Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy 70th Birthday Terence Hill

He was born Mario Girotti on March 29, 1939 in Venice Italy. As a child he lived in the small town of Lommatzsch, Germany from 1943-1945, during World War II, surviving the Dresden Bombing. His mother was German and his father an Italian chemist. He was discovered at the age of 12 by Dino Risi and appeared in the 1951 film “Vacanze col Gangster”. He returned to Germany in 1956 and appeared in several films including a few Winnetou films. Returning to Italy in 1967 and was offered a part in “God Forgives I Don’t” replacing Peter Martell who had broken his foot. He changed his name to the American sounding Terence Hill. Teaming with Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli) the two have become a comedy legend in Italy and around the world. He is still working today and appears in his highly successful TV series Don Matteo. He recently made a new western called “Doc West” filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico last fall and which will be shown on Italian TV in April of this year. This is a pilot for hopefully a new TV series. Happy 70th birthday Terence Hill.

10 comments:

  1. Viva Girotti!!!
    Even though I am not a huge fan of the comedy Westerns...I have to confess to always enjoying the two Trinity films and absolutely loving MY NAME IS NOBODY.
    But, my favorite Hill film, apart from MY NAME IS NOBODY, is GOD FORGIVES--I DON'T!

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  2. Doggone it but is their any way we can get that italian station on our computer? If doc west could even be a cross between trinity and troublemakers I'll be satisfied.I know he'll want to keep it light and this I understand.At least he gets a western made.Poor franco has only been able to talk of making a western for years.April draws near and he sure looks cool mounted on a huge black fresian.

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  3. Not Fresian, it's an Andalusian ;-)

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  4. Supposedly "Doc West" is supposed to be released in the U.S. on DVD. The lines were spoken in English so I'll keep you posted on what I hear about it's release.

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  5. I'm with Raymie, it's a Friesian...

    An Andalucian with feet that size wouldn't show itself in public ;-)

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  6. Terence just keeps on looking good!..I'm glad hes still in the game no matter how corny some of his new stuff is!

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  7. Raymie knows his horses...better than anybody.

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  8. You mean, who knows his horses better than Raymie - Nobody! ;-)

    And talking of mean, moody types called Casey:

    http://www.ahafilm.info/movies/moviereviews.phtml?fid=221

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  9. Terence 72 years young - Happy Birthday!

    And @Christopher, we love corney!!!!

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  10. Today my son and I admired you again in one of your movies..
    We had a good laugh!
    Thanks for that.

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