Gian Maria Volonte

Actor
Thoughtful, stage-trained leading man who appeared in a couple of classic "spaghetti westerns" in the mid-1960s and gained worldwide fame as the title character of Elio Petri's "Investigation of a Citizen Above ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1933 in Italy

Filmography

other (36)

Tirano Banderas 1992 (Movie)

Santos Banderas (Actor)

Open Doors 1991 (Movie)

Vito DiFrancesco (Actor)

Una Storia Semplice 1991 (Movie)

Professor Franzo (Actor)

Tre Colonne in Cronaca 1990 (Movie)

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Pestalozzis Berg 1989 (Movie)

Pestalozzi (Actor)

Chronicle of a Death Foretold 1988 (Movie)

Cristo Bedoia (Actor)

L' Oeuvre au noir 1988 (Movie)

Zenon (Actor)

Un Ragazzo di Calabria 1987 (Movie)

Felice (Actor)

Actas de Marusia 1985 (Movie)

Gregorio--the Worker (Actor)

The Moro Affair 1985 (Movie)

Aldo Moro (Actor)

La Mort de Mario Ricci 1982 (Movie)

Bernard Fontana (Actor)

Vera Storia Della Signora Delle Camelie 1981 (Movie)

Alphonsine's Father (Actor)

Ogro 1978 (Movie)

Ezarra (Actor)

Cristo si e Fermato a Eboli 1977 (Movie)

Carlo Levi (Actor)

One Way or Another 1975 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Il Sospetto 1974 (Movie)

Emile (Actor)

Giordano Bruno 1972 (Movie)

Giordano Bruno (Actor)

Lucky Luciano 1972 (Movie)

Lucky Luciano (Actor)

L' Attentat 1971 (Movie)

Sadiel (Actor)

La Classe Operaia Va In Paradise 1971 (Movie)

Lulu Massa (Actor)

Sbatti Il Mostro In Prima Pagina 1971 (Movie)

Bizanti (Actor)

The Mattei Affair 1971 (Movie)

Enrico (Actor)

Indagine su un Cittadino al di Sopra di Ogni Sospetto 1970 (Movie)

Homicide Police Inspector (Actor)

Many Wars Ago 1969 (Movie)

Ottolenghi (Actor)

Sacco and Vanzetti 1969 (Movie)

Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Actor)

The Red Circle 1969 (Movie)

Vogel (Actor)

The Wind From the East 1969 (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

Bandits in Milan 1968 (Movie)

Piero Cavallero (Actor)

Faccia a Faccia 1966 (Movie)

Brad Fletcher (Actor)

We Still Kill the Old Way 1966 (Movie)

Paolo Laurana (Actor)

For a Few Dollars More 1965 (Movie)

Indio (Actor)

A Fistful of Dollars 1964 (Movie)

Ramon Rojo (Actor)

A Cavallo della Tigre 1962 (Movie)

Papaleo (Actor)

Girl With a Suitcase 1961 (Movie)

Piero (Actor)

The Four Days of Naples 1961 (Movie)

Stimolo (Actor)

Biography

Thoughtful, stage-trained leading man who appeared in a couple of classic "spaghetti westerns" in the mid-1960s and gained worldwide fame as the title character of Elio Petri's "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion" (1970). A committed leftist, Volonte appeared in subsequent Petri outings such as "The Working Class Goes to Heaven" (1973) and a number of films by Francesco Rosi. He gave a finely nuanced portrayal of exiled, anti-fascist writer Carlo Levi in Rosi's "Christ Stopped at Eboli" (1979). Volonte's handful of English-language credits included films (in which he was billed as "John Wells") such as "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) and "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan" (1984);

EDUCATION

Accademia Nazionale di Arti Drammatica

1957

Milestones

1960

Film debut, "Sotto Dieci Bandiere/Under Ten Flags"

1957

Stage debut in Racine's "Phedre"

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