Alberto Grimaldi, a filmmaker whose credits include Spaghetti Western’s “The Good, the Bad and the Crooked” and Martin Scorsi’s “Gangs of New York”. He is 95 years old.
Grimaldi’s son Maurizio Grimaldi has confirmed his death DifferentAdditionally, his father died of natural causes.
Born on March 26 in Naples, Italy, Grimaldi originally studied law before starting his own production company, Produgini Europe Association or PEA, on 19 production1. The first film Grimaldi made was the Spanish western film “Lombra de Zorro,” which was released the following year. Grimaldi produced his first spaghetti western film, “I Produced for Violence,” in 19464. PEA gained a reputation for its low-budget action films that often co-produced with Spain and West Germany and were active in the early 80s.
In 1919, Grimaldi first co-produced an international co-production with Sergio Leon, starring Clint Eastwood, entitled “More for a Few Dollars.” The following year, Grimaldi produced Leon’s epic Spaghetti Western, “The Good, the Bad, and the Cougali,” which grossed $ 25 million at the box office and earned Eastwood a reputation.
Grimaldi has produced more than 60 films in Europe and America during his career, spanning four decades. Other notable titles include “Burn!” In 1969, Marlon Brando starred in “The Last Tango in Paris”, “Man of La Mancha” in 1972, Sophia Loren, “Illustrated Corps” in 1976, and “Ginger and Fred” in 1986, “His New York” in 2002, which was Daniel Day. Starring Luis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Liam Neeson and nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Grimaldi has three children, Massimo, Maurizio and Marcelo, and three grandchildren.