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    Vinicio Sofia

    Vinicio Sofia (13 December 1907 – 20 December 1982) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 66 films between 1933 and 1973. He was born in Corleone, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    7.86
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    Henry Armetta

    Henry Armetta

    Henry Armetta (4 July 1888 – 21 October 1945) was an Italian movie character actor who appeared in at least 150 films, starting in silents as early as 1915 to a movie released in 1946, after his death. Armetta was born Enrico Armetta in Palermo, Sicily. At the age of 14, he stowed away on a boat and came to America. The authorities were ready to send him back when an Italian came forwards to act as his sponsor. He performed menial tasks to get by and eventually ended up working as a pants presser in New York City at a well known club where he managed to befriend Raymond Hitchcock, who got him a chorus part in his play "A Yankee Consul". He moved to Hollywood in 1920 and easily found work as stereotypical Italian, often playing a barber, grocer or restaurant owner. He went on to appear in over 152 films (at least 24 films in 1934 alone), sometimes uncredited. In 1938 he appeared in "Everybody Sing" with Judy Garland, Allan Jones, and Fanny Brice. In 1941, he memorably played the father of a large Italian family shopping for beds in The Big Store opposite the three Marx Brothers. A much thinner Armetta was briefly glimpsed in one of his last appearances in the 1945 Technicolor
    8.17
    6 votes
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    Pietro De Vico

    Pietro De Vico (1 February 1911 – 10 December 1999) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 70 films between 1948 and 1991. He was born in Naples, Italy and died in Rome, Italy; he was married, from 1937 till his death (1999), to actress Anna Campori.
    7.33
    6 votes
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    Nerio Bernardi

    Nerio Bernardi (23 July 1899 – 12 January 1971) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 192 films between 1918 and 1970. He was born in Bologna, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Oreste Bilancia

    Oreste Bilancia (24 September 1881 – 31 October 1945) was an Italian film actor. Born in Catania, Sicily he was a star of Italian films in the silent era. He appeared in 134 films between 1915 and his death in 1945.
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Ugo Gregoretti

    Ugo Gregoretti (born 28 September 1930) is an Italian film director, actor and screenwriter. He has directed 20 films since 1956. He was born in Rome, Italy.
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Al Bandiero

    Al Bandiero (born February 4, 1963) is an American award-winning film and television actor, known for playing Peter Evans in the TV series Desire. Alphonse Bandiero was born in Brooklyn, New York; the son of Joseph and Genevieve Bandiero. He has 2 sisters and 1 brother(Marget,Frank and Angela). His father, Joseph Bandiero, is of Italian descent, and his mother, Genevieve Bandiero, is of Italian descent as well. Bandiero was scouted by a major league banseball team. Bandiero started his acting career, firstly appearing in the film Rocky IV playing the 'American Commentator #2'. After making his move to Los Angeles, he began to work extensively in Film and TV. Al has just completed a starring role in the upcoming film "Go for it" He has appeared in the TV film Scene of the Crime, "I Am Stamos" (short film that was submitted to various Film Festivals and starring John Stamos) and The Confession (a short film starring Prison Breaks Wentworth Miller). He has appeared on television in Dragnet and The Practice. His major television role was in Desire for the Fox owned MyNetwork TV, taking on the role of Peter Evans, appearing in 72 episodes in total. He still appears in
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Arnoldo Foà

    Arnoldo Foà (born 24 January 1916) is an Italian film actor. He has appeared in over 130 films since 1938. He was born in Ferrara, Italy. Born from Dirce and Valentino, complete high school in Florence, where he moved with his family, and studied at the acting school of Rasi. Abandoned his studies in Economics, and the age of twenty he moved to Rome, where he attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Danny Nucci

    Danny Nucci (born September 15, 1968) is an American actor known for his role as Jack Dawson's Italian friend Fabrizio De Rossi in the 1997 film Titanic. Born in Klagenfurt, Austria, Nucci was raised in Italy until the age of seven, when his family relocated to the United States. His father, a textile machinery seller, was from Italy. He has two sisters, Natalie and Elle. After temporarily living in Queens, New York, the family settled in California's San Fernando Valley, where Nucci graduated from Grant High School. He married Paula Marshall in 2003, and has two daughters. Marshall and Nucci played lovers in the 1997 Bette Midler film That Old Feeling. Nucci played characters who were unceremoniously killed off in short succession during three different 1990s blockbuster action films — Eraser, The Rock and Titanic — three of which were released within twenty months of one another in 1996 and 1997. His character did manage to survive in the 1993 film Alive: The Miracle of the Andes. Nucci played Gabriel Ortega on the CBS soap opera Falcon Crest from 1988 to 1989; as Vincent Sforza, alongside Marguerite Moreau, in Firestarter 2: Rekindled; as Petty Officer Danny Rivetti in the 1995
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Renato Chiantoni

    Renato Chiantoni (19 April 1906 – 24 December 1979) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 100 films between 1937 and 1978. He was born in Lombardy, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Umberto Spadaro

    Umberto Spadaro (8 November 1904 - 12 October 1981) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in around 95 films between 1940 and 1979. His brother Peppino Spadaro was also an actor.
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Adolfo Celi

