Person Details

Birthday: 1933-04-09 16:10:46

Death: 1994-12-06 16:10:46

Aliases: Johnny Wels , Gianmaria Volonté , Gian-Maria Volonte

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Milano, Lombardia, Italy

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 59

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gian Maria Volonté (9 April 1933 – 6 December 1994) was an Italian actor. He is perhaps most famous outside of Italy for his roles as the main villain in Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (credited in the USA as "Johnny Wels") and For a Few Dollars More. In Italy and much of Europe, he was notable for his roles in high-profile social dramas depicting the political and social stirrings of Italian and European society in the 1960s and 1970s, including four films directed by Elio Petri - We Still Kill the Old Way (1967), Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1971), The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1971) and Todo modo (1976). He is also recognized for his performances in Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge (1970) and Giuliano Montaldo's Sacco & Vanzetti (1971). Description above from the Wikipedia article Gian Maria Volonté, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

A Fistful of Dollars
Average
8

A Fistful of Dollars

(1964) Ramón Rojo
For a Few Dollars More
Average
8

For a Few Dollars More

(1965) El Indio
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Average
8
Le Cercle Rouge
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8

Le Cercle Rouge

(1970) Vogel
The Working Class Goes to Heaven
Average
8
A Bullet for the General
Average
7

A Bullet for the General

(1966) Chuncho Munos / 'El Chuncho'
Face to Face
Average
7

Face to Face

(1967) Professor Brett Fletcher
Christ Stopped at Eboli
Average
7

Christ Stopped at Eboli

(1979) Carlo levi

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Self (archive footage)
2015 The Indian (archive footage)
2005 Himself (archive footage)
2004 Interviewee (archival)
1993 Tirano Banderas
N/A
1991 Carmelo Franzò (as Gian Maria Volontè)
1990 Alberto Landolfi (as Gian Maria Volontè)
Giudice Vito Di Francesco
1989 Pestalozzi
1988 Zenone
1987 Felice
Dr. Cristo Bedoya
1986 Aldo Moro
1983 Bernard Fontana
1982 Count Mosca
1981 Plessis
1980 Stark
1979 Izarra
Carlo levi
1978 Interviewee
1977 Brigadiere Ludovico Graziano
1976 M.
1975 Gregorio
Emilio
1974 Michelangelo
1973 Giordano Bruno
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
1972 The Managing Editor of 'Il Giornale'
Sadiel - un leader progresste maghrebin
N/A
Enrico Mattei
1971 Lulù Massa
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
1970 Vogel
Dottore
Lt. Ottolenghi
Le ranger nordiste
Himself / Reenactor
1969 Narrator (voice)
Renno
Gramigna
1968 N/A
Piero Cavallero
Aldo Cervi
1967 Professor Brett Fletcher
Caravaggio
Professore Paolo Laurana
1966 Chuncho Munos / 'El Chuncho'
N/A
Fabrizio
Teofilatto dei Leonzi
Inspector Moroni
N/A
1965 El Indio
1964 Radek
Assessore
Ramón Rojo
1963 Giuliana
Guglielmo
1962 Stimolo
Salvatore
1961 Papaleo
Re di Sparta
Tarath
Piero Benotti
1960 Samuel Braunstein (as Gianmaria Volontè)
Samuel Braunstein
Michele
Plessis
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1995 In Memory Of
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1980 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1972 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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