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Franco Fabrizi (1916–1995)


Mr. Fabrizi was Italian actor best known for his performance as the lady-killer among a group of small-town youths in Federico Fellini's 'I Vitelloni'. Starting as a stage and variety revue actor in 1947, he broke into film in 1952 with Francesco De Roberti's 'Carica Eroica'. His role as a tireless philanderer became characteristic of his ... See full bio »

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Known For

I Vitelloni Fausto Moretti
(1953)
Ginger and Fred Show host
(1986)
Le Amiche Cesare Pedoni, the architect
(1955)
Il Bidone Roberto
(1955)

Filmography

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 1992 Ricky & Barabba
Salvetti
 1991 I ragazzi del muretto (TV Series)
Manrico
- Amori difficili (1991) ... Manrico
 1991 C'est quoi ce petit boulot? (TV Mini-Series)
 1989 Un uomo di razza
Radames
 1988 Il piccolo diavolo
Prete
 1987 Ellepi (TV Movie)
 1986 Grandi magazzini
Ing. Zambuti
 1986 Symphonie (TV Series)
Giovanni Ferrari
 1986 Quando arriva il giudice (TV Mini-Series)
Il Barone
- Morto per morto (1986) ... Il Barone
- L'uomo che sapeva troppo poco (1986) ... Il Barone
 1986 Ginger and Fred
Show host
 1985 Mussolini and I (TV Series)
Navarra
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Navarra
 1984 Qualcosa di biondo (TV Movie)
Guelfo
 1984 Uno scandalo perbene
Count Guarienti
 1980 Poco a poco (TV Mini-Series)
Ferruccio Togliani
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Ferruccio Togliani
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Ferruccio Togliani
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Ferruccio Togliani
 1980 Action
The Producer
 1978 L'affaire Suisse
Poschetti
 1977 Stato interessante
Gaetano La Monica (second story)
 1976 L'eroe (TV Movie)
 1975 La verginella
 1975 The Flower in His Mouth
Dottore Sanguedolce
 1975 L'agression
Sauguet
 1975 Last Stop on the Night Train
The Voyeur on the Train
 1975 La polizia ha le mani legate
Luigi Balsamo
 1974 La polizia chiede aiuto
Bruno Paglia
 1974 Don't Touch the White Woman!
Tom (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1973 La notte dell'ultimo giorno
Sergio Varzi
 1973 La signora è stata violentata
Il fotografo
 1972 Il generale dorme in piedi
Col. Beltrami
 1972 The Italian Connection
Enrico Moroni
 1972 Abuso di potere
Commissioner Resta
 1972 Execution Squad
Francesco Bettarini
 1972 Panhandle 38
Fernand
 1971 Il provinciale
Colombo
 1971 Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse, ufficio imposte
Prince Gondrano Pantegani del Cacco
 1971 Roma bene
Nino Rappi
 1971 Death in Venice
Barber
 1970 A Pocketful of Chestnuts
Bernardi
 1970 The Band
Franco Buzzini - le fiancé de Françoise (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1970 FBI - Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore (TV Mini-Series)
Riccardo
- Notte americana (1970) ... Riccardo
 1969 Relazione di mare (TV Movie)
Il direttore del carcere
 1969 Satyricon
Ascilto
 1968 Sissignore
Chauffeur
 1968 Madigan's Millions
Condon (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1968 Le petit baigneur
Marcello Cacciaperotti
 1968 Le dolci signore
Luisa's lover
 1967 Bang Bang
Mario Raffaelli (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1967 The Viscount
Ramon (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1966 Che notte ragazzi!
D. Luis
 1966 Una questione d'onore
Egidio Porcu
 1966 The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
Lino Benedetti
 1965 Le reflux
 1965 I Knew Her Well
Paganelli
 1965 I complessi
Francesco Martello (segment "Guglielmo il Dentone")
 1964 I maniaci
Stipa, the Insolent Employee (segment "Lo sport")
 1963 Il comandante
Sandrelli
 1963 Gli onorevoli
Roberto Cicconetti
 1963 Noches de Casablanca
Barón Max von Stauffen (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1963 Scarlet Eye
Manuel Da Costa
 1963 Rat Trap
Paul
 1963 La donna degli altri è sempre più bella
Paolo (segment "Bagnino Lover")
 1962 Night Train to Milan
L'uomo snob
 1962 Always on Sunday
Giacomo
 1962 Desert War
Lieutenant Zecchini
 1961 Una vita difficile
Franco Simonini
 1961 Duel of Champions
Curazio
 1961 Le puits aux trois vérités
Philippe Guerbois (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1961 The Wastrel
Rudi Veronese
 1961 La moglie di mio marito
Giorgio Hintermann
 1960 Le svedesi
Franco
 1960 Via Margutta
Giosuè Corsetti
 1960 Genitori in blue-jeans
Gianni
 1959 Le sorprese dell'amore
Battista Crispi
 1959 The Facts of Murder
Massimo Valdarena
 1959 The Black Chapel
Graf Emanuele Rossi (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1959 The Nights of Lucretia Borgia
Cesare Borgia
 1959 Costa Azzurra
Nicola Ferrara
 1959 Il moralista
Giovanni
 1959 Un témoin dans la ville
Lambert - le radio-taxi de nuit (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1958 Addio per sempre!
Mike
 1958 Love on the Riviera
Sandro Morandi
 1958 Mogli pericolose
Bruno
 1958 Le dritte
Amleto Bettini
 1958 Adorabili e bugiarde
Geronti
 1957 Mariti in città
Alberto De Carlo
 1957 Tous peuvent me tuer
Karl Herman
 1957 Una pelliccia di visone
Francipane
 1957 No Sun in Venice
Busetti
 1957 The Nights of Cabiria
Giorgio (uncredited)
 1956 Noi siamo le colonne
Aldo
 1956 The Rocket from Calabuch
Langosta (as Franco Fabrizzi)
 1955 Racconti romani
Alvaro Latini
 1955 Il Bidone
Roberto
 1955 Le Amiche
Cesare Pedoni, the architect
 1954 Siluri umani
Antonio
 1954 Camilla
Gianni Rinaldi
 1954 Woman of Rome
Gino
 1954 Nel gorgo del peccato
Filippo
 1954 La schiava del peccato
Carlo
 1954 Torna!
Giacomo Marini
 1953 Cristo è passato sull'aia
Giovanni
 1953 Vortice
Viaggiani
 1953 The Pagans
Fanfulla Da Lodi
 1953 I Vitelloni
Fausto Moretti
 1952 Ragazze da marito
Claudio Fortis
 1952 Carica eroica
Captain Franchi
 1950 Story of a Love Affair
Fashion show presentator
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Franco Fabrizzi

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Despite launching his film career with I Vitelloni (1953) and subsequently casting him in several of his movies, director Federico Fellini had the habit of having Fabrizi dubbed by other actors in most of their collaborations, as he used to do with the majority of his players. Franco reacted badly at Fellini's announcement that he would have him dubbed by actor Alberto Lionello in their final ... See more »

Trademark:

Often played ladies' men who had the habit of treating their wives and lovers unfairly, although they would often reveal some redeeming qualities in the end See more »

Nickname:

Franchino

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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