Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy 75th Birthday Valentino Macchi

Valentino Macchi was born on August 4, 1937 in Bologna, Italy. Macchi has appeared in over 130 films and TV appearances since debuting in “Boccaccio '70” in 1962. Among his many films have been appearances as a character actor in 21 Euro-westerns including such titles as “Django” (1965), “A Bullet for the General” “The Man from Nowhere”, “Yankee” (all 1966), “Any Gun Can Play”, “Bandidos” (both 1967), “I Want Him Dead” and “Starblack” (aka Johnny Colt” (both 1968). Macchi usually plays a henchman or saloon patron. Seldom seen in anything greater than a supporting role he has still been a major player in the genre. Valentino’s last appearance was in the 2006 Italian TV series “Inspector Coliandro” as Dr. Guizzardi. Today we celebrate Valentino Macchi’s 75th birthday.

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