    Adolfo Celi (Italian pronunciation: [aˈdɔlfo ˈtʃɛli]; 27 July 1922 –19 February 1986) was an Italian film actor and director. Born in Messina, Sicily, Celi appeared in nearly 100 movies, specializing in international villains. His most famous role was as Emilio Largo in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball. Celi later spoofed his Thunderball role in the film OK Connery (aka Operation Double 007) opposite Sean Connery's brother, Neil. He also appeared as a protagonist in some Italian comedies like Amici Miei and Brancaleone alle Crociate. Another well-known role of his was as camp commandant Battaglia opposite Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard's Allied POWs in the 1965 World War II escape drama Von Ryan's Express. He is also known to international audiences as Ralph Valmont, one of the villans in the Mario Bava action thriller Danger: Diabolik. In addition to his native Italian, Celi was fluent in several languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese, but his thick Sicilian accent meant that he was usually dubbed when he appeared in English language films. For example, Robert Rietti provided his voice in both Thunderball and That Man from Rio. However, he was
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Aldo Bufi Landi

    Aldo Bufi Landi (born 7 April 1923) is an Italian film actor. He has appeared in 96 films since 1947. He was born in Naples, Italy.
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Carlo Dapporto

    Carlo Dapporto (26 June 1911 – 1 October 1989) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 35 films between 1944 and 1987. He was born in Sanremo, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Achille Majeroni

    Achille Majeroni (24 August 1881 – 12 October 1964) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 73 films between 1913 and 1964. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily and died in Rome.
    6.60
    5 votes
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    Nino Besozzi

    Nino Besozzi (6 February 1901 – 2 February 1971) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 54 films between 1931 and 1970. He was born in and died in Milan, Italy.
    6.60
    5 votes
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    Alberto Bonucci

    Alberto Bonucci (19 May 1918 – 5 April 1969) was an Italian film actor and director. He appeared in 53 films between 1950 and 1967. He was born in Campobasso, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    7.75
    4 votes
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    John LaMotta

    John LaMotta (born January 8, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor best known for his role Trevor Ochmonek in the sitcom ALF, a show which he later confessed to despise. LaMotta played numerous small roles on television including the series ER, Growing Pains, and Frasier. He is the nephew of boxer Jake LaMotta, "The Raging Bull".
    6.40
    5 votes
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    Kaspar Capparoni

    Kaspar Capparoni

    Gaspare "Kaspar" Capparoni (born August 1, 1964) is an Italian actor. A native of Rome, Capparoni became a theater actor when he was 18, directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. In 1984 he also appeared in the film Phenomena, directed by Dario Argento. He also works in various fiction television settings, which includes: the soap operas Ricominciamo (2000, TV miniseries), Piccolo mondo antico (TV miniseries), Incantesimo 4 (2001), Elisa di Rivombrosa (2003), La caccia (2005, a TV miniseries directed by Massimo Spano, as the antagonist for Alessio Boni), and for Capri (2006, TV series) alongside actress Bianca Guaccero. In 2007, he performed as a protagonist in the miniseries Donna Detective directed by Cinzia TH Torrini. In 2008, he was also in Inspector Rex, under the direction of Marco Serafini, and in the series Capri 2 directed by Andrea Barzini and Giorgio Molteni.
    6.40
    5 votes
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    Enzo Biliotti

    Enzo Biliotti (28 June 1887 – 19 November 1976) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 80 films between 1916 and 1958. He was born in Livorno, Italy and died in Bologna, Italy.
    7.50
    4 votes
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    Turi Pandolfini

    Turi Pandolfini (1 November 1883 – 6 March 1962) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 46 films between 1917 and 1961. He was born and died in Catania, Sicily, Italy.
    7.50
    4 votes
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    Roldano Lupi

    Roldano Lupi (8 February 1909 – 13 August 1989) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1942 and 1967. He was born in Milan, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    6.20
    5 votes
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    Alfredo Martinelli

    Alfredo Martinelli (7 March 1899 – 11 November 1968) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 103 films between 1916 and 1967. He was born and died in Siena, Tuscany.
    7.00
    4 votes
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    Andrea Checchi

    Andrea Checchi

    Andrea Checchi (21 October 1916 - 31 March 1974) was a prolific Italian film actor. Born in Florence, Checchi appeared in over 150 films in his lengthy career, which spanned from 1934 to his death in 1974. He appeared in Giuseppe de Santis's Tragic Hunt (1947), Michelangelo Antonioni's La signora senza camelie (1953), Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (1960), and Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), among many other films. In 1958, he won the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award for best supporting actor for his performance in the film Parola di ladro (1957). In 1971, he starred with Giancarlo Giannini in E le stelle stanno a guardare, an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.
    5.80
    5 votes
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    8.33
    3 votes
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    Carlo Tamberlani

    Carlo Tamberlani (11 March 1899 – 5 August 1980) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 127 films between 1931 and 1976. He was born in Salice Salentino, Italy and died in Subiaco, Italy.
    8.00
    3 votes
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    Checco Durante

    Checco Durante (19 November 1893 – 5 January 1976) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 59 films between 1931 and 1973. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.
    6.50
    4 votes
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    Alberto Talegalli

    Alberto Talegalli (2 October 1913 – 17 July 1961) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 37 films between 1952 and 1961. He was born in Pincano (Spoleto), Italy and died in Perugia, Italy.
    7.67
    3 votes
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    Walter Chiari

