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Bob O
Lugi Pistili
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:14pm

Luigi was a great Italian stage actor who put his talent to great use in several Italian Westerns. I remember reading about Luigi's suicide in Variety in 1996. His son has killed himself and he was upset with himself over trash talking an actress girlfriend to the press and got bad notices for a play and decided to take his own life.

  • Absolutely!Maggie, Sun Oct 22 11:18am
    It is my favorite movie and I have watched it over and over again - needless to say I also have got the DVD. I am glad they don't grow ruts though, like LPs did, way back when... But Cuffs, honestly, ... more
    • Lugi Pistili — Bob O, Sun Oct 22 12:14pm
      • Yeah, shame about Luigi Pistili...DCG, Sun Oct 22 1:03pm
        ...always enjoy his performances. There are a handful of Deaths By Misadventure & outright Suicides in Italian Film History, eh? Including Spaghetti Western actors... ("Frank Wolff" -- Walter Frank... more
        • suicides in the acting professionDoc, Mon Oct 23 7:33am
          I often wondered if the numbers were high among professional actors because of an identity crisis. I believe that many in the profession take solace in continually pretending to be somebody else, as... more
          • Agree 100%, Doc...DCG, Mon Oct 23 10:38am
            ...all the evidence I've gathered thus far suggest Lee approached acting as a Job -- altho once he gained some success at it, he made serious efforts to improve himself and learn the craft. That's... more
          • That may well be the case...Maggie, Mon Oct 23 9:41am
            ... plus some adittional insecurity as you never know how long fame lasts and whether you will manage to keep up your lifestyle (or eating and heating, as a matter of fact) for the years to come. And ... more
            • Male equivalent of Director's CouchDCG, Mon Oct 23 9:59pm
              There are many factors that led to LVC's "decline" in "Fame"...too many to detail in this post, alas, Maggs! ;P As for the "Male Equivalent" of the Casting Couch (not limited to Directors: other... more
              • Ah, yes...Maggie, Wed Oct 25 3:56am
                Well, the remarks about decline in fame were not coined on LVC but meant as a contribution to the discussion of high sucide rates in the business. Hmmm, the casting couch, yes, indeed, that was... more
                • Beyond the Casting CouchDCG, Wed Oct 25 2:57pm
                  Sorry, Maggs --- I wrote my reply in bits, as I had time or needed a break from work, over several, by the time I finished the Reply from some short notes I took after reading your post... more
                  • No worries!Maggie, Wed Oct 25 11:41pm
                    You raised interesting points. Yes, LVC had his share of career slumps, and no, they were noch mono-causal, things rarely are. I'm also curious how the Weinstein scandal will influence public opinion ... more
        • Re: Yeah, shame about Luigi Pistili...arch stanton, Mon Oct 23 6:53am
          And the great Al Muloch.
    • Lugi PistiliBob O, Sun Oct 22 12:07pm
      To me the voice actor who dubbed Lugi in Death Rides A Horse also dubbed the sheriff. And one of the characters at the beginning of the film. It was dubbed from what I understand in Rome. The Leone... more
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