Ignazio Spalla

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Ignazio Spalla
Born (1924-05-05)5 May 1924
Siena, Italy
Died 9 February 1995(1995-02-09) (aged 70)
Other names Pedro Sanchez
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964–1977

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

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]


  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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