Adolfo Celi

Adolfo Celi

Highest Rated: 100% Grand Prix (1966)

Lowest Rated: 0% Monsignor (1982)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1922

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



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 Perfect Crime Sir Harold Boyd 1978
No Score Yet The Chosen Priest 1977
No Score Yet Les Passagers (The Intruder) (The Passengers) Bietani 1977
14% 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
90% 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
42% 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 Un Condé Actor 1971
No Score Yet In Search of Gregory Max 1970
No Score Yet Fragment of Fear Bardoni 1970
No Score Yet A Man for Emmanuelle Sandri 1969
No Score Yet Sentenza di Morte Actor 1968
No Score Yet Grand Slam Mark Milford 1968
70% Danger: Diabolik Ralph Valmont 1968
No Score Yet The Bobo Carbonell 1967
89% King of Hearts Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook 1967
57% 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
88% Thunderball Emilio Largo 1965
86% The Agony and the Ecstasy Giovanni de Medici 1965
89% Von Ryan's Express Battaglia 1965
91% 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


No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
Redman 1969


Emilio Largo says: Someone has to lose!

James Bond says: Yes, I thought I saw a spectre over shoulder!

Emilio Largo says: What did you mean?

James Bond says: The spectre of the defeat!