Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy 80th Birthday Dominic Barto

Dominic Barto was born on December 20, 1930 in Pennsylvania. Before entering films he was a professional boxer. With his very pronounced facial features, he was an excellent villain in crime and western films. Dominic appeared in six Euro-westerns including "They Call Me Trinity","The Last Rebel", ‘Man of the East" and both the film and TV series "Lucky Luke". He also is remembered for his appearance in "Rocky IV" as a Russian policeman. Thanks to his acting skills he could easily transform from drama to comedy (such as the bounty killer Mortimer in "Trinity" to bums, or William Dalton, in the TV series "Lucky Luke") obtaining an extraordinary comic edge dictated by the paradox of the opposing characteristics. Dominic retired and moved to the Far East. Today we celebrate his 80th birthday.

2 comments:

  1. Dominic Barto is funny lol

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  2. Dominic retired to Chiang Mai, Thailand in the mid-1990s and still lives there.

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