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Vittorio De Sica (1901–1974)


Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee idol of the Italian theatre, and repeated that ... See full bio »

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 1976 The Hero (TV Movie)
 1974 The Small Miracle (TV Movie)
Father Damico
 1974 Blood for Dracula
Il Marchese Di Fiore
 1973 Il delitto Matteotti
Mauro Del Giudice
 1973 Storia de fratelli e de cortelli
Maresciallo Cenciarelli
 1972 The Adventures of Pinocchio (TV Mini-Series)
Giudice
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... Giudice
 1972 L'odeur des fauves
Milord
 1972 Snow Job
Enrico Dolphi
 1972 Hector the Mighty
Cardinale Giove
 1971 We Are All in Temporary Liberty
Giuseppe Mancini 'Pulcinella'
 1971 Trastevere
Enrico Formichi
 1971 Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente
Player in Venice casino
 1971 Cose di Cosa Nostra
Don Michele
 1969 Twelve Plus One
Carlo Di Seta - The Commadatore
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Cardinal Rinaldi
 1968 Dear Caroline
Le comte de Bièvre - le père de Caroline (as Vittorio de Sica)
 1968 The Biggest Bundle of Them All
Cesare Celli
 1967 An Italian in America
Giuseppe's Father
 1966 Me, Me, Me... and the Others
Commendator Trepossi
 1962 Eva (uncredited)
 1962 Il vigile
Il sindaco
 1961 The Two Marshals
Maresciallo Vittorio Cottone (as De Sica)
 1961 The Orderly
Colonnello Filippo Bitossi
 1961 Vive Henri IV... vive l'amour!
L'ambassadeur d'Espagne (as Vittorio de Sica)
 1961 L'onorata società
Salvatore, the 'Capintesta'
 1961 Gli incensurati
Attore di Fumetti
 1961 Lafayette
Bancroft
 1960 Love in Rome
Director
 1960 The Millionairess
Joe (as Vittorio de Sica)
 1960 Le pillole di Ercole
Piero Cuocolo
 1960 Le tre eccetera del colonnello
Colonel Belalcazar
 1960 It Started in Naples
Mario Vitale
 1960 The Angel Wore Red
Gen. Clave
 1959 Nel blu dipinto di blu
Spartaco
 1959 General Della Rovere
Bardone AKA 'Grimaldi'
 1959 Il moralista
The O. I. M. P. President
 1959 Il mondo dei miracoli
Director Pietro Giordani
 1959 Vacanze d'inverno
Maurice
 1959 Policarpo
Prestigiatore
 1959 Men and Noblemen
Marchese Nicola
 1959 Il nemico di mia moglie
Ottavio Terenzi, padre di Marco
 1959 Venetian Honeymoon
Alfredo
 1958 Bread, Love and Andalucia
Maresciallo Carotenuto
 1958 The Girl of San Pietro Square
Armando Conforti
 1958 Gli zitelloni
Il professore
 1958 Angel in a Taxi
God
 1958 Always Victorious
Il comandante Ernesto De Rossi
 1958 Fast and Sexy
Don Luigi
 1958 Sunday Is Always Sunday
Il 'comandante' Gastaldi
 1958 Love and Chatter
Avvocato Bonelli
 1957 The Lady Doctor
Marchese De Vitti
 1957 Holiday Island
Engineer Occhipinti
 1957 Doctor and the Healer
Antonio Locoratolo
 1957 Count Max
Conte Max Orsini Varaldo
 1957 La donna che venne dal mare
Console Bordogin
 1957 Casino de Paris
Alexandre Gordy
 1957 It Happened in Rome
The Count
 1957 The Guilty
Giorgio
 1957 A Tailor's Maid
Vincenzo Corallo
 1956 Noi siamo le colonne
Alfredo Celimontani
 1956 The Montecarlo Story
Count Dino della Fiaba
 1956 Time of Vacation
Aristide Rossi
 1956 The Bigamist
L'onorevole Principe / Attorney Principe
 1956 What a Woman!
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1956 Sulle strade di notte (TV Movie)
 1955 Roman Tales
Avvocato Mazzoni Baralla
 1955 The Miller's Beautiful Wife
Don Teofilo - governatore
 1955 It Happens in Roma
Carlo Reani
 1955 Il segno di Venere
Alessio Spano
