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Adolfo Celi (1922–1986)


Sicilian born actor / writer / director was very popular with European audiences, but largely unknown to the west apart from his portrayal of the villainous SPECTRE agent "Emilio Largo" in the spectacular James Bond film Thunderball (1965). However, due to his heavy accent, Celi's voice was dubbed by Robert Rietty. Two years later Celi popped up ... See full bio »

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 1987 T.I.R. (TV Series)
Oreste
- Aki elsönek érkezik (1987) ... Oreste
 -1987 International Airport (TV Series)
Il Caposcalo
- Una in meno (1987) ... Il Caposcalo
- A.A.A. marito cercasi (1987) ... Il Caposcalo
- Amare vuol dire... (1985) ... Il Caposcalo
- Meeting Point (1985) ... Il Caposcalo
- Novantesimo minuto (1985) ... Il Caposcalo
 1985 All My Friends Part 3
Professor Sassaroli
 1985 Passaporto segnalato
Avvocato Santi
 1984 Cenerentola '80
Principe Goncalvo Gherardeschi
 1982 All My Friends Part 2
Professor Sassaroli
 1982 Monsignor
Cardinal Vinci
 1982 L'occhio di Giuda (TV Mini-Series)
 1982 La sconosciuta (TV Mini-Series)
 1981 Madly in Love
Gustavo VI di San Tulipe
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Rodrigo Borgia
- Part 9 (1981) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Part 8 (1981) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Part 7 (1981) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Part 6 (1981) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Part 5 (1981) ... Rodrigo Borgia
 1980 Carnapping
Head of police in Palermo
 1980 Café Express
Ispettore capo Ministero
 1979 L'affittacamere
Giudice Damiani
 1979 L'altro Simenon (TV Series)
 1978 Le braghe del padrone
Eugenio - the president
 1978 Indagine su un delitto perfetto
Sir Harold Boyd
 1977 Holocaust 2000
Dr. Kerouac
 1977 Pane, burro e marmellata
Aristide Bertelli
 1977 The Passengers
Boetani
 1976 Febbre da cavallo
Judge
 1976 Merciless Man
Commissario Lo Gallo
 1976 The Big Operator
Rifai
 1976 The Next Man
Al Sharif
 1976 Signore e signori, buonanotte
Vladimiro Palese
 1976 Pure as a Lily
L'onorevole
 1975 L'amaro caso della baronessa di Carini (TV Mini-Series)
Don Mariano D'Agrò
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Don Mariano D'Agrò
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Don Mariano D'Agrò
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Don Mariano D'Agrò
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Don Mariano D'Agrò
 1975 My Friends
Professor Sassaroli
 1975 Libera, amore mio...
Felice Valente - Libera's father
 1974 Last Moments
Dr. Monforte
 1974 Piazza pulita
The Pole
 1974 The Devil Is a Woman
Father Borelli
 1973 La villeggiatura
Commissioner Rizzuto
 1973 Le mataf
Me Desbordes
 1972 Joe Petrosino (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Petrosino
 1972 The Italian Connection
Tressoldi
 1972 The Long Arm of the Godfather
Don Carmelo
 1972 Who Saw Her Die?
Serafian
 1972 L'occhio nel labirinto
Frank
 1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Consul
 1972 Il sospetto (TV Movie)
Dott. Fritz Emmemberger
 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Inspector Vidocq
 1971 Una chica casi decente
César Martín de Valdés 'Duque'
 1971 They Have Changed Their Face
Giovanni Nosferatu
 1970 Finale di partita (TV Movie)
 1970 Brancaleone at the Crusades
Re Boemondo
 1970 The Cop
Le commissaire principal / Chief of police
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Signor Bardoni
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Eric 'The Red' Redman / Eric Redman
- The Second Time Around (1969) ... Eric 'The Red' Redman
 1969 The Blonde Connection
Professor Max Spiegler
 1969 The Archangel
Marco Tarocchi Roda
 1969 A Man for Emmanuelle
Sandri
 1969 Un detective
Avvocato Fontana
 1969 Midas Run
General Ferranti
 1969 Alibi
Adolfo
 1968 It's Your Move
Bayon / Guinet
 1968 Sentenza di morte
Friar Baldwin
 1968 Seven Times Seven
Warden
 1967 Fantabulous Inc.
Karl Maria van Beethoven
 1967 Grand Slam
Mark Milford
 1967 The Bobo
Francisco Carbonell
 1967 The Honey Pot
Inspector Rizzi
 1967 Master Stroke
Mr. Bernard
 1967 Dirty Heroes
Luc Rollman
 1966 Pleasant Nights
Bernardozzo
 1966 Grand Prix
Agostini Manetta
 1966 King of Hearts
Le Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook
 1966 Target for Killing
Henry Perkins
 1966 Yankee
Grande Concho
 1966 El Greco
Don Miguel de las Cuevas
 1965 A Man Named John
Msgr. Radini Tedeschi
 1965 Slalom
Riccardo
 1965 Von Ryan's Express
Battaglia
 1965 Crime on a Summer Morning
Van Willie
 1964 Le belle famiglie
Professore Della Porta (segment "Amare è un po' morire")
 1964 Male Companion
Benvenuto
 1964 That Man from Rio
Sr. Mario De Castro
 1952 Tico-Tico no Fubá (uncredited)
 1950 Caiçara
Genovês
 1948 Immigrants
Il professore
 1948 Guaglio
Don Pietro
 1947 Natale al campo 119
John, il sergente americano
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His voice was dubbed by another actor in most of his movies throughout his career, even in his native Italy, to hide his distinctive Sicillian accent. Despite speaking fluent English, Spanish, French, Portugues, and German in addition to his native Italian, his voice was often dubbed by another actor in both Italian language and foreign language movie productions. See more »

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