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      Mario Carotenuto

      Mario Carotenuto

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      Birthday: Jun 29, 1915

      Birthplace: Rome, Italy

      Growing up the son of Italian silent film actor Nello Carotenuto, it's no surprise that Mario Carotenuto--along with his brother Memmo, who often appeared at his side on screen and stage--developed the itch to perform early in life. But he didn't become the iconic star of more than 100 Italian comedies by staying within the good graces of his father; Carotenuto actually spent three years in reformatory school for his extreme bursts of teenage rebellion. He began acting at the age of eight when he performed in the Roman theatre Teatro Costanzi, but Carotenuto's performance career was put on hold in 1943 when he volunteered to serve in the Italian Waffen-SS, a military unit of Hitler's Third Reich. After returning home, he found success as a radio actor and started his own theatre company specializing in "revue theater," a form of variety show emphasizing lavish comedy. Several low-profile roles in comedy films of the early '50s led to his first significant on-screen performance in the 1954 hit comedy "La Splaggia." The role paved the way for Carotenuto to establish himself as a heavy-hitting comedian with a knack for portraying snooty rich men, and he earned consistent work throughout the '60s and '70s by playing to type. He starred opposite Hollywood megastars Bette Davis and Joseph Cotton in the 1972 comedy "Lo scopone scientifico," and for his turn as the "professor," Carotenuto won the Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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      IF IT'S TUESDAY, THIS MUST BE BELGIUM, Sandy Baron, Mario Carotenuto, 1969

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Football Zio Mario (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pierino medico della Saub Mario Gasperoni (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don Tango - Hochwürden mit der kessen Sohle Owner of tailor's workshop (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dove vai se il vizietto non ce l'hai? Cesare Beltramelli (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coeds Felice Licata (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La poliziotta fa carriera Commissario Antinori (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La professoressa di scienze naturali Don Antonio (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Farfallon direttore della colonia penale (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Due sul pianerottolo Vespasiano Baudolino (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 70% The School Teacher Margara (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 35% Emergency Squad Lavagni (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Italian Sex Il commendatore (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 1870 Don Aldo (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 68% The Scientific Cardplayer The `Professor' (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fear and Knife Story Maresciallo (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Love, Every Pleasure Has Its Pain Tacio (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Colpo gobbo all'italiana Nando Paciocchi (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 2 samurai per 100 geishe Notary (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet His Women Gaetano Losi (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I soliti rapinatori a Milano Conte Ottavio (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ferragosto in bikini Cavalier Bonaccorsi (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 86% Love and Larceny Lallo Cortina (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La banda del buco Commendator Cinquefogli (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le signore Unknown (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I teddy boys della canzone Direttore RAI (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cerasella Bruno's Father (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Friend of the Jaguar Cesare (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Uomini e nobiluomini il commendator Sandrini (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First Love Amaduzzi Padre Lello (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Totò in Madrid Raoul La Spada (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet He thief, she thief Commendator Cestelli (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel in a Taxi Il fornaio (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bread, Love and Andalucia Don Matteo Carotenuto (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mogli pericolose Benito 'Benny' Bertuetti (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor but Beautiful Mario (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero's Big Weekend Creperio (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 52% Scandal in Sorrento Don Matteo Carotenuto (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 75% A Hero of Our Times Gustavo (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quando tramonta il sole Ferdinando Bideri (Character) - 1955

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star) 1988