Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy 75th Birthday Tonino Valerii

Tonino Valerii was born Antonio Valerii on May 20, 1934 in Teramo, Abruzzi, Italy and is a well known Italian film director, best known for his Spaghetti Westerns. Valerii started his film career as an assistant director on Sergio Leone's “A Fistful of Dollars”, before moving on to direct by himself. Among his best known films are “Day of Anger” (1968) “The Price of Power” (1969), “A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die” (1972) and “My Name Is Nobody” (1973). He’s always been left in the shadows of Leone which is unfair as his own westerns can stand on their own with or without Sergios’ assistance. Today we wish him a happy 75th birthday.

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