Alberto Grimaldi, 'Gangs of New York' Producer, Dies at 95

Alberto Grimaldi
Courtesy Maurizio Grimaldi

Alberto Grimaldi

The Italian worked on more than 80 movies with the likes of Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Gillo Pontecorvo, Martin Scorsese and Sergio Leone.

Italian film producer Alberto Grimaldi, whose credits include The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and Gangs of New York, has died. He was 95.

His death from natural causes on Saturday in Miami was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by one of his sons, Maurizio Grimaldi. "We loved him, he was a big presence, and he leaves behind a remarkable film legacy," his son said in a statement.

Grimaldi produced more than 80 movies, working with such directors as Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Gillo Pontecorvo, Martin Scorsese and Sergio Leone, mostly during the 1960s and '70s.

His production house, Produzioni Europee Associati, or P.E.A., was founded in 1961 and mounted the first two films starring Clint Eastwood, including For a Few Dollars More, and Last Tango in Paris, starring Marlon Brando.

Grimaldi produced movies with other major talent like Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio as he finished his career in the U.S. with Gangs of New York, Scorsese's 2002 crime epic.

Grimaldi is survived by his children, Massimo, Maurizio, Marcello, and three grandchildren.