Vittorio GASSMAN

Vittorio Gassman (September 1, 1922 – June 29, 2000), popularly known as Il Mattatore, was an Italian theatre and film actor and director. Born in Genoa to a father from a wealthy family of German origins and a Pisan mother, Gassman was considered one among the best Italian actors and is commonly recalled as an extremely professional, versatile, magnetic interpreter, whose long career includes both important productions as well as dozens of divertissements (which gave him a vast popularity).
While very young he moved to Rome, where he attended the studies at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica where some of the most important figures of Italian theatre and cinema also studied, such as Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Adolfo Celi, Luigi Squarzina, Elio Pandolfi, Rossella Falk, Lea Padovani and, late...

Vittorio Gassman  lors du tournage du film "Benvenuta"  d'André Delvaux le 3 mars 1983.
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