Alberto Sordi

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
This Italian leading man came to prominence in the 1950s, especially in comic or romantic roles. Sordi first gained notice on the Italian stage before making his film debut in 1938. Memorable performances include as one ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1920 in Rome, , IT

Filmography

Actor (58)

Mafioso 2007 (Movie)

Antonio Badalamenti (Actor)

Forbidden Encounters 1997 (Movie)

Armando Andreoli (Actor)

Romanzo di un Giovane Povero 1994 (Movie)

Mr Bartoloni (Actor)

Nestore L'Ultima Corsa 1992 (Movie)

Gaetano (Actor)

Assolto Per Aver Commesso il Fatto 1991 (Movie)

Emilio Garrone (Actor)

Vacanze di Natale '91 1991 (Movie)

Sabino (Actor)

In Nome del Popolo Sovrano 1990 (Movie)

Marchese Arquati (Actor)

L' Avaro 1990 (Movie)

Arpagone (Actor)

The Betrothed 1990 (Movie)

Don Abbondio (Actor)

Le Grand embouteillage 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Fanfarons 1987 (Movie)

Elvio Battistini (Actor)

Un Tassinaro a New York 1987 (Movie)

Pietro (Actor)

Sono un Fenomeno Paranormale 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Troppo Forte 1984 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno 1983 (Movie)

Fra Cipolla (Actor)

Tutti Dentro 1983 (Movie)

Annibalo Salvemini (Actor)

Il Tassinaro 1982 (Movie)

Pietro Marchetti (Actor)

In Viaggio Con Papa 1982 (Movie)

Armando (Actor)

Io So Che Tu Sai Che Io So 1981 (Movie)

Fabio Bonetti (Actor)

Il Marchese del Grillo 1980 (Movie)

Marquis of Grillo (Actor)

Io e Caterina 1979 (Movie)

Enrico (Actor)

Il Malato Immaginario 1978 (Movie)

Argante (Actor)

Dove vai in vacanza? 1977 (Movie)

Remo (Actor)

Le Temoin 1977 (Movie)

Antonio Berti (Actor)

An Average Man 1976 (Movie)

Giovanni Vivaldi (Actor)

I Nuovi Mostri 1976 (Movie)

Komodiant (Actor)

I Nuovi Mostri 1976 (Movie)

Franchi (Actor)

I Nuovi Mostri 1976 (Movie)

Giovan Maria C Belmonte (Actor)

Quelle Strane Occasioni 1975 (Movie)

Monsignor (Actor)

Finche C'e Guerra C'e Speranza 1973 (Movie)

Pietro Ciocca (Actor)

Anastasia mio fratello ovvero il presunto capo dell'aninima assassini 1972 (Movie)

Father Salvatore Anastasia (Actor)

Polvere di Stelle 1972 (Movie)

Mimmo Adami (Actor)

La Piu Bella Serata Della Mia Vita 1971 (Movie)

Alfredo Rossi (Actor)

Lo Scopone Scientifico 1971 (Movie)

Peppino (Actor)

Roma 1971 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Detenuto in Attesa di Giudizio 1970 (Movie)

Giuseppe DiNoi (Actor)

The Witches 1969 (Movie)

Truck Driver (Actor)

I Complessi 1965 (Movie)

["Guglielmo Il Dentone"] (Actor)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

Count Emilio Ponticelli (Actor)

Crimen 1964 (Movie)

Alberto Franzetti (Actor)

Made in Italy 1964 (Movie)

Silvio (Actor)

Everybody Go Home! 1962 (Movie)

Alberto Innocenzi (Actor)

Il Diavolo 1962 (Movie)

Amadeo Ferretti (Actor)

The Boom 1962 (Movie)

Giovanni Alberti (Actor)

The Wild, Wild Women 1961 (Movie)

Adonis (Actor)

The Best of Enemies 1960 (Movie)

Captain Blasi (Actor)

The Great War 1960 (Movie)

Oreste Jacovacci (Actor)

The Last Judgement 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

I magliari 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

It Happened in Rome 1958 (Movie)

Sergio (Actor)

The Moralist 1958 (Movie)

Agostino (Actor)

Venezia, la Luna e Tu 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Farewell to Arms 1957 (Movie)

Father Galli (Actor)

I Vitelloni 1955 (Movie)

Alberto (Actor)

La Bella di Roma 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lo Scapolo 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

Il Seduttore Camilla 1953 (Movie)

Alberto Ranieri (Actor)
Writer (22)

Forbidden Encounters 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nestore L'Ultima Corsa 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Assolto Per Aver Commesso il Fatto 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vacanze di Natale '91 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Avaro 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Fanfarons 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Tassinaro a New York 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sono un Fenomeno Paranormale 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Troppo Forte 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tutti Dentro 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Tassinaro 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Viaggio Con Papa 1982 (Movie)

(From Story)

In Viaggio Con Papa 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Io So Che Tu Sai Che Io So 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Marchese del Grillo 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Io e Caterina 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Malato Immaginario 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Temoin 1977 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

Le Temoin 1977 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

Finche C'e Guerra C'e Speranza 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Polvere di Stelle 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Complessi 1965 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (12)

Forbidden Encounters 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Nestore L'Ultima Corsa 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Assolto Per Aver Commesso il Fatto 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Un Tassinaro a New York 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Tutti Dentro 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Tassinaro 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

In Viaggio Con Papa 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Io So Che Tu Sai Che Io So 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Io e Caterina 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Dove vai in vacanza? 1977 (Movie)

("Le vacanze intelligenti") (Director)

Finche C'e Guerra C'e Speranza 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Polvere di Stelle 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

This Italian leading man came to prominence in the 1950s, especially in comic or romantic roles. Sordi first gained notice on the Italian stage before making his film debut in 1938. Memorable performances include as one of the young punks in Federico Fellini's "I Vitelloni" (1953), one of the grudging captains in "The Best of Enemies" (1962) and the lovelorn, hot-blooded Italian marooned in frosty Sweden in the finely observed comedy, "To Bed or Not to Bed" (1965), which earned him a Golden Globe Award. He also received a Best Actor citation at the 1972 Berlin Film Festival for his turn as a man mistakenly held prisoner in an Italian jail in "Detenuto in Attesta di Giudizio/In Prison Awaiting Trial/Why". Sordi began writing film scripts in the 1950s and has frequently directed his own features since the mid-60s.

Milestones

1966

Made directing debut, "Fumo di Londra" (also actor, co-writer)

1954

Co-wrote first screenplay, "Un Giorno in Pretura/A Day in Court"

1938

Appeared in first feature film, "La Principessa Tarakanova"

Won an Oliver Hardy sound-a-like contest at age 13

Worked in Italian music halls and on stage

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