    Walter Chiari, stage name of Walter Annichiarico (8 March 1924 - 20 December 1991), was a hugely successful Italian stage and screen actor, mostly in comedy roles. Born in Verona, Chiari achieved a certain degree of international success in films such as The Little Hut (1957), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), Chimes at Midnight (1966), and The Valachi Papers (1972). He appeared opposite Anna Magnani in Luchino Visconti's film Bellissima (1951). He also appeared on Broadway in the musical The Gay Life (1961). In the late 1950s and '60s he was one of the main protagonists of the "Dolce Vita", the glitzy and glamorous Italian jet-set scene, centered in Rome and especially focused on the booming cinema industry he was so at ease with. During the making of The Little Hut he met Ava Gardner (still formally married to Frank Sinatra but already estranged from him), and he started a passionate and tumultuous relationship with the American superstar. Unlike many Italian actors of the time he had a full and fluent command of English, which he put to good use in his Broadway spell which in 1961 saw him playing The Gay Life (a musical comedy inspired by a Schnitzler piece) for 113 shows. He appeared
    6.25
    4 votes
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    Ferruccio Biancini

    Ferruccio Biancini (18 August 1890 – 19 March 1955) was an Italian film actor, producer, screenwriter and director. He appeared in 15 films between 1916 and 1950. He was born in Pomponesco, Lombardy and died in Rome.
    7.33
    3 votes
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    Franco Coop

    Franco Coop (27 September 1891 – 27 March 1962), was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 65 films between 1931 and 1960. He was born in Naples, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    7.33
    3 votes
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    Carlo Delle Piane

    Carlo delle Piane (born 2 February 1936) is an Italian film actor. He has appeared in 104 films since 1948. He was born in Rome, Italy.
    7.00
    3 votes
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    Nando Bruno

    Nando Bruno (6 October 1895 – 11 April 1963) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 84 films between 1938 and 1961. He was born in Florence, Italy and died in Bracciano, Italy.
    7.00
    3 votes
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    Renato Cialente

    Renato Cialente (2 February 1897 – 25 November 1943) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 40 films between 1920 and 1943. He was born in Treviglio, Lombardy and died in Rome.
    7.00
    3 votes
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    Chuck Zito

    Charles "Chuck" Zito, Jr. (born March 1, 1953), is an Italian-American actor, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman, former boxing trainer and former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels. Zito was born in New York, the 2nd of three children to Charles Zito, Sr. and Gloria Frangione.Charles Zito, Sr brother to James Zito, Sr, The son of a professional welterweight boxer, Zito was taught at an early age how to fight and defend himself. At the age of seventeen, Zito dropped out and married his high school sweetheart, Kathy. His involvement with the Hells Angels motorcycle club eventually led to their divorce. A motorcycle aficionado, Zito established the New Rochelle Motorcycle Club which later merged with the Ching-a-Ling Nomads. Zito would later leave the Nomads and join the Hells Angels. In 1984, Zito helped establish the Hells Angels New York Nomad Chapter, and became the chapter's president. In 2005, Zito left the Hells Angels, after twenty-five years, to focus on his acting career. Following in his father's footsteps, Zito became an amateur boxer and fought in New York Golden Gloves while working manual labor. In 1980, after assisting the
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Gildo Bocci

    Gildo Bocci (1 September 1886 – 22 July 1964) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1913 and 1959. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Luigi Pavese

    Luigi Pavese (25 October 1896 – 13 December 1969) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 173 films between 1916 and 1970. He was born in Asti, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Osvaldo Valenti

    Osvaldo Valenti (17 February 1906 – 30 April 1945) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 56 films between 1928 and 1945. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He and his lover, Luisa Ferida, were murdered by partisans in Milan, Italy, due to their links with Fascism. Their story was portrayed in the 2008 film Wild Blood.
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Raoul Bova

    Raoul Bova (born 14 August 1971) is an Italian actor. Bova was born in Rome to Calabrian parents. At the age of 16 he became a local champion in the 100 meter backstroke. At the age of 21 he joined the Italian Army and performed his military duty in the Bersaglieri (sharpshooters) corps. He enrolled in the ISEF, the Italian Institute of Physical Education, but dropped out to pursue a career in acting. He studied at the school Beatrice Bracco in Rome and also studied acting with Michael Margotta. In March 2000, he married Chiara Giordano. They have three children, Alessandro Leon, Francesco and Sophia. On 15 October 2010, Raoul Bova was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Renato Rascel

    Renato Ranucci, in art Renato Rascel (27 April 1912 – 2 January 1991) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 50 films between 1942 and 1972. He represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 with the song "Romantica" which was placed equal eighth out of thirteen entries. He was born to Cesare and Paola Ranucci in Turin (he always regretted not to be born in Rome) where his parents, who were opera singers were performing a show. Renato could really say that he was born in the back stage of the theater and that’s where he spent all of his life. His father tried to make it up to him by having him baptized at Saint Peter's in Rome and apparently it worked because growing up in that neighborhood he ended up singing for the “white voices choir” of Saint Peter with the leadership of Don Lorenzo Perosi. At the age of 14 Renato started to play drums in ballrooms around Rome. Soon after, he joined the Di Fiorenza Sisters as an actor, dancer and clown and in 1934 he was hired for his first big role by the Schwarts Brothers in the operetta “Al Cavallino bianco”. In 1935, he joined Elena Gray for his first foreign tour in Africa. In 1941 he created his own theater company and he
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Sergio Castellitto

