22 January 1931|
|Died||30 July 1995
Fernando Cicero, better known as Nando Cicero (22 January 1931 – 30 July 1995), was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor.
Born in Asmara, Cicero debuted as an actor, working with directors such as Luchino Visconti (Senso, 1953), Roberto Rossellini (Vanina Vanini, 1961), Francesco Rosi (Salvatore Giuliano, 1962) and Alberto Lattuada (La steppa, 1962). He starred in eleven films between 1953 and 1962, always in supporting roles. After his directorial debut with Lo scippo he directed three Spaghetti Western films. From 1970 he focused on comedy genre, directing some parody films starred by Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Starting from The School Teacher Cicero established himself as one of the most important and successful directors of the commedia sexy all'italiana film genre. Following the decline of the genre, he retired in 1983; his last film was Paulo Roberto Cotechino, starring Alvaro Vitali and Carmen Russo.
- Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
- Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779.
- Michele Giordano. La commedia erotica italiana: vent'anni di cinema sexy made in Italy. Gremese Editore, 2000. ISBN 888440035X.
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