Top 10 Spaghetti Western Actors


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #1

I just have some time on my hands so I’m doing a little rankings list, perhaps we can add more lists and do a vote like we did for the top 20 SW’s.

Off the top of my head, here it goes…

  1. Lee Van Cleef
  2. Clint Eastwood
  3. Gianni Garko
  4. Franco Nero
  5. Anthony Steffen
  6. Giuliano Gemma
  7. William Berger
  8. Peter Lee Lawrence
  9. Terence Hill
  10. Henry Fonda
  11. John Wayne (hahaha just kidding, just making sure you are still paying attention)

Honourable Mention: George Hilton, G.M. Volonte, Charles Bronson, Klaus Kinski, Ivan Rassimov, Woody Strode, Craig Hill, Tony Anthony, Eli Wallach, George Martin


(Bill san Antonio) #2

I like making lists so here goes:

Tomas Milian
Klaus Kinski
Claudio Camaso
Gianni Garko
Lee Van Cleef
Giuliano Gemma
George Hilton
Terence Hill
Fernando Sancho
Peter Lee Lawrence


(Chris_Casey) #3
  1. Franco Nero
  2. Clint Eastwood
  3. Gianni Garko
  4. Lee Van Cleef
  5. Guiliano Gemma
  6. Anthony Steffen
  7. Terence Hill
  8. Gian Maria Volonte
  9. Craig Hill
  10. Tomas Milian

I intentionally left out folks like Eli Wallach, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, and so on…because I don’t think of them specifically as Spaghetti Western actors.
I tried to make up my list using only actors that were more closely associated with the genre.


(Silvanito) #4

Yes this could be fun!

No offence but just a list of actors doesn’t say much since they’re all great!

But a vote for the most beloved SW character would be more interesting!

But then I think we should have a set of characters to vote for instead of everybody just voting for whoever comes to mind, or what do you guys think?


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #5

Characters would probably be an even better idea than actors.

Its hard to classify actors, I was also faced with a delemna of whether I should incllude mainstream guys like Fonda, in the end I chose to because the impact they made with 1 or 2 films surpassed others that have starred in many SW’s. I guess its the quality over quantity arguement. But yeah guys like Fonda and Bronson were not SW actors per se. They were just hollywood actors that happened to be in a couple of SW’s. Same goes for Orson Wells, Coburn, Teddy Savales, Burt Reynolds and others etc…

I wonder if people consider Lionel Stander to be a true SW actor. …


(Bad Lieutenant) #6

Excluding nobody:

  1. Milian
  2. Kinski
  3. Mifune
  4. Fonda
  5. Quinn
  6. Savalas
  7. Volonte
  8. Van Cleef
  9. Eastwood
  10. Steiger

Characters:

  1. The Stranger (Eastwood)
  2. Tigrero, a.k.a. Loco (Kinski)
  3. El Indio (Volonte)
  4. Sartana (Garko)
  5. Tuco (Wallach)
  6. Chaco (Milian)
  7. Sentenza (Van Cleef)
  8. Nobody (Hill)
  9. Yodlaf Peterson (Nero)
  10. José Gómez (Milian)
  11. Django (Nero)

(Silvanito) #7

Bad Lieutenant, what do you think about Harvey Keitel in a spaghettiwestern? :wink:

Here is a picture from “The Piano”

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(Søren) #8

You mean The Man With No Name?

The Stranger would be Tony Anthony :wink:


(Bad Lieutenant) #9

[quote=“Silvanito, post:7, topic:721”]Bad Lieutenant, what do you think about Harvey Keitel in a spaghettiwestern? :wink:

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He was great in Mean Streets, Reservoir Dogs and Bad Lieutenant. I haven’t seen Il mio west though, so I can’t judge. [quote=“AvatarDK, post:8, topic:721”]You mean The Man With No Name?

The Stranger would be Tony Anthony ;)[/quote]
Same difference. Anthony’s character was of course based on Eastwood’s.


(The Halitosis Kid) #10

SW ACTORS
01 Tomas Milian (the most extrovert)
02 Franco Nero (the coolest)
03 Lee Van Cleef (“the daddy”)
04 Terence Hill (the fastest)
05 Guiliano Gemma (the nicest)
06 Gian Maria Volonte (the wildest)
07 Gianni Garko (the most stylish)
08 Charles Bronson (because he’s “Harmonica” the greatest SW character ever created)
09 Henry Silva (the most outrageous)
10 Clint Eastwood (the most imitated)

SW CHARACTERS
01 Harmonica
02 Nobody
03 Django
04 Sartana
05 Cuchillo
06 Colonel Mortimer
07 Trinity
08 Tepepa
09 Sabata
10 Juan
11 The Rumpo Kid :wink:


(Silvanito) #11

Hmm ok, Keitel has already been in a western, I didn’t know that, my question was puerly hypothetical :smiley:


(Silvanito) #12

I don’t know what type of character he plays in that film, but he could have been good in a SW as some sort of bandido don’t you think?


