Michelangelo Antonioni
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Gianni Puccini
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Flavio Calzavara
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Andrea Checchi
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Luca Guadagnino
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Ingrid Bergman
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Gabriele Ferzetti

Knowledge Identifier: +Gabriele_Ferzetti


Gabriele Ferzetti

Italian actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1925.

Countries: Italy (53%), France (16%), United States (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Michelangelo Antonioni, Gianni Puccini, Flavio Calzavara

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Gabriele Ferzetti was born in 1925 add something


Ferzetti made his screen debut in "Via delle Cinque Lune" under the directorship of Luigi Chiarini in 1942 at the age of 17, featuring actors such as Luisella Beghi, Olga Solbelli, Andrea Checchi and Gildo Bocci add something


Uncredited for his next role in "Bengasi", later in 1942 he appeared in Flavio Calzavara's "La contessa Castiglione" add something


Venice Film Festival - The film was set during the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943 during the Second World War and saw Ferzetti feature alongside Belinda Lee and Enrico Maria Salerno. It was a considerable success at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Goldon Lion award add something


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" add something


The film, shot on location in Turin is adapted from Cesare Pavese's 1949 novella "Tra donne sole" add something


A prominent figure in Italian cinema since the 1950s, Ferzetti's first leading role came in 1950 in the film "Lo Zappatore" add something


His career was at its peak in the 1950s and 1960s add something


In 1950 he had a supporting role in Flavio Calzavara's "Sigillo rosso" alongside Gino Cervi and Carla Del Poggio, but his first leading role came later that year in the film "Lo Zappatore", a film which focused on the life of peasants and farm workers during the interwar and great depression period add something


Cannes Film Festival - In 1953, Ferzetti starred in Mario Soldati's "La Provinciale", a Cannes Film Festival nominee for best film which saw him play the role of a professor who falls in love with a glamorous star add something


He portrayed Puccini twice in 1953 and 1954 in the films "Puccini" and "Casa Ricordi" respectively add something


Later in 1953 starred in the successful biopic of composer Puccini under Carmine Gallone, "Puccini", released in the United States a year later add something


Ferzetti reprise his role as Puccini in "Casa Ricordi" in 1954 alongside Roland Alexandre as Gioacchino Rossini add something


In 1954, Ferzetti appeared in Marcello Pagliero's comedy dramabased on the 1922 opera "Vestire gli ignudi", playing the character of Ludovico Nota alongside Pierre Brasseur, Manlio Busoni and Paolo Ferrara and in "Camilla" under the directorship of Luciano Emmer add something


In 1955, Ferzetti starred as a downbeat, struggling artist named Lorenzo alongside Eleonora Rossi Drago, Franco Fabrizi and Valentina Cortese in Michelangelo Antonioni's "Le amiche" add something


Later in 1955 he starred in "Un po' di cielo", directed by Giorgio Moser add something


His major film of 1956 was "Donatella" opposite Elsa Martinelli, under director Mario Monicelli add something


Im 1957, Ferzetti appeared in the crime film "Parola di ladro" under directors Nanni Loy and Gianni Puccini opposite Abbe Lane, Nadia Gray and Andrea Checchi add something


In 1958, Ferzetti appeared in "Ballerina e Buon Dio", directed by Antonio Leonviola, followed by "Racconti d'estate", under the directorship of Gianni Franciolini, based on story by Alberto Moravia add something


In 1959, Ferzetti starred alongside Andrée Debar and Isa Miranda as Bernard Turquet de Mayenne in the French historical comedy "Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon" add something


Ferzetti made his international breakthrough in 1960 in his most acclaimed role as an oversexed, restless playboy in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial "L'avventura" add something


In 1960, Ferzetti starred in Gianni Puccini's "Il carro armato dell'8 settembre" followed by Florestano Vancini's "La lunga notte del '43" add something


Later in 1960, Ferzetti made his international breakthrough as an oversexed, restless playboy Sandro in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial "L'avventura" add something


