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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.
April 9, 1933, Milan, Italy
December 6, 1994
1964 A Fistful of DollarsRamón Rojo (as Johnny Wels) 1965 For a Few Dollars MoreEl Indio 1966 For Love and GoldTeofilatto dei Leonzi 1966 A Bullet for the GeneralChuncho Munos / 'El Chuncho' 1967 We Still Kill the Old WayProfessore Paolo Laurana 1967 Face to FaceProfessor Brett Fletcher 1970 Le Cercle RougeVogel 1970 Investigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionIl Dottore - former head of homicide squad 1970 Many Wars AgoLt. Ottolenghi 1971 Sacco & VanzettiBartolomeo Vanzetti 1971 The Working Class Goes to ParadiseLulù Massa 1972 The Mattei AffairEnrico Mattei 1973 Lucky LucianoCharles 'Lucky' Luciano 1976 One Way or AnotherM. 1995 Ulysses' GazeIn Memory OfLimited to the 15 most popular items