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
George Hilton - The World Belongs to the Daring
The life of one of the most famous leading-men of Italian popular cinema.
All the Colors of Giallo
'Giallo' is Italian for 'yellow', the color of the lurid pulp novels that inspired one of the most intense, extreme and influential genres in movie history. In this unprecedented collection, experienc...
Through the anecdotes and stories of actors, directors, critics and experts, this documentary traces the career of Lamberto Bava, from his first steps in cinema with his father Mario to his 1980 debut...
Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1
This documentary examines the life and legacy of controversial Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci through interviews with his colleagues, each of whom answers the question, "What is your fondest memory of ...
The thirty-year-old Ottone meets a psychoanalyst in the Maldives and begins to pester him with pressing questions. Why do you choose one girl over another? Why is their consent sought in every way whe...
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Dinner With A Vampire
A camera crew unearths a thousand year old vampire from Mesopotamia. Years after his rise from the grave, the vampire becomes a famous horror film director and holds auditions for his up and coming fi...
The Raiders of Atlantis
A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and bring in an exp...
Don't Play with Tigers
A stories of three really unlucky characters are discovered during the trial.
The Secret Nights of Lucrezia Borgia
On the way to Rome, a thief captures the Duke of Riviera y Fuentes and decides to take advantage of the opportunity to impersonate him. The thief makes his way to Rome in the duke’s place and seduces ...
Pino Scalise discharged from the prison he was in for robbery, take refuge in Milan at the home of his uncle. Pino falls in love with one of the uncle's two daughters, who has become a prostitute beca...
Marcella (Fenech) inherits a taxi business from her father and now sets out on the job of her life. With each new fare she becomes involved with sex and crime all done up 70's Italian comedy style.
There are drugs, murders, and robberies. Violence is an everyday fact of life in Turin, but a mysterious vigilante starts cleaning up the streets. The killer is a cop named Moretti, who went undercove...
El Macho is forced to impersonate a dead outlaw killed while stealing a gold shipment. With the help of Kelly he’s able to locate Hidalgo and his outlaw gang.
The Call of Sex
A man finds a woman that reminds him of his long lost love: his step-sister with whom he initiated his sex life. But he is married and his wife wants proof of the cheating to get a divorce.
Trinity Plus the Clown and a Guitar
A town awaits the arrival of a gunslinger to help defeat a gang of bandits, but a trio of misfits is mistaken for the anticipated relief.
Who's Afraid of Zorro
The Spanish were occupied by the French. There is an accident with Zorro, the intrepid swordsman. Father Donato was forced to find a temporary replacement for him after he was injured.
The Killer Must Kill Again
Giorgio Mainardi, a womanizer, plans to rid himself of his wealthy wife Norma. He happens to see a sinister figure disposing of a body and seizes the opportunity to make a deal in which the killer wi...
The Silk Worm
Smeralda Amadier, a retired singer, lives in an isolated villa with her secretary Marcella and her lover Didier (but throws out the latter after catching him with another woman). Smeralda has huge de...
7 Hours of Violence
A former hitman is blackmailed into doing one more job. But the hit doesn't go as planned and he winds up with the police and a gang of Chinese hitmen hunting him down. A beautiful young woman helps t...
The African Deal
An inter-racial affair against a background of corrupt businessmen attempting to manipulate the national resources of an emerging nation that bears a distinct resemblance to Ghana.
Holy God, Here Comes the Passatore!
George Hilton is the infamous highway robber Stefano Pelloni, known as Il Passatore and Edwige Fenech is his opinionated leading lady, Mora, in this slapstick 'comedy'
My Dear Killer
All the clues lead to an unsolved case of kidnapping and murder, but Police Inspector Peretti was put onto the case after the decapitation of the insurance investigator.
All the Colors of the Dark
Jane is living in London with her boyfriend Richard. Her mother was murdered when she was young, she recently lost a baby in a car crash, and she's been plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding man. ...
The Case of the Bloody Iris
A high-rise apartment populated by models, nightclub dancers and call girls becomes the focus of a mysterious serial killer. When a young model named Jennifer and her friend Marilyn move into one of t...
The Two Faces of Fear
Doctor Miguel Azzini was shot to death. Elena Carli, his former mistress and owner of the clinic where he worked, Roberto Carli, her surgeon husband, Doctor Paula Lombardo, and the clinic's administra...
