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Fred Malatesta



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Blood and Sand
  • Waiter
1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio
  • Butler
1941
100% 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
88% Dodsworth
  • Ship's Waiter
1936
100% Modern Times
  • Cafe Head Waiter
1936
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • William, King of Sicily
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
92% 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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