June 4, 1925 (Tocuyito, Venezuela) -
With his easily recognizable latin countenance, Torres enjoyed a prolific career in over 20 Spaghetti Westerns, usually playing a dangerous, poncho-wearing Mexican bandit or henchmen. Torres appeared in such hit films as The Big Gundown (1966), Death Rides a Horse (1967), Face to Face (1967), Any Gun Can Play (1967) Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968), Run Man Run (1968), The 5 Man Army (1968), Tepepa (1969) and I am Sartana your Angel of Death (1969). On occasion Torres would receive a co-starring role in smaller productions. Outside of the Western genre, Torres is known as a pioneer of film, stage and television in his native Venezuela in a decades long career. Talented and versatile, he appeared in his country’s first Soap Opera, received a Best Actor Award in 1960 at the Lacore d’Oro Neorealist Film Festival, and won a Lifetime Achievement Award, the “Ciudad de Huelva” at the The Latin American Film Festival in 2015.
Year of Induction: 2017