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Riccardo Cucciolla

Riccardo Cucciolla (5 September 1924 – 17 September 1999) was an Italian actor and voice actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1953 and 1999. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival for the film Sacco & Vanzetti. Born in Bari, in southern Italy, Cucciolla gained a degree in law, then made his stage debut in an amateur production in his home city. From 1946, he started working in radio as a voice actor and as the narrator of documentaries; at the same time, he started working in cinema, as a dubber and a voice actor. Cucciolla made his film debut in 1953, in Anton Giulio Majano's Good Folk's Sunday. After some minor roles, he had his first important role in Italiani brava gente (1965), followed by a further significant role in Giuliano Montaldo's Grand Slam (1967). Cucciolla came to national and international recognition with the leading role in Montaldo's Sacco e Vanzetti, for which he was awarded best actor at Cannes and won a Silver Ribbon. In the wake of that sudden popularity, he intensively worked throughout the decade, alternating notable films with others of more modest quality and ambition. Starting from eighties he thinned out his appearances, mainly focusing on dubbing and television roles. As a dubber, he provided voice-overs for Roger Moore, Claudio Villa, Erland Josephson, John Cazale, Jonathan Pryce, Richard Egan, James Caan, Robert Duvall and more. On 17 September 1999, Cucciolla died in Rome at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, the poet Alida Sessa; their son Riccardo; and two children by his first wife, Francesco and Lietta. Source: Article "Riccardo Cucciolla" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Sep 5, 1924 In Bari, Puglia, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie I Vitelloni 1953-09-17
Latest Project:
Movie Our God's Brother 1997-06-08
Known For
Poster of The Assisi Underground
Poster of Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
Poster of High School Girl
Poster of La fantarca
Movie Our God's Brother The Monk 1997-06-08
Movie Blinde Augen klagen an 1996-04-06
Movie Lucky Punch Zipolino 1996-07-24
Movie Pizza Colonia Massimo Serboli 1991-12-05
Movie Vanille fraise Andreani 1989-11-29
Movie Maux croisés 1989-10-12
Movie Il segreto dell'uomo solitario Giorgio 1988-01-01
Movie 32nd of December Generale Emanuele Anselmi 1988-02-12
Movie Il coraggio di parlare Don Carmelo Fiorillo 1987-10-02
Movie The Assisi Underground Luigi Brizzi 1985-05-03
Series Marco Polo Uncle Zane 1982-12-05
Movie Lost in the City of Sarzana Terzi, sindaco di Sarzana 1980-01-09
Movie Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Domenico 1980-10-26
Movie Farewell the Last Man Narrator (voice) 1978-11-14
Movie Tomboy - I misteri del sesso Narrator (voice) 1977-12-02
Movie Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison 1977-02-06
Movie Stream Line Dr. Roder 1976-05-06
Movie Meet Him And Die Commissioner Sacchi 1976-10-08
Movie The Last Concert Stella's father 1976-07-15
Movie L'Italia vista dal cielo: Lazio Narrator (voice) 1975-01-01
Movie C.I.A. Secret Story Giuseppe Pinelli 1975-08-21
Movie Rain over Santiago Olivares 1975-12-10
Movie Rabid Dogs Riccardo 1974-01-01
Movie High School Girl Celio D'Altamura 1974-03-08
Movie Borsalino and Co. Volpone 1974-10-23
Movie The Assassination of Matteotti Antonio Gramsci 1973-01-01
Movie L'Italia vista dal cielo: Liguria (Voice) 1973-01-01
Movie 24 ore... non un minuto di più Minister Handras 1973-01-01
Movie The Sensual Man Paolo's Father 1973-01-01
Movie No, the Case Is Happily Resolved Professor Eduardo Ranieri 1973-08-01
Movie The Sicilian Checkmate Professor Salemi 1972-02-03
Movie Un Flic Paul Weber 1972-09-30
Movie Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata cercasi Commissioner 1972-12-07
Movie Sacco & Vanzetti Nicola Sacco 1971-03-16
Movie One Appreciated Professional of Sure Future Nicola Perella 1971-03-24
Movie The Case Is Closed, Forget It Pesenti 1971-10-27
Movie Africa ama Narrator 1971-11-05
Movie Intolerance: il caso Liuzzo Unknown 1969-01-01
Movie One on Top of the Other Benjamin Wormser 1969-08-15
Movie Secret Africa Narrator 1969-11-20
Movie The Seven Cervi Brothers Gelindo Cervi 1968-02-16
Movie Bandits in Rome Vice Commissioner Pascuttini 1968-11-20
Movie The Sexual Revolution Emilio Missiroli 1968-11-21
Movie La via del petrolio Narrator 1967-01-02
Movie Grand Slam Agostino Rossi 1967-09-28
Movie Francesco d'Assisi Unknown 1966-01-01
Movie La fantarca Lo speaker 1966-05-31
Movie Six Days a Week Unknown 1965-03-22
Movie L'antimiracolo Narrator 1965-01-01
Movie Women of the Resistance Narrator 1965-04-24
Movie Vita di Dante Narrator 1965-12-12
Movie Malamondo Narrator 1964-04-30
Movie Attack and Retreat Giuseppe Sanna 1964-09-16
Movie Nascita e morte nel meridione (S. Cataldo) narrator 1959-07-01
Movie Il seduttore Racca 1954-12-29
Movie I Vitelloni Narratore 1953-09-17