Ninetto Davoli

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Ninetto Davoli
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Davoli in The Canterbury Tales (1972)
Born (1948-10-11) 11 October 1948 (age 65)
San Pietro a Maida, Calabria, Italy
Occupation Actor

Giovanni "Ninetto" Davoli (born 11 October 1948) is an Italian actor who became known through his roles in several of Pier Paolo Pasolini's films.

Biography[edit]

Davoli was born in San Pietro a Maida, Calabria. He was discovered by poet, novelist and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini, who had begun a relationship with Davoli, then a 15 year old boy, in 1963. Pasolini considered him to be "the great love of his life," whom he later cast in his 1966 film Uccellacci e uccellini (literally Bad Birds and Little Birds but translated in English as The Hawks and the Sparrows), co-starred with celebrated comic Totò, Pasolini became the youth's mentor and friend. "Even though their sexual relations lasted only a few years, Ninetto continued to live with Pasolini and was his constant companion, as well as appearing in six more of his films."[1]

First cast in a non-speaking role in the film Il vangelo secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964), Davoli played mostly comical-naïve roles in several more of Pasolini's films, the last of which was Il fiore delle Mille e una Notte (A Thousand and One Nights/Arabian Nights, 1974).

After Pasolini's death in 1975, Davoli turned increasingly to television productions.

Selected filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Le avventure di Calandrino e Buffalmaco (1975) - mini-series
  • Addavenì quel giorno e quella notte (1979)
  • Sogni e bisogni (1985) - mini-series
  • L'altro enigma (1988) - mini-series
  • La romana (1989)
  • Il vigile urbano (1995) - series
  • L'avvocato porta (1997) - mini-series
  • La banda (2000)
  • Vite a prendere (2004)

Sources[edit]

  • Siciliano, Enzo (1982). Pasolini: A Biography. New York: Random House. p. 167. 
  1. ^ Ireland, Doug (4 August 2005). "Restoring Pasolini". LA Weekly (LA Weekly, LP). Retrieved 29 August 2010. 

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This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia.