Al Cliver

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Al Cliver
Born Pierluigi Conti
(1951-07-16) 16 July 1951 (age 65)
Alexandria, Egypt
Other names Al Clever
Pier Luigi Conti
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974–present
Partner(s) Annie Belle (1975–1978)

Pierluigi Conti (better known as Al Cliver) (born 16 July 1951) is an Italian actor who is perhaps best known for starring in horror and exploitation films, especially ones by directors Lucio Fulci and Jesús Franco.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Cliver was discovered at the age of 16, he then started doing a few commercials and later at around the age of 22 he got into the world of Italian cinema. He decided to use the name Al Cliver as his stage name, as it was trendy for Italian actors at that time to use American stage names. He decided on after Al Capone, or Al Pacino and his surname was taken from a death row prisoner who wrote a best selling book.

Cliver made his acting debut in 1974 in Il Saprofita. He has starred is erotic, adventure and crime movies, but he is mostly memorable for starring in exploitation and horror films such as Lucio Fulci's Zombi 2, The Black Cat, The Beyond and Demonia, and Jesús Franco's Mondo Cannibale and Devil Hunter.

Personal life[edit]

Cliver was born Pierluigi Conti in Alexandria, Egypt. From 1975 to 1988, he was in a relationship with French actress Annie Belle and has acted alongside her in the films Forever Emmanuelle, Blue Belle, Velluto Nero and Un Giorno alla fine di Ottobre. After their split they acted together in Molto di Più and L'Alcova.

Cliver was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2008. He had to undergo surgery which has left him speaking strained in a mere whisper. He lives in Bali and is the owner and manager of holiday villas.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1969 : Le 10 meraviglie dell'amore
  • 1969 : The Damned - SS Soldier (uncredited)
  • 1974 : Il Saprofita - Servant
  • 1975 : Una Ondata di Piacere - Irem
  • 1976 : Forever Emmanuelle - Nicola
  • 1976 : Blue Belle - Philip
  • 1976 : Amore Grande, - Amore Libero - Marco
  • 1976 : Il Colpaccio
  • 1976 : Velluto Nero - Horatio
  • 1976 : Mister Scarface - Rick
  • 1976 : Apache Woman - Tommy
  • 1977 : Un Giorno alla fine di Ottobre
  • 1977 : Death Hunt - Inspector Ettore Moretti
  • 1978 : Provincia Violenta - Roberto Mauri
  • 1978 : Milano... Difendersi o Morire - Domino
  • 1979 : Zombi 2 - Brian Hull
  • 1979 : L'Alberto della Maldicenza - Franco
  • 1980 : Flying Sex - Roman Tracy
  • 1980 : Molto di Più
  • 1980 : Mondo Cannibale - Jeremy Taylor
  • 1980 : Devil Hunter - Peter Weston
  • 1981 : The Black Cat - Sgt. Wilson
  • 1981 : The Beyond - Dr. Harris
  • 1982 : 2020 Freedom Fighters - Nisus
  • 1983 : Spy Connection - Boris, the torturer (uncredited)
  • 1983 : I Paladini - Storia d'Armi e D'Amori - Selvaggio (credited as Pierluigi Conti)
  • 1983 : I Briganti
  • 1983 : Endgame - Ron Shannon
  • 1984 : Warriors of the Year 2072 - Kirk
  • 1984 : Murder Rock - Voice Analyst (uncredited)
  • 1984 : L'Alcova - Elio De Silveris
  • 1985 : La piovra 2 (it) - (TV mini-series), (credited as Pierluigi Conti)
  • 1986 : Lussuria - Roberto
  • 1986 : Le Miniere del Kilimangiaro - British Governor's Aide
  • 1987 : Laura Oggetto Sessuale - Marcello
  • 1988 : Touch of Death - Randy (credited as Pier Luigi Conti)
  • 1988 : Il Fantasma di Sodoma - Drunken Nazi (uncredited)
  • 1989 : La Casa nel Tempo - Peter (TV movie)
  • 1990 : Demonia - Porter (credited as Al Clever) (final film role)
  • 2004 : Building a Better Zombi - Himself (video documentary)
  • 2008 : Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 - Himself (video documentary)
  • 2011 : Mondo Holocausto! - Geoffrey Daniels

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Al Cliver". eatmybrains.com. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Al Cliver". NYTimes.com Movies & TV. All Movie Guide and Baseline via The New York Times. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 

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