Thursday, June 4, 2020

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “$10,000 for a Massacre”

As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions from Italy, Spain, Germany and France which incorporated British and American actors to gain a worldwide audience. The films were shot silent and then dubbed into the various languages where they were sold for distribution. That means Italian, Spanish, German, French and English voice actors were hired to dub the films. Even actors from the countries where the film was to be shown were often dubbed by voice actors for various reasons such as the actors were already busy making another film, they wanted to paid additional salaries for dubbing their voices, the actor’s voice didn’t fit the character they were playing, accidents to the actors and in some cases even death before the film could be dubbed.

I’ll list a Euro-western and the (I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German and (F) French, (E) English voices that I can find and once in a while a bio on a specific voice actor as in Europe these actors are as well-known as the actors they voiced.

Today we’ll cover “$10,000 for a Massacre”
[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]

Django – Gianni Garko (I) Sergio Grazziani, (S) Héctor Cantolla, (G) Gert Günther Hoffmann, (F) Michel Barbey
Manuel Vasquez – Claudio Camaso (I) Pino Locchi, (S) Eduardo Jover, (G) Jürgen Thormann, (F) Serge Sauvion
Mijanou – Loredana Nusciak (I) Rita Savagnone, (S) Lucia Esteban, (G) ?, (F) Lily Baron
Dolores Mendoza – Adriana Ambesi (I) Vittoria Febbi, (S) ?, (G) ?, (F) ?
Stardust Vasquez - Fernando Sancho (I) Carlo Romano, (S) Claudio Rodriguez, (G) Martin Hirthe, (F) Jean Clarieux
Seven Dollars – Pinuccio Ardia (I) Lauro Gazzolo, (S) ?, (G) ?, (F) Henry Djanik
Fidelius – Fidel Gonzáles (I) Oreste Lionello, (S) Ángel Egido, (G) Paul Bürks, (F) ?

Héctor Cantolla  (1946 - )

Héctor Cantolla Ocejo was born on June 11, 1946 in Laredo, Cantabria, Spain. He is a Spanish voice actor who dubbed Cookie Monster on the Castilian Spanish dub of Sesame Street beginning in 1974. He reprised the part on the 1976 album Abrete Sesamo and also dubbed the Newsman on El Show de los Teleñecos (The Muppet Show).

Cantolla began his dubbing career in the late 1960s, initially in small roles and then becoming the Spanish voice of Terence Hill in Spaghetti Westerns and other films. He has often dubbed Burt Reynolds and Arnold Schwarzenegger (including Predator, Twins, and The Escape Plan). He dubbed Marlon Brando in Superman, Michael Caine in Deathtrap, Kris Kristofferson in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Paul Benedict in The Goodbye Girl, and Charles Durning in Dog Day Afternoon. Cartoon roles include Satan on South Park and Bruce Wayne on Batman Beyond.

Cantolla is a frequent announcer for car commercials in Spain. In video games, he dubbed Count Nefarious in Toonstruck, various roles in the Assassin's Creed series, Crowe in Far Cry, and the Sheriff in Cars Race-O-Rama. He has appeared occasionally in films, with prominent roles in the 1996 drama Como un relámpago and the 1997 comedy Brácula (Condemor II) (as Dracula).

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