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Riz Ortolani (1926–2014)

Riz Ortolani was born on March 25, 1926 in Pesaro, Marche, Italy as Riziero Ortolani. He is known for his work on Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). He was married to Katina Ranieri. He died on January 23, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »

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(age 87) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Inglourious Basterds
(2009)
Django Unchained
Django Unchained Soundtrack
(2012)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Soundtrack
(2004)
Drive
Drive Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 2013-2014 Un matrimonio (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2014)
- Episode #1.5 (2014)
- Episode #1.4 (2014)
- Episode #1.3 (2014)
- Episode #1.2 (2013)
 2005 Franco Nero in His Own Words (Video documentary short)
 2003 Incantato
 2002 Liebe, Lügen, Leidenschaften (TV Mini-Series)
 1999 Ama il tuo nemico (TV Movie)
 1997 The Best Man
 1995 La famiglia Ricordi (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1995)
- Episode #1.3 (1995)
- Episode #1.2 (1995)
- Episode #1.1 (1995)
 1993 Magnificat
 1991 Paprika
 1990 Top Model 2
 1990 A Season of Giants (TV Movie)
 1990 Il sole buio
 1990 Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1990)
- Episode #1.2 (1990)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1988 La collina del diavolo (TV Movie)
 1988 Una casa a Roma (TV Movie)
 1988 Sposi
 1988 Non basta una vita (TV Series) (1988)
 1987 La famiglia Brandacci (TV Movie)
 1987 Capriccio
 1987 The Inquiry
 1986 La bonne
 1985 Miranda
 1985 Impiegati
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1985)
- Episode #1.3 (1985)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
 1984 Noi tre
 1984 La piovra (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.5 (1984)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
 1983 Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1983)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1982 Mafalda
 1982 Valentina
 1982 Porca vacca
 1982 I camionisti
 1981 Madhouse
 1980 Fangio: Una vita a 300 all'ora (Documentary)
 1979 Atsalut pader
 1979 Vestire gli ignudi (TV Movie)
 1978 Brutes and Savages (Documentary)
 1978 Primo amore
 1978 Enigma rosso
 1978 Cyclone
 1977 Castigo (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977)
- Episode #1.3 (1977)
- Episode #1.2 (1977)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1977 I Am Afraid
 1977 Sahara Cross
 1976 Submission
 1975 Ritratto di donna velata (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1975)
- Episode #1.4 (1975)
- Episode #1.3 (1975)
- Episode #1.2 (1975)
- Episode #1.1 (1975)
 1975 Mondo candido
 1974 L'erotomane
 1973 La coppia
 1973 One Way
 1973 Fury
 1973 Gli eroi
 1973 Cari genitori
 1972 Don't Torture a Duckling (as Ritz Ortolani)
 1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Italian version)
 1971 Addio zio Tom
 1971 ...e le stelle stanno a guardare (TV Mini-Series)
 1971 The Statue
 1970 Madron
 1969 Indianápolis (Documentary short)
 1969 Islas del Caribe: Barbados (Documentary short)
 1969 Las Bahamas Nassau (Documentary short)
 1969 La cattura
 1968-1969 La freccia nera (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1969)
- Episode #1.6 (1969)
- Episode #1.5 (1969)
- Episode #1.4 (1969)
- Episode #1.3 (1969)
 1969 Quel negozio di Piazza Navona (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1969)
- Episode #1.2 (1969)
- Episode #1.1 (1969)
 1968 Emma Hamilton
 1968 Mal d'Africa (Documentary)
 1968 Tenderly
 1968 Anzio
 1967 La fiera delle vanità (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1967)
- Episode #1.6 (1967)
- Episode #1.5 (1967)
- Episode #1.4 (1967)
- Episode #1.3 (1967)
 1967 Day of Anger
 1967 Requiescant (as Roger Higgins)
 1966 Maya
 1965-1966 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1966)
- Episode #1.7 (1966)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
- Episode #1.5 (1966)
- Episode #1.4 (1966)
 1966 Africa addio (Documentary)
 1965 The Car That Became a Star (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1964 Hour of Death
 1964 The 7th Dawn
 1964 Castle of Blood (as Ritz Ortolani)
 1964 La cittadella (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1964)
- Episode #1.6 (1964)
- Episode #1.5 (1964)
- Episode #1.4 (1964)
- Episode #1.3 (1964)
 1964 Le ore nude
 1963 Il mondo di notte numero 3 (Documentary)
 1963 Horror Castle
 1963 La donna nel mondo (Documentary)
 1962 Mediterranean Holiday (Documentary)
 1962 Il Sorpasso
 1962 Mondo cane (Documentary)
 1961 Malesia magica (Documentary)
 1956 I miliardari
 1956 L'alfiere (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1956)
- Episode #1.5 (1956)
- Episode #1.4 (1956)
- Episode #1.3 (1956)
- Episode #1.2 (1956)
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Roger Higgins | Ritz Ortolani
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Studied at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica in Pesaro and began his career as a musical arranger for the orchestra of the Italian network RAI. See more »

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