Paolo Bonacelli

Paolo Bonacelli

Highest Rated: 93% Midnight Express (1978)

Lowest Rated: 46% Johnny Stecchino (1991)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1937

Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian actor Paolo Bonacelli has over 100 acting credits to his name, going back to the early 1960s. Bonacelli is one of those ubiquitous actors that viewers may not know by name but certainly recognize. He is acknowledged most for his performance as the Duke de Blangis in director Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial Italian film "Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom." "Salò" is banned in many countries due to its depictions of extreme violence, sexual torture, perversion, and sadism. Bonacelli made distinguished appearances in Alan Parker's "Midnight Express" based on the novel by Billy Hayes, and Tinto Brass's "Caligula," an adult biographical film following the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. He teamed up with countryman Roberto Benigni in both "Johnny Stecchino" and Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth." Bonacelli also appears in the J.J. Abrams film "Mission: Impossible III" with Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Ving Rhames, and plays Father Benedetto in Anton Corbijn's thriller "The American," with George Clooney.

Highest rated movies

Midnight Express
The Stendhal Syndrome
Night on Earth
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
The American
Ciao, Professore!
Scarlet Diva




No Score Yet No Score Yet La macchinazione Bishop (Character) - 2016
65% 39% The American Father Benedetto (Character) $35.6M 2010
52% 52% Scarlet Diva Swiss Journalist (Character) - 2000
77% 51% The Stendhal Syndrome Dr. Cavanna (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'ours en peluche Novacek (Character) - 1994
57% 77% Ciao, Professore! Ludovico Mazzullo (Character) $63.0K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mille Bolle Blu Mario Gora (Character) - 1993
75% 91% Night on Earth Priest (Character) $2.0M 1992
46% 85% Johnny Stecchino D'Agata (Character) $623.5K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only One Survived Andrade (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 45% Francesco Francesco's Father (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet D'Annunzio Ercole Leoni (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Camorra Tango (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 44% Henry IV Belcredi (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 73% Nothing Left to Do but Cry Leonardo da Vinci (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 20% Le guignolo Kamal (Character) - 1980
50% 40% The Mystery of Oberwald Count of Foehn (Character) - 1980
89% 76% Eboli Don Luigi Magalone (Character) $77.9K 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good News Gualtiero (Character) - 1979
93% 89% Midnight Express Rifki (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 33% The Inheritance Paolo Furlin (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Illustrious Corpses Dr. Maxia (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 86% Cadavres exquis Unknown (Character) - 1976
69% 63% Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom The Duke (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murri Affair Francesco Bonmartini (Character) - 1975