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First of 16 films with writer-director Dino Risi, "Il Mattatore"; originally made for Italian TV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