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Lino Ventura (1919–1987)

One of France's most beloved character stars from the 1950s through and including the 1980s was the Italian-born Lino Ventura. Born Angiolino Joseph Pascal Ventura to Giovanni Ventura and Luisa Borrini, on July 14, 1919, in Parma (northern) Italy, young Lino moved with his family at a young age to Paris, where he grew up. A school dropout at age ... See full bio »

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 1987 La rumba
Un caïd (uncredited)
 1986 Sword of Gideon (TV Movie)
 1984 La 7ème cible
Bastien Grimaldi
 1983 Le ruffian
 1982 Espion, lève-toi
Sébastien Grenier
 1980 Sunday Lovers
François Quérole (segment "The French Method")
 1979 L'homme en colère
Romain Dupre
 1978 Un papillon sur l'épaule
Roland Fériaud
 1978 The Medusa Touch
 1976 Illustrious Corpses
Inspector Amerigo Rogas
 1975 The French Detective
Le commissaire Verjeat
 1975 The Cage
 1974 The Slap
Jean Douléan
 1973 Far West
Le prisonnier
 1973 Happy New Year
 1973 The Right of the Maddest
Le deuxième motard
 1973 Escape to Nowhere
Anton Haliakov / Clément Tibère
 1972 L'aventure, c'est l'aventure
Lino Massaro
 1971 Rum Runners
Cornelius von Zeelinga
 1971 Fantasia Among the Squares
Sagamore Noonan
 1970 Last Known Address
L'inspecteur principal Marceau Leonetti
 1969 The Sicilian Clan
Commissaire Le Goff
 1968 Le Rapace
Le rapace / Le rital
 1967 The Last Adventure
 1967 Deux romains en Gaule (TV Movie)
L'Écossais (uncredited)
 1966 To Skin a Spy
Pascal Fabre
 1966 Let's Not Get Angry
Antoine Beretto
 1965 The Wise Guys
 1965 Cloportes
Alphonse Maréchal
 1965 The Dictator's Guns
Jacques Cournot
 1964 The Great Spy Chase
Francis Lagneau
 1964 The Monocle
Elie's Client (uncredited)
 1964 Weeping for a Bandit
El Lutos
 1964 Greed in the Sun
Hervé Marec dit 'Le plouc'
 1963 Monsieur Gangster
Fernand Naudin
 1962 Carmen di Trastevere
Vincenzo, the Kingpin
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments
Garigny (episode "Homicide point ne seras")
 1962 Les petits matins
Le conducteur de car
 1962 Emile's Boat
Émile Bouet
 1961 The Lions Are Loose
Le docteur André Challenberg
 1961 Taxi for Tobruk
le brigadier Theo Dumas
 1961 Woman in the Window
 1959 Le chemin des écoliers
 1959 125 rue Montmartre
 1959 Un témoin dans la ville
 1959 Marie-Octobre
Carlo Bernardi, patron de boîte de nuit
 1959 Twelve Hours by the Clock
Albert Fourbieux
 1959 The Tiger Attacks
Paul Lamiani
 1958 Elevator to the Gallows
Le commissaire Cherrier
 1957 Dishonorable Discharge
Paulo, Claire's Lover
 1957 Three Days to Live
Lino Ferrari
 1957 Le rouge est mis
 1957 Action immédiate
 1957 Le feu aux poudres
 1956 Crime and Punishment
Gustave Messonnier
 1956 Law of the Streets
 1955 Razzia
Roger le Catalan
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