Vittorio Gassman

Actor + Director + Screenwriter
Born Sep 1, 1922
Hometown Genoa
Died Jun 29, 2000
Death Place Rome

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 on September 1, 1922.


1942 19 Years Old Gassman's debut was in Milan, in 1942, with Alda Borelli in Niccodemi's Nemica (theatre), he then moved to Rome and the Teatro Eliseo joining Tino Carraro and Ernesto Calindri in a team that remained famous; with them he acted in a range of plays from bourgeois comedy to the sophisticated intellectual theatre.


1946 23 Years Old In 1946, he made his film debut in Preludio d'amore, the year after he appeared in five films.
1948 25 Years Old In 1948 he played in Riso amaro. … Read More
1952 29 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, then rare works such as Seneca's Thyestes and Aeschylus's The Persians. … Read More


2000 78 Years Old In 2000, he died of a heart attack at his home in Rome, aged 77.
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