Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Remembering Daniel Martín

Born José Daniel Martinez Martinez on May 12, 1935 in Cartagena, Spain. Daniel lived most of his life in Zaragoza. He entered films in 1962 with an appearance in “La spada del Cid” directed by Miguel Iglesias. He came to the attention of Spaghetti Western fans when he appeared as Julio/Julián in Leone's “A Fistful of Dollars” opposite Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonte. Martín would go on to appear in over two dozen Euro-westerns always in supporting roles such as Unkas in 1965's “Last of the Mohicans” with Anthony Steffen, Father Santana in 1967's “A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die” with Alex Cord, and even pop up in Emilio' Estevez's 1998 TV western “Dead for a Dollar” as Sterling. He would turn to television later in life in such series as “Medico de familia”, and “The Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes”. Daniel Martín died on September 28, 2009 in Zaragoza, Spain. We remember Daniel Martín today on what would have been his 75th birthday.

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