Ugo Tognazzi

Ugo Tognazzi (23 March 1922 – 27 October 1990) was an Italian film, TV, and theatre actor, director, and screenwriter.wikipedia
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The Fascist

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After the successful role in The Fascist (Il Federale) (1961), directed by Luciano Salce, Tognazzi became one of the most renowned characters of the so-called Commedia all'Italiana (Italian comedy style).
Fascist bosses gathered in Cremona (in the far North of Italy and well away from the line of fire) pick enthusiast militant Primo Arcovazzi (played by Ugo Tognazzi) to take into custody professor Bonafe, a noted anti-fascist philosopher, from the rural location where he was confined in and to lead him to Rome (at the time controlled by the RSI).

Commedia all'italiana

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After the successful role in The Fascist (Il Federale) (1961), directed by Luciano Salce, Tognazzi became one of the most renowned characters of the so-called Commedia all'Italiana (Italian comedy style).
Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi were the four top stars of Italian Comedy in the 1960s and 1970s, followed by newcomers such as Stefania Sandrelli, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Catherine Spaak; or dramatic stars in comic roles such as Marcello Mastroianni, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale.

Cinema of Italy

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Ugo Tognazzi (23 March 1922 – 27 October 1990) was an Italian film, TV, and theatre actor, director, and screenwriter.
Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Alberto Sordi, Claudia Cardinale, Monica Vitti and Nino Manfredi were among the stars of these movies, that described the years of the economical reprise and investigated Italian customs, a sort of self-ethnological research.

The Seventh Floor (1967 film)

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Tognazzi also directed some of his films, including the 1967 film Il fischio al naso.
The Seventh Floor (Il fischio al naso) is a 1967 Italian comedy film directed by and starring Ugo Tognazzi.

Mario Monicelli

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He worked with all the main directors of Italian cinema, including Mario Monicelli (Amici miei), Marco Ferreri (La grande abbuffata), Carlo Lizzani (La vita agra), Dino Risi, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Pigsty), Ettore Scola, Alberto Lattuada, Nanni Loy, Pupi Avati and others.
Amici miei (My Friends, 1975), featuring Ugo Tognazzi, Adolfo Celi, Gastone Moschin, Duilio Del Prete and Philippe Noiret, was one of the most successful films in Italy and confirmed Monicelli's genius in mixing humour, irony and bitter understanding of the human condition.

Raimondo Vianello

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The following year, he met Raimondo Vianello, with whom he formed a successful comedy duo for the new-born RAI TV (1954–1960).
His first famous partner on the small screen was Ugo Tognazzi with whom, starting from 1954, he hosted the satyrical show Un due tre; the show was halted in 1959 after the duo performed an ironical sketch about the then-president of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi.

Gianmarco Tognazzi

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1955) and Gianmarco Tognazzi (b.
Born in Rome, the son of actors Ugo Tognazzi and Franca Bettoia, from his youth Tognazzi attended the film sets alongside his father, debuting in a small role in Marco Ferreri's Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974).

La Cage aux Folles (film)

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While he worked primarily in Italian cinema, Tognazzi is perhaps best remembered for his role as Renato Baldi, the gay owner of a St. Tropez nightclub, in the 1978 French comedy La Cage aux Folles which became the highest grossing foreign film ever released in the U.S.
It is co-written and directed by Édouard Molinaro and stars Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault.

Barbarella (film)

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Roger Vadim cast Tognazzi as Mark Hand, the Catchman, in Barbarella (1968).
Barbarella is rescued by Mark Hand (Ugo Tognazzi), the Catchman who patrols the ice looking for errant children.

Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man

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In 1981, he won the Best Male Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
It stars Anouk Aimée and Ugo Tognazzi, who was awarded the Best Male Actor Award at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival for his performance.

Maria Sole Tognazzi

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She is the daughter of actor and director Ugo Tognazzi and actress Franca Bettoia.

La vita agra (film)

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He worked with all the main directors of Italian cinema, including Mario Monicelli (Amici miei), Marco Ferreri (La grande abbuffata), Carlo Lizzani (La vita agra), Dino Risi, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Pigsty), Ettore Scola, Alberto Lattuada, Nanni Loy, Pupi Avati and others.

My Friends (film)

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He worked with all the main directors of Italian cinema, including Mario Monicelli (Amici miei), Marco Ferreri (La grande abbuffata), Carlo Lizzani (La vita agra), Dino Risi, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Pigsty), Ettore Scola, Alberto Lattuada, Nanni Loy, Pupi Avati and others.
Count Mascetti (Ugo Tognazzi) is an impoverished noble who has no means to support his family, but does not renounce high living pleasures anyway, and has an underage mistress, Titti (Silvia Dionisio).

Marco Ferreri

He worked with all the main directors of Italian cinema, including Mario Monicelli (Amici miei), Marco Ferreri (La grande abbuffata), Carlo Lizzani (La vita agra), Dino Risi, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Pigsty), Ettore Scola, Alberto Lattuada, Nanni Loy, Pupi Avati and others.
His best known film is La Grande Bouffe from 1973, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret and Ugo Tognazzi.

Thomas Robsahm

He was also the father of the Norwegian film director and film producer Thomas Robsahm (b.
He is the son of actors Ugo Tognazzi and Margarete Robsahm, and is married to screenwriter and actress Silje Holtet.

Ricky Tognazzi

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His sons Ricky Tognazzi (b.
He is the son of film actor and director Ugo Tognazzi and the half-brother of actor Gianmarco Tognazzi and film director Maria Sole Tognazzi.

Guardatele ma non toccatele

Guardatele ma non toccatele is a 1959 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Ugo Tognazzi.

Bernardo Bertolucci

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In 1981, he won the Best Male Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Bertolucci increased his fame with his next few films, from 1900 (1976), an epic depiction of the struggles of farmers in Emilia-Romagna from the beginning of the 20th century up to World War II with an international cast (Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Donald Sutherland, Sterling Hayden, Burt Lancaster, Dominique Sanda) to La Luna, set in Rome and in Emilia-Romagna, in which Bertolucci deals with the thorny issue of drugs and incest, and finally La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (1981), with Ugo Tognazzi.

The Sheriff (1959 film)

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It stars Italian comedy star Ugo Tognazzi.

Non perdiamo la testa

Non perdiamo la testa is a 1959 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Ugo Tognazzi.

Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor

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In 1981, he won the Best Male Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

His Women

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His Women (Il mantenuto) is a 1961 Italian comedy film directed by and starring Ugo Tognazzi.