Mario Girotti

Mario Girotti

Terence Hill is an actor of Italian and German descent who began as a child actor and went on to multiple starring roles in action and other Italian films, many with longtime film partner and friend Bud Spencer. At one time among Italy's highest paid actors, Hill's most widely seen films include comic and standard Westerns all´Italiana, some based on popular novels by German author Karl May about the American West. Of these, the most famous are Lo chiamavano Trinità and Il mio nome è Nessuno, co-starring Henry Fonda. His film \"Django, Prepare the coffin,\" shot in 1968 by director Ferdinando Baldi, and co-starring Horst Frank and George Eastman, was featured at the 64a La Biennale di Venezia in 2007. Hill, whose stage name was the product of a publicity stunt by film producers, also went on to a successful television career in Italy, including the long running lead and title role of Don Matteo, about an inspirational parish priest who assists the Carabinieri in solving crimes local to his community, a role for which Hill received an international \"Outstanding Actor of the Year\" award at the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo 42e.