Vittorio Gassman (1922–2000)


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Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitter Rice (1949). This fixed him to his main parts: The ambiguous gentleman inflicting pain ... See full bio »

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(age 77) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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34 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Sleepers King Benny
(1996)
(1957)
(1974)
Il Sorpasso Bruno Cortona
(1962)

Filmography

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 2019 Inferno by Dante (post-production)
Dante - Italian Recitation (voice)
 2019 Inferno Dantesco Animato (Short)
Dante (voice)
 2013 Dante's Hell Animated (Short)
Dante
 1999 La bomba
Don Vito Bracalone
 1998 The Dinner
Maestro Pezzullo
 1997 Il deserto di fuoco (TV Mini-Series)
Tareq
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Tareq
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Tareq
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Tareq
 1997 Un homme digne de confiance (TV Movie)
Adriano Venturi
 1996 Sleepers
King Benny
 1994 Once a Year, Every Year
Giuseppe
 1993 Abraham (TV Mini-Series)
Terah
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Terah
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Terah
 1993 Ulisse e la balena bianca (TV Movie)
Achab
 1992 Quando eravamo repressi
The Sexologist
 1992 The Long Winter
Claudio, El Mayordomo
 1991 Rossini! Rossini!
Ludwig van Beethoven (uncredited)
 1990 Giocare il sogno, filmare il gioco (TV Series)
Testimonial
- Silvio and his Harem (1990) ... Testimonial
- Bobo and Rosalia (1990) ... Testimonial
- Alvaro and the Poisoned Glass (1990) ... Testimonial
- Maria Carla and her daughter. (1990) ... Testimonial
 1990 Il giudice istruttore (TV Series)
Consigliere Istruttore
- Il caso Corderi (1990) ... Consigliere Istruttore
- Suicidio d'amore (1990) ... Consigliere Istruttore
- Simulazione di reato (1990) ... Consigliere Istruttore
- Complotto internazionale (1990) ... Consigliere Istruttore
- Un caso di sequestro (1990) ... Consigliere Istruttore
 1990 Les 1001 nuits
Sinbad
 1990 Tolgo il disturbo
Augusto Scribani
 1990 The Palermo Connection
Il Principe
 1989 The Sleazy Uncle
Uncle Luca
 1989 Mortacci
Domenico
 1988 L'altro enigma (TV Movie)
Il padre / Sofocle
 1987 I picari
Marchese Felipe de Aragona
 1987 The Family
Carlo, as a man / Carlo's grandfather
 1985 Big Deal After 20 Years
Peppe il pantera
 1985 Paradigma
Gottfried
 1983 Benvenuta
Livio Carpi
 1983 Life Is a Bed of Roses
Walter Guarini
 1982 Count Tacchia
Prince Torquato Terenzi
 1982 Tempest
Alonzo
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Victor
 1981 Il turno
Ciro Coppa
 1981 Camera d'albergo
Achille Mengaroni
 1980 The Nude Bomb
Sauvage / Nino Salvatori Sebastiani
 1980 La terrazza
Mario
 1979 Two Pieces of Bread
Pippo Mifà
 1979 Caro papà
Albino Millozza
 1979 Quintet
St. Christopher
 1978 A Wedding
Luigi Corelli
 1977 Viva Italia!
Il cardinale (segment "Tantum ergo") / Il cameriere (segment "Hostaria") / Il marito (segment "Sequestro di persona cara") / ...
 1977 Anima persa
Fabio Stolz
 1976 The Desert of the Tartars
Colonel Giovanbattista Filimore
 1976 Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen
CIA Agent / Inspector Tuttumpezzo
 1976 Pure as a Lily
Anthony M. Wilson
 1976 The Career of a Chambermaid
Franco Denza
 1975 The Immortal Bachelor
Andrea Sansoni
 1974 We All Loved Each Other So Much
Gianni Perego
 1974 Scent of a Woman
Il capitano Fausto Consolo
 1973 La Tosca
Scarpia
 1972 L'udienza
Principe Donati
 1972 Without Family
Armando Zavanatti
 1971 In the Name of the Italian People
Lorenzo Santenocito
 1971 Scipio the African
Catone il Censore
 1970 Brancaleone at the Crusades
Brancaleone da Norcia
 1970 L'uomo dal fiore in bocca (TV Short)
