Ugo Tognazzi

Actor, Director, Accountant
Former accountant who entered film in the 1950s and gained recognition for his roles in the dark, misanthropic comedies of Marco Ferreri, notably "Queen Bee" (1963) and "The Ape Woman" (1964). Tognazzi has also featured ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1922 in Cremona, IT

Filmography

Actor (57)

Trenta Minuti D'Amore 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Batalla de los Tres Reyes 1990 (Movie)

Carlo DiPalma (Actor)

Tolerance 1989 (Movie)

Marmant (Actor)

Arrivederci e Grazie 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Giorni del commissario Ambrosio 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Momemt 1988 (Movie)

Walter Ferrari (Actor)

Le Grand embouteillage 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Cage aux folles III: "Elles" se marient 1986 (Movie)

Renato Baldi (Actor)

Yiddish Connection 1986 (Movie)

Moshe DiCremona (Actor)

Amici Miei Atto III 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Joke of Destiny Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Robber 1983 (Movie)

Vincenzo DeAndreiis (Actor)

Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno 1983 (Movie)

Bertoldo (Actor)

Le Bon Roi Dagobert 1983 (Movie)

Pope Honorious/Pope Honorious' Double (Actor)

Amici miei atto II 1982 (Movie)

Count Lello Mascetti (Actor)

Scusa se e poco 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Windbreaker 1982 (Movie)

Joseph Pujol (Actor)

Tragedy of A Ridiculous Man 1982 (Movie)

Primo Spaggiari (Actor)

La Cage aux folles II 1981 (Movie)

Renato Baldi (Actor)

Sunday Lovers 1981 (Movie)

Armando (Actor)

La Cage aux folles 1979 (Movie)

Renato Baldi (Actor)

Sono Fotogenico 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Terrazza 1978 (Movie)

Amedeo (Actor)

Dove vai in vacanza? 1977 (Movie)

Enrico (Actor)

Il Gatto 1977 (Movie)

Amedeo (Actor)

La Mazzetta 1977 (Movie)

Police Commissioner Assenza (Actor)

Primo Amore 1977 (Movie)

Picchio (Actor)

I Nuovi Mostri 1976 (Movie)

Ehemann von Fiorella (Actor)

La Stanza del Vescovo 1976 (Movie)

Temistocle Orimbelli (Actor)

The Beach House 1976 (Movie)

Cerquette (Actor)

L' Anatra all'Arancia 1975 (Movie)

Ugo (Actor)

Signore e Signori, Buonanotte 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Amici Miei 1974 (Movie)

Mascetti (Actor)

La Faille 1974 (Movie)

Georgio (Actor)

Permette signora che ami vostra figlia 1973 (Movie)

Gino Pistone (Actor)

Romanzo Popolare 1973 (Movie)

Giulio (Actor)

Don't Touch the White Woman! 1972 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

La Grande Bouffe 1972 (Movie)

Ugo (Actor)

La Proprieta' non e piu' un furto 1972 (Movie)

Butcher (Actor)

Questa Specie d'Amore 1972 (Movie)

Father--Old Man (Actor)

Il Maestro e Margherita 1971 (Movie)

Master (Actor)

Vogliamo I Colonnelli 1971 (Movie)

Grifondi (Actor)

Il Generale Dorme in Piedi 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Nome del Popolo Italiano 1970 (Movie)

Mariano Bonifazi (Actor)

L' Udienza 1970 (Movie)

Police Inspector (Actor)

La Califfa 1970 (Movie)

Bobardo (Actor)

Cuori Solitari 1969 (Movie)

Stefano (Actor)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

Mark Hand (Actor)

Pigsty 1968 (Movie)

Herdhitze (Actor)

Straziami, Ma Di Baci Saziami 1968 (Movie)

Umberto (Actor)

The Climax 1967 (Movie)

Sergio Masini (Actor)

Liola 1966 (Movie)

Liola (Actor)

The Fascist 1965 (Movie)

Primo Arcovazzi (Actor)

The Ape Woman 1964 (Movie)

Antonio Focaccio (Actor)

The Conjugal Bed 1963 (Movie)

Alfonso (Actor)

RoGoPag 1962 (Movie)

("Il Pollo Ruspante") (Actor)

The Joy of Living 1960 (Movie)

1st Anarchist (Actor)

La Marcia Su Roma (Movie)

Umberto (Actor)

Biography

Former accountant who entered film in the 1950s and gained recognition for his roles in the dark, misanthropic comedies of Marco Ferreri, notably "Queen Bee" (1963) and "The Ape Woman" (1964). Tognazzi has also featured in the works of Mario Monicelli and Dino Risi and is best known to international audiences as the gay nightclub owner in "La Cage aux Folles" (1979) opposite Michel Serrault, who played his transvestite wife. He won a best actor award at Cannes for Bernardo Bertolucci's "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" (1981). Son Ricky Tognazzi is also an actor.

Relationships

Franca Bettoia

Wife

Ricky Tognazzi

Son

Milestones

1980

American screen debut in "Sunday Lovers"

1950

Film debut in "I Caddetti di Guascogna"

Acted on amateur stage

Worked as bookkeeper in a salami factory at age 15

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