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Fausto Tozzi

Fausto Tozzi (29 October 1921 – 10 December 1978) was an Italian film actor and screenwriter. He appeared in 70 films between 1951 and 1978. He wrote the script for The Defeated Victor, which was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival. He also directed one film, Trastevere. Born in Rome, after graduating in accountancy Tozzi made several humble jobs, including peddler and bird taxidermist. He was introduced in the cinema industry by Sergio Amidei, for whom he worked as a stenographer. Through Amidei, Tozzi met Renato Castellani, with whom he collaborated as a screenwriter for Professor, My Son (1946) and Under the Sun of Rome (1948, based on a Tozzi's original story). In the early 1950s, he also started working as an assistant director and as an actor, sometimes being cast in main roles. His typical roles were of hardmen and villains. He was also active on stage, where he is best known for the role of Gnecco in Rugantino, and on television, in which he is well known for his performance as Menelaus in L'Odissea. Tozzi died of respiratory failure, aged 57. Source: Article "Fausto Tozzi" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Oct 29, 1921 In Roma, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Women Without Names 1950-03-03
Latest Project:
Series Origins of the Mafia 1976-11-19
Known For
Poster of Origins of the Mafia
Poster of Fear in the City
Poster of Big Pot
Poster of The Deserter
Movie Oh, Serafina! Carlo Vigeva 1976-01-01
Movie Street People Luigi Nicoletta 1976-03-30
Movie Big Pot Unknown 1976-06-15
Series Origins of the Mafia Nicu Borelli 1976-11-19
Movie Fear in the City Esposito 1976-11-17
Movie The Left Hand of the Law brigadiere Giulio Costello 1975-09-03
Movie Cry of a Prostitute Don Ricuzzo Cantimo 1974-04-04
Movie Mean Frank and Crazy Tony Massara 1973-11-23
Movie The Funny Face of the Godfather Tony Malonzo 1973-05-03
Movie The Bloody Hands of the Law Nicolò Patrovita 1973-03-11
Movie Chino Cruz 1973-09-14
Movie The Valachi Papers Albert Anastasia 1972-01-06
Movie The Sicilian Connection Don Vincenzo Russo 1972-12-21
Movie Mazzabubù... quante corna stanno quaggiù? Il marito eschimese 1971-02-25
Movie Trastevere Himself at St. Maria in Trastevere (uncredited) 1971-11-13
Movie Between Miracles Primario 1971-03-24
Movie The Demise of Father Mouret Jeanbernat 1970-10-14
Movie A Man Called Sledge Unknown 1970-11-14
Movie The Deserter Orozco 1970-12-04
Movie The Appointment Renzo 1969-05-22
Movie Odissea Menelao 1969-08-13
Series The Odyssey Menelao 1968-03-24
Movie The Man Who Killed Billy the Kid Pat Garrett 1967-03-09
Movie Knives of the Avenger Hagen 1966-05-30
Movie Mercenaries of the Rio Grande Benito Juarez 1965-03-04
Movie The Agony and the Ecstasy uomo 1965-10-07
Movie The Visit Unknown 1964-05-06
Movie Gibraltar Paoli 1964-09-25
Movie The Shortest Day Soldato combattente (uncredited) 1963-02-14
Movie Commando Brascia 1962-11-14
Movie Swordsman of Siena Hugo 1962-01-01
Movie Constantine and the Cross Hadrian 1961-06-01
Movie The Return of Dr. Mabuse Warden Wolf 1961-01-01
Movie El Cid Dolfos 1961-10-24
Movie The Wonders of Aladdin Grand Vizier 1961-10-31
Movie Saint-Tropez Blues Nino Trabucci 1961-07-21
Movie Questo amore ai confini del mondo Don Claudio 1960-10-20
Movie Un uomo facile Unknown 1959-04-24
Movie Dagli Appennini alle Ande Marco's father 1959-09-03
Movie The Night of the Great Attack Zanco 1959-10-29
Movie Il cielo brucia Marchi 1958-06-14
Movie The Tanks of El Alamein Capt. Valerio Bruschi 1957-09-19
Movie Castle of the Banned Lovers Olimpio Calvetti 1956-09-06
Movie Canzoni di tutta Italia Unknown 1955-01-01
Movie La ladra Nino 1955-03-08
Movie The Red Cloak Unknown 1955-09-17
Movie La ciudad perdida Rafael 1955-04-11
Movie Division Folgore - El Alamein Le Sergent 1955-07-15
Movie In the eddy of sin Alberto Valli 1954-07-23
Movie Casta diva Gaetano Donizetti 1954-01-01
Movie Divisione Folgore Sergente Turchi 1954-03-22
Movie I cinque dell'Adamello Leonida 1954-11-30
Movie House of Ricordi Arrigo Boito 1954-12-01
Movie The Hunt Marco / Musoduro 1953-12-09
Movie Brothers of Italy Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie The Bandit of Tacca del Lupo Luogotenente Magistrelli 1952-10-04
Movie The City Defends Itself Luigi Girosi 1951-09-03
Movie Women Without Names Unknown 1950-03-03