The Return of Halleluja
Ramirez, the general of the Mexican revolution against Maximilian who has been appointed king of Mexico, organizes his forces to attack the king's General, Miranda. Ramirez realizes that the Aztec Ind...
The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh
Julie Wardh suspects her former lover Jean is behind the blackmail letters that she is receiving. With her husband Neil frequently out of town, she falls into the arms of her friend's cousin George, a...
A Yankee gunman, Hallelujah, is hired by Mexican Juarista, General Ramirez to confiscate a case of jewels to fund the revolution. For this, Hallelujah will receive a percentage. But other parties are ...
The Devil with Seven Faces
Carroll Baker plays a dual role as translator Julie Harrison and her twin sister Mary. The serpentine plot begins as Julie tells her lawyer Dave Barton (Stephen Boyd) that Mary's life is being threate...
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of an investigator, who follows a tra...
I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin
Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets with Samuel...
The Battle of El Alamein
June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given explici...
A Bullet for Sandoval
After his girlfriend dies in childbirth, Confederate deserter John Warner (George Hilton) travels to Mexico, where the woman's father, Don Pedro Sandoval (Ernest Borgnine), grudgingly hands over his c...
Salt in the Wound
A twist of fate leads a recent Westpoint grad into being responsible for the execution of two fellow American GIs. The young lieutenant comes of age, and the two battle hardened veterans achieve a sta...
Allied and German forces are stranded in desert during WW II and attempt to surrender each other.
One More to Hell
Johnny King, a rebellious drifter, sets out to avenge the death of his mentor and friend, Steve, after he has been murdered for his land by the Ward Brothers. After causing some trouble for the Wards,...
The Moment to Kill
Two famous gunmen, Lord and Bull are called to a southern western town by a judge to retrace a gold reserve, worth $500.000 which was hidden in the last days of the Civil War, by a Confederate colonel...
Trusting Is Good... Shooting Is Better
When the lead robber in their gang steals the money from his two companions, a cat and mouse/back and forth game plays out as the men try to get the money for themselves. But another player, the heir...
The Ruthless Four
This superior Spaghetti western scrutinizes the greed and paranoia that afflict four men as they struggle among themselves to unearth a fortune in gold from a remote Southwestern mine without falling ...
The Sweet Body of Deborah
A young newlywed couple from America returns to Geneva to visit Marcel's home town. Once there he is informed of his former lover's suicide and in turn is subjected to threats that accuse him of being...
A seductive woman pushes three men to the limits toying with their sexual desires and male pride.
A Ghentar si muore facile
In order to overturn the government of some exotic country, the rebels decide to hire an experienced American diver (George Hilton). His risky mission: recover from the botton of the sea a treasure, w...
Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North
A former Canadian Mountie escorts a group of women and coffins to Fort Eagle, but finds it destroyed and remains to defend the fort from a gang of marauding Indians and outlaws led by the mysterious R...
Last of the Badmen
Kitosh, a young cowboy working for Don Jaime Morelos, is beaten almost to death under his employers orders for flirting with Don Jaime's frivolous wife. Full of hatred towards Don Jaime, Kitosh leaves...
Professionals for a Massacre
Major Lloyd, having stolen the cargo of gold needed to purchase weapons, is heading towards the Mexican border. Three soldiers condemned to death are promised freedom if they recover the precious load...
Any Gun Can Play
Any gun can be used to play. L'ammazzo e torno is a spaghetti western starring Gilbert Roland, Edd Byrnes and George Hilton. The film is directed by an individual. The score is composed by Francesco D...
Halleluja for Django
After robbing $500,000, the Jarret gang hides in a small isolated western town, where they are waiting for a scout to take them through the desert to Mexico. But the unresolved conflicts between Jarre...
Un poker di pistole
After losing everything in a poker game and finding himself indebted, Lucas agrees to deliver a wagon to the town of Chamaco for the $5000 payment. He soon finds himself in deep trouble with bandits, ...
The Amazing Doctor G
Nefarious villain Goldginger(Fernando Rey) is thwarted by bumbling secret agents Franco(Franco Franchi) and Ciccio(Ciccio Ingrassia) in his scheme to spark an international war by zombifying all gover...
L'uomo mascherato contro i pirati
Pirates capture a Spanish ship. After having landed on an island, they try to sell the surviving crew, especially the women. One of them is protected by a pirate who gained her as a prize for having s...
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