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Franco Fabrizi

Franco Fabrizi

Highest Rated: 100% I Vitelloni (1953)

Lowest Rated: 71% Death in Venice (1971)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1926

Birthplace: Cortemaggiore, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

If Cary Grant or George Clooney were supporting actors in 1950s Italy, they would be a lot like Franco Fabrizi. Originally trained as a song-and-dance man, the suave, smoldering Fabrizi transitioned into screen acting as a prominent figure in "fotoromanzas," a sort of early, still-photo form of soap opera which appeared first in magazines and then in cinemas. Shortly after making his feature film debut with a bit part in the stirring crime-drama romance "Story of a Love Affair" (which also marked the famed director Michelangelo Antonioni's start), he was cast as one of the leads in Frederico Fellini's pivotal, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale, "I Vitelloni" (1953). The persona he created in that film-that of a scheming, insatiable skirt chaser-followed him not only into his subsequent Fellini-helmed performance as a small-town con man in the picturesque drama "The Swindle" ('55) but throughout the rest of his career and into his personal life. Romantically linked to dozens of Italian starlets via the glossy pages of gossip magazines, he appeared in nearly 125 films and television series over the course of four decades, almost always as a lascivious lady killers and materialistic cads. In 1995, he died of cancer at the age of 79.

Highest rated movies

100% The Girlfriends
100% Il bidone
100% I Vitelloni
91% I Knew Her Well
77% Ginger and Fred
71% Death in Venice

Photos

IL BIDONE, (aka THE SWINDLE), from left: Broderick Crawford, Franco Fabrizi, 1955 LA ROMANA, Gina Lollobrigida, Franco Fabrozi, 1954 IL BIDONE, (aka THE SWINDLE), Richard Basehart, Maria Zanoli, Franco Fabrizi, Broderick Crawford, 1955 WOMAN OF ROME, (aka LA ROMANA), from left: Gina Lollobrigida, Gina Lollobrigida, Franco Fabrizi, 1954 I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE, Franco Fabrizi, Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Riccardo Fellini, 1953. I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE, Lida Baarova, Franco Fabrizi, 1953. I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE, Enrico Viarisio, Eleonora Ruffo, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, 1953. I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE), Jean Brochard, Franco Fabrizi, 1953. I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE, Maja Nipora, Franco Fabrizi, 1953. THE GIRLFRIENDS, (aka LE AMICHE), from left: Franco Fabrizi, Anna Maria Pancani, 1955 I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE, Arlette Sauvage, Franco Fabrizi, Eleanora Ruffo, 1953. I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE, Eleanora Ruffo, Franco Fabrizi, 1953. I VITELLONI, (aka THE YOUNG AND THE PASSIONATE, Arlette Sauvage, Franco Fabrizi, 1953. GINGER AND FRED, 1986, (c)MGM

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 82% The Little Devil Prete (Character) - 1988
77% 81% Ginger and Fred Show host (Character) $577.5K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giovanni Senzapensieri Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aurora Guelfo (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Cop Luigi Balsamo (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 36% Last Stop on the Night Train Perverted Train Passenger (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flower in His Mouth Dottore Sanguedolce (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 62% What Have They Done to Your Daughters? Bruno Paglia (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Claretta and Ben Franco De Rosa (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Claretta E Ben Franco De Rosa (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ancora una volta prima di lasciarci Marco (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cake in the Sky TV Host (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet La polizia ringrazia Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows Unseen Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Kingpin Moroni (Character) - 1972
71% 81% Death in Venice Barber (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roma bene Nino Rappi (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il provinciale Colombo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pocketful of Chestnuts Bernardi (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Band Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 69% The Mad Adventures of the Bouncing Beauty Marcello Cacciaperotti (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sissignore Chauffeur (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 17% Madigan's Millions Condon (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Viscount Ramon (Character) - 1967
91% 81% I Knew Her Well Paganelli (Character) $9.3K 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Honour Egidio Porcu (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 91% The Birds, the Bees and the Italians Lino Bebedetti (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le reflux Rizzi (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel of Champions Curazio (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet I soliti rapinatori a Milano Franco (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 93% A Difficult Life Simonini (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wastrel Rudi Veronese (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 83% The Facts of Murder Massimo Valdarena (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un maledetto imbroglio Valdarena (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Via Margutta Unknown (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nights of Lucretia Borgia Cesare Borgia (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Costa Azzurra Nicola Ferrara (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Chapel Graf Rossi (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Witness in the City Lambert (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mogli pericolose Bruno (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pagans Fanfulla Da Lodi (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moralist Giovanni (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doll That Took the Town Aldo (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Wants to Kill Me Karl Herman (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman of Rome Gino (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calabuch Langosta (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rocket From Calabuch Langosta (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roman Tales Alvaro Latini (Character) - 1955
100% 83% The Girlfriends Cesare Pedoni, the Architect (Character) $63.2K 1955
100% 79% Il bidone Roberto (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torna! Unknown (Character) - 1954
100% 90% I Vitelloni Fausto (Character) $97.9K 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le rat d'Amérique Paul (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mistress of Treves Unknown (Character) - 1952