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Totò est un Acteur et Scénariste Italien né le 15 février 1898 à Naples (Italie)

Totò

Totò
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Nationalité Italie
Naissance 15 février 1898 à Naples (Italie)
Mort 15 avril 1967 (à 69 ans) à Rome (Italie)

Prince Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno Porfirogenito Gagliardi De Curtis di Bisanzio, best known by his stage name Totò ([toˈtɔ*]; 15 February 1898 – 15 April 1967) or as Antonio De Curtis, and nicknamed il Principe della risata ("the Prince of laughter"), was an Italian comedian, film and theatre actor, writer, singer and songwriter. He is widely considered one of the greatest Italian artists of the 20th century. While he first gained his popularity as a comic actor, his dramatic roles, his poetry, and his songs are all deemed to be outstanding; his style and a number of his recurring jokes and gestures have become universally known memes in Italy. Writer and philosopher Umberto Eco has thus commented on the importance of Totò in Italian culture:


In this globalized universe where it seems that everybody's watching the same movies and eating the same food, there are still abysmal and overwhelming fractures separating one culture from another. How can two peoples [i.e. the Chinese and the Italian], one of which unknowing of Totò, truly understand each other?— Umberto Eco, Ma che capirà il cinese?

Mario Monicelli, who directed some of the most appreciated of Totò's movies, thus described his artistic value:


With Totò, we got it all wrong. He was a genius, not just a grandiose actor. And we constrained him, reduced him, forced him into a common human being, and thus clipped his wings.— Mario Monicelli, Cinquant'anni di cinema

As a comic actor, Totò is classified as an heir of the Commedia dell'Arte tradition, and has been compared to such figures as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. He starred in about one hundred movies; while many of them were low profile, box-office driven productions, they tend to be all appreciated by the critics, at the very least, for Totò's performances many classify as masterpieces of Italian cinema. Prominent Italian directors and actors that have worked with Totò include Mario Monicelli, Alberto Lattuada, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Eduardo De Filippo, Peppino de Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi, Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman and Alberto Sordi.

Biographie

Totò had a reputation as a playboy. One of his lovers, the wellknown chanteuse and dancer Liliana Castagnola, committed suicide after their relationship ended. This tragedy marked his life. He buried Liliana in his family's chapel, and named his only daughter Liliana, born in 1933 to his first wife Diana Bandini Rogliani, whom he married in 1935. Another personal tragedy was the premature birth of his son Massenzio in 1954. The child died a few hours later. He was the son of Totò's mistress, Franca Faldini.

During a tour in 1956 he lost most of his eyesight due to an eye infection that he had ignored to avoid cancelling his show and disappointing his fans. The handicap however almost never affected his schedule and acting abilities.

Ses meilleurs films

La loi c'est la loi (1958)
(Acteur)

Le plus souvent avec

Steno
Steno
(24 films)
Luigi Pavese
Luigi Pavese
(29 films)
Vittorio Metz
Vittorio Metz
(24 films)
Mario Mattoli
Mario Mattoli
(16 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Totò (95 films)

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Cinéma Paradiso, 1h58
Réalisé par Giuseppe Tornatore
Origine Italie
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes L'adolescence, Film traitant du cinéma, L'enfance, Maladie, La mer, Transport, Le handicap, La cécité
Acteurs Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Brigitte Fossey, Antonella Attili
Rôle The Suitor - Disguises Himself as Dummy / Band Leader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Note84% 4.249434.249434.249434.249434.24943
À Rome, à la fin des années 1980, Salvatore vient d'apprendre la mort de son vieil ami Alfredo. Par cette nouvelle, c'est toute son enfance qui remonte à la surface : son village natal, en Sicile, quand on l'appelait Totò et qu'il partageait son temps libre entre l'église (où il était enfant de chœur) et la salle de cinéma paroissiale, où régnait Alfredo, le projectionniste qui, au travers des films qu'il projetait, lui apprenait la vie.
Caprice à l'italienne, 1h35
Réalisé par Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi, Steno
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Totò, Walter Chiari, Ugo D'Alessio, Ninetto Davoli, Laura Betti, Renzo Marignano
Rôle Anziano signore/Jago
Note66% 3.34293.34293.34293.34293.3429
Iago: "What do you feel inside? Focus. What do you feel? "
Jeux d'adultes, 1h55
Réalisé par Nanni Loy
Origine Italie
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Acteurs Nino Manfredi, Leslie Caron, Totò, Ugo Tognazzi, Claudine Auger, Giampiero Albertini
Note67% 3.368163.368163.368163.368163.36816
En Italie, après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, deux architectes, Marco et Paola font connaissance. Paola est séduite par les idées progressistes de Marco et y adhère. Ils se marient, mais les naissances successives de leurs quatre fils amènent Paola à quitter son travail pour les élever. Marco se sent délaissé, puis le temps qui passe use petit à petit sa ferveur sociale et il entame une liaison avec une collègue de travail. Les problèmes engendrés par l'éducation des enfants selon une nouvelle méthode provoquent l'hospitalisation de Paola pour dépression nerveuse. Marco se rend compte qu'il l'aime encore et revient à sa famille.
Les Sorcières, 1h50
Réalisé par Vittorio De Sica, Mauro Bolognini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Franco Rossi
Origine Italie
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Romance
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Alberto Sordi, Massimo Girotti, Totò, Clint Eastwood
Rôle Ciancicato Miao
Note60% 3.0487353.0487353.0487353.0487353.048735
Cinq regards latins sur des comportements féminins étranges au XX siècle.
La Terre vue de la Lune, 31minutes
Réalisé par Pier Paolo Pasolini
Origine Italie
Genres Film à sketches
Acteurs Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Silvana Mangano, Laura Betti
Rôle Ciancicato Miao (le père)

