Leopoldo Trieste

Leopoldo Trieste was a produced playwright and army veteran by the time he was cast in Federico Fellini's solo directorial debut, 1952's "The White Sheik. " The film, in which Trieste, the provincial husband, is jilted ... Read more »
Born: 05/03/1917 in Reggio Calabria, Calabria, IT

Filmography

Actor (32)

The Star Maker 1996 (Movie)

Muto (Actor)

Il Giudice Ragazzino 1994 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Cinema Paradiso 1990 (Movie)

Father Adelfio (Actor)

Il Sole Buio 1990 (Movie)

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Viaggio d'amore 1990 (Movie)

Teamster (Actor)

Il Coraggio di Parlare 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Name of the Rose 1986 (Movie)

Michele Da Cesena (Actor)

Enrico IV 1985 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Momo 1985 (Movie)

Beppo (Actor)

Malamore 1981 (Movie)

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Piso Pisello 1981 (Movie)

Animal's Man (Actor)

The Black Stallion 1980 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Caligula 1978 (Movie)

Charicles (Actor)

A Virgin Named Mary 1974 (Movie)

Santone Lucano (Actor)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

Signor Roberto (Actor)

Don't Look Now 1973 (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Pulp 1972 (Movie)

Marcovic (Actor)

Every Little Crook and Nanny 1971 (Movie)

Italian Con Man (Actor)

Antefatto 1970 (Movie)

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La Vacanza 1970 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Sicilian Clan 1970 (Movie)

Stamp Expert (Actor)

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You 1969 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

The Secret of Santa Vittoria 1969 (Movie)

Vittorini (Actor)

The Chastity Belt 1966 (Movie)

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Weekend Italian Style 1964 (Movie)

Ferri (Actor)

Seduced and Abandoned 1963 (Movie)

Baron Rizieri (Actor)

Divorce Italian Style 1962 (Movie)

Carmelo Patane (Actor)

The Joy of Living 1960 (Movie)

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A Farewell to Arms 1957 (Movie)

Passini (Actor)

I Vitelloni 1955 (Movie)

Leopoldo (Actor)

The Life of Verdi (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Leopoldo Trieste was a produced playwright and army veteran by the time he was cast in Federico Fellini's solo directorial debut, 1952's "The White Sheik. " The film, in which Trieste, the provincial husband, is jilted by his new bride in favor of a soap opera actor, served as a launching pad for Trieste's acting career. He next appeared as an aspiring playwright in Fellini's critically acclaimed "I Vitteloni," about the small-town lives of a group of friends. Soon thereafter he landed steady work in films like the World War I-based romantic drama "A Farewell to Arms" and the "A Day for Lionhearts," about the true story of four young Italian students who bombed an important German stronghold in Italy. In 1961, Trieste was cast as an unwitting philanderer in "Divorce, Italian Style," Pietro Germi's award-winning comedy about the devious lengths an unhappy husband goes to in order to divorce his wife and marry his cousin. Trieste found limited success with his directorial efforts on the low-profile melodramas "City By Night" and "The Sin of the Green Years"--he re-teamed with Germi in the 1964 comedy "Seduced and Abandoned" as an overbearing baron swept up in a shotgun wedding. Trieste later appeared with a small cameo in "The Godfather Part II" during a pivotal flashback, and he portrayed an eccentric priest in the childhood fantasy "Cinema Paradiso."

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