Oldest Surviving Spaghetti Western Veterans


#1

Watching ‘Sabata’ recently, I noticed a familiar face whose name I didn’t know … so I Googled the movie, to discover that Antonio Gradoli was born March 19th, 1917 … and is still with us - Bravo Antonio! :grinning:

Love to hear of any other participants from the genre who are still alive and well, heading toward triple figures.


#2

Antonio Gradoli may be the winner. Kirk Douglas is older and did an Italian heist movie but no Spaghetti. Potentially living past 100, I’d say Eastwood has a good chance but he’s got a ways to go.


#3

Clint will be delighted to hear that! :smile: Might even offer you a commission to design the poster for his next movie.


(Martin) #4

In the strict sense off-topic, but anyway: A very old guy I came across some years ago was Swiss actor Lukas Ammann, who played the judge in Tonino Valerii’s I giorni dell’ira. Ammann was born in 1912 and died at the age of 104 last year.


#5

Wow! … thanks for that, Companero :smile:


(Martin) #6

Strangely, the Italian Wikipedia seems to doubt that Gradoli’s still alive (“è stato,” past).


#7

Perhaps he died of embarrassment after his last film appearance, in ‘TRINITY PLUS THE CLOWN AND A GUITAR’ (1975) ? :rofl:

Haven’t seen it, but I’d suspect from the title it’s not a classic


#8

Maybe Italian Wikipedia has taken that into consideration and by stating that he “was an actor” they meant he was an actor… until that appearance. :wink: