Leo Gullotta

Leo Gullotta

Highest Rated: 75% The Star Maker (1995)

Lowest Rated: 52% Scarlet Diva (2000)

Birthday: Jan 9, 1946

Birthplace: Catania, Italy

Although Sicilian funnyman Leo Gullotta is best known for his wacky disguises and celebrity impressions, his diverse acting career of almost fifty years proves he is a man of many talents. He kicked off his performance career in his hometown of Catania as an extra at the historic opera house Teatro Massimo Bellini, before studying under screen actor Turi Ferro at the performing arts academy Teatro Stabile. After moving to Rome, Gullotta found early success as a comedian in the cabaret scene, while landing supporting roles on television shows like the 1974 mystery mini-series "Commissioner De Vincenzi" and the crime show "Qui squadra mobile." His costume act began popping up on Italian variety shows in the 1970s, but it wasn't until he was cast as the cross-eyed man in director Nanni Loy's 1980 Commedia all'Italiana hit "Café Express" that Gullotta became noticed in the mainstream. Dozens of roles in TV and film later, he was given the chance to show off his dramatic chops as Commissioner Iervolino in Giuseppe Tornatore's 1986 crime drama "The Camorra," a performance that earned him a coveted David di Donatello Award for Best Supporting Actor. Eager to branch out into as many mediums as possible--his stage career with performance company Il Bagaglino proved equally fruitful--Gullotta has dubbed Italian voiceovers for Ray Romano, Joe Pesci and even lovable sentient Johnny 5 in the 1986 comedy "Short Circuit."

Highest rated movies

The Star Maker
Baarìa
Scarlet Diva

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Tree Narrator (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 47% It's the Law Padre Raffaele (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Father and the Foreigner Santini (Character) - 2010
55% 50% Baarìa Liborio (Character) $4.9K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet La stella dei re Melkhior (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vajont: La diga del disonore Mario Pancini (Character) - 2001
52% 52% Scarlet Diva Dr. Vessi (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snowball Sidik (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men, Men, Men Tony (Character) - 1995
75% 80% The Star Maker Vito (Character) $116.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Che Punto e la Notte Priotti (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 37% Sinbad of the Seven Seas Nadir (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Italiani a Rio Salvatore Giuffrid (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Animals Don Michele (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 66% Il Camorrista comissario Iervolino (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Bi e il Ba Gaetano (Character) - 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery Attorney Nicolosi (Character) 2022