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, 1924–1995) 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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