Leo Gullotta

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Leo Gullotta
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Salvatore Leopoldo Gullotta

(1946-01-09) 9 January 1946 (age 73)
Catania, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian, writer
Years active1964–present

Salvatore Leopoldo "Leo" Gullotta (born 9 January 1946) is an Italian actor, voice actor, comedian, writer and TV personality.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Catania, he started his career as an extra in Teatro Massimo Bellini. In his long career as actor, Leo Gullotta has starred in about 100 films and has participated in numerous shows and drama series for television. In 1987 he won his first David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Il Camorrista by Giuseppe Tornatore, and later worked with Tornatore four more times.[1] In 1997 and 2000 he won two more David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor, for the Maurizio Zaccaro films Il carniere and Un uomo perbene.[1] He has also won two Silver Ribbon for Best supporting Actor, in 1984 for Mi manda Picone by Nanni Loy and in 2001 for Vajont by Renzo Martinelli.[1]

He has starred in many theatrical plays and dramas, and was part of the theater company "Il Bagaglino". He won the Flaiano Prize as stage actor of the year in 2010.[2]

He is also a well known voice actor, among others.[3] He was the Italian voice of Manny in first three films of the Ice Age film series. He reprised this role in short films and video games. He also dubbed Burt Young in the Rocky series, Joe Pesci in Once Upon a Time in America, Moonwalker and My Cousin Vinny, and robot "Number 5." in Short Circuit. He also became the Italian voice of Woody Allen after the death of Oreste Lionello in 2009.

In 2010 he celebrated fifty years of activity.[4]

In 1998 Gullotta debuted as writer with the book Mille fili d'erba (Di Renzo Editore, ISBN 88-86044-87-9).

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  2. ^ Carmen Gigante (5 July 2010). "Il Premio Flaiano a Roberto Saviano". Il Corriere d'Abruzzo. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Leo Gullotta's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Leo Gullotta: 50 anni di carriera, passando dalla Costituzione Italiana a 30 chili sulle spalle..." Musical News. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2011.

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