Alberto Grimaldi

Birthday: Mar 28, 1925
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Naples in 1925, Alberto Grimaldi initially entered the movie business in the 1950s as an entertainment lawyer, before embarking on a career as a producer at the start of the 1960s. His three earliest efforts were fairly routine action/adventure films, two of them -- Shades of Zorro (1962) and Legacy of the Incas (1964) -- starring American leading men Frank Latimore and Guy Madison, respectively. In 1965, however, fate took a hand when director Sergio Leone, who had just found unexpectedly impressive success with his first western, A Fistful of Dollars (starring a young American named Clint Eastwood), was preparing the sequel, also starring Eastwood, and ran into resistance from his producers over the cost of the movie. Leone and Grimaldi were brought together on this project, which led, in turn, to The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, directed by Leone, and The Big Gundown directed by Sergio Sollima, among other highly acclaimed and lucrative films of the late 1960s. By the dawn of the 1970s, Grimaldi was in a position to produce movies by many of Italy's top directors, including Fellini,Bertolucci, and Pasolini. He achieved something of a pinnacle among his fraternity of film financiers in 2002 when he served as producer of Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, one of the most high profile productions to come out of Hollywood in a generation. His last production to date, as of 2012, was the short La Tivu de Fellini (2003).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Reconstructing 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' Actor 2004
No Score Yet Leone's West Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Leone Style Actor 2004
74% Gangs of New York Producer $77.7M 2002
82% Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred) Producer 1986
No Score Yet Viaggio con Anita (Lovers & Liars) (Travels with Anita) Producer 1979
72% Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) Producer 1979
50% 1900 (Novecento) Producer 1977
No Score Yet Cadavres exquis Producer 1976
43% Le Casanova de Fellini Producer 1976
80% Arabian Nights Producer 1974
46% Man of La Mancha Executive Producer Producer 1973
No Score Yet E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico, (A Man from the East ) Producer 1972
No Score Yet Return of Sabata Producer 1972
84% Last Tango in Paris Producer 1972
No Score Yet Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di..(Adios Sabata) Producer 1971
63% The Canterbury Tales Producer 1971
No Score Yet Vamos a matar, compañeros (Companeros) Producer 1970
83% Il Decameron (The Decameron) Producer 1970
85% Burn! Producer 1969
75% Fellini Satyricon Producer 1969
90% Spirits of the Dead Producer 1969
No Score Yet Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! (Sabata) Producer 1969
No Score Yet The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun) Producer 1968
No Score Yet A Quiet Place in the Country (Un tranquillo posto di campagna) Producer 1968
No Score Yet The Scarlet Lady Producer 1968
No Score Yet Faccia a faccia (Face to Face) Producer 1967
97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Producer 1966
No Score Yet The Big Gundown Producer 1966
91% For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più) Producer 1965


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