José Calvo

José Calvo

  • Born on
    • March 3rd, 1916
  • Died on
    • May 16th, 1980
José Calvo (March 3, 1916 – May 16, 1980) was a Spanish film actor best known for his roles in western films or historical dramas. He made around 150 appearances mostly in films between 1952 and his death in 1980. He entered film in 1952 and was prolific as an actor throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He made many appearances in crime dramas, often with a historical theme and appeared in a high number of western films. In 1964 he starred as the innkeeper Silvanito in Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western production A Fistful of Dollars as one of Clint Eastwood's few "amigos" in the town of San Miguel. He later appeared in westerns such as I Giorni dell'ira (1967) opposite Lee Van Cleef, Anda muchacho, spara! (1971) and Dust in the Sun (1973) etc. However, after the Spaghetti western era of the late 1960s, in the 1970s he returned to appearing in primarily Spanish films and in contrast to the roles which dominated much of his career did appear in several Spanish comedy films often with slapstick humor as that genre grew popular in Latin cinema during this period. He died in Gran Canaria on May 16, 1980 aged 64. Description above from the Wikipedia article José Calvo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


Acting (7 Credits)

1971Murders in the Rue Morgue as Hunchback (uncredited)
1970Tristana as Bellringer
1967Day of Anger as Blind Bill
1964A Fistful of Dollars as Silvanito
1963The Running Man as Porter
1961Viridiana as Don Amalio
1956Main Street as 'El Doctor'

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