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Vittorio Gassman (1922–2000)


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 »

Died:

(age 77) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Known For

Sleepers
Sleepers King Benny
(1996)
Big Deal on Madonna Street
Big Deal on Madonna Street Peppe il pantera
(1958)
Il Sorpasso
Il Sorpasso Bruno Cortona
(1962)
Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman Il capitano Fausto Consolo
(1974)

Filmography

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 2018 Inferno by Dante (post-production)
Dante - Italian Recitation (voice)
 1999 La bomba
Don Vito Bracalone
 1998 La cena
Maestro Pezzullo
 1997 Un homme digne de confiance (TV Movie)
Adriano Venturi
 1997 Il deserto di fuoco (TV Mini-Series)
Tarek
 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 El largo invierno
Claudio
 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 Tolgo il disturbo
Augusto Scribani
 1990 Dimenticare Palermo
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 Paradigma
Gottfried
 1983 Benvenuta
Livio Carpi
 1982 Il conte Tacchia
Prince Torquato Terenzi
 1982 Tempest
Alonzo
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Victor
 1981 Il turno
Ciro Coppa
 1981 Camera d'albergo
Achille Mengaroni
 1980 La terrazza
Mario
 1979 Due pezzi di pane
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 Il deserto dei tartari
Colonel Giovanbattista Filimore
 1976 Signore e signori, buonanotte
CIA agent / Tuttumpezzo
 1976 Come una rosa al naso
Anthony M. Wilson
 1976 The Career of a Chambermaid
Franco Denza
 1975 The Immortal Bachelor
Andrea Sansoni
 1974 Scent of a Woman
Il capitano Fausto Consolo
 1973 La Tosca
Scarpia
 1972 L'udienza
Principe Donati
 1971 Scipione detto anche l'africano
Catone il Censore
 1970 L'uomo dal fiore in bocca (TV Short)
L'uomo dal fiore
 1970 Il divorzio
Leonardo Nenci
 1970 Contestazione generale
Riccardo
 1969 L'arcangelo
Furio Bertuccia
 1969 12 + 1
Mario Beretti
 1969 Dove vai tutta nuda?
Rufus Conforti
 1969 L'alibi
Vittorio
 1968 La pecora nera
Mario Agasti / Filippo Agasti
 1968 Il profeta
Pietro Breccia
 1968 Catch As Catch Can
Bob Chiaramonte
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Cenci (segment "Two Against One")
 1966 The Devil in Love
Belfagor
 1966 Le piacevoli notti
Bastiano da Sangallo
 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 Il gaucho
Marco Ravicchio
 1964 Let's Talk About Women
Stranger / Practical Joker / Client / ...
 1964 Frenesia dell'estate
Captain Mario Nardoni
 1963 I mostri
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 L'amore difficile
L'avvocato (segment "L'avaro")
 1962 La marcia su Roma
Domenico Rocchetti
 1962 Il Sorpasso
Bruno Cortona
 1962 Anima nera
Adriano Zucchelli
 1961 Barabbas
Sahak
 1961 Fantasmi a Roma
Giovanni Battista Villari, aka 'il Caparra'
 1961 Adelchi (TV Movie)
 1960 ...And Suddenly It's Murder!
Remo Capretti
 1960 Love and Larceny
Gerardo Latini
 1959 Le sorprese dell'amore
The Schoolteacher (uncredited)
 1959 La cambiale
Michele
 1959 The Miracle
Guido
 1959 La grande guerra
Giovanni Busacca
 1958 Tempest
Prosecutor
 1956 Defend My Love
Giovanni Marchi
 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 La corona negra
Mauricio
 1951 Double Cross
Renato Salvi
 1950 Lo sparviero del Nilo
Yussuf (as Vittorio Gassmann)
 1950 I fuorilegge
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 L'ebreo errante
Mathieu Nahum / Mathieu Blumenthal
 1947 Daniele Cortis
Daniele Cortis
 1947 Le avventure di Pinocchio
Il Pescatore Verde
 1947 Shamed
Davide
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Dubbed Mufasa (Simba's father) in the Italian version of "The Lion King". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 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:

No-one should die. That's the only mistake God ever made. See more »

Trivia:

Shelley Winters says in her biography that during the first year of their union, they could barely understand each other, she and Gassman, due to the language barrier. She spoke English and he spoke Italian. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful, versatile voice

Nickname:

Il Mattatore See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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