Ignazio Spalla

Ignazio Spalla (best known as Pedro Sanchez; 5 May 1924 – 9 February 1995) was an Italian film actor.

Ignazio Spalla
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Yul Brinner and Ignazio Spalla like Pedro Sanchez in Adios, Sabata (1970).
Born(1924-05-05)5 May 1924
Died9 February 1995(1995-02-09) (aged 70)
Other namesPedro Sanchez
Years active1964–1977

Born in Siena, Spalla was mainly active in Spaghetti Westerns, usually playing roles of Mexicans, gunfighters and outlaws.[1] His first roles of weight were in 1965, in Marino Girolami's Bullet in the Flesh and in Giorgio Ferroni's Blood for a Silver Dollar.[1]

In the 1970s he focused his activity in the subgenre of comic spaghetti, and his career basically declined together with Italo-Western.[1] Outside this genre, Spalla's credits include Eduardo De Filippo's Shoot Loud, Louder... I Don't Understand, Lucio Fulci's The Conspiracy of Torture, and Pasquale Festa Campanile's Hitch-Hike.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Giraldi, Massimo; Enrico Lancia; Fabio Melelli (2006). 100 caratteristi del cinema italiano. Gremese Editore.
  2. ^ Lancia, Enrico; Roberto Poppi (2003). Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori. Gremese Editore. ISBN 8884402697.

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