Joseph Cotten

Born: 15 May 1905, Petersburg, Virginia, USA.
Died: 6 February 1994, Westwood, California, USA.

His friendship with Orson Welles landed him one of his first screen roles in the much-celebrated 'Citizen Cane' - what a break! He worked again under Welles' direction in 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and the two starred together in 'The Third Man'.

Of his Spaghetti Western roles, he appears in one of the best - Sergio Corbucci's 'Hellbenders' where he plays Jonas, a psychotic former Confederate officer - and what is supposedly one of the worst - 'White Comanche'.

He also starred in Mario Bava's 'Baron Blood' where 'He sought the ultimate in human agony... with instruments of torture ghastly beyond belief!' (MU-HA-HA-HA).

As well as an impressive list of films to his name, he made frequent cameo T.V. appearances in the likes of 'Wagon Train', 'The Rockford Files' and 'Fantasy Island'.

Spaghetti credentials:
Tramplers (1965)
Hellbenders (1966)
White Comanche (1967)