Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy 80th Birthday Pietro Ceccarelli

Piero Lanfranco Ceccarelli was born on January 26, 1934 in Rome, Italy. The older brother of actor Lancranco Ceccarelli The tall and bald actor has numerous roles in both spaghetti western films, and especially in spy movies where he always played the part of a dangerous and violent thug as the henchman of the main criminal. In a film with Anna Magnani, “L'automobile” (1971), he played one of the angry motorists who confront a roadblock caused by Magnani’s car together with other impatient drivers they hurl it to the roadside. Ceccarelli worked as both and actor an stuntman in over 100 Italian films from “Le Notti Bianche” in 1957 to “Stradivari” in 1988. Pietro also worked as production manager and an assistant director and master of arms.

He was sometimes credits as Peter Barclay, Peter Brighton, Peter Caine, Peter Cester, Puccio Cecarelli, Franco Ceccarelli, Lanfranco Ceccarelli, Peter Jacob and Otto Rock.

He appeared in 27 Euro-westerns from “The Sign of Zorro” (1962) to “Scalps” (1986).

Today we celebrate Pietro Ceccarelli’s 80th birthday.

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