Mimmo Palmara

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Domenico "Mimmo" Palmara (born 25 July 1928) is an Italian actor.

Born in Cagliari, Palmara made his film debut in 1952 as character actor in drama films by eminent directors such as Luchino Visconti, Mario Monicelli and Antonio Pietrangeli,[1] then obtained main roles in a great number of genre films, especially adventure films and peplum films.,[1] When the sword and sandals genre declined, he took part at a number of spaghetti westerns in which he is usually credited as Dick Palmer.[1] A close friend of Sergio Leone, he was the Leone's first choice for the role of Ramon in A Fistful of Dollars; Palmara eventually chose to star in Mario Caiano's Le pistole non discutono and the role of Ramon was played by Gian Maria Volonté.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697. 
  2. ^ Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779. 
  3. ^ Alex Cox. 10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western. Oldcastle Books Ltd, 2010. ISBN 1842434020. 

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