|Occupation Actor, Stuntman|
Name Benito Stefanelli
|Role Film actor|
Children Marco Stefanelli
|Born September 2, 1928Rome, Lazio, Italy|
Died December 18, 1999, Rome, Italy
Movies A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good - the Bad and the U, My Name Is Nobody, Blood for a Silver Dollar
Similar People Aldo Sambrell, Joseph Egger, Mario Brega, Lorenzo Robledo, Tonino Valerii
Benito Stefanelli (September 2, 1928 – December 1999) was an Italian film actor, stuntman and weapons master who made over 60 appearances in film between 1955 and 1991.
Stefanelli is best known in world cinema for his roles as henchmen in several of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western films, portraying gang members in the trilogy of films A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More, (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
In his career, Stefanelli appeared in countless other western films and he worked simultaneously as a stunt coordinator (particularly during the 1960s and early 1970s) on the films that he performed in including those of Sergio Leone. A fluent English speaker, he also reportedly served as Clint Eastwood's interpreter on the set of A Fistful of Dollars.