Enzo G. Castellari

Stephen M. Andrews

Highest Rated: 100% The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

Lowest Rated: 100% The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1938

Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian B-movie king Enzo G. Castellari is most often associated with his outrageously violent Spaghetti Westerns 1960s and '70s, including "One Dollar Too Many," "Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone," and "Keoma," dubbed the quintessential film of the genre. Born into a filmmaking family--his father is director Marino Girolami, and his brother, actor Enio Girolami--Castellari entered the business as an assistant director on several of his father's films before directing his first project, "Renegade Riders," in 1967. His early film, "High Crime," is considered by many critics as the original Italian crime film that would be imitated for years to come. Among his countless works in the 1970s, Castellari directed "The Inglorious Bastards," which served as the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's 2009 hit "Inglourious Basterds," in which Castellari made a cameo appearance as a German general. After the wave of Spaghetti Westerns ended, the director helmed a series of B-movies, and his shark thriller "Great White" fell victim to a plagiarism lawsuit from Universal, who claimed that the film was too similar to their mega-hit "Jaws" and removed it from theaters. Castellari turned his talents to education in the 2000s, teaching film studies at Spanish and Italian schools. Throughout his career of pitting heroes against villains in bloody showdowns, the filmmaker stuck by one principle: "The target for me is to do a movie for the spectator."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road to Hell Zingarelli (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent S...: The Movie Chief Inspector (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Último truco Himself (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonathan of the Bears Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Cannonball Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Miami Killer Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Black Magic Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Moving Target Director,
Writer
- 1990
No Score Yet 37% Sinbad of the Seven Seas Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1989
No Score Yet 50% Striker Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Light Blast Director - 1985
No Score Yet 36% Tuareg: The Desert Warrior Director - 1984
No Score Yet 30% Warriors of the Wasteland Director - 1983
No Score Yet 19% Escape 2000 Director,
Writer
- 1983
No Score Yet 35% 1990: The Bronx Warriors Vice President (Character),
Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1983
No Score Yet 32% The Last Shark Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shark Hunter The Killer (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet 33% The Day of the Cobra Director - 1980
100% 69% The Inglorious Bastards Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heroin Busters Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drug Street Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keoma Director - 1976
No Score Yet 76% The Big Racket Director,
Screenwriter
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loves and Times of Scaramouche Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Onion Director - 1975
No Score Yet 72% Street Law Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Crime Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Jack-Leg Director,
Screenwriter
- 1972
No Score Yet 13% Cold Eyes of Fear Director,
Writer
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hector the Mighty Director,
Screenwriter
- 1971
No Score Yet 25% Eagles Over London Director,
Writer
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winchester for Hire Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Came, I Saw, I Shot Director - 1968
No Score Yet 67% For a Few Bullets More Director,
Writer
- 1967
No Score Yet 60% Kill Them All and Come Back Alone Director,
Screenwriter
- 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Riders Director,
Writer
- 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet RiffTrax Director 2016

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