I’m sure this thread was already done before, but since the untimely passing of this icon lets pay tribute by naming our favorite films of this legend. This can include non SWs as well. Feel free to share your anecdotes and fond memories.
Day of Anger
Pistol for Ringo
Return of Ringo
One Silver Dollar
Alive or Preferably Dead
Man from Nowhere/Arizona Colt
Price of Power
Here is the profile I wrote for him on the SWDB Hall of Fame page:
Giuliano Gemma aka Montgomery Wood
September 22, 1938 (Rome, Italy)- October 1, 2013 (Civitavecchia)
“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. Billed as Montgomery Wood in his early westerns, his lead roles in Duccio Tessari’s A Pistol for Ringo (1964) and Return of Ringo (1965) were box office smashes during the genre’s early years. Although he occasionally played the laconic, gritty tough guy typical of the genre, he more often played grinning, boyish, smart-mouthed heroes. The athletic “Angel Face” had exceptional gun twirling skills and always performed his own stunts and action sequences. In all, Gemma starred in 17 westerns over a 20 year period, almost all of which were box office bonanzas in Italy, including One Silver Dollar (1966), The White, the Yellow and the Black (1975) and The Price of Power’ (1969). Even genre heavyweights Franco Nero and Lee Van Cleef were hard pressed to match the commercial success of Gemma’s westerns in his homeland. Perhaps his most notable role in a western was playing Van Cleef’s Protégé in Day of Anger (1967). Outside of the Italian western genre, his most notable role was in Dario Argento’s giallo Tenebre (1982) and Even Angels Eat Beans (1973), Angelique (1964), The Leopard (1963) and Mad Love (2001). Still active in Television at the time of his death, he was also an accomplished sculptor.
Year of Induction: 2010