Vittorio Gassman

Actor + Director + Screenwriter
Born Sep 1, 1922

Vittorio Gassman, Knight Grand Cross, OMRI, popularly known as Il Mattatore, was an Italian theatre and film actor and director. He is considered one of the greatest 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 made him greatly popular).… Read More

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1922 Birth Born in 1922.


1942 20 Years Old Gassman's debut was in Milan, in 1942, with Alda Borelli in Niccodemi's Nemica (theatre). … Read More
1946 24 Years Old In 1946, he made his film debut in Preludio d'amore, while only one year later he appeared in five films.
1948 26 Years Old In 1948 he played in Riso amaro. … Read More


1952 30 Years Old With Luigi Squarzina in 1952 he co-founded and co-directed the Teatro d'Arte Italiano, producing the first complete version of Hamlet in Italy, followed by rare works such as Seneca's Thyestes and Aeschylus's The Persians.
1956 34 Years Old In 1956 Gassman played the title role in a production of Othello. … Read More


2000 78 Years Old On 29 June 2000, Gassman died of a heart attack at his home in Rome, aged 77.
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