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Fausto Tozzi

Fausto Tozzi

  • Born on
    • October 29th, 1921
  • Died on
    • December 10th, 1978
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.

Starring Fausto Tozzi on Plex

Filmography

Acting (14 Credits)

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1976Street People as Luigi Nicoletta
1974Cry of a Prostitute as Don Ricuzzo Cantimo
1973Chino as Cruz
1972The Valachi Papers as Albert Anastasia
1971Between Miracles as Primario
1970A Man Called Sledge as Maximum security prisoner
1969The Appointment as Renzo
1968The Odyssey (1968) as Menelao
1966Knives of the Avenger as Hagen
1965Treasure of the Aztecs as Benito Juarez
1965The Agony and the Ecstasy as uomo
1964The Visit
1961The Return of Dr. Mabuse as Warden Wolf
1961El Cid as Dolfos

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