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Gabriele Ferzetti in Long Night in 1943 (La lunga notte del '43), 1960
17 March 1925
|Died||2 December 2015
|Spouse(s)||Maria Grazia Eminente (1958 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)|
Gabriele Ferzetti (born Pasquale Ferzetti; 17 March 1925 – 2 December 2015) was an Italian actor with more than 160 credits to his name across film, television, and stage. His career was at its peak in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ferzetti's first leading role was in the film Lo Zappatore (1950). He portrayed Puccini twice in the films Puccini (1953) and Casa Ricordi (1954). He made his international breakthrough in Michelangelo Antonioni's once controversial L'Avventura (1960) as an oversexed, restless playboy. After a series of romantic performances, he acquired a reputation in Italy as an elegant, debonair, and somewhat aristocratic looking leading man.
Ferzetti starred as Lot in John Huston's biblical epic, The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), and played railroad baron Morton in Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). Perhaps his best known role, internationally, was in the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) as Marc Ange Draco, although his voice was dubbed by British actor David de Keyser. He was perhaps best known to non-mainstream audiences for his role as the psychiatrist, Hans, in Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter (1974). In the 1970s, he appeared in a significant number of crime films, often as an inspector. He also appeared in Julia and Julia, opposite Laurence Olivier in Inchon (1982), and the cult film, First Action Hero. Later in his career, he played the role of Nono in the TV series Une famille formidable, while also appearing in Luca Guadagnino's 2009 film I Am Love.
Ferzetti died on 2 December 2015, aged 90.
Ferzetti made his screen debut in Via delle Cinque Lune (1942) under the directorship of Luigi Chiarini, featuring actors such as Luisella Beghi, Olga Solbelli, Andrea Checchi, and Gildo Bocci. Uncredited for his next role in Bengasi, he was credited for Flavio Calzavara's La contessa Castiglione (also from 1942). He then took a break from film acting, instead making a succession of theatrical appearances until a small role in Lost Happiness (Felicità perduta, 1946) and Riccardo Freda's Les Misérables (uncredited, 1948). After a small role as a pilot in Flying Squadron (Rondini in volo, 1949) and a role in Sicilian Uprising (Vespro siciliano, also from 1949), a historic film set in 1282 during the War of the Sicilian Vespers, he appeared alongside Elli Parvo, Piero Lulli, Charles Vanel, and Marcello Mastroianni in Luigi Capuano's Vertigine d'amore and Fabiola (both from 1949) as Claudio. The antiquity drama, set in Rome, was warmly received.
Ferzetti had a supporting role in Flavio Calzavara's Sigillo rosso alongside Gino Cervi and Carla Del Poggio, but his first leading role came in Lo Zappatore (both from 1950), a film which focused on the life of peasants and farm workers during the interwar and great depression period. Roles now came in abundance for Ferzetti, from the crime comedy Welcome, Reverend! (Benvenuto, reverendo!, 1950) alongside Aldo Fabrizi, Massimo Girotti, and Lianella Carell, to Luis Trenker's war film, Mountain Smugglers (Barriera a settentrione, 1950), to Guido Brignone's The Naked and the Wicked (Core 'ngrato, 1951) and Inganno (1952), to Curzio Malaparte's drama, The Forbidden Christ (Il Cristo proibito, 1951), to Antonio Pietrangeli's Empty Eyes (Il sole negli occhi, 1953). He starred in the successful biopic of composer Puccini under Carmine Gallone, Puccini (also 1953), and reprised the role in House of Ricordi (Casa Ricordi, 1954), also featuring Roland Alexandre as Gioacchino Rossini. Ferzetti starred in Mario Soldati's The Wayward Wife (La Provinciale, 1953), a Cannes Film Festival nominee for best film, which saw him play the role of a professor who falls in love with a glamorous star (Gina Lollobrigida). This comedy drama involves the tale of a Romanian countess who forces "Gemma" to become a prostitute. For his performance, Ferzetti received an award from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, and further cemented his status as a leading actor in Italy by appearing alongside Lollobrigida. Ferzetti appeared in Marcello Pagliero's comedy drama based on the play by Luigi Pirandello, Vestire gli ignudi (1954), playing the character of Ludovico Nota alongside Pierre Brasseur, Manlio Busoni, and Paolo Ferrara, and in Camilla (also 1954), under the directorship of Luciano Emmer.
