Film star Italian born in Bologna on May 3, 1901 and died on January 3, 1974 in Punta Ala.
Since very small lived the scenic environment of the hand of his father, devoted to the theatrical criticism; This fact favoured it tip interpretation from a young age. He was part of two of the most important companies of the time, Alda Borelli and Luigi Pirandello.
Until the 1930s it didn't think of joining the world of the cinema industry which took his first steps as a supporting actor in L'armata azzura (1932), of Gennaro Righelli. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s was claimed by different directors, even if they are his collaborations with Italian Director Alessandro Blasetti , addressed to you on Aldebaran (1935), the Knight of the mask (1940), the Crown of iron (1941) or Fabiola (1949), Mario Camerini , who worked at the bride and groom (1941) and I will always love you (1943), and with Carmine Gallonewhich will retain a dilated contact from eternal melodies (1940) up to La monaca di Monza (1962).
He did not abandon Theatre, facet that tried to keep whenever he could. His characters find themselves immersed in the most varied scenarios - historical or political - and in more subdued and environments conducive to the tenderness and simple look, with intelligent, critical and ironic undertones. Among his notable works are film Blasetti four steps in the clouds (1942) and the many interpretations as the singular Peppone - the Communist Mayor-, beside the great Fernandel, in a series of films about Don Camilo - adaptation of the character in the novel of Giovanni Guareschi- which began with Don Camilo (1951), Julien Duvivier, and lasted in other four titles that end with comrade Don Camilo (1965), by Luigi Comencini.
He was also part of the artistic picture of other interesting films as Termini station (1953), by Vittorio De Sica, Cronaca di an amore (1950) and La signora delle camelie (1953), Michelangelo Antonioni, the long night of the 43 (1960), Florestano Vancini, and other B-series or peplum productions filmed in Europe in the 1960s.
1932: L'armata azzurra. 1934: Frontière. 1935: Aldebaran. 1936: Amore; I due segenti. 1937: Gli uomini non sono ingrati. 1938: I figli del marchese Lucera; Voglio vivere with Leticia; Héctor Fieramosca; L'argine. 1939: L'amore Inventiamo. 1940: A romantic adventure; Il sogno di tutti;Peccatrice; Eternal melodies; Knight of the mask. 1941: Regina di Navarra; Last addio; The bride and groom; The Iron Crown. 1942: Four steps in the clouds; Don Cesare di Bazan; People dell'aria; Quarta pagina; Acque di primavera. 1943: Love you always; Tristi amori; Nessuno torna indietro; The locandiera. 1944: Vivere ancora. 1945: Lo sbaglio di essere vivo; Malia; Le miserie of signor Travet; Che famiglia different! 1946: Humanita; A uomo ritorna; Fury; Cronaca nera; Quila nera; L'angelo e il diavolo. 1947: I miserabili; Daniele Cortis. 1948: Anna Karenina; Guglielmo Tell. 1949: Nerone e Messalina; Ivonne the nuit; The sposa non Può atenderé; The fiamma che non si spegne; Donne senza nome; Fabiola; Il cielo e rosso. 1950: La scogliera of the peccato; Sigillo rosso; My wuidow an I; Il Cristo proibito; Cronaca di an amore. 1951: Tre storie proibite; Don Camilo; O K. Nero; Cameriera bella presenza offresi... 1952: The Queen of Sheba; Moglie per a notte. 1953: station Termini; Magdalena; Le retour de Don Camillo; The cavallina storna; Les mousquetaires trios; The signora delle camelie. 1954: Il cardinale Lambertini; The big adventure; Addio mia bella signora; If Versailles could talk. 1955: Valentine; Don Camillo e l'onorevole Peppone; Il Coraggio; Frou.frou. 1956: Guards of Rome; Moglie e buoi; A donna free; Beatrice Cenci; Lovers of the desert. 1957: Sans famille; Let's talk about love; The aeroguapas; A man in the network. 1958: Under the sign of Rome; The past you accused. 1959: Geheimaktion schwarze Kapelle; Holidays in Majorca; The great Chef; The Naked Maja. 1960: The long night of 43; Le olimpiadi dei mariti; Women's luxury; What a joy live!; The mysteries of Angkar. 1961: Don Camillo monsignore ma non troppo; The crime is paid; The revolt of the slaves; Gli attendenti. 1962: La monaca di Monza; The shortest day; Il change della guardia; Dieci italiani per a detesco; The battle of Syracuse; Anni ruggenti. 1963: The smania addosso; Le bon roi Dagobert; Gli onorevoli; Adventure to the motel. 1964: E the creo l'uomo donna; Becket. 1965: Don Camilo comrade. 1966: Maigret à Pigalle. 1967: Gli altri, gli altri e noi; Il latitante (for TV). 1972: Fatrello ladro.