Jean Bastia was born Jean Simoni on February 15, 1919 in
Bastia, Corsic, France. The brother of composer Pascal Bastai [1908-2007], Jean
was involved in producing, directing and writing screenplays for two dozen
films from 1946 until 1983. He was involved in all genres and is known to
Euro-western fans for the film “Dynamite Jack” (1960) with Fernandel which he
co-wrote the screenplay and directed.
Today we celelbrate the 95th birthday of Jean
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.