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George Hilton

George Hilton

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1934-07-16 · Deathday: 2019-07-28 (85 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Montevideo - Uruguay

65 Movies · 2 TV shows

Biography

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He began his career working in radio. In 1955 he moved to Argentina, adopting the pseudonym Jorge Hilton. He soon began to appear in several soap operas and film production for Argentina's domestic market. In 1963 he moved to Italy, following the footsteps of other famous South American actors such as the Argentines Jorge Rigaud and Alberto de Mendoza, who were attracted by the thriving Italian film industry of the '60s. After Anglicizing his name to George, he got the lead role in The Masked Man Against the Pirates (Il corsaro nero nell'isola del Tesoro, 1965) and appeared in the Franco and Ciccio Bond spoof comedy Due mafiosi contro Goldginger, directed by Giorgio Simonelli. His career in the Euro-western genre was launched by director Lucio Fulci with the film The Brute and the Beast (1966), starring Franco Nero, where his supporting role made him an instant icon in the genre. In 1967 he appeared to even greater effect as "Stranger" in Any Gun Can Play (also known as Go Kill and Come Back) with Edd Byrnes and Gilbert Roland. In the following year he participated in seven productions, enhancing his international reputation and garnering him significant attention, especially in Spain. Soon Hilton became one of the major stars of spaghetti westerns, eventually playing Sartana in the last film of the "Sartana" series, Sartana's Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, after Gianni Garko left the role. His most famous character is arguably that of the gunslinger Allelujah (or Hallelujah) in They Call Me Hallelujah (1971), created with director Giuliano Carnimeo, who also directed the sequel involving the same character (Return of Hallelujah, 1972) as well as Man Called Invincible (1973), in which Hilton played Tresette, another of his famous roles. Besides westerns, Hilton appeared in numerous "gialli" (mostly in the 1970s), and in more conventional crime and action films after the spaghetti western craze ended. In his last years Hilton reduced his film appearances but nevertheless remained active, and he is still fondly remembered as one of the biggest stars of Italian cinema, along with Terence Hill, Franco Nero and Giuliano Gemma. His legacy as a film star also remains intact, with Hilton asked to do many interviews and retrospectives on his film career on a regular basis.On July 28, 2019, Hilton's former wife and partner released a statement on his social media accounts announcing Hilton had died after a long undisclosed illness in Rome, Italy.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

2 Movies

2018.

1 Movie

2016.

1 Movie

2009.

1 Movie

2008.

1 Movie

2007.

1 Movie

2005.

1 Movie

1999.

1 Movie

1997.

1 Movie

1994.

1 TV show

1993.

1 Movie

1990.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1987.

1 Movie

1984.

1 Movie

1983.

1 Movie

1982.

2 Movies

1981.

1 Movie

1978.

1 Movie

1977.

4 Movies

1975.

3 Movies

1974.

1 Movie

1973.

5 Movies

1972.

5 Movies

1971.

4 Movies

1970.

1 Movie

1969.

5 Movies

1968.

5 Movies

1967.

8 Movies

1966.

2 Movies

1965.

1 Movie

1964.

1 Movie

1960.

1 Movie
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