Renato Salvatori

Actor
Although he started out playing handsome juveniles, Renato Salvatori became one of Italian cinema's most prominent character actors in the 1960s. It was Salvatori's collaboration with such notable Italian directors as ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1933 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (25)

Tragedy of A Ridiculous Man 1982 (Movie)

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Asso 1979 (Movie)

Bretella (Actor)

Luna 1979 (Movie)

Communist in Parma (Actor)

Oggetti Smarriti 1979 (Movie)

Davide (Actor)

Armaguedon 1976 (Movie)

Einstein (Actor)

Cadaveri Eccellenti 1976 (Movie)

Police Inspector--Rogas's Friend (Actor)

Flic Story 1975 (Movie)

Le Rital (Actor)

The Last Woman 1975 (Movie)

Friend (Actor)

Il Sospetto 1974 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

Le Gitan 1974 (Movie)

Amila (Actor)

Au Rendez-Vous de la mort joyeuse 1972 (Movie)

Henri (Actor)

Les Granges Brulees 1972 (Movie)

Patron (Actor)

Una Breve Vacanza 1972 (Movie)

Franco (Actor)

État de Siège 1972 (Movie)

Lopez (Actor)

La Prima Notte di Quiete 1971 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

The Light at the Edge of the World 1971 (Movie)

Ship's Engineer (Actor)

Burn! 1969 (Movie)

Teddy Sanchez (Actor)

The Organizer 1964 (Movie)

Raoul (Actor)

Tre Notti d'Amore 1964 (Movie)

Nicola (Actor)

Rocco and His Brothers 1961 (Movie)

Simone Parondi (Actor)

The Wild, Wild Women 1961 (Movie)

Piero--the Mechanic (Actor)

Two Women 1961 (Movie)

Florindo (Actor)

Big Deal on Madonna Street 1958 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

I magliari 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Although he started out playing handsome juveniles, Renato Salvatori became one of Italian cinema's most prominent character actors in the 1960s. It was Salvatori's collaboration with such notable Italian directors as Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, and Vittorio De Sica that transformed his onscreen persona. In 1960's "Rocco and His Brothers," which was directed by Visconti, Salvatori played one of his most grim dramatic roles ever on screen--a boxer-turned-criminal who viciously rapes a prostitute, played by the French actress Annie Girardot. The film, a now classic example of Italian neorealist cinema, particularly for its open-ended conclusion, helped launch both Salvatori and Girardot into prominence among European movie audiences. Salvatori and Girardot fell in love on the set of "Rocco and His Brothers," in sharp contrast to their on-camera relationship, and married shortly after the film debuted. Salvatori made his final film in 1981, "The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man," before dying of cirrhosis of the liver in 1988.

Relationships

Annie Girardot

Wife

Giulia Salvatori

Daughter
made film debut opposite her mother, Annie Girardot, in "La Vie Continue"

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