Romolo Valli

Romolo Valli

Highest Rated: 100% The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1971)

Lowest Rated: 17% Diary of Forbidden Dreams (1973)

Birthday: Feb 7, 1925

Birthplace: Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

One of the most popular supporting actors of 1960s and '70s Italian cinema, Romolo Valli was a vibrant, mustachioed man prone to roles of solemn dignity underpinned by great, fiery passion. He often appeared as young, brash World War II soldiers before becoming a relatively frequent collaborator of the daring filmmaker Luchino Visconti, who cast him in his breakthrough role as the largely virtuous but throughly conflicted Father Pirrone in the tumultuous period epic "The Leopard" ('63). In subsequent years, he traveled far and wide to make Italian (and sometimes French and British) films with some of the most sought-after international directors, delivering memorable small roles under the inimitable Roman Polanski and Roger Vadim, the "Barbarella" helmer, among others. After getting increasingly more substantial work as a fervid Mexican revolutionist in Sergio Leone's overlooked spaghetti-western classic "Duck, You Sucker!" and as a humble father in Vittorio de Sica's sociopolitical literary adaptation, "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis," he made one of his most praised major appearances as an almost preternatural hotel manager in Visconti's luminous tale of artistic self-consumption, "Death in Venice" (1971). Valli's life and career were cut short in 1980, when he died in a car accident at the age of 54.

Highest rated movies

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
The Leopard
A Fistful of Dynamite
Death in Venice
Bobby Deerfield
Diary of Forbidden Dreams

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Clair de Femme Galba (Character) - 1979
29% 45% Bobby Deerfield Uncle Luigi (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un borghese piccolo piccolo Dr. Spazioni (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 84% An Average Little Man Dr. Spazioni (Character) - 1977
17% 50% Diary of Forbidden Dreams Giovanni (Character) - 1973
68% 81% Death in Venice Hotel Manager (Character) - 1971
92% 83% A Fistful of Dynamite Dr. Villega (Character) - 1971
100% 78% The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Giorgio's Father (Character) $753.7K 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Marito E Mio E L'Amazzo Quando Mi Pare Butler (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mandrake Messer Nicia (Character) - 1965
98% 89% The Leopard Father Pirrone (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 100% La Viaccia Dante (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 84% Girl With a Suitcase Don Pietro Introna (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Branded Women Mirko (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 94% The Great War Tenente Gallina (Character) - 1959