    Sergio Castellitto (born 18 August 1953) is an Italian actor and director. Castellitto attended the academy of dramatic art and dedicated himself to theatre soon after, working with many famous actors such as Luigi Squarzina, Aldo Trionfo and Enzo Muzii. He interpreted many films like Sembra morto...ma è solo svenuto directed by Felice Farina, Piccoli equivoci by Ricky Tognazzi and Stasera a casa di Alice by Carlo Verdone. He became more famous with the films The Great Pumpkin by Francesca Archibugi and The Star Maker by Tornatore. Success arrived with the films La famiglia, L'ultimo bacio, Caterina in the Big City, My Mother's Smile, Mostly Martha, and especially with Don't Move, written by his wife Margaret Mazzantini. The last films that he interpreted were Il regista di matrimoni by Marco Bellocchio and La stella che non c'è by Gianni Amelio. The first film that he directed is Libero burro and the last is Don't Move. He played the role of the antagonist, King Miraz, in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. In France Castellitto played the male lead opposite Jeanne Balibar in Jacques Rivette's "Va savoir" (2001). His most recent accomplishment as actor has been in
    8.50
    2 votes
    42
    Adriano Celentano

    Adriano Celentano

    Adriano Celentano (Italian pronunciation: [adriˈano tʃelenˈtano]; born 6 January 1938) is an Italian singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, film director and TV host. Celentano is the best-selling artist in Italy with Mina, and the best-selling male italian singer with more than 150 million records to date. Celentano was born in Milan at 14 Via Gluck, about which he later wrote the famous song "Il ragazzo della via Gluck" ("The boy from Gluck Street"). His parents were from Foggia, in Apulia, and had moved north for work. According to urban legend, before beginning his singing career, Celentano was a student of Ghigo Agosti during Agosti's 1955-1956 Northern Italian tour, which was also guitarist Giorgio Gaber's debut. Heavily influenced by his idol Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock revolution and by the American actor Jerry Lewis, he has retained his popularity in Italy for the last 40 years, selling millions of records and appearing in numerous TV shows and movies. In the latter respect, he has also been a creator of a comic genre, with his characteristic walking and his facial expressions. For the most part, his films were commercially successful; indeed in the 1970s and part of
    10.00
    1 votes
    43

    Alberto Sorrentino

    Alberto Sorrentino (16 February 1916 – 1 February 1994), was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 89 films between 1943 and 1988. He was born in La Spezia, Italy.
    10.00
    1 votes
    44
    Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak

    Christopher Joseph "Chris" Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American rock musician and occasional actor. Isaak was born in Stockton, California, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, the son of Dorothy (née Vignolo), a potato chip factory worker, and Joe Isaak (1929–2012), a forklift driver. Isaak's mother is Italian American, originating from Genoa. His father is German American. Isaak signed a contract to Warner Bros. Records in 1984 for his first album Silvertone. The tracks "Gone Ridin'" and "Livin' for Your Lover", from this album, were featured in David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet. Isaak's second self-titled album Chris Isaak was photographed by fashion photographer Bruce Weber. Isaak's contract was renewed in 1988 when Warner Bros. moved him to their Reprise Records label. His best-known song is "Wicked Game." Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart. Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who was obsessed with Lynch films, began playing the vocal version and it quickly became the station's most-requested song. Chesnut spread the word to other radio
    10.00
    1 votes
    45

    Emilio Cigoli

    Emilio Cigoli (18 November 1909 – 7 November 1980) was an Italian film actor and voice actor. He appeared in 41 films between 1935 and 1980, mostly in supporting roles. However, he found great success as a dubber, eventually doing voice work for over 7000 films. He was the Italian voice of nearly every major Hollywood star from the 1940s through the 1960s, including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, William Holden, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Steve Reeves, Vincent Price, Lee Van Cleef, and Orson Welles. He was born in Livorno, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    10.00
    1 votes
    46

    Ermanno Roveri

    Ermanno Roveri (5 October 1903 – 28 December 1968) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 39 films between 1912 and 1965. He was born and died in Milan, Italy.
    10.00
    1 votes
    47

    Gustavo Serena

    Gustavo Serena (5 October 1881 – 16 April 1970) was an Italian actor and film director. He appeared in 107 films between 1909 and 1961. He also directed 33 films between 1912 and 1932. He was born in Naples and died in Rome.
    10.00
    1 votes
    48
    Mark Indelicato

