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Benito Stefanelli (2 September 1928 – December 1999) was an Italian film actor, stuntman and weapons master who made over 60 appearances in film between 1955 and 1991.

Benito Stefanelli
Stefanelli in Day of Anger (1967)
Born 2 September 1928
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died December 1999 (age 71)
Occupation Actor, Stuntman

Stefanelli is best known in world cinema for his roles as henchmen in several of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western films, portraying gang members in the trilogy of films A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More, (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

In his career, Stefanelli appeared in countless other western films and he worked simultaneously as a stunt coordinator (particularly during the 1960s and early 1970s) on the films that he performed in including those of Sergio Leone. A fluent English speaker, he also reportedly served as Clint Eastwood's interpreter on the set of A Fistful of Dollars.

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