Peter Martell

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Peter Martell
Il pistolero dell Ave Maria - 1969 Martell cropped.png
Martell in The Forgotten Pistolero (1969)
Born Pietro Martellanza
(1938-09-30)30 September 1938
Died 1 February 2010(2010-02-01) (aged 71)
Occupation Actor

Pietro Martellanza (30 September 1938 – 1 February 2010), best known as Peter Martell, was an Italian film actor, best known for his roles in Spaghetti westerns. Sometimes he was credited as Pete Martell or Peter Martel.

Born in Bolzano, he started his career in cinema as a stuntman.[1] He was mainly active in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in about 70 films.[1]

Martell was chosen as the leading actor in God Forgives... I Don't!, but the day before the first shoot he broke his foot during a fight with his girlfriend and was replaced by Terence Hill, who so started his successful partnership with Bud Spencer.[2][3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Cinema: morto Peter Martell, il Terence Hill sudtirolese". Ticino News. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9. 
  3. ^ "Intervista a Terence Hill". Retrieved 12 December 2011. 

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