    Mark Indelicato

    Mark Indelicato (born July 16, 1994) is an American actor, singer, fashion blogger, and photographer best known for his role in the ABC comedy series Ugly Betty, as Justin Suarez, the fashion-obsessed nephew of series protagonist Betty Suarez. Indelicato was born in Philadelphia. He is of three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Puerto Rican descent. He was trained at The Actors Center in that city, and is a student at Dupree School of Music in Linwood, New Jersey. He began acting at age eight at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theater, and has appeared in national television commercials, the CBS television series Hack, Chappelle's Show, and was a regular cast member of Ugly Betty on ABC. He also attended the Professional Performing Arts School, before moving back to Los Angeles. On his Twitter page, Indelicato stated "I'm officially a pescetarian." Indelicato was featured in an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in a special High School Musical-themed episode. On October 27, 2008, Indelicato performed the part of Boq for "Wicked Day"'s 5th Anniversary Concert on Broadway in New York City as well. He performed again at the Gershwin Theatre on
    10.00
    1 votes
    49
    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjɛr ˈpaolo pazoˈlini]; March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. Influential American literary critic Harold Bloom considers Pasolini to be a major European poet and a major voice in 20th century poetry, including his works in his collection of the Western Canon. Pasolini was born in Bologna, traditionally one of the most leftist of Italian cities. He was the son of a lieutenant of the Italian Army, Carlo Alberto, who had become famous for saving Benito Mussolini's life during Anteo Zamboni's assassination attempt, and subsequently married an elementary school teacher, Susanna Colussi, in 1921.
    10.00
    1 votes
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    Ettore Manni

    Ettore Manni (6 May 1927 – 27 July 1979) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 107 films between 1952 and 1979. He was born and died in Rome, Italy after accidentally shooting himself.
    6.67
    3 votes
    51

    Leonardo Cortese

    Leonardo Cortese (24 May 1916 – 31 October 1984) was an Italian film actor and director. He appeared in 39 films between 1938 and 1962. He also directed eight films between 1952 and 1967. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.
    6.67
    3 votes
    52
    Giovanni Grasso

    Giovanni Grasso

    Giovanni Grasso (11 November 1888 – 30 April 1963) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 82 films between 1910 and 1955. He was born and died in Catania, Sicily, Italy.
    8.00
    2 votes
    53
    Lucio Fulci

    Lucio Fulci

    Lucio Fulci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlutʃo ˈfultʃi]; 17 June 1927 – 13 March 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his directorial work on gore films, including Zombie (1979) and The Beyond (1981), although he made films in genres as diverse as giallo, western, and comedy. Fulci is known as the "Godfather of Gore" a title also given to Herschell Gordon Lewis. Fulci was born in Rome on 17 June 1927. After studying medicine in college and being employed for a time as an art critic, Fulci opted for a film career first as a screenwriter, then later as a director, working initially in the comedy field. In the early to mid-1960s, Fulci directed around 18 Italian comedies, many starring the famous Italian comedy team Franco and Ciccio. Most of these early films were not distributed well (if at all) in the USA. In 1969, he moved into the thriller arena, directing giallos (such as Lizard in a Woman's Skin and Sette note in nero) and action films (such as White Fang and Four of the Apocalypse) that were both commercially successful and controversial in their depiction of violence and religion. Some of the special effects in "Lizard"
    6.33
    3 votes
    54

    Virgilio Riento

    Virgilio Riento (29 November 1889 – 7 September 1959) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 108 films between 1936 and 1959. He was born in Rome, Italy.
    7.50
    2 votes
    55

    Armando Migliari

    Armando Migliari (29 April 1889 – 15 June 1976), was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 103 films between 1914 and 1965. He was born in Latium, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
    9.00
    1 votes
    56

    Enzo Garinei

    Enzo Garinei (born 4 May 1926) is an Italian film actor. He has appeared in nearly 80 films since 1949. He was born in Rome, Italy.
    9.00
    1 votes
    57
    Frank Puglia

    Frank Puglia

    Frank Puglia (9 March 1892 – 25 October 1975) was an Italian film actor. Puglia had small but memorable roles in films including Casablanca (a Moroccan rug merchant) and 1942's The Jungle Book. Born in Sicily, the actor started his career as a teen on stage in Italian operas. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1907 and worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theater group in New York. While appearing on stage, he was discovered by D. W. Griffith, which began an acting career spanning over 150 films. He usually played ethnic types in films, and claimed to have learned English from reading newspapers.
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    58
    Robert G. Vignola

    Robert G. Vignola

    Robert G. Vignola (August 5, 1882 - October 25, 1953) was an Italian-born American actor, screenwriter and film director in American cinema. He made a handful of sound films in the early years of talkies but his career essentially ended in the silent era. Had a long association directing the early films of Pauline Frederick. Born in Trivigno, Potenza, Basilicata, Vignola was raised in upstate New York. He began his film career as an actor with Kalem Studios in silent films in 1906 and in 1911 directed the first of his 87 films. As an actor, one of Vignola's most notable film roles was as Judas Iscariot in From the Manger to the Cross (1912). As a director, he is directed the big-budget epic, When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922) and The Scarlet Letter (1934), the last film of Colleen Moore. Robert Vignola died in Hollywood, California in 1953 and was buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York.
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    59

    Carlo Giuffré

    Carlo Giuffrè (born 3 December 1928) is an Italian film actor. He has appeared in 93 films since 1950. He was born in Naples, Italy.
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    60

    Giacomo Furia

    Giacomo Furia (born 2 January 1925) is an Italian film actor. He appeared in over 130 films between 1948 and 1998. He was born in Naples, Italy.
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    61

    Enrico Glori

    Enrico Glori (3 August 1901 – 22 April 1966) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 126 films between 1934 and 1963. He was born in Naples, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
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    62
    Marco Bellocchio