Ferzetti starred in Michelangelo Antonioni's The Girlfriends (Le Amiche, 1955), as a downbeat, struggling artist named Lorenzo, with Eleonora Rossi Drago, Franco Fabrizi, and Valentina Cortese in the other leading roles. The film, shot on location in Turin, was adapted from Cesare Pavese's novella Tra donne sole (1949). Around the same time, he starred in Un po' di cielo (also from 1955), directed by Giorgio Moser, and Donatella (1956) opposite Elsa Martinelli, under director Mario Monicelli. The film was screened at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival. Ferzetti appeared in the crime film, Parola di ladro (1957), for directors Nanni Loy and Gianni Puccini, opposite Abbe Lane, Nadia Gray, and Andrea Checchi. He later appeared in Antonio Pietrangeli's Souvenir d'Italie, a romantic comedy which saw him feature alongside June Laverick, Isabelle Corey, and Ingeborg Schöner. Ferzetti appeared in Ballerina e Buon Dio (1958), directed by Antonio Leonviola, followed by Racconti d'estate, under the directorship of Gianni Franciolini, based on a story by Alberto Moravia. Ferzetti was cast in this romantic comedy, set in the Tigullio Gulf, alongside Alberto Sordi, Michèle Morgan, Marcello Mastroianni, Sylva Koscina, Dorian Gray, Franca Marzi, Franco Fabrizi, and Jorge Mistral. In 1959, Ferzetti starred alongside Andrée Debar and Isa Miranda as Bernard Turquet de Mayenne in the French historical comedy, Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon. Directed by Jacqueline Audry, the film is set in Burgundy in 1728. He later appeared in Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia's Hannibal, alongside Victor Mature, Rita Gam, Milly Vitale, and Rik Battaglia. The film is set during the Roman Empire; Ferzetti played Fabius Maximus.
In 1960, Ferzetti starred in Gianni Puccini's Il carro armato dell'8 settembre, followed by Florestano Vancini's La lunga notte del '43. The latter film was set during the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943 during the Second World War, and saw Ferzetti feature alongside Belinda Lee and Enrico Maria Salerno. It was a considerable success at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Goldon Lion Award. Later in 1960, Ferzetti made his international breakthrough as an oversexed, restless playboy, Sandro, in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial L'Avventura. Starring alongside Lea Massari and Monica Vitti romantically, his role was critically acclaimed, and one he was associated with in publications on cinema the most. Liz-Anne Bawden of The Oxford Companion to Film said, "The acting is excellent. Gabriele Ferzetti repeats and develops his role from Le Amiche of the inadequate male/artist".
In 1962, Ferzetti had one of the busiest years of his career, featuring in seven films. Notably he appeared in Il giorno più corto, directed by Sergio Corbucci, in Giuseppe Bennati's Congo vivo alongside Jean Seberg, in Jean Negulesco's American picture, Jessica, opposite Maurice Chevalier, Angie Dickinson, and Noël-Noël, and in Il delitto non paga under director Gérard Oury. In 1963, Ferzetti had a role, along with a large ensemble cast, in Jean Delannoy's Imperial Venus, and played the character of Leonardi in Charles Frend and Bruno Vailati's war drama, Torpedo Bay, alongside Lilli Palmer, James Mason, and Alberto Lupo. In 1964, his only notable performance was in Luis Lucia's musical comedy, Crucero de verano, alongside Carmen Sevilla, Marisa Merlini, and José Alfayate. In 1965, Ferzetti starred in Lo scippo, alongside Paolo Ferrari, and played the role of Vic Dermatt in Jacques Deray's French crime drama, Par un beau matin d'été, alongside Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sophie Daumier, and Geraldine Chaplin. He also had a role in Marcel Carné's Three Rooms in Manhattan, a film which incidentally featured a young Robert De Niro in an uncredited role.
1966 was a particularly important year for Ferzetti in the American market. He starred as Lot in John Huston's biblical epic, The Bible: In the Beginning..., based on the book of Book of Genesis, opposite Michael Parks (Adam), Ulla Bergryd (Eve), Richard Harris (Cain), Franco Nero (Abel), and Huston himself as Noah, the narrator, the serpent, and God. He also made his television debut with his appearance in two episodes of the spy series, I Spy. In 1967, Ferzetti starred in We Still Kill the Old Way under director Elio Petri, and the TV series Dossier Mata Hari. In 1968, Ferzetti experienced the most prolific year in his career, featuring in a total of eight films, including Marcello Fondato's I protagonisti, Salvatore Samperi's Grazie zia, José María Forqué's Un diablo bajo la almohada, Roberto Faenza's Escalation, Alberto De Martino's Roma come Chicago, and Sergio Leone's western epic, Once Upon a Time in the West, in which he played Morton, the railroad baron, opposite acclaimed actors Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson.
