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Leopoldo Trieste

Highest Rated: 100% Divorce, Italian Style (1962)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)

Birthday: May 3, 1917

Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy

Leopoldo Trieste was a produced playwright and army veteran by the time he was cast in Federico Fellini's solo directorial debut, 1952's "The White Sheik." The film, in which Trieste, the provincial husband, is jilted by his new bride in favor of a soap opera actor, served as a launching pad for Trieste's acting career. He next appeared as an aspiring playwright in Fellini's critically acclaimed "I Vitteloni," about the small-town lives of a group of friends. Soon thereafter he landed steady work in films like the World War I-based romantic drama "A Farewell to Arms" and the "A Day for Lionhearts," about the true story of four young Italian students who bombed an important German stronghold in Italy. In 1961, Trieste was cast as an unwitting philanderer in "Divorce, Italian Style," Pietro Germi's award-winning comedy about the devious lengths an unhappy husband goes to in order to divorce his wife and marry his cousin. Trieste found limited success with his directorial efforts on the low-profile melodramas "City By Night" and "The Sin of the Green Years"--he re-teamed with Germi in the 1964 comedy "Seduced and Abandoned" as an overbearing baron swept up in a shotgun wedding. Trieste later appeared with a small cameo in "The Godfather Part II" during a pivotal flashback, and he portrayed an eccentric priest in the childhood fantasy "Cinema Paradiso."

Highest rated movies

Divorce, Italian Style
The Young and the Passionate
The White Sheik
The Godfather, Part II Don't Look Now
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Twitch of the Death Nerve
The Star Maker




75% 80% The Star Maker Mute (Character) $116.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stradivari Nicolò Amati (Character) - 1989
90% 97% Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Father Adelfio (Character) $9.1M 1988
No Score Yet 44% Henry IV Psychiatrist (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Pea The junkie (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Hearts, A Chapel Unknown (Character) - 1975
96% 97% The Godfather, Part II Signor Roberto (Character) - 1974
94% 76% Don't Look Now Hotel Manager (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Little Crook and Nanny Truffatore (Character) - 1972
75% 38% Pulp Marcovic (Character) - 1972
86% 63% Twitch of the Death Nerve Paolo Fossati (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trastevere Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Desk Clerk (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 87% The Sicilian Clan Turi (Character) - 1969
63% 82% The Secret of Santa Vittoria Vittorini (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Be Sick ... It's Free Unknown (Character) - 1968
43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman Dying Man's Friend (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Walks With Them Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Honour Advocate Mazzullo (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend, Italian Style Professor Ferri (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 89% Seduced and Abandoned Baron Rizieri ZappalĂ  (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Voices Orapronobbi (Character) - 1964
100% 93% Divorce, Italian Style Carmelo (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 75% A Hero of Our Times Aurelio (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 47% An American in Rome Spettatore alla TV (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day in Court Leopoldo (Character) - 1954
100% 90% The Young and the Passionate Leopoldo (Character) $97.9K 1953
100% 75% The White Sheik Ivan Cavalli (Character) $50.8K 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sky Is Red Screenwriter - 1950