(Bad Lieutenant) #13

From http://www.reelfilm.com/gunsrvng.htm
"Starring Harvey Keitel and David Bowie, Gunslinger’s Revenge casts Keitel as Johnny Lowen - an aging gunfighter who returns home with the intention of hanging up his six-shooter for good. And though it initially seems as though Johnny will be able to enjoy his retirement with his son (Leonardo Pieraccioni) and grandson (Yudii Mercredi), it’s not long before the sinister Jack Sikora (Bowie) arrives on the scene looking to settle an old score."


(JONAH HEX) #14

The man with no name-Tuco-Mortimer-Harmonica-Frank-yodlaf(the swede)-Sartana-Loco-Cuchillo-Blindman


(scherpschutter) #15

Since I came up with the idea of a Top 10 of SW characters, I feel obliged to give you my personal list:

  1. Colonel Mortimer
  2. Silence
  3. No Name
  4. Frank
  5. Harmonica
  6. Tuco
  7. Ringo (from The Return of)
  8. Sentenza
  9. Il Polacco (Nero in The Mercenary, I own the film in Italian)
  10. Sartana (Garko, in several movies, but especially “If you meet Sartana etc.”)

Hors concours: Jill

Best wishes to a very Bad Lieutenant


(seanmallory) #16

There are too much great SW actors! :wink:

My list of actors:

  1. Lee Van Cleef - because he’s absolutely cool and has a perfect SW face. :wink:
  2. Gian Maria Volonté - well… perhaps the sexiest bad guy all the time.
  3. William Berger - I’ve only seen him in Sabata and in Keoma, but this man ROCKS.
  4. Tomas Milian - the best mexican bandit/revolutionar :smiley: And he can be funny, sad, evil or serious. He knows all.
  5. Clint Eastwood - well, Man With No Name wrote cinema history.
  6. Klaus Kinski - the maddest villain ever.
  7. Franco Nero - ideal tough guy with beautiful blue eyes. :stuck_out_tongue:
  8. Eli Wallach - not so much SW’s, but the characters!
  9. Luigi Pistilli - not a main character in the most cases, but he’s an unforgettable SW figure.
  10. Mario Brega - the big fat henchman ;D

Characters:

  1. Tuco - he’s the king. ;D
  2. El Indio
  3. Cheyenne
  4. Man With No Name
  5. Harmonica
  6. Banjo
  7. Ryan (I love Lee Van Cleef in all his forms, but perhaps Ryan was the most sympathetic)
  8. Frank
  9. El Vasco
  10. Silenzio

(Chris_Casey) #17

Hmmm…characters, eh?

Let me think…

OK, just off the top of my head here are my favorites listed randomly…

  1. Monco (Man with No Name)
  2. Django
  3. Col. Mortimer
  4. Sartana
  5. Tuco
  6. Indio
  7. Pecos/Cuchillo (tie!)
  8. Silence
  9. Serge Kowalski
  10. Any of the many Mexican characters portrayed by Fernando Sancho! :wink:

There are tons more great characters in SW’s…but, those were the ones that immediately sprang to my mind.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #18

My Top 10 Characters:

Man with No Name
Jack Beauregard
Mortimer
Harmonica
Django
Silence
Sabata
Sartana
Ringo
Nobody

Honourable Mention: Banjo, Jonathon Corbett, Bill Mecieta, Mr. Silver, Gary Hamilton, Keoma, The Stranger, Scott Mary, Murdock the Preacher, Indio, Tuco, Angel Eyes, Hot Dead, Trinity, Blade, Joe Clifford, Shanghai Joe, Brandon


(SARTANA DJANGO BALLADS) #19

TOP 10 SPAGHETTI WESTERNS LEADING ACTORS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE SD

  1. PETER LEE LAWRENCE

  2. RICHARD HARRISON

  3. CLINT EASTWOOD

  4. LEE VAN CLEEF

  5. FRANCO NERO

  6. ANTHONY STEFFEN

  7. GIANNI GARKO

  8. GEORGE HILTON

  9. MARK DAMON
    CHARLES BRONSON

  10. CRAIG HILL
    GUY MADISON

OUTSIDE THE TOP 10

  1. BRETT HALSEY
    LEONARD MANN
    ROBERT HUNDAR

  2. ROBERT WOODS

  3. JEFF CAMERON
    GEORGE EASTMAN

  4. HUNT POWERS

  5. WAYDE PRESTON

  6. GIULIANO GEMMA

  7. WILLIAM BERGER

  8. GEORGE MARTIN
    LOU CASTEL

  9. TONY KENDALL
    RICHARD WYLER
    MICKEY HARGITAY
    HENRY SILVA

20, TOMAS MILIAN
GIAN MARIA VOLONTE
TERENCE HILL (Not SW stupid comedies)

I have NOT listed the GREATS : HENRY FONDA/CHARLES BRONSON as made few Sws :smiley:
I have listed Charles Bronson now ;D


(Stanton) #20

By the way, what’s about George Eastman?