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Vittorio Caprioli

Vittorio Caprioli (15 August 1921 – 2 October 1989) was an Italian film actor, film director and screenwriter. He appeared in 109 films between 1946 and 1990, mostly in French productions. He was born and died in Naples, Italy. Having graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico in Rome, he made his stage debut in 1942 in the Carli-Racca company. From 1945, he began his collaboration with the Italian public broadcaster, RAI, often together with Luciano Salce, creating magazine and variety programs. Arriving in 1948 at the Piccolo theatre in Milan, where under the direction of Giorgio Strehler he took part in William Shakespeare's The Tempest. At the beginning of 1950, he was cast alongside Alberto Bonucci and Gianni Cajafa for the Neapolitan Carosello musical theatrical work, directed by Ettore Giannini. A versatile interpreter, in 1950 he founded, with Bonucci and Franca Valeri the Teatro dei Gobbi, which proposed a subtly satirical type of show. In 1960, he married Valeri with whom he presented plays. They divorced in 1974. He appeared in cinema as a character actor and made his directorial debut in 1961 with Lions In the Sun, which was later selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved. He followed this with Paris, My Love and then a segment of I cuori infranti which was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The Splendors and Miseries of Madame Royale in 1970 was generally considered to be his best film. He continued to appear on stage in between his films and was occasionally tempted by television, where he began his career in 1959, but he never really loved the small screen ("I suffer more than anything because of the absence of the public, which I consider an integral and irreplaceable part of the show in which I participate"). In the Sixties he acted in Village Wooing, directed by Antonello Falqui, and in 1972 he let himself be tempted by a television variety show, which he wrote and interpreted, Una Serata con Vittorio Caprioli. In his last years he returned to theater interpreting, among others, Don Marzio in Carlo Goldoni's Bottega del caffè, The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon paired with Mario Carotenuto, and Capocomico in Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. During the rehearsals of a interpretation of Napoli Milionaria, he died suddenly at the age of 68, in a room of one of the famous hotels on the promenade of Naples, struck down by a heart attack. Source: Article "Vittorio Caprioli" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Aug 15, 1921 In Napoli, Campania, Italia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Variety Lights 1950-12-29
Latest Project:
Movie Dark Illness 1990-02-22
Known For
Poster of The School Teacher
Poster of The Magnificent One
Poster of The Automobile
Poster of The Shortest Day
Movie Dark Illness 1990-02-22
Movie Taste of Life Il cuoco 1988-12-30
Movie Stuff for the Rich il monsignore (2° episodio) 1987-11-13
Movie Love & Passion Don Vincenzo 1987-02-25
Movie The Rogues mozzafiato 1987-12-18
Movie Cinderella '80 Harry Cardone 1984-02-16
Movie Uno scandalo perbene Renzo 1984-10-19
Movie Petomaniac Pitalugue 1983-01-01
Movie Più bello di così si muore conte Nereo Di Sanfilippo 1982-11-27
Movie Cafè Express Improta, un borsaiolo 1981-02-25
Movie Before It's Too Early The Professor 1981-09-25
Movie Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man Maresciallo Angrisani 1981-10-01
Movie Umbrella Coup Don Barberini 1980-10-08
