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Also Known As: Died: October 23, 1987
Born: July 14, 1919 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Parma, IT Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Montparnasse 19 (1993) as Morel
Story of the life of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, who died in 1920 at the age of 36.
Rumba, La (1987) as Nono Gozlan
Sword of Gideon (1986)
A group of five men are recruited to avenge the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. The fictional treatment of Israel's actions describes the efforts of the team and questions the morality of revenge. The Sword of Gideon represents Israeli justice.
Septieme Cible, Le (1984) as Bastien Grimaldy
One Hundred Days in Palermo (1984) as General Carlo Dalla Chiesa
Ruffian, Le (1983) as Aldo
Garde a Vue (1981)
Sunday Lovers (1981) as Francois Querole
In this comedy made up of four segments, a businessman tries to close a deal through the allure of his secretary only to discover that she would be more valuable as a partner. Elsewhere, a chauffeur poses as his boss in order to impress ladies. Meanwhile, a husband arranges an affair when his wife leaves town. Finally, an American psychiatric patient falls for an equally neurotic lady.
Medusa Touch, The (1978) as Detective Inspector Brunel
Morlar, a second class writer, is brutally killed. His head is totally smashed. When Inspector Brunel, a French cop, working in an exchange program in London, and sergeant Duff look up in his appartment, Morlar comes back to life. He resistst all his violations, a medical sensation. The researches show, that all people, who hurt Morlar in any way, died thereafter in a strange way. Above all, to those people belong authorities, as his parents, teachers, priests. Morlar thought, he initiated ALL catastrophies on earth. When he asked Dr.Zonfeld for help and she didn't believe him, he let an airplane crash into a building. Why doesn't he die ? Does it have something to do with the Queen visitig Westminster AbbeY ? And Windscale ?
Un Papillon sur l'Epaule (1978) as Roland Feriaud
Context, The (1976)
A detective is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation, he discovers a co-plot that involves the Italian Communist Party.
La Cage (1975) as Julien
Adieu Poulet (1975) as Verjeat
Three Tough Guys (1974)
A Catholic priest, Father Charlie, teams up with an ex-Chicago cop, Lee Stevens, to nab a bank robber.
Gifle, La (1974) as Jean
Bonne Annee, La (1973)
Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes but by someone special he met there.
Silencieux, Le (1972) as Tibere
Aventure c'est l'aventure, L' (1972)
When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in Latin America. They get framed by a guerrilla leader, who had been kidnapped by them before, and while being tried the French Government decides to let them flee to Africa where they get on with the same old game.
The Valachi Papers (1972) as Don Vito Genovese
A criminal who gets on the bad side of a mob boss must take desperate steps to protect himself in prison.
Fantasia Chez Les Ploucs (1971) as Sagamore
Boulevard du Rhum (1971) as Corny
In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in love with an actress on a movie set.
The Sicilian Clan (1970) as Inspector Le Goff
A thief, having escaped from jail, teams up with an aging Sicilian eager to make one last coup--a heist of some valuable diamonds in Venice.
Wise Guys (1969) as Laurent
Army of Shadows (1969)
France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed... This non-spectacular movie (do not expect any Rambo or Robin Hood) shows us rigorously and austerely the everyday of the French Resistants : their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, the forwarding of orders and their carrying out... Both writer Joseph Kessel and co-writer and director Jean-Pierre Melville belonged to this "Army in the Shadows".
The Last Adventure (1968) as Roland
Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort off the coast of Provence. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to southern France completes a circle.
The Great Spy Chase (1966) as Lagneau
A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which have been inherited by the lovely widow.
Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966)
A gangster escapes prison and teams up with a gang to plan a major heist in Marseilles. But when he is caught by a detective on his trail, he is faced with the dilemma of ratting out his friends.
Cloportes (1966) as Alphonse
Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful colleague Alphonse to join their team. But the well thought-out coup fails, and Alphonse is the only one of them who ends up in jail for several years. When he's released, he's out for revenge.
Taxi for Tobruk (1965) as Théo
Greed in the Sun (1965) as Hervé
Three Penny Opera (1964) as Tiger Brown
The Big Risk (1963) as Abel
On crowded Milan streets, two men execute a split-second payroll heist--in broad daylight--then begin a lightning-paced getaway, via every conveyance available. But after all, when a tough guy's returning to France (where he's been sentenced to death in absentia) after holing up in Italy for nearly
Modigliani of Montparnasse (1961) as Morel
Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents are against their relation and stop financial help.
Inspector Maigret (1958)
Inspector Maigret is investigating a series of murders in which women are being killed during the night. The killer appears to be a talented, wealthy and happily married man, and as Maigret sets his trap for him, he tries to discover what makes him kill.
Elevator to the Gallows (1958) as Inspector Chérier
A businessman kills his boss to cover up his affair with the man's wife.
Razzia (1957)
Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy preceding him, he sets himself to the task of knowing why the French operations were not so profitable - and soon he is master of all links of the organization. He can now get it honed to perfection - or destroy it. Only... the Police is following his every step! Is Henri what he says he is, or an undercover detective from the French police?
Grisbi (1954) as Angelo
An aging gangster and his cohorts stage a bank robbery and then end up fighting amongst each other and their girlfirends over the money.

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