 1954 Too Bad She's Bad
Vittorio Stroppiani
 1954 The Gold of Naples
Count Prospero B. (segment "I giocatori") (uncredited)
 1954 The Cheerful Squadron
Il generale
 1954 Modern Virgin
Antonio Valli
 1954 The Bed
Roberto (segment "Divorce, Le")
 1954 The Anatomy of Love
Il conte Ferdinando (segment "Don Corradino")
 1954 Gran varietà
Veneziani - il fine dicitore (segment "Il censore")
 1954 100 Years of Love
Duke Giovanni del Bagno aka Signor Pallini (segment "Pendolin")
 1953 It Happened in the Park
Avvocato Arturo Cavazzuti
 1952 Times Gone By
Attorney (segment "Il processo di Frine")
 1952 Hello Elephant
Carlo Caretti
 1951 Position Wanted
Leonardo Leonardi
 1950 Tomorrow Is Too Late
Professor Landi
 1949 Il mondo vuole così
Paolo Morelli
 1949 Lost in the Dark
Nunzio
 1948 Heart and Soul
Professor Perboni
 1948 Unknown Men of San Marino
Leo, l'ateo
 1947 Natale al campo 119
Don Vicenzino
 1946 Roma città libera
Distinguished Gentleman
 1945 My Widow and I
Adriano Lari
 1945 Vivere ancora
 1945 L'ippocampo
Pio Sandi
 1945 Responsibility Comes Back
Maurizio
 1943 Our Dreams
Leo
 1943 Non sono superstizioso... ma!
Il barone Roberto
 1942 La guardia del corpo
Riccardo, L'investigatore privato
 1942 Un garibaldino al convento
Nino Bixio (uncredited)
 1942 Se io fossi onesto
Pietro Kovach
 1941 Doctor, Beware
Il dottore Pietro Vignali
 1941 L'avventuriera del piano di sopra
Fabrizio Marchini
 1940 Maddalena... zero in condotta
Alfredo Hartman
 1940 The Sinner
Pietro Bandelli
 1940 The Two Mothers
Salvatore
 1940 La mazurka di papà
Stefano San Mauro
 1940 Two on a Vacation
Il conte Corrado Valli
 1939 It Always Ends That Way
Alberto Miller
 1939 Department Store
Bruno Zacchi
 1939 Castles in the Air
Riccardo Pietramola
 1939 Ai vostri ordini, signora
Pietro Haguet
 1938 Naples of Former Days
Mario Esposito
 1938 They've Kidnapped a Man
L'attore cinematografico
 1938 Departure
Paolo Veronda
 1938 L'orologio a cucù
Il capitano Ducci
 1938 Triumph of Love
Vincenzo
 1937 These Children
Vincenzo
 1937 Mister Max
Gianni / Max Varaldo
 1937 The Man Who Smiles
Pio Fardella
 1936 I Don't Know You Anymore
Il dottore Alberto Spinelli
 1936 Lohengrin
Alfredo
 1936 I Love You Only
Prof. Giovanni Agano
 1935 I'll Give a Million
Gold
 1934 Full Speed
Il professore Giacomo Banti
 1934 Mr. Desire
Martino
 1934 The Song of the Sun
Paladino, il avvocato
 1933 Bad Subject
Willy
 1933 La segretaria per tutti
Un gagà
 1933 Das Lied der Sonne
Dr. Giuseppe Paladino
 1933 The Lucky Diamond
Fritz Peters
 1933/II Paprika
 1932 Two Happy Hearts
Mister Brown
 1932 The Old Lady
Il fine dicitore
 1928 Company and the Crazy
Prof. Rosolillo
 1917 The Clemenceau Affair
Pierre Clémenceau bambino
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Alternate Names:

V. De Sica | De Sica | Vittorio de Sica

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Personal Quote:

There is no crisis in cinema. There are negative periods. There are times when some films are received well and others aren't. The past teaches us that some films were received badly, while others go sailing on. There are two films doing very well right now in the Italian market: One is The Leopard (1963) ("The Lepoard"), which earns seven million lire a day, and the other is "Il diavolo" ("To ... See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of Andrea De Sica and Brando De Sica. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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