Giuliano Gemma

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Giuliano Gemma
Gemma in 2008, celebrating his 70th birthday
Born (1938-09-02)2 September 1938
Rome, Italy
Died 1 October 2013(2013-10-01) (aged 75)
Civitavecchia, Italy
Other names Montgomery Wood
Occupation Actor, stuntman, sculptor
Years active 1958–2013

Giuliano Gemma (September 2, 1938 – October 1, 2013) was an Italian actor.[1]


Born in Rome, Gemma first worked as a stuntman, then was offered real acting parts by director Duccio Tessari, starting with the film Arrivano i titani (1962). He also made an appearance in Luchino Visconti's Il Gattopardo as Garibaldi's General. Gemma later went on to star in spaghetti westerns in films such as A Pistol for Ringo (Una pistola per Ringo),[1] Blood for a Silver Dollar[2] (Un dollaro bucato), Wanted[3] and Day of Anger (I giorni dell'ira). He was sometimes credited as Montgomery Wood.[1] Giuliano Gemma's career survived the demise of the genre, and he remained active on Italian television.

Gemma played in a variety of movies, including art-house offerings such as Valerio Zurlini's The Desert of the Tartars[1] (Il deserto dei tartari) in 1976. The same year, Gemma won a David di Donatello, the Italian equivalent of the Oscar, for his portrayal of Major Matiss in The Desert of Tartars.[1]

Gemma also starred in a web comic named "Man Born Again" (2012) by Eclypsed Word.[4]

His daughter, Vera Gemma, is also an actress. Giuliano Gemma also worked as a sculptor.

On 1 October 2013, Gemma died following a car accident near Rome. He was taken to a hospital in Civitavecchia and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. Two other passengers, a man and his son, were also injured in the accident.[5]

Partial filmography


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Giuliano Gemma". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "One Silver Dollar". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Wanted". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Official "Man Born Again" website

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