Urzì in Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
February 24, 1913
|Died||November 1, 1979
San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Italy
He met Pietro Germi in 1949 and appears in Germi's In nome della legge, a film for which he won Nastro d'Argento as Best Supporting Actor. He became Germi's favourite actor, working together with him in Path of Hope (1950), The Railroad Man (1956), The Facts of Murder (1959), Alfredo, Alfredo (1972) and most notably Seduced and Abandoned in 1964. That film earned him Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Nastro d'Argento the following year.
He acted in Don Camillo sequels, John Huston's Beat the Devil, Luigi Comencini's Bread, Love and Jealousy, and international films such as Woman of Straw, and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather as Signor Vitelli, father of Michael Corleone's love Apollonia.
- A Pistol Shot (1942)
- The Peddler and the Lady (1943)
- The Innkeeper (1944)
- Pact with the Devil (1950)
- The Return of Don Camillo (1953)
- I cinque dell'Adamello (1954)