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Franco Citti

Franco Citti

Highest Rated: 100% Accattone (1961)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Canterbury Tales (1971)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1935

Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

The 1961 Pier Paolo Pasolini drama "Accatone!," starring Franco Citti in the title role, was a seminal one for the Italian film industry. It marked Pasolini's seamless transition from the literary page to the silver screen and afforded Italian moviegoers the chance to watch the gritty tale of a pimp (Citti) trying to replace his main working girl, Maddalena, with newcomer Stella. The movie earned Citti a BAFTA Film Award nomination as Best Foreign Actor. Though he was beaten out by countryman Marcello Mastroianni for "Divorzio all'italiana," Citti went on to make close to a dozen movies with Pasolini. Two of the pair's better known collaborations are 1967's "Oedipus Rex" and 1974's "Arabian Nights." Citti's rise to the top of the Italian leading man pantheon caught the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who cast him in the first and third "Godfather" movies as Calo. Citti retired from acting at the end of the '90s, making the role of Uncle Franco on the TV series "La ragazza di Piazza di Spagna," one of his final credits.

Highest rated movies

100% Accattone
95% Mamma Roma
89% Oedipus Rex
86% The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
83% Arabian Nights
79% The Decameron
66% The Godfather, Part III
60% The Canterbury Tales

Photos

THE DECAMERON, Franco Citti, 1971 THE DECAMERON, Franco Citti (lying down), 1971 ACCATTONE, Franco Citti, Paola Guidi, 1961

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame V Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame VI Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame IV Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame III Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps to Fame II Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mayor Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power and Lovers Michele (Character) - 1994
86% 86% The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Calo (Character) - 1990
66% 67% The Godfather, Part III Calo (Character) $64.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ciao marziano Er Cinese (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tunnel Alfredo, il 'Sceriffo' (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch Me When I Kill Pasquale Ferrante (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 38% In the Beach House Nando (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 48% Watch Me When I Kill (The Cat's Victims) (Il gatto dagli occhi di giada) Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 54% Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man Rudy Ruginski (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 95% Todo Modo Autista di M. (Character) - 1976
83% 76% Arabian Nights Nur Ed Din (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bawdy Tales Mammone (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Film Maker's Life Self - 1971
60% 62% The Canterbury Tales The Devil (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Violent Life Rabbino (Character) - 1970
79% 75% The Decameron Ciappelletto (Character) - 1970
60% 65% Pigpen Cannibal (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangster's Law Bruno Esposito (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 60% Black Jesus Oreste (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seduto Alla Sua Destra Oreste (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 60% Kill Them All and Come Back Alone Hoagy (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 47% Kill and Pray Burt (Character) - 1967
89% 77% Oedipus Rex Oedipus (Character) - 1967
95% 90% Mamma Roma Carmine (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Violent Life Tommaso (Character) - 1962
100% 88% Accattone Vittorio "Accattone" Cataldi (Character) - 1961