (1958), Hercules Unchained (1959) and Io... donna (1971). He was married to Emanuela Rolando. A staunch political activist, Volonte continued to act, mostly in dramatic roles, including Le Cercle Rouge (1970), Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) and For Love and Gold (1966) and Sacco & Vanzetti (1971) until his death via heart attack, winning prestigious acclaim along the way including for best actor at the 1983 Cannes film festival and the 1987 the Golden Lion award at the 1991 Venice Film Festival honoring his career and achievement in international cinema.Year of Induction: 2010, July 19th, 1936 (Denver, Colorado, USA)- Among all the American actors who made a living in Italy starring in Spaghetti Westerns, none were more prolific than Robert Woods. He went to Italy and starred in several peplum films, utilizing his bodybuilder’s physique in films such as Medusa Against the Son of Hercules (1963). Whether they are dreamy, icy, bold, bright or sharp, these actors use the features of their eyes to their advantage. Donald O'Brien was born on September 15, 1930 in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Donal O'Brien. El hombre que mató a Billy el Niño. Outside of the Spaghetti Western genre, he also starred in the World War II Macaroni Combat film, Hell in Normandy (1968) as well as Black Beauty (1971). Leading men , the heroes and anti-heroes . He later changed his name to Bud Spencer, using a combination of Budweiser bear and Spencer Tracy. Actor | The Hustler Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Arthur Sigmund Newman (died 1950) and Theresa Fetsko (died 1982). Outside of the Spaghetti Western genre, he had over 100 film and television credits, usually in Yugoslavian cinema. He was an actor and director, known for The Story of Night (1973), The Big Appointment (1975) and Hatam Taee (1966). His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. Sight and Sound; London Vol. This established Halsey as one of the more successful of the American Import actors during the Spaghetti Western craze. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. Hill followed it with a musicarello, The Crazy Kids of the War (1967), then did a Western, Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) for director Ferdinando Baldi, a sequel to Django (1966) with Hill playing the role done by Franco Nero in the original; it co-starred Horst Frank and George Eastman (and would be featured, much later, at the 64th Venice Film Festival, in 2007). His recent films include thriller-drama "... Lang Jeffries was born on June 7, 1930 in Ontario, Canada as Hubor William Lappin. Enhanced by his tall, powerful build, icy voice, and piercing eyes, he earned two "Best Supporting Actor" nominations early in his career. , During his childhood, Hill lived in the small town of Lommatzsch, Saxony. He was of Irish descent. He died in 1985. westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970s/1980s popular culture, as a sex symbol (posing nearly naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine), and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a ... Born Luigi Montefiori in 1942 near Genoa, Italy, the future actor provided artwork for various advertising agencies in Genoa before moving to Rome in 1966. New York Times 6 June 2001: E.1. Though it can be said that he only gained fame as an actor because he bore such a heavy resemblance to Italian actor Franco Nero, Maurizio Merli was a very versatile and charismatic leading man in Italian cinema throughout the 1970's. Steffen also starred in No Room to Die (1969), W Django (1971) and A Man Called Joe Clifford Aka Apocalypse Joe (1970). Terence Hill Makes American Film Debut in 'Mr. “Il Pistolero Nazionale” started out as a stuntman in Peplum movies, but eventually became Italy’s most beloved star during the golden age of Spaghetti Westerns. Following 4 years in repertory companies, he joined the Old... Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He first starred as the “Stranger” in A Stranger in Town (1967). Born Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero, a young, blue-eyed Nero, in his breakthrough role, was cast in the lead in what would become arguably the most influential Spaghetti Western ever made. He was an actor and writer, known for Rififi (1955), Callan (1974) and The Istanbul Adventure (1958). Cast in a number of racially-motivated British films during the 1950s and 1960s, actor Harry Baird was born in Georgetown, Guyana (then called British Guiana) on May 12, 1931 and received his education both in Canada and England.Famed director Carol Reed gave Harry his film break in 1954 at age 23 ... Gabriele Tinti was born on August 22, 1932 in Molinella, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Gastone Tinti.