Giuliano Gemma

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Giuliano Gemma
Gemma in 2008, celebrating his 70th birthday
Born (1938-09-02)2 September 1938
Rome, Italy
Died 1 October 2013(2013-10-01) (aged 75)
Civitavecchia, Italy
Occupation Actor, stuntman, sculptor
Years active 1958–2013

Giuliano Gemma (September 2, 1938 – October 1, 2013) was an Italian actor


Born in Rome, Gemma first worked as a stuntman, then was offered real acting parts by director Duccio Tessari, starting with the film Arrivano i titani (1962). He also made an appearance in Luchino Visconti's Il Gattopardo as Garibaldi's General. Gemma later went on to star in spaghetti westerns, where he enjoyed great success playing the hero in films such as A Pistol for Ringo (Una pistola per Ringo), Blood for a Silver Dollar (Un dollaro bucato) and Day of Anger (I giorni dell'ira). He was sometimes credited as Montgomery Wood. Giuliano Gemma's career survived the demise of the genre, and he remained active on Italian television.

Gemma played in a variety of movies, including art-house offerings such as Valerio Zurlini's The Desert of the Tartars (Il deserto dei tartari) in 1976. The same year, Gemma won a David di Donatello, the Italian equivalent of the Oscar, for his portrayal of Major Matiss in The Desert of Tartars.[1]

Gemma also starred in a web comic named "Man Born Again" (2012) by Eclypsed Word.[2]

His daughter, Vera Gemma, is also an actress. Giuliano Gemma also worked as a sculptor.

On 1 October 2013, Gemma died following a car accident near Rome. He was taken to a hospital in Civitavecchia and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. Two other passengers, a man and his son, were also injured in the accident.[3]

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