Brazilian actor Celso Faria died in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday October 12, 2014. The son of actor José Jorge Faria, he spent his youth studying journalism, always reading a lot about his passion the theater and cinema. In 1955 his dream came true when he haa a cameo in an unfinished film titled “Três Destinos”. His career in films lasted more than 40 years and he appeared in more than 50 films and television roles. He’s probably best remembered for his role in “Michelino Cucchiarella” (1964)
Following the success of fellow Brazilian actress Norma Bengell, Celso moved to Italy and made an appearance in 1960’s “Conceição” followed by Fernando De Barros’ “Dona Violante Miranda”.
When further work was not forthcoming and a bit disillusioned he returned to Brazil, appearing in “O Anjo Assassino”.
Celso once again tried to break into the Italian film industry. This time he would play the villain Fred Grey in “Don’t Wait Django… Shoot!” in a new film genre, the Spaghetti Western which was taking the Italian the film industry by storm.
Celso established himself as a villain in the genre and along with other Brazilian actors who ventured Italy such as: Norma Bengell, Antonio de Teffé (Anthony Steffen), Esmeralda Barros, Florinda Bulcão (Florinda Bolcan) and White Marilia. Florinda these Bulcão and Marília Branco Marilia, they made quite a hit in the Italian film world.
Celso Faria would go on to appear in 12 Euro-western films.
Faria would also appear in 80 fotonovelas which were very popular in Portugal and Brazil. He also worked in Germany, where he made four thrillers, and a television film.
Returning to Brazil in 1973 playing the role of "Machão" in erotic comedies and continuing his role as a villain in films such as violent acting in movies like “Eu Matei Lúcio Flávio” (1979) and “Escalada da Violência” (1982). His last appearance was in the 1991 Brazilian film “Vai Trabalhar, Vagabundo II”
Born: 4/7/1932 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 10/12/2014, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Celso Faria’s westerns – actor:
Don’t Wait, Django... Shoot! - 1967 (Fred Grey)
Pray to God and Dig Your Grave – 1967 (Ignazio)
God May Forgive You, Not Me - 1968 (poker player)
4 Came to Kill Sartana - 1969 (Ramirez)
Quintana: Dead or Alive – 1969 (Manuel)
Sartana the Gravedigger – 1969 (Gin)
The Stranger’s Gundown – 1969 (Evans)
Brother Outlaw - 1970 (Sheriff of Santa Cruz)
Django and Sartana are Coming... It’s the End - 1970 (Ramirez)
One Damned Day at Dawn… Django Meets Sartana – 1970 (Frank Cutler)
The Ballad of Django - 1971 (Pedro Hernandez)
The Sheriff of Rock Springs – 1971 (judge)