On the 1950s Klimovsky settled in Spain, where he becomes a professional director. He went into spaghetti westerns and so-called exploitation films, filming in Mexico, Italy and Egypt. Perhaps he is best remembered for his contribution to Spain's horror film genre, begining with La noche de Walpurgis. León Klimovsky confessed to have always dreamt of doing great vanguard movies but ended on filming commercial ones, but without remorse, as doing cinema was a vocational mandate for him.
On 1995 he won the Honor Award of the Spanish Film Director Association. He died in Madrid of a heart attack. He was cousin to the Argentine mathematician and philosopher Gregorio Klimovsky.
León Klimovsky Facts
|Birthday||October 16, 1906|
|Birthplace||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Date of death||April 8, 1996 (Madrid, Spain, age 89)|