In the late 60s he played the role of Rodolfo Valentino in the musical called "Rudy", for the Garinei & Giovannini theater company.
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On his role in La notte (1961): I was a little bit disappointed because I felt that the character, this writer suffering a crisis, was a little bit conventional. Perhaps I would have preferred him to be more angry, more cynical, but then I probably wouldn't have been able to play him anyway. I suppose I felt that I had an example of a writer before me: my friend...
Since 1998, a "Marcello Mastroianni Award" is given to the best "first time" young actor/actress at the Venice Film Festival.
Often played outwardly light characters who are actually troubled