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Producer Alberto Grimaldi, 95 ("The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly")
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Lenona
2021-01-26 17:02:55 UTC
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Somehow, I thought SOMEONE would post this before I did...

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0342090/

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/alberto-grimaldi-dead-dies-producer-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-1234891108/

By Ellise Shafer.

Alberto Grimaldi, a film producer whose credits include the Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” has died. He was 95.

Grimaldi’s son, Maurizio Grimaldi, confirmed his death to Variety, adding that his father died of natural causes.

Born in Naples, Italy on March 28, 1925, Grimaldi originally studied law before starting his own production company, Produzioni Europee Associati, or P.E.A., in 1961. The first feature film Grimaldi produced was the Spanish western film “L’ombra di Zorro,” which released the following year. Grimaldi produced his first Spaghetti Western film, “I due violenti,” in 1964. P.E.A. became known for its low-budget action movies that were often co-productions with Spain and West Germany, and remained active until the early ’80s.

In 1965, Grimaldi first collaborated with Sergio Leone on the international co-production “For a Few Dollars More,” starring Clint Eastwood. The two also worked together the following year, when Grimaldi produced Leone’s epic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” which scored $25 million at the box office and is credited with skyrocketing Eastwood to fame.

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Grimaldi worked as a producer on over 80 films in Europe and the United States during his career, which spanned four decades. Other notable titles include “Burn!” in 1969, 1972’s “Last Tango in Paris” starring Marlon Brando, “Man of La Mancha” in 1972 starring Sophia Loren, “Illustrious Corpses” in 1976 and “Ginger and Fred” in 1986. His last film production was Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” in 2002, which starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Liam Neeson and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including best picture.

Grimaldi is survived by his three children, Massimo, Maurizio and Marcello, and three grandchildren.


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Terry del Fuego
2021-01-26 18:09:51 UTC
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Post by Lenona
Alberto Grimaldi, a film producer whose credits include the Spaghetti Western
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,”
has died. He was 95.
I've done it *again*! I spent a good chunk of the week before last
watching all four of Leone's westerns, including the two produced by
Grimaldi, so this is clearly my doing.

For the record, "For a Few Dollars More" is the most gleefully
entertaining while "Duck, You Sucker" is the most adult. This is not
negotiable.
Terry del Fuego
2021-01-26 18:17:20 UTC
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On Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:09:51 -0800, Terry del Fuego
Post by Terry del Fuego
I've done it *again*! I spent a good chunk of the week before last
watching all four of Leone's westerns, including the two produced by
Grimaldi, so this is clearly my doing.
Tying this in to the animated Beatles thread, I was convinced that the
guy who dubbed Gian Maria Volonte (and others) in "For a Few Dollars
More" was Paul Frees and a quick Google says that others hear that as
well.

But it isn't. Neither, despite what IMDB says, is it Volonte's own
voice speaking phonetically. It's actually a guy named Bernard (or
Bernie) Grant. IMDB also credits Robert Dryden for unspecified
voice(s), which, if accurate, creates a straight line between old time
radio, spaghetti westerns and "The National Lampoon Radio Hour".

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