Giuliano Gemma (September 2, 1938 – October 1, 2013) was an Italian actor.
Gemma first worked as a stuntman, then was offered real acting parts by director Duccio Tessari, starting with the film Arrivano i titani (1962). He also made an appearance in Luchino Visconti’s Il Gattopardo as Garibaldi’s General. Gemma later went on to star in spaghetti westerns, where he enjoyed great success playing the hero in films such as A Pistol for Ringo (Una pistola per Ringo), Blood for a Silver Dollar (Un dollaro bucato) and Day of Anger (I giorni dell’ira). He was sometimes credited as Montgomery Wood. Giuliano Gemma’s career survived the demise of the genre, and he remained active on Italian television.
Gemma had played in a variety of movies, including art-house offerings such as Valerio Zurlini’s Desert of Tartars (Il deserto dei tartari) in 1976. The same year, Gemma won a David di Donatello, the Italian equivalent of the Oscar, for his portrayal of Major Matiss in Desert of Tartars… read more