A report on Luchino Visconti and Paolo Stoppa

Visconti in 1972
Stoppa in 1969
Family arms
Luchino Visconti
Visconti in 1972
Palazzo Visconti di Modrone in Milan
Grazzano Visconti Castle
Villa Erba on Lake Como

As a stage actor, his most celebrated works include those after World War II, when he met director Luchino Visconti: the two, together with Stoppa's wife, actress Rina Morelli, formed a trio whose adaptations of works by authors such as Chekhov, Shakespeare and Goldoni became highly acclaimed.

- Paolo Stoppa

Il Gattopardo (The Leopard, 1963) is based on Lampedusa's novel of the same name about the decline of the Sicilian aristocracy at the time of the Risorgimento, where the change of times becomes visible in two of the main characters: Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina (Burt Lancaster) appears patriarchal but humane, while Don Calogero Sedara (Paolo Stoppa), a shrewd entrepreneur and social climber from the village, appears submissive, but foxy and brutal at the same time, a mafia-like type of the future.

- Luchino Visconti
Visconti in 1972

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Italian theatrical release poster

Rocco and His Brothers

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Italian theatrical release poster

Rocco and His Brothers (Rocco e i suoi fratelli) is a 1960 drama film directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori, Katina Paxinou, Roger Hanin, Paolo Stoppa, and Claudia Cardinale in one of her early roles.

Original film poster

The Leopard (1963 film)

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Original film poster
From left-to-right, Claudia Cardinale as Angelica, Burt Lancaster as Don Fabrizio, and Alain Delon as Tancredi
The ballroom of Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi, where the famous ballroom sequence was shot
Villa Boscogrande, one of the film's primary locations
Visconti and Lancaster behind the scenes

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) is a 1963 epic historical drama film directed by Luchino Visconti.

Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Romolo Valli, Terence Hill and Serge Reggiani play supporting roles.