Western Actor Terence Hill

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 30, 2005

One of my favorite Western–comedy movies is 1974's My Name Is Nobody, starring Henry Fonda and Terence Hill. Did Terence Hill star in any other movies?
—Debbie R., New Mexico

He most certainly did. Born Mario Girotti in Venice, Italy, Hill has a slew of European-made films to his credit, in addition to two Hollywood films, March or Die and Mister Billion. He began acting at age 12 and had 25 films to his credit by 1963, when he landed a role opposite Burt Lancaster in The Leopard. A few years later, the Italian-made films known as "spaghetti Westerns" became popular, and he got a role in one, God Forgives, I Don't. After changing his name to a more American-sounding one, Hill went on to star in Ace High, Boot Hill and the comedic Western They Call Me Trinity and its sequel, Trinity Is My Name. "Cowboys have an adventurous side to their personality," Hill says of the Western's appeal. "That's what I look for in every character I play, since the times of Trinity." Hill, who has a TV series in Italy and also works as a film producer, lives with his wife, Lori, in Massachusetts.