In 1969, Ferzetti starred in Giuliano Montaldo's crime film, Gli intoccabili. He starred opposite John Cassavetes, Britt Ekland, and Peter Falk. The film was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. He next starred in Un bellissimo novembre, directed by Mauro Bolognini. The film, based on a novel by Ercole Patti, united Ferzetti and Gina Lollobrigida once again in the leading roles. Ferzetti's most important performance in 1969, and arguably the role he is most associated with, internationally, was his role as distinguished organized crime boss Marc-Ange Draco in the 1969 James Bond feature On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Directed by Peter Hunt, Ferzetti plays the father of Tracy di Vicenzo (played by English actress Diana Rigg), who promises James Bond (George Lazenby) a handsome dowry for marrying her; they fall in love and marry anyway. Hunt had spotted Ferzetti in an Italian film, which he and Harry Saltzman were supposed to be reviewing another actor in, and both were immediately drawn to Ferzetti and persuaded the producers to test Ferzetti. However, despite speaking good English, his lines were dubbed by British actor David de Keyser, due to Ferzetti's strong Italian accent. In the end of the film, his character Draco's resources are vital in aiding Bond to destroy Ernst Stavro Blofeld's base at Piz Gloria. His final release of 1969 was L'amica, directed by Alberto Lattuada.
In 1970, Ferzetti starred in the political thriller, The Confession, opposite Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, under director Costa-Gavras. The film, based on the book by Lise London, explores the mental tortures facing the vice-minister of the Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia when he is imprisoned. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Ferzetti starred as an inspector in the crime picture, Cannabis, directed by Pierre Koralnik. The film involves the American mafia and a group of French drug lords. He also had an uncredited role in Terence Young's American picture, Cold Sweat. In 1971, Ferzetti featured in Salvatore Samperi's Million Dollar Eel, a comedy film about an heiress who fakes her own kidnapping and hides in the river Po's delta, in order to obtain money from her parents. In 1972, Ferzetti starred opposite Robert Blake, Catherine Spaak, and Ernest Borgnine in Franco Prosperi's boxing drama, Un uomo dalla pelle dura. A series of appearances in crime films followed, including Alta tension, Trois milliards sans ascenseur (1972), and Bisturi la mafia bianca (1973), directed by Luigi Zampa.
In 1973, Ferzetti appeared in the TV movie, Divorce His, Divorce Hers, under Waris Hussein, and Hitler: The Last Ten Days, a British-Italian produced picture directed by Ennio De Concini. Ferzetti played the role of Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel opposite Alec Guinness (Adolf Hitler), Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, and Diane Cilento. The following year of 1974, he again appeared in a World War II picture, this time the controversial arthouse classic about the Holocaust, The Night Porter, working under director Liliana Cavani. He starred alongside Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling and played Hans, a psychiatrist, one of his most notable roles. The film depicts the political continuity between wartime Nazism and post-war Europe, and the psychological continuity of characters locked into compulsive repetition of the past. Given the film's dark and disturbing themes, and a somewhat ambiguous moral clarification at the end, The Night Porter has tended to divide audiences and was accused of mere sensationalism. Film critic Roger Ebert said, "as nasty as it is lubricious, a despicable attempt to titillate us by exploiting memories of persecution and suffering."
Ferzetti continued to appear in crime films, including ...a tutte le auto della polizia (1975), directed by Mario Caiano, the German detective thriller Der Richter und sein Henker (1975), directed by Maximilian Schell, Eriprando Visconti's La Orca (1976), and Fernando Di Leo's Gli amici di Nick Hezard, a film about a Swiss heist. He also appeared in French director Roger Pigaut's picture, Le guêpier, opposite Claude Brasseur and Marthe Keller, and had a small role in Vincente Minnelli's fantasy, A Matter of Time in 1976, which featured a prominent cast, which included Ingrid Bergman and Liza Minnelli. In 1977, he starred in Eriprando Visconti's Oedipus Orca, and Lucio Fulci's The Psychic, about a clairvoyant woman (Jennifer O'Neill), who after having a vision, removes a section of the wall in the home of her husband (Ferzetti) and finds a skeleton behind it. In 1978, Ferzetti appeared in French director Claude d'Anna's picture, CIA contro KGB, alongside Bruno Cremer, Donald Pleasence, Laure Dechasnel, Hélène Lehman, Dennis Hopper, and Joseph Cotten. He also appeared in another French picture, the romantic drama Mon premier amour, directed by Elie Chouraqui. In 1979, Ferzetti starred in Porci con la P 38, directed by Gianfranco Pagani, Gli anni struggenti, directed by Vittorio Sindoni, Incontro con gli umanoidi, directed by Anthony Richmond and Tonino Ricci, and also had an uncredited role in Terence Young's Bloodline. He also appeared in the TV series I vecchi e i giovani.
