Saturday, September 22, 2012

Remembering Leo Anchoriz

Leopardo de Anchóriz Fustel was born on September 22, 1932 in Almeria, Spain but we recognize him by his stage name of Leo Anchoriz, who also appeared in some credits in English as Leo Anchoris. Leo was a great friend of José María Armiñán Forqué, with whom he collaborated on several films, either as an actor or writer. Leo specialized in Spaghetti westerns filmed in Almeria in the 1960s and 1970s appearing in ten Euro-westerns from “Finger on the Trigger” (1965) to “Cry Onion” (aka “Spaghetti Western”) in 1976. Anchóriz also worked on several Spanish films as a writer and art director. Leon worked with directors like José María Forqué and the Italians Sergio Corbucci, Enzo Castellari, Franco Giraldi and Umberto Lenzi. Anchóriz died on February 17, 1987 in Madrid, Spain. Today we remember Leo Anchóriz on what would have been his 80th birthday.

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