    Marco Bellocchio

    Marco Bellocchio (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko belˈlɔkkjo]; born 9 November 1939) is an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor. Born in Bobbio, near Piacenza, Marco Bellochio had a strict Catholic upbringing - his father was a lawyer, his mother a schoolteacher. He began studying philosophy in Milan but then decided to enter film school, making his first film, Fists in the Pocket, (Pugni in tasca), funded by family members and shot on family property, in 1965. He made a big impact on radical Italian cinema in the mid-sixties, and was a friend of Pasolini. In 1968 he joined the Communist Union, and began to make politically militant cinema. More recently however, in a 2002 interview, he remarked : "I can talk about my personal ideas but Marxism has little to do with it now. Today politics means administration. No party is now proposing a radical change of anything, and radical change is no longer very interesting to me as an artist." He is an atheist. His films include China is Near (1967), Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina (Slap the Monster on Page One) (1972), Nel Nome del Padre (In the name of the Father - a satire on a Catholic boarding school that shares affinities
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    63
    Vincent Martella

    Vincent Martella

    Vincent Michael Martella (born October 15, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Greg Wuliger on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, and for the voice of Phineas Flynn in Disney Channel's original animated show Phineas and Ferb. He's also known for being the voice of Hope Estheim in the 2010 video game Final Fantasy XIII and its sequel Final Fantasy XIII-2. Born in Rochester, New York, Vincent is Italian American. He appeared in the feature film Role Models starring Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd. He has a lead role in the film Bait Shop along with Bill Engvall, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus. He also played Scoop in the show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Greg in the show Everybody Hates Chris. He recorded his first album Time Flies By, playing the piano and singing. The album was written and co-produced by Vincent and is available on iTunes. He lives in DeLand, Florida with his mother, father and three siblings. Vincent played the English voice of Hope Estheim, a main character in the 2010 video game Final Fantasy XIII, and reprised his role for Final Fantasy XIII-2. He did the voice of the teenage Jason Todd / Robin
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    64

    Luigi Cimara

    Luigi Cimara (19 July 1891 – 26 January 1962) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 46 films between 1914 and 1960. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.
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    65

    Ughetto Bertucci

    Ughetto Bertucci (18 October 1907 – 25 June 1966) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 29 films between 1945 and 1960. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.
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    66

    Carlo Ninchi

    Carlo Ninchi (31 May 1897 – 1 May 1974) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 128 films between 1931 and 1963. He was born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, and died in Rome.
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    2 votes
    67
    Joey Fatone

    Joey Fatone

    Joseph Anthony "Joey" Fatone, Jr. (last name pronounced fuh-tone; born January 28, 1977) is a U.S. singer, dancer, actor and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband N'Sync, in which he sang baritone. In 2007, he came in second place on the A.B.C. reality show Dancing with the Stars. He was also the host of the U.S. and Australian versions of The Singing Bee and aired on National Broadcasting Company in the United States of America. Currently Fatone is the announcer on Family Feud and is also guest host of The Price Is Right Live! at Bally's Las Vegas. Fatone was born in Brooklyn to an Italian family and lived in Bensonhurst. He attended Joseph B. Cavallaro J.H.S. (I.S. 281) located at 8787 24th Avenue, Brooklyn. He's the son of Phyllis and Joseph Anthony Fatone, Sr., the latter of whom is an actor and musician. He has two older siblings, Janine and Steven. At thirteen years, Fatone and his family moved to Orlando, Florida. There, Fatone attended and graduated from Dr. Phillips High School. Reportedly, at his graduation, Fatone sang a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner", celebrated as a precursor to his future success. Before becoming famous, Fatone
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    68

    Luigi Almirante

    Luigi Almirante (30 September 1886 – 6 May 1963) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 62 films between 1921 and 1955. He was born in Florence, Italy and died in Bracciano, Italy.
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    69

    Mark Setlock

    Mark Setlock (born on June 26, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American actor and playwright living in New York, NY. He is the youngest of an Italian-Polish family. He attended the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. He won the 2000 Outer Critics Circle Award for best solo performance in a tie with Olympia Dukakis, and received a Drama Desk nomination for "Fully Committed", which he helped create with playwright Becky Mode," and has performed in LA, Boston, Portland (Oregon), Bay Street Theatre, and London's West End. He was featured in the 1994 workshop and the Original Broadway Company of "Rent". He collaborated with Playwright Steve Murray on an adaptation of the screenplay It's A Wonderful Life, called This Wonderful Life which premiered in Portland, Oregon in 2005, and has been produced regionally. With Matthew Wilkas, Setlock is a co-author of "Pageant Play", a satire about the world of child beauty pageants, produced in July 2008 at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Recent roles in New York: "The Last Sunday In June", "Roulette", "Tea and Sympathy", "The Safety Net", and "Never Tell". Television: Law & Order: Criminal
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    70

    Paul Porcasi

    Paul Porcasi (1 January 1879 – 8 August 1946) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 142 films between 1917 and 1945. He was born in Palermo, Sicily and died in Hollywood, California.
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    71

    Aroldo Tieri

    Aroldo Tieri (28 August 1917 – 28 December 2006) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 107 films between 1939 and 1969. He was born in Corigliano Calabro, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
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    72