Ferzetti played a Turkish brigadier in another of Young's pictures, the historical war film, Inchon (1981), with Laurence Olivier as General Douglas MacArthur. He appeared in Vatican Conspiracy (Morte in Vaticano, 1982) directed by Marcello Aliprandi, and starred alongside Franco Nero in the crime comedy, Grog (also 1982), directed by Francesco Laudadio, about two convicts who escape from prison and takes the family of a doctor as hostages.
In the mid-1980s, as he came closer to retirement age, Ferzetti's career in film began to decline, mainly appearing in low-budget TV movies and mini series, including an uncredited role in The Scarlet and the Black (1983) under Jerry London, and the mini-series Quo Vadis? (1985), La voglia di vincere (1987), and Around the World in 80 Days (1989). His only other films of the period were Julia and Julia (1987), directed by Peter Del Monte, in which he starred alongside Kathleen Turner, Gabriel Byrne, and Sting, and Computron 22, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo (1988).
In the 1990s, Ferzetti only appeared in minor or brief roles in TV movies, such as Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990), Black as the Heart (1991), Die Ringe des Saturn (1992), Natale con papà (1994) and mini-series such as Private Crimes (1995), in which he played Dr. Braschi. He did however appear in the film First Action Hero (1994), but his only major role of the 1990s was as the Duke of Venice in Othello (1995), directed by Oliver Parker. He also appeared in Renzo Martinelli's Porzûs and Alfredo Angeli's television series Con rabbia e con amore (both from 1997).
In the 2000s, Ferzetti appeared in Lost Love (Perduto amor, 2003), directed by Franco Battiato, in Concorso di colpa (2005), directed by Claudio Fragasso and in Io sono l'amore (2009), directed by Luca Guadagnino. His best known role, after 1996, is as Nono in the French series Une famille formidable, in which he appeared in 11 episodes, between 1996 and 2007. He portrayed Enrico in Edoardo Leo's comedy picture, 18 Years Later (Diciotto anni dopo, 2010), which featured Marco Bonini in the lead role.
Ferzetti died on 2 December 2015, at the age of 90.
- Street of the Five Moons, directed by Luigi Chiarini (1942)
- Bengasi, uncredited, directed by Augusto Genina (1942)
- The Countess of Castiglione, directed by Flavio Calzavara (1942)
- Les Misérables, uncredited, directed by Riccardo Freda (1948)
- Flying Squadron, directed by Luigi Capuano (1949)
- Sicilian Uprising, directed by Giorgio Pàstina (1949)
- Vertigine d'amore, directed by Luigi Capuano (1949)
- Fabiola, directed by Alessandro Blasetti (1949)
- William Tell, directed by Giorgio Pàstina (1949)
- I falsari, directed by Franco Rossi (1950)
- Sigillo rosso, directed by Flavio Calzavara (1950)
- Lo Zappatore, directed by Rate Furlan (1950)
- Benvenuto, reverendo!, directed by Aldo Fabrizi (1950)
- Barrier to the North, directed by Luis Trenker (1950)
- The Ungrateful Heart, directed by Guido Brignone (1951)
- Gli amanti di Ravello, directed by Francesco De Robertis (1951)
- The Forbidden Christ, also known as Strange Deception, directed by Curzio Malaparte (Il Cristo proibito, 1951)
- Inganno, directed by Guido Brignone (1952)
- Three Forbidden Stories, directed by Augusto Genina (1952)
- Empty Eyes, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli (1953)
- Vestire gli ignudi, directed by Marcello Pagliero (1953)
- The Wayward Wife, directed by Mario Soldati (1953)
- Puccini, directed by Carmine Gallone (1953)
- Modern Virgin, directed by Marcello Pagliero (1954)
- Camilla, directed by Luciano Emmer (1954)
- Cento anni d'amore, directed by Lionello De Felice (1954)
- House of Ricordi, directed by Carmine Gallone (1954)
- Il prezzo della gloria, directed by Antonio Musu (1955)
- Le avventure di Giacomo Casanova, directed by Steno (1955)
- Adriana Lecouvreur, directed by Guido Salvini (1955)
