Paul Wynter, RIP


PEPLUM star Paul Winter died on January 14. He was 83. Even though Paul only made two PEPLUM films, his impact on the genre is undeniable. He won the Mr Universe contest in 1960 and in 1966. He made his two movies in between those wins. I like him a lot and wished he had made more genre movies, with a lead role, as Bangor! RIP!


MACISTE - STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD (1961)

Paul played Bangor, friend to Maciste (Mark Forest, below), who rescued him from certain death. This is a top notch PEPLUM.


Mark Forest and Paul Wynter as a team worked great in this over-the-top PEPLUM


ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS (1961)
Paul played the strongman for the Queen (Chelo Alonso). Dante DiPaolo also starred. Another classic PEPLUM film.

Gordon Mitchell with Paul

Powerful Paul carries big Gordon Mitchell on his shoulders!


Double Mr Universe winner Paul chats with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who would eventually star in his own PEPLUM flick,  CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982)



Paul and his wife, Mary. The most recent picture of the actor/bodybuilder

Paul Wynter, RIP

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

Oh no; another one gone! Yes, he should've made more movies. I'd loved to see him in a starring role.