Leo Anchóriz

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Leo Anchóriz
Born Leopoldo de Anchóriz Fustel
(1932-09-22)September 22, 1932
Almería, Spain
Died February 10, 1987(1987-02-10) (aged 54)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Other names Leo Anchóriz
Occupation Actor and writer
Years active 1957-1976

Leopoldo de Anchóriz Fustel (September 22, 1932 in Almería, Spain – February 17, 1987 in Madrid, Spain) was a Spanish actor and writer, most notable for appearing in "Spaghetti Western films.


Fustel was born in Almería, Spain on 22 September 1932. His real name was Leopoldo Anchóriz Fustel, but his stage name 'Leo Anchóriz' was instead used in films, appearing in some credits in English as 'Leo Anchoris'.

In 1965, he got married to María Callejón. He was also great friends with José María Forqué and Jaime de Armiñán, with whom he collaborated on several films, either as an actor or as a screenwriter.


He specialised in Spaghetti Western films filmed in Almería, in the 1960s and 1970s, but he also worked in various other Spanish films and television series. He also worked at the same time as a screenwriter and as an artistic director.

He has worked with directors such as José María Forqué and Italian directors Sergio Corbucci, Enzo Castellari, Franco Giraldi and Umberto Lenzi.

Throughout his film career, he has shared the screen with Agustín González, María Asquerino, Marisol, Sara Montiel and Vittorio Gassman.

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