Franco Citti

The 1961 Pier Paolo Pasolini drama "Accatone!", starring Franco Citti in the title role, was a seminal one for the Italian film industry. It marked Pasolini's seamless transition from the literary page to the silver ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1935

Filmography

Actor (25)

Animated Cartoons 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cartonie animati 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pier Paolo Pasolini e la Ragione di un Sogno 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Magi Randagi 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Il Sindaco 1995 (Movie)

Arturo (Actor)

Mamma Roma 1995 (Movie)

Carmine (Actor)

A Child Called Jesus 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Il Segreto 1990 (Movie)

Franco (Actor)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

Calo (Actor)

Rosso di sera 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Mal d'aimer 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Black Stallion Returns 1983 (Movie)

Foreign Legion Officer (Actor)

Tunnel 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eroina 1979 (Movie)

Pusher (Actor)

Il Minestrone 1979 (Movie)

Francesco (Actor)

Luna 1979 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore 1975 (Movie)

Roberto "Bibi" Pasquini (Actor)

Il Fiore Delle Mille e Una Notte 1973 (Movie)

The Genie (Actor)

Storie Scellerate 1972 (Movie)

Mammone (Actor)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

Calo (Actor)

I Racconti di Canterbury 1971 (Movie)

The Devil (Actor)

Il Decamerone 1970 (Movie)

Ser Ciappelletto (Actor)

Accattone 1968 (Movie)

Accattone (Actor)

Oedipus Rex 1968 (Movie)

Oedipus (Actor)

Pigsty 1968 (Movie)

2nd Cannibal (Actor)
Director (2)

Animated Cartoons 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Cartonie animati 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Animated Cartoons 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

The 1961 Pier Paolo Pasolini drama "Accatone!", starring Franco Citti in the title role, was a seminal one for the Italian film industry. It marked Pasolini's seamless transition from the literary page to the silver screen and afforded Italian moviegoers the chance to watch the gritty tale of a pimp (Citti) trying to replace his main working girl, Maddalena, with newcomer Stella. The movie earned Citti a BAFTA Film Award nomination as Best Foreign Actor. Though he was beaten out by countryman Marcello Mastroianni for "Divorzio all'italiana", Citti went on to make close to a dozen movies with Pasolini. Two of the pair's better known collaborations are 1967's "Oedipus Rex" and 1974's "Arabian Nights". Citti's rise to the top of the Italian leading man pantheon caught the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who cast him in the first and third "Godfather" movies as Calo. Citti retired from acting at the end of the '90s, making the role of Uncle Franco on the TV series "La ragazza di Piazza di Spagna", one of his final credits.

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