- Le Amiche, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (1955)
- Un po' di cielo, directed by Giorgio Moser (1955)
- Donatella, directed by Mario Monicelli (1956)
- Parola di ladro, directed by Nanni Loy and Gianni Puccini (1957)
- Difendo il mio amore, directed by Giulio Macchi (1957)
- Souvenir d'Italie, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli (1957)
- March's Child, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli (1957)
- Angel in a Taxi, directed by Antonio Leonviola (1958)
- Girls for the Summer, directed by Gianni Franciolini (1958)
- Le insaziabili (Tant d'amour perdu), directed by Léo Joannon (1958)
- Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon (Storie d'amore proibite), directed by Jacqueline Audry (1959)
- Everyone's in Love, directed by Giuseppe Orlandini (1959)
- Hannibal, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1959)
- Labbra rosse, directed by Giuseppe Bennati (1960)
- Il carro armato dell'8 settembre, directed by Gianni Puccini (1960)
- La lunga notte del '43, directed by Florestano Vancini (1960)
- L'Avventura, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (1960)
- Femmine di lusso, directed by Giorgio Bianchi (1960)
- Il giorno più corto, directed by Sergio Corbucci (1962)
- La monaca di Monza, directed by Carmine Gallone (1962)
- Rencontres, directed by Philippe Agostini (1962)
- Congo vivo, directed by Giuseppe Bennati (1962)
- Jessica, directed by Jean Negulesco (1962)
- Le Crime ne paie pas, directed by Gérard Oury (1962)
- L'amore impossibilie (La croix des vivants), directed by Ivan Govar (1962)
- I Don Giovanni della Costa Azzurra, directed by Vittorio Sala (1962)
- La calda vita, directed by Florestano Vancini (1963)
- Imperial Venus, directed by Jean Delannoy (1963)
- Torpedo Bay, directed by Bruno Vailati and Charles Frend (1963)
- A Sentimental Attempt, directed by Massimo Franciosa and Pasquale Festa Campanile (1963)
- Desideri d'estate, directed by Silvio Amadio (1964)
- Mort, où est ta victoire?, directed by Hervé Bromberger (1964)
- Crucero de verano, directed by Luis Lucia (1964)
- Lo scippo, directed by Nando Cicero (1965)
- Crime on a Summer Morning (Par un beau matin d'été), directed by Jacques Deray (1965)
- Three Rooms in Manhattan (Trois chambres à Manhattan), directed by Marcel Carné (1965)
- The Devil in Love, directed by Ettore Scola (1966)
- The Bible: In the Beginning..., directed by John Huston (1966)
- We Still Kill the Old Way (A ciascuno il suo), directed by Elio Petri (1967)
- The Protagonists, directed by Marcello Fondato (1968)
- Come Play with Me, directed by Salvatore Samperi (1968)
- Calda e... infedele (Un diablo bajo la almohada), directed by José María Forqué (1968)
- Escalation, directed by Roberto Faenza (1968)
- Better a Widow, directed by Duccio Tessari (1968)
- L'età del malessere, directed by Giuliano Biagetti (1968)
- Roma come Chicago, directed by Alberto De Martino (1968)
- Once Upon a Time in the West, directed by Sergio Leone (1968)
- Machine Gun McCain (Gli intoccabili), directed by Giuliano Montaldo (1969)
- That Splendid November (Un bellissimo novembre), directed by Mauro Bolognini (1969)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service, directed by Peter Hunt (1969) as Marc-Ange Draco
- L'amica, directed by Alberto Lattuada (1969)
- The Confession (L'aveu), directed by Costa-Gavras (1970)
- Cannabis, directed by Pierre Koralnik (1970)
- Cold Sweat (De la part des copains), directed by Terence Young (1970)
- Mendiants et orgueilleux, directed by Jacques Poitrenaud (1971)
- Un'anguilla da 300 milioni, directed by Salvatore Samperi (1971)
- Ripped Off (Un uomo dalla pelle dura), directed by Franco Prosperi (1972)
- Doppia coppia con Regina (Alta tension), directed by Julio Buchs (1972)
- Trois milliards sans ascenseur, directed by Roger Pigaut (1972)
- Divorce His, Divorce Hers, directed by Waris Hussein (1973)
