Alberto Sordi

Highest Rated: 100% The Boom (Il boom) (1963)
Birthday: Jun 15, 1920
Birthplace: Rome
Already rotund at age 13, Italian-born Alberto Sordi won an Oliver Hardy look-alike contest sponsored by Hollywood's MGM. Sordi subsequently became a professional comedian in his own right, appearing in music halls, on the "legit" stage, and films from 1940. He maintained his connection with Hardy by dubbing the comedian's voice into Italian during the '40s (Laurel & Hardy comedies were among the few Hollywood efforts not banned by Mussolini). Sordi graduated to film stardom with his portrayal of an overaged adolescent in Federico Fellini's Il Vitelloni (1953). Some of his more memorable screen assignments include his portrayal of a peace-loving fascist officer in The Best of Enemies (1962), his performance as an Italian laborer stranded in Sweden in To Bed...or Not to Bed (1963), a count in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), his enjoyable appearance as "himself" in Fellini's Roma (1972), and his award-winning turn in Why (1972). Having previously co-scripted many of his films, Sordi turned to directing with 1966's Fumo di Londra. He continued to act and direct throughout the '80s and '90s, doing both for his 1998 romantic comedy Incontri Proibiti.

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Filmography

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CREDIT
No Score Yet Io e Caterina Screenwriter Actor Director 2014
No Score Yet Alberto il grande Actor 2013
No Score Yet Le septième ciel (Seventh Heaven) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare l'amico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa? Actor 2011
No Score Yet Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (A Girl in Australia) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Romanzo Di Un Giovane Povero Sig. Bartoloni 1995
No Score Yet L'avaro Screenwriter Arpagone 1990
No Score Yet Tutti Dentro Director Actor 1984
No Score Yet Il marchese del Grillo Screenwriter Marquis of Grillo 1981
No Score Yet Traffic Jam (L'ingorgo - Una storia impossibile) Actor 1979
No Score Yet I Nuovi Mostri (Viva Italia!) (The New Monsters) Actor 1977
No Score Yet Un borghese piccolo piccolo (A Very Little Man) (An Average Little Man) Giovanni Vivaldi 1977
No Score Yet Il comune senso del pudore (A Common Sense of Modesty) Director Actor 1976
No Score Yet While There's War There's Hope (finche C'e Guerra C'e Speranza) Director Actor Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Stardust (Polvere di stelle) Mimmo Adami Screenwriter Director 1973
No Score Yet La Più bella serata della mia vita (The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life) Alfredo Rossi 1972
No Score Yet Lo Scopone scientifico (The Scientific Cardplayer) (The Scopone Game) Peppino 1972
67% Fellini's Roma Himself - Interviewé 1972
No Score Yet Le Streghe (The Witches) Elio Ferocci (segment "Senso Civico") 1967
71% Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines Count Emilio Ponticelli 1965
No Score Yet Made in Italy Silvio 1965
96% Mafioso Antonio Badalamenti 1964
No Score Yet To Bed or Not to Bed (Il diavolo) Amedeo Ferretti 1963
100% The Boom (Il boom) Actor $56.9K 1963
No Score Yet Mio figlio Nerone (Nero's Mistress) Nerone 1962
No Score Yet The Best of Enemies Capt. Blasi 1962
No Score Yet Everybody Go Home! Alberto Innocenzi 1962
No Score Yet Una Vita Difficile Silvio Magnazzi 1961
No Score Yet The Last Judgement (Il giudizio universale) Actor 1961
No Score Yet Il Vigile (The Traffic Policeman) Actor 1960
No Score Yet I Magliari Totonno 1959
No Score Yet La grande guerra Oreste Jacovacci 1959
No Score Yet Nella Città l'Inferno (Hell in the City) (Caged) Adone 1959
No Score Yet Venezia, la luna e tu (Venice, the Moon and You) Actor 1959
0% A Farewell To Arms Father Galli 1957
No Score Yet Lo scapolo (The Bachelor) Actor 1955
No Score Yet Buonanotte... Avvocato! Alberto Santi Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Un Eroe Dei Nostri Tempi Alberto Menichetti 1955
No Score Yet The Art Of Getting Along (L'arte DI Arrangiarsi) Actor 1954
No Score Yet An American in Rome Screenwriter Nando Moriconi 1954
100% I Vitelloni Alberto 1953
No Score Yet Due notti con Cleopatra (Two Nights with Cleopatra) Cesarino 1953
100% Lo sceicco bianco (The White Sheik) Fernando Rivoli 1952
No Score Yet Under the Sun of Rome (Sotto il sole di Roma) Fernando 1948
No Score Yet Le miserie del Signor Travet Barbarotti 1945
No Score Yet Oh! Qué mambo Actor
No Score Yet La bella di Roma (The Belle of Rome) Actor
No Score Yet Il presidente del Borgorosso Football Club Screenwriter
No Score Yet Bravissimo Actor

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