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Vittorio Gassman

Vittorio Gassman

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Also Known As: Died: June 29, 2000
Born: September 1, 1922 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cast ...
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Born in Genoa, Italy
1927:
Moved with family to Rome
1943:
Made stage debut as member of Elsa Mellini Company
1946:
Film acting debut in "Preludio d'amore"
1949:
Breakthrough screen role opposite Silvana Mangano in "Riso amaro/Bitter Rice"
1951:
Reteamed with Mangano in "Anna"
1952:
Signed contract with MGM
1954:
Starred opposite then-wife Shelley Winters in "Mambo"
1956:
Co-starred in "War and Peace", directed by King Vidor
1957:
Wrote, co-directed (with Francesco Rosi) and starred in the biopic "Kean", about British actor Edmund Kean
1958:
Had featured role in "Big Deal on Madonna Street", directed by Mario Monicelli
1958:
Founded theater company Teatro Popolare Italiano
1959:
Enjoyed a stage success in "Irma La Douce"
1959:
Reteamed with Monicelli for "The Great War"; starred opposite Albert Sordi
1959:
First of 16 films with writer-director Dino Risi, "Il Mattatore"; originally made for Italian TV
1960:
Directed and starred in a stage production of "Oresteia" in Syracuse, Greece
1961:
Initial collaboration with Vittoria De Sica, "The Last Judgement"
1963:
Played a short season at London's Aldwych Theatre with his Teatro Popolare Italiano
1964:
Essayed multiple roles in Ettore Scola's "Parliamo di donne/Let's Talk About Women"
1967:
Appeared opposite Shirley MacLaine in one segment of the anthology film "Woman Times Seven", directed by De Sica
1969:
With Adolfo Celi, co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in "L'Alibi"
1972:
First feature as solo director "Senza famiglia nullatenenti cercano affetto/Without Family"
1975:
Won critical praise for his portrayal of a blind army captain in the black comedy "Profumo di donna/Scent of a Woman", directed by Risi
1978:
Returned to US features as co-star of Robert Altman's "A Wedding"
1979:
Reteamed with Altman for "Quintet"
1981:
Appeared opposite Burt Reynolds in "Sharkey's Machine"
1983:
With son Allesandro, co-wrote and co-starred in "Di Padre in figlio/From Father to Son"; also directed
1984:
Toured USA in one-man stage show "Viva Vittorio!"
1985:
Last feature (to date) as director "Affabulazione"
1987:
Reteamed with Scola for "La Famiglia/The Family"; played dual role
1990:
Cast as Sinbad in Philippe DeBroca's "Sheherazade/Les 1,001 nuits/A Thousand and One Nights"
1991:
Last screen collaboration with Risi (to date), "Tolgo il disturbo/I'll Be Going Now"
1996:
Delivered a fine turn as an aging crime lord in Barry Levinson's "Sleepers"
1997:
Recorded Italian volume of poetry written by Pope John Paul II; released c, December
1999:
Reteamed with Scola for "Tavole apparechchiate e charienti/The Dinner"
1999:
Appeared in new version of "Il Mattatore" for Italian TV
1999:
Had featured role in "La Bomba/Once Upon a Time in Little Italy"

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