L'uomo dal fiore
 1970 The Divorce
Leonardo Nenci
 1970 Let's Have a Riot
Riccardo
 1969 Twelve Plus One
Mario Beretti
 1969 Where Are You Going All Naked?
Rufus Conforti
 1969 The Archangel
Furio W. Bertuccia
 1969 Alibi
Vittorio
 1968 Catch As Catch Can
Bob Chiaramonte
 1968 La pecora nera
Mario Agasti / Filippo Agasti
 1968 Mr. Kinky
Pietro Breccia
 1967 Ghosts, Italian Style
Pasquale Lojacono
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Cenci (segment "Two Against One")
 1967 The Tiger and the Pussycat
Francesco Vincenzini
 1966 The Devil in Love
Belfagor
 1966 Pleasant Nights
Bastiano da Sangallo
 1966 For Love and Gold
Brancaleone da Norcia
 1966 A Maiden for the Prince
Principe don vincenzo gonzaga
 1965 Slalom
Lucio Ridolfi
 1965 The Secret Agents
Perego / Ferrari (French)
 1965 La congiuntura
Giuliano
 1964 The Gaucho
Marco Ravicchio
 1964 Let's Talk About Women
Stranger / Practical Joker / Client / ...
 1964 Summer Frenzy
Captain Mario Nardoni
 1963 The Monsters
The Actor (segment "La Raccomandazione") / Policeman (segment "Il Mostro") / Production Assistant & Movie Director (segment "Presa dalla Vita") / ...
 1963 Il successo
Giulio Ceriani
 1963 The Eye of the Needle
Giorgio Mazzanò - lawyer
 1962 Sex Can Be Difficult
L'avvocato (segment "L'avaro")
 1962 March on Rome
Domenico Rocchetti
 1962 Il Sorpasso
Bruno Cortona
 1962 Anima nera
Adriano Zucchelli
 1961 Adelchi (TV Movie)
 1961 Barabbas
Sahak
 1961 Seduction of the South
O Caporale
 1961 The Last Judgment
Cimino
 1961 Phantom Lovers
Giovanni Battista Villari, aka 'il Caparra'
 1960 ...And Suddenly It's Murder!
Remo Capretti (as Vittorio Gassmann)
 1960 Love and Larceny
Gerardo Latini
 1959 Fiasco in Milan
Peppe er pantera
 1959 Le sorprese dell'amore
The Schoolteacher (uncredited)
 1959 La cambiale
Michele
 1959 The Miracle
Guido
 1959 The Great War
Giovanni Busacca
 1958 Tempest
Prosecutor
 1958 Big Deal on Madonna Street
Peppe il pantera
 1957 The Love Specialist
Principe Piero di Montalcino
 1957 Kean: Genius or Scoundrel
Edmund Kean
 1956 The Violent Patriot
Giovanni de Medici dalle Bande Nere
 1956 Defend My Love
Giovanni Marchi
 1956 War and Peace
Anatol Kuragin
 1955 Amleto (TV Movie)
Amleto (Hamlet)
 1955 Beautiful But Dangerous
Prince Sergei
 1954 Mambo
Mario Rossi
 1954 Rhapsody
Paul Bronte
 1953 Cry of the Hunted
Jory
 1953 Sombrero
Alejandro Castillo
 1953 The Glass Wall
Peter Kaban
 1952 La tratta delle bianche
Michele (as Vittorio Gassmann)
 1952 The Dream of Zorro
Don Antonio / Juan
 1951 Anna
Vittorio (as Vittorio Gassmann)
 1951 Black Crown
Mauricio
 1951 Double Cross
Renato Salvi
 1950 The Lion of Amalfi
Mauro
 1950 Lo sparviero del Nilo
Yussuf (as Vittorio Gassmann)
 1950 The Outlaws
Turi
 1950 Streets of Sorrow
Giorgio
 1949 Lure of the Sila
Pietro Campolo (as Vittorio Gassmann)
 1949 Una voce nel tuo cuore
Paolo Baldini
 1949 Bitter Rice
Walter (as Vittorio Gassmann)
 1948 The Mysterious Rider
Giacomo Casanova, cavaliere di Seingalt
 1948 L'ebreo errante
Mathieu Nahum / Mathieu Blumenthal
 1947 Daniele Cortis
Daniele Cortis
 1947 The Adventures of Pinocchio
Il Pescatore Verde
 1947 Shamed
Davide
 1947 The Captain's Daughter
Svabrin
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(August 23 to September 16, 1984) He directed his play, "Viva Vittorio!," in an American premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vittorio Gassmann

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Men don't understand anything about women and women don't understand anything about men. And it's better that way. See more »

Trivia:

Founded and ran for years one of the most select acting schools. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful, versatile voice

Nickname:

The Sir Laurence Olivier of Italy See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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