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Fred Malatesta

Highest Rated: 100% Blood and Sand (1941)

Lowest Rated: 80% Love on the Run (1936)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1889

Birthplace: Not Available

A tall, exotic-looking character actor from Naples, Fred Malatesta is today best remembered for a bit as a waiter in Charles Chaplin's Modern Times (1936), a distinctive case of typecasting. Educated in Rome, Malatesta performed a stint in the Italian army prior to embarking on a worldwide stage career that would eventually lead to Broadway. The strapping actor went on to appear in countless action-melodramas and serials throughout the silent era, more often than not playing an exotic villain or a foppish foreigner. His roles grew increasingly smaller after the changeover to sound and he later moonlighted as a set decorator.

Highest Rated Movies



100% Blood and Sand Waiter 1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio Butler 1941
91% The Mark of Zorro Sentry 1940
No Score Yet Arise, My Love Mechanic 1940
100% Road to Singapore Native Policeman 1940
No Score Yet Juarez Senor Salas 1939
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas Bird Seller 1938
No Score Yet Suez Jewel Merchant 1938
No Score Yet Artists and Models Abroad Treasury Official 1938
No Score Yet The Gold Racket Ricardo 1937
80% Love on the Run French Waiter 1936
90% Dodsworth Ship's Waiter 1936
100% Modern Times Cafe Head Waiter 1936
100% The Crusades William, King of Sicily 1935
No Score Yet Under the Pampas Moon Doorman 1935
No Score Yet Enter Madame Hotel Clerk 1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride French Officer 1934
97% The Thin Man Headwaiter 1934
No Score Yet Picture Brides Castro 1934
No Score Yet Riptide Headwaiter 1934
No Score Yet Student Tour French Manager 1934
93% A Farewell to Arms Manera 1932
No Score Yet Get That Girl Dr. Sandro Tito 1932
No Score Yet Peacock Fan Thomas Elton 1929
No Score Yet Bardelys the Magnificent Castelroux 1926
No Score Yet Forbidden Paradise French Ambassador 1924
No Score Yet Little Lord Fauntleroy Dick 1921


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