- Hitler: The Last Ten Days (Gli ultimi 10 giorni di Hitler), directed by Ennio De Concini (1973)
- Hospitals: The White Mafia, directed by Luigi Zampa (1973)
- Processo per direttissima, directed by Lucio De Caro (1974)
- La prova d'amore, directed by Tiziano Longo (1974)
- Appassionata, directed by Gianluigi Calderone (1974)
- Kidnap, directed by Giovanni Fago (1974)
- The Night Porter (Il portiere di notte), directed by Liliana Cavani (1974)
- Corruzione al palazzo di giustizia, directed by Marcello Aliprandi (1975)
- ...a tutte le auto della polizia, directed by Mario Caiano (1975)
- End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker), directed by Maximilian Schell (1975)
- La Orca, directed by Eriprando Visconti (1976)
- Nick the Sting, directed by Fernando Di Leo (1976)
- Lezioni di violoncello con toccata e fuga, directed by Davide Montemurri (1976)
- Le guêpier, directed by Roger Pigaut (1976)
- A Matter of Time, directed by Vincente Minnelli (1976)
- Oedipus Orca, directed by Eriprando Visconti (1977)
- Sette note in nero, directed by Lucio Fulci (1977)
- Suggestionata, directed by Alfredo Rizzo (1978)
- CIA contro KGB (L'ordre et la sécurité du monde), directed by Claude d'Anna (1978)
- Mon premier amour, directed by Elie Chouraqui (1978)
- Porci con la P 38, directed by Gianfranco Pagani (1979)
- Gli anni struggenti, directed by Vittorio Sindoni (1979)
- Incontro con gli umanoidi (Encuentro en el abismo), directed by Anthony Richmond and Tonino Ricci (1979)
- Bloodline, uncredited, directed by Terence Young (1979)
- Inchon, directed by Terence Young (1981)
- Vatican Conspiracy, directed by Marcello Aliprandi (1982)
- Grog, directed by Francesco Laudadio (1982)
- Quartetto Basileus, directed by Fabio Carpi (1983)
- Julia and Julia (Giulia e Giulia), directed by Peter Del Monte (1987)
- Computron 22, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo (1988)
- Caldo soffocante, directed by Giovanna Gagliardo (1991)
- First Action Hero, directed by Nini Grassia (1994)
- Othello, directed by Oliver Parker (1995)
- Porzûs, directed by Renzo Martinelli (1997)
- Con rabbia e con amore, directed by Alfredo Angeli (1997)
- L'avvocato De Gregorio, directed by Pasquale Squitieri (2003)
- Lost Love, directed by Franco Battiato (2003)
- Concorso di colpa, directed by Claudio Fragasso (2005)
- I Am Love, directed by Luca Guadagnino (2009)
- Diciotto anni dopo, directed by Edoardo Leo (2010)
- I Spy (2 episodes, 1966)
- Dossier Mata Hari, directed by Mario Landi (1967)
- Divorce His, Divorce Hers, directed by Waris Hussein (1973)
- A torto e a ragione, directed by Edmo Fenoglio (1978)
- I vecchi e i giovani, directed by Marco Leto (1979)
- Quasi quasi mi sposo, directed by Vittorio Sindoni (1982)
- The Scarlet and the Black, uncredited, directed by Jerry London (1983)
- Delitto e castigo, directed by Mario Missiroli (1983)
- Le ambizioni sbagliate, directed by Fabio Carpi (1983)
- Quo Vadis?, directed by Franco Rossi (1985)
- Follia amore mio, directed by Gianni Bongioanni (1986)
- La voglia di vincere, directed by Vittorio Sindoni (1987)
- Due fratelli, directed by Alberto Lattuada (1988)
- Gli angeli del potere, directed by Giorgio Albertazzi (1988)
- Around the World in 80 Days, directed by Buzz Kulik (1989)
- Pronto soccorso, directed by Francesco Massaro (1990)
- Una fredda mattina di maggio, directed by Vittorio Sindoni (1990)
- Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair, directed by Alberto Negrin (1990)
- Nero come il cuore, directed by Maurizio Ponzi (1991)
- Die Ringe des Saturn, directed by Michael Kehlmann (1992)
- Private Crimes, directed by Sergio Martino (1993)
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- Callas e Onassis, directed by Giorgio Capitani (2005)
- Papa Luciani - Il sorriso di Dio, directed by Giorgio Capitani (2006)
- Une famille formidable (11 episodes, 1992–2007)
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