    Francesco Quinn

    Francesco Daniele Quinn (March 22, 1963 – August 5, 2011) was an Italian-born actor. The third son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn and Jolanda Addorlori (Anthony Quinn's second wife), Francesco is perhaps best known for his breakout role as Rhah in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986). His final role was the voice of the Autobot, Mirage in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Francesco Quinn was born in Rome, Italy, the son of Anthony Quinn and second wife Iolanda Addolori, a noted costume designer to whom Anthony Quinn was married to for 31 years. Quinn had Mexican, Irish, and Italian ancestry. Quinn appeared in many feature films including the New York Independent Film Festival winner Placebo Effect. He acted with his father in several films, including A Star For Two with Lauren Bacall. The two Quinns also had the opportunity to share the role of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, son and father playing the character as a young and old man. Quinn sometimes played moody, dangerous characters, such as vampire Vlad Tepes in the 2003 direct to video alt-historical thriller Vlad, and wandering warrior Thane Le Mal in the short film The Gnostic. Like his father, Quinn also
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    73

    Riccardo Billi

    Riccardo Billi (22 April 1906 - 15 April 1982) was an Italian film actor and comedian. He appeared in around 85 films between 1938 and his death in 1982.
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    74

    Enzo Turco

    Enzo Turco or Enzo Turk (1902 – 7 July 1983) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 39 films between 1939 and 1972. He was born in Florence, Italy and died in Bracciano, Italy.
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    75

    Guido Celano

    Guido Celano (19 April 1904 – 7 March 1988) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 120 films between 1931 and 1988. He was born in Francavilla a Mare, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
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    76

    Raimondo Vianello

    Raimondo Vianello (7 May 1922 – 15 April 2010) was an Italian film actor, comedian, and television host. He was a well-known Italian television personality. He was born in Rome, but spent his youth in Pula, where his father, Admiral of the Regia Marina directed the local naval academy. During World War II, he joined the Italian Social Republic, the fascist puppet state established in northern Italy after the Allied invasion of Italy. He was captured by American troops. In 1958 he met actress Sandra Mondaini, whom he would marry four years later, and with whom he frequently appeared in TV shows during his whole career. His first famous partner on the small screen was Ugo Tognazzi with whom, starting from 1954, he hosted the satyrical show Un due tre; the show was halted in 1959 after the duo performed an ironical sketch about the then-president of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi. Vianello then moved full-time to cinema, appearing in a total of 79 films between 1947 and 1968. In the 1970s he returned to RAI (the Italian state broadcasting company, then the only one existing) with a series of Saturday shows which made him and Mondaini extremely popular as hosts and authors of sketches.
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    77
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    78

    Carlo Duse

    Carlo Duse (5 January 1899 – 9 September 1956) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 82 films between 1916 and 1956. He was born in Udine, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
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    79

    Guglielmo Barnabò

    Guglielmo Barnabò (11 May 1888 – 31 May 1954) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 99 films between 1926 and 1954. He was born and died in Ancona, Italy.
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    2 votes
    80

    Nino Pavese

    Nino Pavese (10 April 1904, Asti, Italy – 21 December 1979, Rome, Italy), was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 49 films between 1936 and 1973.
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    81

    Sandro Ruffini

    Sandro Ruffini (21 September 1889 – 29 November 1954) was an Italian film actor and voice actor. He appeared in 64 films between 1913 and 1954, and was also active in theatre and radio. He was well known for his beautiful "aristocratic" voice and dubbed the voices of many actors for the Italian versions of their films, including Leslie Howard in Gone with the Wind, Clifton Webb in Laura, and Charlie Chaplin in Limelight. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.
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    82

    Adrian Bellani

    Adrian Bellani (born Gerardo Celasco; April 8, 1982) is an American actor. He is best known as the second actor to play the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald (a role originated in 1999 by Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives fame) on the NBC daytime drama, Passions. As a child, Bellani moved to El Salvador with his family. He received his schooling at the American School of El Salvador (Escuela Americana), There, Bellani not only competed in international horse jumping competitions, but he won and was invited to compete in the Central America Games representing his country. Bellani also became a very accomplished volleyball player and once again he found himself invited to partake in the Central America Games. The team that he played for won the Central American tournament. Bellani was privileged to train with the El Salvador National team. later returned to the United States to study finance at Southern Methodist University. Bellani went on to receive a finance degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Shortly after, Salvadoran fashion photographer Roberto Aguilar asked him to be the face of the Toni & Guy Bed Head campaign. People en Español Magazine voted him
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    83

    Renzo Palmer

    Renzo Palmer (20 December 1929 – 4 June 1988) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 65 films between 1957 and 1988. He was born and died in Milan, Italy.
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    84
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    85
    Marco Ferreri

    Marco Ferreri

    Marco Ferreri (11 May 1928 – 9 May 1997) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor. He was born in Milan and died in Paris of a myocardial infarction. Upon his death, Gilles Jacob, artistic director of the Cannes International Film Festival, said: The Italian cinema has lost one of its most original artists, one of its most personal authors (...) No one was more demanding nor more allegorical than he in showing the state of crisis of contemporary man. His best known film is La Grande Bouffe, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret and Ugo Tognazzi. His 1979 film Chiedo asilo won him the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991, his film La casa del sorriso won the Golden Bear at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival. Two years later, his film Diario di un vizio was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival. He was an atheist.
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    86

