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Cesare Danova

Highest Rated:   98% Mean Streets (1973)
Lowest Rated:   0% Tentacles (1977)
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Birthplace:   Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
Italian actor Cesare Danova came to prominence in such post-war European films as La Figlia del Capitano (1947) and Don Giovanni (1955), playing the title role in the latter film. In the American-made Man Who Understood Women (1959), Danova managed to be both funny and menacing as a murderous cuckolded husband. Few of his American films took full advantage of Danova's talents, tending to cast him as a "typical" hot-blooded Mediterranean, but there have been a few rewarding assignments along the way. As Appolodorus in the budget-busting Cleopatra (1963), Danova was one of the few actors whose part wasn't cut to nothing in order to favor the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton combo. Danova was one of the stars of the TV pilot-cum-theatrical movie Chamber of Horrors (1966), and he enjoyed a season's worth of regular TV work as Actor (that was the character's name, not the designation) on the weekly Dirty Dozen rip-off Garrison's Gorillas (1967). In the '70s and '80s, Danova seemed to take turns with Anthony Quinn in portraying Onassis-like Greek tycoons and Mafia bosses; in the latter capacity Danova was hilarious as Carmine DePasto in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). In the early years of the '80s, Danova could be seen as a regular on the ABC television daytime drama Ryan's Hope. Cesare Danova died suddenly during a 1992 meeting of the Motion Picture Academy's Foreign Film Committee.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet St. Helens
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler
  • Mario
1981
91% National Lampoon's Animal House
  • Mayor Carmine De Pasto
1978
0% Tentacles
  • John Corey
1977
No Score Yet Scorchy
  • Philip Bianco
1976
No Score Yet Death Cruise
  • Captain Vettori
1974
98% Mean Streets
  • Giovanni
1973
No Score Yet Che!
  • Ramon Valdez
1969
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors
  • Anthony Draco
1966
No Score Yet Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
  • Pepe
1966
85% Viva Las Vegas
  • Count Elmo Mancini
1964
No Score Yet Gidget Goes to Rome
  • Paolo Cellini
1963
56% Cleopatra
  • Apollodorus
1963
No Score Yet Tender Is the Night
  • Tommy Barban
1962
No Score Yet Valley of the Dragons
  • Hector Servadac
1961
No Score Yet The Man Who Understood Women
  • Marco Ranieri
1959
No Score Yet Tarzan, the Ape Man
  • Harry Holt
1959

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