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Gian Maria Volonté (1933–1994)


Born in Milan in 1933, he studies in Rome at the "National Dramatic Arts Academy" were reaches the degree in 1957. He starts working in teather and television, where he is soon noticed as one of the most promising actors of his generation. After a few short appearance in movies, he reaches notoriety with the character of Ramón Rojo in Sergio Leone... See full bio »

Died:

(age 61) in Florina, Greece

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 1993 Tirano Banderas
Tirano Banderas
 1993 Funes, a Great Love
Bergama
 1991 Una storia semplice
Carmelo Franzò (as Gian Maria Volontè)
 1990 Open Doors
Judge Vito Di Francesco (as Gian Maria Volontè)
 1990 Tre colonne in cronaca
Alberto Landolfi (as Gian Maria Volontè)
 1989 Pestalozzis Berg
Pestalozzi
 1988 L'oeuvre au noir
Zénon
 1987 A Boy from Calabria
Felice
 1987 Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Dr. Cristo Bedoya
 1986 Il caso Moro
Aldo Moro (as Gian Maria Volontè)
 1983 The Death of Mario Ricci
Bernard Fontana
 1981 Lady of the Camelias
Plessis
 1980 Stark System
Stark
 1979 Ogro
Izarra
 1979 Christ Stopped at Eboli
Carlo Levi
 1977 I Am Afraid
Brigadiere Ludovico Graziano
 1976 Todo modo
M.
 1976 Actas de Marusia
Gregorio
 1975 The Suspect
Emilio
 1973 Giordano Bruno
Giordano Bruno (as Gianmaria Volonte)
 1972 The Assassination
Sadiel - un leader progresste maghrebin
 1971 Lulu the Tool
Lulù Massa
 1971 Sacco & Vanzetti
Bartolomeo Vanzetti (as Gian Maria Volontè)
 1970 Le Cercle Rouge
Vogel (as Gian-Maria Volonte)
 1970 Many Wars Ago
Lt. Ottolenghi
 1970 Wind from the East
Le ranger nordiste
 1969 The Bandit
Gramigna
 1968 Summit
 1968 The Violent Four
Piero Cavallero
 1968 I sette fratelli Cervi
Aldo Cervi
 1967 Face to Face
Professor Brett Fletcher
 1967 Caravaggio (TV Mini-Series)
Caravaggio
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Caravaggio
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Caravaggio
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Caravaggio
 1967 We Still Kill the Old Way
Prof. Paolo Laurana
 1966 A Bullet for the General
Chuncho
 1966 La strega in amore
Fabrizio
 1966 For Love and Gold
Teofilatto dei Leonzi
 1966 Svegliati e uccidi
Inspector Moroni
 1966 Seasons of Our Love
Leonardo Varzi
 1965 For a Few Dollars More
El Indio (The Indian) (as Gian Maria Volontè)
 1965 La strada più lunga (TV Movie)
 1964 The Magnificent Cuckold
Assessore
 1964 A Fistful of Dollars
Ramón Rojo (as Johnny Wels)
 1963 Il taglio del bosco (TV Movie)
Guglielmo
 1963 The Terrorist
Braschi, l'ingeniere
 1962 The Four Days of Naples
Stimolo
 1962 Un uomo da bruciare
Salvatore
 1962 Noche de verano
Alberto Suárez
 1961 Jail Break
Papaleo
 1961 Hercules and the Captive Women
Re di Sparta
 1961 Girl with a Suitcase
Piero Benotti
 1960 La pisana (TV Mini-Series)
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Samuel Braunstein (as Gianmaria Volontè)
 1959 Saul (TV Movie)
 1959 L'idiota (TV Mini-Series)
 1957 Fedra (TV Movie)
Ippolito
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, Italy.

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Cuncho | Gian-Maria Volonte | Gianmaria Volonte | Gian Maria Volontè | Gianmaria Volontè | Gianmaria Volonté | Johnny Wels

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Being an actor is a matter of choice that above all takes place at an existential level: either you express the conservative structures of society and are nothing more that a robot in the hands of power, or you address the progressive components of this society in an attempt to settle a revolutionary relation between art and life.

Trivia:

Died in Greece while filming Theodoros Angelopoulos 's film Ulysses' Gaze (1995), and was replaced by Erland Josephson. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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