Un vieil homme, accompagné de son grand nigaud de fils, est agenouillé devant la tombe de son épouse, morte après avoir mangé des champignons empoisonnés. Aussitôt, ils se mettent à la recherche d'une femme pour remplacer cette mère et épouse. Avant tout, ils se mettent d'accord pour qu'elle ne soit pas rousse! Au bout d'un an, ils finissent par trouver une très jolie jeune femme, sourde et muette. Pour réunir plus d'argent et améliorer leur habitation (une pauvre baraque en zone industrielle), ils organisent un faux suicide de la jeune épousée, du sommet du Colisée. Malheureusement, celle-ci glisse sur une peau de banane et meurt réellement.
Des oiseaux, petits et gros, 1h29
Réalisé par Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vincenzo Cerami
Origine Italie
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Fantasy
Thèmes Politique, Politique
Acteurs Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi, Renato Montalbano
Rôle Innocenti Totò / frère Cicillo
Note73% 3.697123.697123.697123.697123.69712
Totò et son fils Ninetto errent dans la périphérie et les campagnes qui entourent Rome. Faisant chemin, ils rencontrent un corbeau. Le film précise dans un sous-titre : « Pour qui aurait des doutes ou aurait été distrait, nous rappelons que le corbeau est un intellectuel de gauche, disons ainsi, d'avant la mort de Palmiro Togliatti. »
Trésor de San Gennaro, 1h44
Réalisé par Dino Risi
Origine Italie
Genres Comédie, Comédie policière, Policier
Thèmes Hold up
Acteurs Nino Manfredi, Senta Berger, Totò, Claudine Auger, Mario Adorf, Harry Guardino
Rôle Don Vincenzo
Note71% 3.560993.560993.560993.560993.56099
Deux Américains veulent effectuer le plus grand vol: le trésor de San Genaro, à Naples.
Gli amanti latini, 1h35
Réalisé par Mario Costa
Genres Comédie
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Totò, Toni Ucci, Vittorio Congia, Aldo Giuffrè, Nino Marchetti, Daniela Surina
Rôle Rag. Antonio Gargiulo (ep. Amore e morte)
Note61% 3.0666953.0666953.0666953.0666953.066695
The film is composed of five episodes in which is shown the love of the Italians in the 60s. Among the low quality of love stories, the episode stands out with Totò: Amore e morte (Love and death).
Totò d'Arabia, 1h24
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Totò, Nieves Navarro, George Rigaud, Luigi Pavese, Fernando Sancho, Mario Castellani
Rôle Totò
Note60% 3.0334653.0334653.0334653.0334653.033465
Toto, a former Italian military service who works as a servant at the British Intelligence Service, is promoted to secret agent with the name of Agent 00Ø8 in order to convince the ruler of Shamara, Sheikh Ali El Buzur, to yield oil to UK.
La Mandragore, 1h43
Réalisé par Alberto Lattuada
Origine France
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Rosanna Schiaffino, Philippe Leroy, Jean-Claude Brialy, Romolo Valli, Totò, Jacques Herlin
Rôle il frate
Note65% 3.2739853.2739853.2739853.2739853.273985
The young student Ligurio returns to Florence from Paris after a long period of study. He did not just set foot in the Renaissance town falls in love with the beautiful Lucrezia, a noble woman already married to a wealthy city official: the rude, ignorant and pompous Nicias. Together with a pimp and his inept servant, Ligurio tries to conquer it, but in vain. The woman proves too chaste and faithful, yet Ligurio feels that the woman is not as it appears. After a failed attempt to seduce Lucretia in a bath in the hot springs of Florence, Ligurio has the opportunity to realize the situation of the city. Everything has changed significantly: the pilgrims now lend ear to the mocker friar Girolamo Savonarola, while the Medici who govern the city always seem to be the most corrupt, together with members of the Borgia. The ruffian, who became a friend of Ligurio advised him to investigate better about the married life of Lucrezia. So the young man, after a while ', he discovers that Lucrezia is not happy because he can not have a child. In fact, the useless Nicias is powerless, but family all think that the fault is of Lucretia, because sick to her stomach. Ligurio then, along with the pimp, really wants to use this opportunity perfingersi a good doctor and get in good with the fool Nicias. Ligurio advised her husband to ingest a particular potion to Lucrezia, obtained by melting a special plant called the mandrake. Nicias is concerned, because they fear the rejection of his wife, who has had enough to ingest and take ineffective remedies for evil. Then, under the guidance of the pimp, Nicias went to the convent by the corrupt brother Timothy, famous for his favors in payment. The pimp along with Nicias, who pretends to be deaf to deceive the friar in turn, exposes the subject to Timothy, telling him that he should have received Lucrezia in confession. In addition, the pimp, paying it says to Timothy that he had to convince Lucrezia and her mother to do something not quite respectable to have a child. In fact, according to local legend modified by deception from Ligurio, who ingested the mandrake to a son, he would have killed with poison with which he would meet with in bed at night. While brother Timothy is preparing to receive Lucrezia and her mother for the special confession, and the servant Ligurio capture the mabdragola. It is a very delicate operation, because according to the beliefs of those times, the mandrake, not being like other normal plants, he had paranormal powers. It defines the same anthropomorphic shape of the part that grows underground. The Mandrake you had to pick only during the nights of the full moon, at the foot of a tree that had just been hanged a convicted. The plant would have blossomed by itself, fueled by drops of semen from the penis out of the condemned in the last spasms of life. Ligurio and servant, aided by an old alchemist, observe these rules, tearing the mandrake with the help of a dog. In fact, if touched by human hands, the mandrake would immediately poisoned the blood of his fingers, bringing the poor binder to death. So the old alchemist, tied one end of a rope around the dog's neck and another to the stem of the mandrake, orders at the servant of Ligurio to play a horn continuously. In fact, the mandrake, once extracted by force from the ground, would have screamed inhumanly, with the risk of piercing the ears of collectors. Said these instructions, the old and the dog starts in less than no Duke, the beast dies with ears buffeted by the sharp cry of the mandrake. Merged plant, Ligurio offers the potion to Lucrezia, who drinks it with suspicion. For man to choose from for the night, Ligurio really wants to disguise himself as silly boy. In fact, the mandrake would not do any harm to him or to Lucrezia was all a sham! In this role. Ligurio is brought to the room of Lucretia, which loses scared when you see a monster in front of the people. Ligurio then takes off his disguise and explains everything in which Lucrezia, a lot of fun, decided to join him and to procreate a child. A few days later Nicias, mocked at large, has not yet noticed anything and so admits in his family the talented Dr.
Rita, la figlia americana, 1h41
Genres Musical
Thèmes Musique
Acteurs Totò, Umberto D'Orsi, Rita Pavone, Fabrizio Capucci, Giacomo Furia, Lina Volonghi

