Romolo Valli

One of the most popular supporting actors of 1960s and '70s Italian cinema, Romolo Valli was a vibrant, mustachioed man prone to roles of solemn dignity underpinned by great, fiery passion. He often appeared as young ... Read more »
Born: 02/07/1925

Filmography

Actor (22)

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis 1996 (Movie)

Giorgio's Father (Actor)

Clair de Femme 1979 (Movie)

Galba (Actor)

Holocaust 2000 1978 (Movie)

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1900 1977 (Movie)

Giovanni (Actor)

Bobby Deerfield 1977 (Movie)

Uncle Luigi (Actor)

An Average Man 1976 (Movie)

Dottor Spaziani (Actor)

The Devil's Advocate 1976 (Movie)

Cardinal Marotta (Actor)

Conversation Piece 1975 (Movie)

Micheli (Actor)

Che? 1972 (Movie)

Administrator (Actor)

Death in Venice 1971 (Movie)

Hotel des Bains Director (Actor)

Duck, You Sucker 1971 (Movie)

Dr Villega (Actor)

Boom! 1968 (Movie)

Dr Lullo (Actor)

Don't Sting the Mosquitoa 1966 (Movie)

Rita's Father (Actor)

The Mandrake 1966 (Movie)

Nicia (Actor)

Sweet and Sour 1963 (Movie)

Monsieur X (Actor)

The Leopard 1963 (Movie)

Father Pirrone (Actor)

The Visit 1963 (Movie)

Town Painter (Actor)

Boccaccio '70 1962 (Movie)

Tacchi--Ottavio's Lawyer (Actor)

Girl With a Suitcase 1961 (Movie)

Father Introna (Actor)

The Love Makers 1961 (Movie)

Dante (Actor)

Five Branded Women 1960 (Movie)

Mirko (Actor)

The Great War 1960 (Movie)

Tenente Gallina (Actor)

Biography

One of the most popular supporting actors of 1960s and '70s Italian cinema, Romolo Valli was a vibrant, mustachioed man prone to roles of solemn dignity underpinned by great, fiery passion. He often appeared as young, brash World War II soldiers before becoming a relatively frequent collaborator of the daring filmmaker Luchino Visconti, who cast him in his breakthrough role as the largely virtuous but throughly conflicted Father Pirrone in the tumultuous period epic "The Leopard" ('63). In subsequent years, he traveled far and wide to make Italian (and sometimes French and British) films with some of the most sought-after international directors, delivering memorable small roles under the inimitable Roman Polanski and Roger Vadim, the "Barbarella" helmer, among others. After getting increasingly more substantial work as a fervid Mexican revolutionist in Sergio Leone's overlooked spaghetti-western classic "Duck, You Sucker!" and as a humble father in Vittorio de Sica's sociopolitical literary adaptation, "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis", he made one of his most praised major appearances as an almost preternatural hotel manager in Visconti's luminous tale of artistic self-consumption, "Death in Venice" (1971). Valli's life and career were cut short in 1980, when he died in a car accident at the age of 54.

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