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Gigi Ballista

Actor
Died August 2, 1980 (61 years)
Gigi Ballista (1 December 1918 – 2 August 1980) was an Italian film and television actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1961 and 1980.

Born in Florence, Ballista graduated in Law, then he started working as a PR consultant in the field of advertising and industrial documentaries. He debuted as an actor at a mature age in the early 1960s with some minor roles, but his breakout came in 1966 with a role of weight in Pietro Germi's The Birds, the Bees and the Italians.

Following the critical and commercial success of the film, Ballista decided to pursue a professional career as an actor, and he became, mainly thanks to his characteristic hoarse and dysphonic voice, one of the most recognizable character actors in Italian cinema and television.

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Known For
  • Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia
  • Horse Fever
  • The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
  • Giovannona Long-Thigh
  • The Sunday Woman
  • Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses
  • The Family Vice
  • Lady Caliph
  • La compagna di banco
  • The Seventh Floor
  • Kill the Fatted Calf and Roast It
  • Policewoman
  • Liquirizia
  • Torino nera
  • Snow Job
  • The Dress Rehearsal
  • Do Not Commit Adultery
  • Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno
  • I Hate Blondes
  • L'assistente sociale tutto pepe
  • Sesso in testa
  • Brigitte, Laura, Ursula, Monica, Raquel, Litz, Maria, Florinda, Barbara, Claudia e Sofia, le chiamo tutte... anima mia
  • Una storia d'amore

Filmography

1981
1980
I Hate Blondes · as Psychiatrist
1979
Liquirizia · as Bartolozzi
1978
Midnight Express · as Chief Judge
1978
Il furto della Gioconda (TV Series) · as Poupardin
1977
La compagna di banco · as Girardi
1977
Mala, amore e morte · as Carlo Alberto Giorgi
1976
Horse Fever · as Count Dallara
1976
La banca di Monate · as The Bishop
1976
Madam Kitty · as Nazi General
1976
La poliziotta fa carriera · as Questore Moretti
1976
La madama · as The Venetian
1975
The Sunday Woman · as Vollero
1975
The Family Vice · as Conte Giosuè
1975
Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno · as Direttore Filiberto Rossetti
1974
Policewoman · as Avvocato
1974
La signora gioca bene a scopa? · as Comm. Gervasio Caminata
1974
Sesso in testa · as Padre Di Carletto
1974
Stavisky · as Gaston Henriet
1974
1974
1974
1973
1973
Blume in Love · as Older Man
1973
Increase and Multiply · as Dottore
1973
Giovannona Long-Thigh · as Commendatore La Noce
1972
1972
Torino nera · as Marinotti
1972
Beati i ricchi · as Commendatore
1972
1972
Do Not Commit Adultery · as Padre Spiridione
1971
Trastevere · as Count
1971
Roma bene · as Vitozzi
1971
No One Will Notice You're Naked · as Silvio Borelon
1970
Lady Caliph · as Il Principe Industriale
1970
1970
Una storia d'amore · as Borgognini
1969
The Secret of Santa Vittoria · as Padre Polenta
1969
1968
Galileo · as Commissario Domenicano
1968
Making of a Lady · as Cardinal Ruffo
1968
1968
Benvenutis family (TV Series) · as Baldacci
1968
Colpo di sole · as Conte Malvezzi
1968
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (TV Series) · as Nathaniel Winkle
1967
1967
The Seventh Floor · as Medico
1967
The Climax · as Don Michele
1966
Pleasant Nights · as Luca Di Montemerlo
1966
The Queens · as The Priest ("fata Marta")
1966
Come imparai ad amare le donne · as Sir Archibald
1966
The Birds, the Bees and the Italians · as Giacinto Castellan
1965
1964
I maniaci · as Count At The Party (segment "l'hobby") (uncredited)
1963
I cuori infranti · as The Man Who Toasts The Engaged Couple (segment "la Manina Di Fatma")
1961
A Day for Lionhearts · as Il Frate

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