Friday, February 1, 2013

Remembering Piero Lulli

Giusva Lulli was born on February 1, 1923. He is the younger brother of director, screenwriter, actor Folco Lulli [1912-1970]. Known to the theater going public by his stage name Piero Lulli, he followed in his brothers footsteps and began his career early in 1942 appearing in the film “Il pilota ritorna” directed by Roberto Rossellini. In a career that spanned 35 years he appeared in over 100 films. Among which were 31 Euro-westerns including “The Fury of Johnny Kid”, “Django Kill” (both 1966), “The Dirty Outlaws” (1967), “Dead Men Don’t Count”, “Find a Place to Die” (both 1968), “The Forgotten Pistolero” (1969) and “My Name is Nobody” (1972). Lulli was a loveable rogue who excelled at playing villains, a conniving town boss, mine owner or outlaw leader. Audiences were always treated to a solid performance from Piero as he could convey great feelings with his eyes and always was an added attraction to any film he appeared in. Beloved by the public during his career he was little remembered after he left the industry in 1977. Lulli died in Rome on June 23, 1991 at the age of 68. Today we remember one of the great actors of the genre, Piero Lulli, on what would have been his 90th birthday.


  1. Tim Walker - He was one of the best.

  2. Yeah, always a great character in those films. Always memorable.