Professor Serafino Benvenuti is a master of classical music who has the passion of the orchestra director. However, the young audience of the 60 does not appreciate classical composers like Mozart or Beethoven, and so Serafino is likely to have compromised his image as a director. One day Serafino receives the news that her adopted daughter: Rita, is about to return to Italy from America, where she is studying. Serafino is very happy, because at least they can teach you the real music. However, Rita is deeply grown and changed: she follows the musical patterns of his time: the rock music and blue. Serafino gets very angry, especially when he discovers that his daughter falls in love with a young man, a member of a band called "The Rockets.
Le belle famiglie, 1h46
Réalisé par Ugo Gregoretti
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Annie Girardot, Jone Salinas, Angelo Infanti, Nanni Loy, Totò, Sandra Milo
Rôle Filiberto Comanducci
Note57% 2.8731752.8731752.8731752.8731752.873175
The film's theme is four episodes in which it is offered to the public a glimpse into the lives of rich and poor families of Italy in the Sixties.
Totò contro il Pirata Nero, 1h33
Réalisé par Fernando Cerchio
Genres Comédie
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Pirates
Acteurs Totò, Grazia Maria Spina, Giacomo Furia, Aldo Giuffrè, Mario Castellani, Franco Ressel
Rôle Josè
Note58% 2.908972.908972.908972.908972.90897
José is a Neapolitan petty thief who escaping from the guards for a small theft hides himself in a barrel of Jamaican rum of on the quay of the port of Naples. The barrel get placed, however, on a pirate ship, so the man will have to face a horde of pirates to save his life.
Che fine ha fatto Totò Baby?, 1h41
Réalisé par Paolo Heusch, Mario Castellani
Genres Comédie, Horreur
Thèmes Maladie, Folie
Acteurs Totò, Mischa Auer, Pietro De Vico, Mario Castellani, Olimpia Cavalli, Franco Ressel
Rôle Totò Baby / il Padre
Note62% 3.1284953.1284953.1284953.1284953.128495
A pair of brothers, Baby Toto and Pietro, sons of different mothers, live stealing suitcases at the Termini Station in Rome. After a theft they discover that the stolen suitcase they got from an apparent sweet old lady actually contains a corpse. In an attempt to discard the suitcase they mistakenly exchange it with the one of two German hitchhikers, Helga and Inga.
Ah ! Les Belles Familles
Réalisé par Ugo Gregoretti
Origine Italie
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Annie Girardot, Totò, Jone Salinas, Jean Rochefort, Sandra Milo, Nanni Loy
Rôle Filiberto Comanducci
Note57% 2.8731752.8731752.8731752.8731752.873175
Le Prince charmant (Il principe azzurro) : le monde imaginaire d'une pauvre paysanne maltraitée ne rend sa situation que plus difficile.