Cesare Danova

Cesare Danova

Highest Rated: 97% Mean Streets (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% Tentacles (1977)

Birthday: Mar 1, 1926

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



No Score Yet Invisible Strangler Actor 1984
No Score Yet St. Helens Actor 1983
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler Mario 1981
90% 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
97% 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
62% 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


No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Pres. Manuel Ibanez 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
No Score Yet Airwolf
Alonzo 1985
No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort
Aldo 1985
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Jonathan 1981
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Sorella Bartone 1979
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
Cavorting Connoisseur 1976
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cesare 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
Don Luis 1965


Giovanni says: Honorable men go with honorable men.