George Ardisson

Giorgio Ardisson, best known as George Ardisson (31 December 1931 – 11 December 2014), was an Italian actor.

George Ardisson
Giorgio Ardisson

(1931-12-31)31 December 1931
Died11 December 2014(2014-12-11) (aged 82)
Years active1960-1992

Life and career

Born in Turin, Ardisson debuted in a minor role in Mauro Bolognini's 1959 film Arrangiatevi!.[1][2] After several secondary roles in sword-and-sandal and adventure films, he gained a huge success playing Agent 3S3 in the eurospy films Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell and Agent 3S3, Massacre in the Sun.[2] According to director Sergio Sollima he was chosen for this role thanks to his physical appearance that made him credible as American.[3]

Later Ardisson starred in several more spy films and spanned different genres, including spaghetti western and Italo-horror films.

Partial filmography


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gremese Editore, 2003.
  2. Marco Giusti. 007 all'italiana. Isbn Edizioni, 2010.
  3. Fabio Zanello (4 August 2004). "La regia come match di boxe - Intervista a Sergio Sollima". Sentieri Selvaggi. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2012.

Further reading

  • Matt Blake. Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond. The WildEye Press, 2014. ISBN 0956997317.

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