Movie Hypochondriac Vincenzo 1979-12-20
Movie To Be Twenty Nazariota 1978-07-14
Movie Blood and Diamonds Commissario Russo 1977-01-01
Movie Messalina, Messalina! Claudius 1977-01-01
Movie La Presidentessa Mazzone 1977-11-17
Movie Latin Male Wanted don Carmine 1977-02-28
Movie The Rip-Off Benjamin Bronchi 1977-05-19
Movie L'affittacamere Onorevole Vincenzi 1976-08-15
Movie Rulers of the City Vinchenzo Napoli 1976-12-03
Movie The Wing or The Thigh? Vittorio, owner of a restaurant 1976-10-27
Movie L'ammazzatina Commissario Pafuso 1975-02-28
Movie The Barons Padre 1975-01-01
Movie The School Teacher Fefe Mottola 1975-07-11
Movie Kidnap Syndicate Commissar Magrini 1975-08-27
Movie The Messiah Herod the Great 1975-10-24
Movie Catherine & Co. Moretti 1975-10-29
Movie Erotomania il ministro 1974-01-01
Movie The Governess Unknown 1974-02-01
Movie Innocence and Desire Vincenzo Niscemi 1974-03-21
Movie Shoot First, Die Later Esposito 1974-07-12
Movie The Boss Questore 1973-02-01
Movie The Sensual Man Salvatore 1973-01-01
Movie Giovannona Long-Thigh Onorevole Pedicò 1973-04-12
Movie Io e lui Cutica 1973-09-19
Movie The Magnificent One Georges Charron / Karpof 1973-11-23
Movie Società a responsabilità molto limitata Il Ciancia 1973-10-10
Movie Hector the Mighty Menalao 1972-01-05
Movie La colonna infame Il commissario di sanità Guglielmo Piazza 1972-01-01
Movie Even if I wanted to work, what do I do? Nereo Tinelli aka Due Novembre 1972-01-01
Movie Tout Va Bien Factory Manager 1972-04-28
Movie When Women Were Called Virgins Ser Cecco 1972-08-23
Movie Poppea: A Prostitute in Service of the Emperor Nero 1972-11-21
Movie The Story of Romance and Knife Er Cinese 1971-09-18
Movie When Men Carried Clubs and Women Played Ding-Dong Gran Profe 1971-09-28
Movie The Automobile Giggetto 1971-10-10
Movie Roma bene Il barone Maurizio Di Vittis 1971-10-08
Movie Trastevere Father Ernesto 1971-11-13
Movie Nel giorno del signore Messer Anticoli 1970-03-31
Movie Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale Bambola di Pechino 1970-01-09
Movie Le Mans, Shortcut to Hell Luis 1970-09-03
Movie Anyone Can Play Dieb 1968-02-02
Movie The Libertine Il Libraio 1968-12-23
Movie Assicurasi vergine Don Pippo Matara 1967-04-03
Movie Moving Target 1967-10-09
Movie Me, Me, Me... and the Others Finizio, Politician 1966-02-16
Movie Ischia operazione amore Baron Domenico 'Mimì' Lo Russo 1966-03-10
Movie How I Learned to Love Women Playboy 1966-11-02
Movie Adultery Italian Style Silvio Sasselli 1966-03-25
Movie White Voices Matteuccio 1964-08-12
Movie The Maniacs The Husband (segment "il pezzo antico") 1964-03-28
Movie Easy Love Mauri (segment "Il vedovo bianco") 1964-10-03
Movie Woman Is a Wonderful Thing Carlo 1964-12-31
Movie The Shortest Day Bersagliere alla stazione (uncredited) 1963-02-14
Movie His Days Are Numbered Il Professore 1962-04-05
Movie Paris, My Love Avallone 1962-12-05
Movie Adieu Philippine Pachala 1962-09-25
Movie A porte chiuse commissario 1961-03-22
Movie Leoni al sole Giugiú 1961-12-22
Movie Zazie dans le Métro Trouscaillon 1960-10-28
Movie Recourse in Grace 1960-05-19
Movie Totò arrangiatevi Pino Calamai 1959-01-01
Movie The Law Attilio 1959-01-25
Movie General Della Rovere Aristide Banchelli 1959-10-07
Movie You're on Your Own Pino Calamari 1959-09-18
Movie Buonanotte... avvocato! Vittorio 1955-03-16
Movie Febbre di vivere Pierra 1953-04-24
Movie It Happened in the Park The commissioner of morality (segment: Concorso di bellezza) 1953-12-18
Movie Marito e Moglie 1952-01-04
Movie Paris Is Always Paris (uncredited) 1951-11-15
Movie Variety Lights Night Club Comic 1950-12-29