Thursday, April 4, 2013

Remembering Nazzareno Natale

Nazzareno Natale was born in Acquaro, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy on April 4, 1938. After his debut in the film “Sodom and Gomorrah” (1962), he went to the Rome Experimental Center of Cinematography, earning a diploma in 1965. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Nazzareno participated in numerous films, often in character roles. He appeared in 12 Euro-westerns from “Fistful of Dollars” (1964) to “Pancho Villa” (1972). Sometimes incorrectly billed as Natale Nazzareno he continued acting after the genre faded and later appeared in Terence Hill’s ‘Don Mateo’ TV series in 2000 and “Gangs of New York” in 2002. In 2006 he contracted a fatal disease and died in Italy on June 21, 2006. Today we remember Nazzareno Natale on what would have been his 75th birthday.
Here's a more recent phot on Natale's own actor's page. To me he resembles the second photo offered by Breccio. Which leaves the question what is the name of the actor in the first photo?


  1. Who is Nazzareno Natale? The guy you picture here (from "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" or this one:
    The jury is still out, I think.

  2. Breccio, I agree with the second picture as the one I posted looks more Spanish than Italian. His website only lists 3 westerns.