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Sergio Sollima (born April 17, 1921 in Rome) is an Italian former film director and script writer.

Like many Italian cult directors, Sollima started his career by directing mostly sword and sandal movies that were very popular in the early 1960s. After the genre's popularity quickly died out, Sollima was among the first ones to move to spaghetti westerns. The Big Gundown (starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian) was released in 1966 with big success, despite the fact that it had to compete with Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Sergio Corbucci's Django. Sollima soon filmed two more westerns. Face to Face (Milian and Gian Maria Volonté) was released in 1967 and Run, Man, Run! (Milian) in 1968. Although Sollima directed only three westerns and they never reached the level of popularity as the ones by the other Sergios (Leone and Corbucci), each of them are highly regarded among genre enthusiasts.

In 1970, Sollima switched genres again and directed the Charles Bronson and Telly Savalas starred Violent City, which was one of the first violent and fast-paced Italian crime films often known as poliziotteschi. Like for all of his westerns, the soundtrack was provided by Ennio Morricone. Sollima's last well-known film is Revolver, a poliziotteschi film starring Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Sergio Sollima, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Sergio Sollima (born April 17, 1921 in Rome) is an Italian former film director and script writer.

Like many Italian cult directors, Sollima started his career by directing mostly sword and sandal movies that were very popular in the early 1960s. After the genre's popularity quickly died out, Sollima was among the first ones to move to spaghetti westerns. The Big Gundown (starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian) was released in 1966 with big success, despite the fact that it had to compete with Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Sergio Corbucci's Django. Sollima soon filmed two more westerns. Face to Face (Milian and Gian Maria Volonté) was released in 1967 and Run, Man, Run! (Milian) in 1968. Although Sollima directed only three westerns and they never reached the level of popularity as the ones by the other Sergios (Leone and Corbucci), each of them are highly regarded among genre enthusiasts.

In 1970, Sollima switched genres again and directed the Charles Bronson and Telly Savalas starred Violent City, which was one of the first violent and fast-paced Italian crime films often known as poliziotteschi. Like for all of his westerns, the soundtrack was provided by Ennio Morricone. Sollima's last well-known film is Revolver, a poliziotteschi film starring Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Sergio Sollima, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1921-04-17

Day of Death 2015-07-01

Place of Birth Rome, Italy

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Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1976 The Black Corsair Writer
1976 Sandokan (6 episodes)Screenplay
1973 Revolver Screenplay
1972 Devil in the Brain Writer
1970 Violent City Screenplay
1968 Run, Man, Run Screenplay Story
1967 Face to Face Screenplay Story
1966 The Big Gundown Screenplay
1966 Requiem per un agente segreto Writer
1965 Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell Writer
1963 The Ten Gladiators Screenplay
1962 The Rebel Gladiators Writer
1961 Ursus Screenplay
1961 Il segreto dello sparviero nero Writer
1961 Sword in the Shadows Writer
1960 I teddy boys della canzone Screenplay
1960 Madri pericolose Screenplay
1958 Carosello di canzoni Writer
1958 Ricordati di Napoli Screenplay

Directing

1989 Love Steps Director
1977 La tigre è ancora viva: Sandokan alla riscossa! Director
1976 The Black Corsair Director
1976 Sandokan (6 episodes)Director
1973 Revolver Director
1972 Devil in the Brain Director
1970 Violent City Director
1968 Run, Man, Run Director
1967 Face to Face Director
1966 The Big Gundown Director
1966 Requiem per un agente segreto Director
1966 Agent 3S3, Massacre in the Sun Director
1965 Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell Director
1962 L'amore difficile Director

Acting

2006 Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen: Der Italowestern as Himself
2005 Sergio Sollima: Face to Face as Himself
2005 The Spaghetti West as Himself
1968 Western, Italian Style as Himself

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