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Italian cinema would not be what it is without its peculiar star system, which for many decades had some of the best affected films. That is why the incredible actors are very guilty and, above all, some of those we focus on in this article (Top 10 of the Italian actors). They all worked with the best Italian directors and interpreted hundreds of roles more than meritoriously.
Some readers may not know any of these great Italian actors, but they are undoubtedly the Bible of the filmography of this country and its characters will live forever thanks to the cinema. All of them have performed with the most attractive Italian actresses we have already spoken about.
There may be many doubts about the first position of the great actors of Italian cinema. But, if we don’t let ourselves be influenced by the media and the campaign in favor of Marcello Mastroianni, there is no doubt that the great Gassman, known as “The Matador”, has earned this place by right. Having played more than 125 characters in an extraordinary way is the best curriculum to win this position. In addition, the voice of this super actor had many nuances, as well as a power inherited from the theater that almost no one achieves in the cinema.
The indispensable feature film stream that every good movie buff should see at least once in his life are: “La famiglia” (Ettore Scola, 1987), “Anima Persa” (Dino Risi, 1977), “I nuovi mostri” (Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli, 1977), “Profumo di donna” (Dino Risi 19749), “C’eravamo tanto amati” (Ettore Scola, 1974), “Il sorpado” (Dino Risi, 1962), “I soliti ignoti” ( Mario Monicelli, 1958).
Curiosities: He was a basketball player, married 3 times and was granted a space on TV in the 90s to read Italian poetry with his incredible voice. Of his three children, Alessandro Gassman has followed his path as an actor. His fame made him act in many countries, including with Audrey Hepburn or Paul Newman. His most charismatic phrase is: “Theater is not made to tell things, but to change them
Who for many is and will be remembered for being the alter ego of Federico Fellini, is much more than that. He performed for all the best directors and until his death he played great roles. He was three times nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Actor and has participated in productions worldwide (more than 140 films).
Possibly the best known Italian actor for all for having participated in Federico Fellini films such as: “La Dolce Vitta” (1960) and “8 and 1/2” (1963), among others. It is very interesting to see other films of his like: “La notte” (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961), “I compagni” (Mario Monicelli, 1963), “Marriage all’italiana” (Vittorio De Sica, 1964), “Una giornata particolare” ( Ettore Scola, 1977), “Oci ciorne” (Nikita Mikhakov, 1987), “To Meteoro Vima tou Pelargou” (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1991).
Curiosities: He was held in a Nazi camp during his childhood in World War 2, where he escaped. He is known to be diabetic and he took it very carefully throughout his life. They say he loved Claudia Cardinale for decades and she didn’t believe it. He only married once but it is known worldwide that he had numerous lovers.
Antonio de Curtis, known as Toto as a stage name on the big screen, may be unknown to the youngest, but he is the first great actor after Valentino. Compared by many like the Buster Keaton or Italian Charlie Chaplin, his peculiar face and movements made him unique and recognized by all. He is one of the most important comedy figures in world cinema and is considered one of the first stars in Italy.
His saga with his name, “Toto”, is the history of Italian cinema and is necessary to understand its evolution. His most memorable interpretations of his more than 100 films are: “Totò al Giro d’Italia” (Mario Mattoli, 1948), “Totò e Carolina” (Mario Monicelli, 1955), “La banda degli onesti” (Camillo Mastrocinque, 1956 ), “Arrangiatevi!” (Mauro Bolognini, 1959), “Signore si nasce” (Mario Mattoli, 1961).