Knowledge Identifier: +Gabriele_Ferzetti
He took a break from film acting and made a succession of theatrical appearances until 1948, when he had a small uncredited role in Riccardo Freda's "I miserabili, non accreditato"
The film, shot on location in Turin is adapted from Cesare Pavese's 1949 novella "Tra donne sole"
His major film of 1956 was "Donatella" opposite Elsa Martinelli, under director Mario Monicelli
Ferzetti made his international breakthrough in 1960 in his most acclaimed role as an oversexed, restless playboy in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial "L'avventura"
In 1967, Ferzetti starred in "We Still Kill the Old Way" under director Elio Petri and the TV series "Dossier Mata Hari"
Ferzetti's most important performance in 1969, and arguably the role he is most associated with internationally throughout his career was his role as distinguished organized crime boss Marc-Ange Draco in the 1969 James Bond feature "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
In 1971, Ferzetti in Salvatore Samperi's Million Dollar Eel, a comedy film about an heiress who fakes her own kidnapping and hides in the river Po's delta to obtain money from her parents
The following year, 1974, he again appeared in a World War II picture, this time the controversial arthouse classic about the Holocaust, "The Night Porter", working under director Liliana Cavani
In 1979, Ferzetti starred in "Porci con la P 38", directed by Gianfranco Pagani, "Anni struggenti", directed by Vittorio Sindoni, "Encuentro en el abismo", directed by Anthony Richmond and Tonino Ricci and had an uncredited role in Terence Young's "Bloodline"
More recently he played the role of Nono in the TV series "Une famille formidable" and appeared in Luca Guadagnino's 2009 film "I Am Love"