Adolfo Celi - Rotten Tomatoes

Adolfo Celi

Highest Rated:   100% Grand Prix (1966)
Lowest Rated:   0% Monsignor (1982)
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Birthplace:   Messina, Sicily, Italy
Although not too well known outside his native Italy, white-haired, robust Adolfo Celi gained renown as a "renaissance" man of theater and films, doing triple duty as an actor, writer and director. His first film was 1946's Un Americano in Vacanza, after which he left Italy to spend nearly two decades working on the stage in Argentina and Brazil. He returned to films with the Brasilia-lensed That Man From Rio (1964), then achieved American fame as megavillain Largo in the 1965 James Bond flick Thunderball. Two years later, he appeared with Sean Connery's brother Neil in the Bond rip-off Operation Kid Brother (1967). Though he could speak several languages, Celi's accent was so pronounced that his voice was usually dubbed, never more noticeably than in the cult favorite King of Hearts (1966), in which he played a pompous British military officer. In addition to his acting credits, Adolfo Celi directed three South American films: Ciacara, Aliba, Tico Tico No Fuba.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Yankee
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Amici miei atto III (All My Friends Part 3) (My Friends Act III)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Amici miei atto II (All My Friends Part 2) (My Friends Act II)
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Cenerentola '80 (Cinderella '80)
  • Principe Goncalvo Gherardeschi
1984
0% Monsignor
  • Vinci
1982
No Score Yet Innamorato Pazzo (Madly in Love)
  • The Prince
1981
No Score Yet Cafe Express
  • Ispettore capo Ministero
1981
No Score Yet The Chosen
  • Priest
1977
No Score Yet Les Passagers (The Intruder) (The Passengers)
  • Bietani
1977
No Score Yet The Next Man
  • Al Sharif
1976
No Score Yet Uomini Si Nasce Poliziotti Si Muore
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet My Father's Wife
  • Antonio
1976
No Score Yet Arab Conspiracy
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Amici miei (My Friends)
  • Sassaroli
1975
No Score Yet Libera, amore mio... (Libera, My Love)
  • Libera's father
1975
No Score Yet Ein unbekannter rechnet ab (Ten Little Indians)(And Then There Were None)
  • Andre Salve
1974
88% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom)
  • Dr. Legendre/Dr. Pasolini
1974
No Score Yet Black Holiday
  • Commissioner Rizzuto
1974
No Score Yet Hitler: The Last Ten Days
  • Gen. Krebs
1973
No Score Yet Il boss (Wipeout!)
  • Actor
1973
44% Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna)
  • Consul
1972
No Score Yet The Italian Connection
  • Don Vito Tressoldi
1972
No Score Yet 1931: Once Upon a Time in New York
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Chi l'ha vista morire? (Who Saw Her Die?) (The Child)
  • Actor
1972
20% Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Inspector
1971
No Score Yet Hanno cambiato faccia (They Have Changed Their Face)
  • Boss
1971
No Score Yet In Search of Gregory
  • Max
1970
No Score Yet Fragment of Fear
  • Bardoni
1970
No Score Yet Sentenza di Morte
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Grand Slam
  • Mark Milford
1968
67% Danger: Diabolik
  • Ralph Valmont
1968
No Score Yet The Bobo
  • Carbonell
1967
91% King of Hearts
  • Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook
1967
No Score Yet The Honey Pot
  • Inspector Rizzi
1967
No Score Yet OK Connery (Operation Kid Brother) (Secret Agent 00) (Operation Double 007)
  • Mr. Thai - 'Beta'
1967
100% Grand Prix
  • Agostini Manetta
1966
No Score Yet El Greco
  • Don Miguel de las Cuevas
1966
No Score Yet Target for Killing
  • Actor
1966
86% Thunderball
  • Emilio Largo
1965
86% The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • Giovanni de Medici
1965
91% Von Ryan's Express
  • Battaglia
1965
90% That Man from Rio
  • De Castro
1964
No Score Yet The Head of the Family
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Piazza Pulita
  • Actor
No Score Yet Signore e signori, buonanotte (Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen)
  • Actor

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