Luigi Pistilli

Birthday: Jul 19, 1929
Birthplace: Not Available
At one time Luigi Pistilli was one of Italy's most respected actors of stage, screen, and television. In theater, he was considered one of the country's best interpreters of Bertolt Brecht's plays; indeed, his most famous roles were in The Threepenny Opera and St. Joan of the Stockyards. Pistilli studied acting at Milan's Piccolo Teatro, graduating in 1955. He never completely severed his ties with the theater and often returned to appear in plays directed by Giorgio Strehler. Pistilli made his feature film debut with an uncredited role in Dark Passage (1947). He often appeared in such spaghetti Westerns as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and For a Few Dollars More (1965). Pistilli's television career has included a regular role on the popular Mafia drama The Octopus. Pistilli committed suicide in his Milan home just before appearing in the final production of Terrace Rattigan's Tosca on April 21, 1996. The show had been harshly panned by critics and audiences and this apparently threw Pistilli into a deep depression. According to his suicide note, Pistilli had suffered even deeper despair after making some bitter public comments regarding the recent termination of a four-year off-stage relationship with singer/actress Milva, with whom he was co-starring in Tosca.

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No Score Yet La battaglia d'Inghilterra (Eagles Over London) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Cold Sweat (De la part des copains) Actor 1997
No Score Yet Eerie Midnight Horror Show (Ossessa, L') Actor 1978
No Score Yet Cadavres exquis Cusan 1976
No Score Yet Nude Princess Actor 1976
No Score Yet My Father's Wife Carlo 1976
No Score Yet Tragic Ceremony Actor 1972
100% Il Tuo Vizio è una Stanza Chiusa e Solo Io ne ho la Chiave (Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) Oliver 1972
82% Reazione a catena (A Bay of Blood) (Twitch of the Death Nerve) Albert 1972
No Score Yet Milano Calibro 9 (Caliber 9) Actor 1972
No Score Yet La coda dello scorpione (Case of the Scorpion's Tail) Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco) John Horton 1971
No Score Yet Summer Affair Actor 1971
No Score Yet Machine Gun McCain Duke Mazzanga 1970
No Score Yet Cold Sweat Fausto Gelardi 1970
No Score Yet Eagles over London Maj. Krueger 1970
100% The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) Pollicut 1968
No Score Yet The Libertine Architect 1968
No Score Yet Texas, Adios (Texas, Addio) Actor 1967
40% Da uomo a uomo (Death Rides A Horse) (As Man to Man) Walcott - The Bandit Leader 1967
No Score Yet A ciascuno il suo (We Still Kill the Old Way) Arturo Manno 1967
97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Father Pablo 1966
91% For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più) Indio's Gang 1965
93% Dark Passage Fausto 1947
No Score Yet La notte dei serpenti (Night of the Serpent) Actor


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