In 1962, Ferzetti had one of the busy years of his career, featuring in 7 films add something


In 1963, Ferzetti he had a role in a large ensemble cast in Jean Delannoy's "Venere imperiale" and played the charatcer of Leonardi in Charles Frend and Bruno Vailati's war drama "Beta Som" alongside Lilli Palmer, James Mason and Alberto Lupo add something


In 1964, his only notable performance was in add something


In 1965, Ferzetti starred in "Lo scippo", alongside Paolo Ferrari and played the role of Vic Dermatt in Jacques Deray's French crime drama "Par un beau matin d'été" alongside Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sophie Daumier and Geraldine Chaplin add something


In 1967, Ferzetti starred in "We Still Kill the Old Way" under director Elio Petri and the TV series "Dossier Mata Hari" add something


In 1968, Ferzetti experienced the most prolific year in his career, featuring in a total of 8 films add something


In 1968, he played railroad baron Morton in Sergio Leone's celebrated "Once Upon a Time in the West" add something


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" add something


His final release of 1969 was "L'amica", directed by Alberto Lattuada add something


In 1969, Ferzetti starred in Giuliano Montaldo's crime film "Gli intoccabili" add something


In 1970, Ferzetti starred in the political thriller "The Confession" opposite Yves Montand and Simone Signore, under director Costa-Gavras add something


In the 1970s he appeared in a significant number of crime films, often as an Inspector add something


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 add something


In 1972, Ferzetti starred opposite Robert Blake, Catherine Spaak and Ernest Borgnine in Franco Prosperi's boxing drama, "Un uomo dalla pelle dura" add something


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 add something


He appeared in French director Roger Pigaut's picture "Le guêpier" opposite Claude Brasseur and Marthe Keller and had a small role in Vincente Minnelli's fantasy "A Matter of Time" in 1976, which featured a prominent cast which included Ingrid Bergman and Liza Minnelli add something


In 1977 he starred in Eriprando Visconti's "Oedipus orca" and Lucio Fulci's "The Psychic", about a clairvoyant woman , who after having a vision, removes a section of the wall in the home of her husband and finds a skeleton behind it add something


In 1978, Ferzetti appeared in French director Claude d'Anna's picture "Concorde Affair" alongside Bruno Cremer, Donald Pleasence, Laure Dechasnel, Hélène Lehman, Dennis Hopper and Joseph Cotten add something


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" add something


His only other films of the 1980s were "Giulia e Giulia", directed by Peter Del Monte in which he starred alongside Kathleen Turner, Gabriel Byrne and Sting, "Computron 22", directed by Giuliano Carnimeo add something


In the mid 1980s, as he began to reach retirement age, Ferzetti's career in film began to decline, mainly appearing in low-budget TV movies and mini series, including an uncredited role in the TV movie "The Scarlet and the Black" under Jerry London and the mini series "Quo Vadis-" , "La voglia di vincere" and "Around the World in 80 Days" add something


In 1982, Ferzetti played a Turkish brigadier in another of Young's pictures, the historical war film "Inchon" add something


He did however appear in the film "First Action Hero" in 1994 but his only role of major note in the 1990s was the Duke of Venice in "Othello", directed by Oliver Parker in 1995 add something


His most notable role since 1996 though is as Nono in the series "Une famille formidable" in which he appeared in 11 episodes between 1996 and 2007 add something


In 1997 he appeared in Renzo Martinelli's "Porzûs" and Alfredo Angeli's "Con rabbia e con amore" add something


In 2003, Ferzetti appeared in "Perduto amor", directed by Franco Battiato in "Concorso di colpa", directed by Claudio Fragasso and "Io sono l'amore" , directed by Luca Guadagnino add something


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" add something


In 2010 he portrayed Enrico in Edoardo Leo's comedy picture "18 anni dopo", which featured Marco Bonini in the lead role add something

Gabriele Ferzetti died in 2015 add something


Ferzetti died on 2 December 2015, aged 90 add something