Franco Citti

Franco Citti

Highest Rated: 100% Accattone (1961)

Lowest Rated: 56% The Canterbury Tales (1971)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1935

Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

The 1961 Pier Paolo Pasolini drama "Accatone!," starring Franco Citti in the title role, was a seminal one for the Italian film industry. It marked Pasolini's seamless transition from the literary page to the silver screen and afforded Italian moviegoers the chance to watch the gritty tale of a pimp (Citti) trying to replace his main working girl, Maddalena, with newcomer Stella. The movie earned Citti a BAFTA Film Award nomination as Best Foreign Actor. Though he was beaten out by countryman Marcello Mastroianni for "Divorzio all'italiana," Citti went on to make close to a dozen movies with Pasolini. Two of the pair's better known collaborations are 1967's "Oedipus Rex" and 1974's "Arabian Nights." Citti's rise to the top of the Italian leading man pantheon caught the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who cast him in the first and third "Godfather" movies as Calo. Citti retired from acting at the end of the '90s, making the role of Uncle Franco on the TV series "La ragazza di Piazza di Spagna," one of his final credits.

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Filmography

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame V Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame VI Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame II Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame III Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame IV Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mayor Unknown (Character) - 1996
68% 78% The Godfather, Part III Calo (Character) $64.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ciao marziano Er Cinese (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch Me When I Kill Pasquale Ferrante (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 38% In the Beach House Nando (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 100% Todo Modo Autista di M. (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 56% Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man Rudy Ruginski (Character) - 1976
82% 78% Arabian Nights Nur Ed Din (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bawdy Tales Mammone (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Film Maker's Life Himself (Character) - 1971
56% 63% The Canterbury Tales The Devil (Character) - 1971
79% 75% The Decameron Ciappelletto (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Violent Life Rabbino (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seduto Alla Sua Destra Oreste (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Jesus Oreste (Character) - 1968
88% 77% Oedipus Rex Oedipus (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 60% Kill Them All and Come Back Alone Hoagy (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 44% Kill and Pray Burt (Character) - 1967
94% 90% Mamma Roma Carmine (Character) - 1962
100% 89% Accattone Vittorio "Accattone" Cataldi (Character) - 1961

QUOTES FROM Franco Citti CHARACTERS

Calo says: "The Corleone's left drugs, so New York is weak, and Palermo is strong."

Calo says: The Corleone's left drugs, so New York is weak, and Palermo is strong.

Don Tommasino says: "Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind."

Don Tommasino says: Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.

Calo says: "My master is dead. Blood calls for blood. I must have revenge!"

Calo says: My master is dead. Blood calls for blood. I must have revenge!

Michael Corleone says: "Some day, you may have to do a difficult service for me."

Michael Corleone says: Some day, you may have to do a difficult service for me.

Calo says: "Power wears out those who don't have it."

Calo says: Power wears out those who don't have it.

Calo says: In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.