    Aldo Silvani

    Aldo Silvani (21 January 1891 – 12 November 1964) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 112 films between 1934 and 1964. He was born in Turin, Italy and died in Milan, Italy.
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    87

    Mario Riva

    Mario Riva (26 January 1912 – 1 September 1960), was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 51 films between 1941 and 1960. He was born in Rome, Italy and died in Verona, Italy after falling from a stage.
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    89

    Camillo Pilotto

    Camillo Pilotto (6 February 1890 – 27 May 1963) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 101 films between 1916 and 1963. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.
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    90

    Carlo Campanini

    Carlo Campanini (5 October 1906 – 20 November 1984), was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 128 films between 1939 and 1969. He was born in Turin, Italy and died in Rome, Italy.
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    91

    Erminio Macario

    Erminio Macario (27 May 1902 – 25 March 1980), was an Italian film actor and comedian. He appeared in 42 films between 1933 and 1975. He was born and died in Turin, Italy.
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    92

    Hugh O'Connor

    For the Canadian filmmaker see Hugh O'Connor (filmmaker). Not to be confused with Hugo Oconór. Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor (April 7, 1962 – March 28, 1995) was an American actor. The son of actor Carroll O'Connor, he portrayed Det./ Lt. Lonnie Jamison on the television drama In the Heat of the Night from 1988-1995. O'Connor committed suicide in 1995. Hugh O'Connor was born in Rome, Italy. When he was six days old, he was adopted by Carroll O'Connor and his wife Nancy. Carroll was in Rome filming Cleopatra. He was named after Carroll O'Connor's brother, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1961. When he was 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. He survived the cancer with chemotherapy and two surgeries, but became addicted to drugs. He had been taking prescription drugs for the pain and marijuana for nausea. He quickly became addicted to harder drugs. Despite numerous stays at rehabilitation clinics, he never conquered his addiction. He was married to Angela Clayton, a wardrobe assistant on In the Heat of the Night, on March 28, 1992, and their son Sean Carroll O'Connor was born in 1993. On March 28, 1995, the third anniversary of his marriage, O'Connor called his father to
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    93

    Carlo Romano

    Carlo Romano (8 May 1908 – 16 August 1975) was an Italian film actor and screenwriter. He appeared in 94 films between 1934 and 1975. He also wrote for 14 films between 1955 and 1975. He was also a famous voice actor, most notably the Italian "voice" of Don Camillo (played by French actor Fernandel). He was born in Florence, Italy and died in Bracciano, Italy.
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    Cesare Fantoni

    Cesare Fantoni (1 February 1905 – 15 January 1963) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 73 films between 1939 and 1962. He was born in Bologna, Italy and died in Rome, Italy. He was the father of actor Sergio Fantoni.
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    Francesco Golisano

    Francesco Golisano

    Francesco Golisano (1929 in Rome, Italy – 1958) was an Italian film actor. He is most famous for his role as the kindhearted Totò in Vittorio De Sica's Miracle in Milan. He died in an auto accident in 1958, when he was only 29 years old.
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    Galeazzo Benti

    Galeazzo Benti, born Galeazzo Bentivoglio (6 August 1923 – 21 April 1993), of the ancient Italian family that ruled Bononia between 1401 and 1507, was an Italian film actor. His surname was changed by law, for protectiing the family's honour. He appeared in 78 films between 1942 and 1991. He was born in Florence, Italy and died in Bracciano, Italy from a heart attack.
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    Matteo Guidicelli

    Gianmatteo Fernan Guidicelli or better known as Matteo Guidicelli (born March 26, 1990) is a Filipino-Italian actor, model, racer and singer. Gianmatteo Vittorio Fernan Guidicelli was born on March 26, 1990 in Cebu City. He was born of Gianluca Guidicelli, who was Italian, and Glenna Fernan, a Filipino. He is one of the three children of his parents. Guidicelli was initially known from his racing career, having started at an early age of 11. He has won numerous awards including being a three-time winner of the Karter of the Year award. He took an interest in acting upon taking workshops at the New York Academy. As soon as he came back to the Philippines, he went to take up theatre courses in Brentville International School and began to participate in plays. He also attended Columbia College in Chicago for two years to pursue a B.A. in performing arts in the field of musical theater. His acting career started when he became a part of the sitcom Go Kada Go. He appeared in Kung Fu Kids. The next year, he was cast in the soap opera Ligaw na Bulaklak. Guidicelli is currently a member ABS-CBN's Star Magic. In 2010, he got his biggest role in the now defunct ABS-CBN primetime fantasy
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    98

    Nico Pepe

    Nico Pepe (19 January 1917 – 13 August 1987) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 89 films between 1936 and 1981. He was born and died in Udine, Italy.
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    Nino Taranto

    Nino Taranto (28 August 1907 – 23 February 1986) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 83 films between 1924 and 1971. He was born and died in Naples, Italy.
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    Tino Scotti

    Tino Scotti (16 November 1905 – 16 October 1984) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 65 films between 1940 and 1984. He was born in Milan, Italy, and died in Tarquinia, Italy.
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