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Massimo Girotti

Mogliano, 18 May 1918 – 5 Roma, January 2003



Student of the Faculty of law, with an athletic body, was swimming champion but Parmenter also boating, skiing, swimming and water polo, touching in this discipline with the S.S. Lazio swim the Seria A in 1935 playing as goalkeeper. After attending acting classes taught by Teresa Franchini, was devoted to the theater and after a series of interpretations with minor companies, was spotted by Mario Soldati, who offered him a small role in Dora Nelson; the following year, in 1940, also played a role in a romantic adventure directed by Mario Camerini.

It was the beginning of a long and brilliant career, during which he worked with many popular Italian directors becoming a genuine celebrity to the point of undermining Amedeo Nazzari which actor most beloved by women, mainly due to its interpretation in The Iron Crown by Alessandro Blasetti. 

The meeting with Luchino Visconti gave a twist to his career, playing in the movie Obsession, Gino the male lead, his roles differ over time: after his reckless and handsome hero's early roles, emulous of light-hearted American actors to the Errol Flynn movie was the Italian orphan, became obsessional autarchic onwards, gloomy and troubled protagonist, often fragile, morbidly jealous, ambiguous and men embodying that extolled the qualitiesdramatic. He was very active, especially in the postwar period, theater where he returned under the direction of Blasetti, with which she acted alongside Anna Proclemer in 1945 in time and family Conway, Johm Boynton Priestley and the petrified forest by Robert E. Sherwood in 1946. Then you Razumihin in crime and punishment beside Memo Benassi, Paolo Stoppa, Giorgio De Lullo, and Franco Zeffirelli and in 1949 is Aice in Troilus and Cressida in the famous put scene the Boboli Gardens. He later National Theatre Company directed by Guido Salvini and where he played with Vittorio Gassman, Edda Albertini, Gabriele Ferzetti, Cesare Vivi Gioi, Polish, Tamatini, Arnoldo Foà, Vittorio Sanipoli, Franca and Giorgio Albertazzi acting in Ragamuffins by a. Caro in 1950. Man of the left, after the liberation of Rome was part of a group of intellectuals (Pietro Ingrao, Mario Alicata, Maurizio Ferrara, Antonello Trombadori, Giuseppe De Santis, Gianni Puccini, among others) that full realism took charge of the future and reorganization of Italian cinema. Although often critical positions never failed to sign appeals to vote in favor of P.c.i: in each consultation. Garcia was a man shy and withdrawn, had two daughters married Alessio and Arabella, being widowed young. Massimo Girotti dies of a heart attack after the end of the film The front window.




1939/ Dora Nelson, directed by Mario Soldati

1940/ A Romantic adventure, directed by Mario Camerini

1941/ The Iron Crown, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1941/ Tosca, directed by Jean Renoir and Carl Koch

1941/ The two tigers, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1941/ The Pirates of Malaysia, directed by Enrico Guazzoni

1941/ The Brambilla family on holiday, directed by Carl Boese

1942/ A pilot returns, directed by Roberto Rossellini

1943/ Harlem directed by Carmine Walloon

1943/ Obsession, directed by Luchino Visconti

1943/ Appearance, directed by Jean de Limur

1944/ Gate of heaven, directed by Vittorio De Sica

1945/ Flesh and soul, directed by Vladimir Striževski

1946/ Tragic hunt, directed by Giuseppe De Santis

1946/ A day in the life, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1946/ Desire, directed by Roberto Rossellini, Marcello Pagliero

1946/ Prelude of love, directed by Giovanni Paolucci

1947/ lost youth, directed by Pietro Germi

1947/ Christmas at Camp 119, regia di Pietro Francisci

1948/ Difficult years, directed by Luigi Zampa

1948/ Many dreams on the streets, by Mario Camerini

1949/ Fabiola, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1949/ In the name of the law, directed by Pietro Germi

1949/ Duel without honor, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque

1949/ Altura, directed by Mario Sequi  

1950/ Chronicle of a Love, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

1950/ Rome 11 a.m., directed by Giuseppe De Santis

1951/ Blinds closed, directed by Luigi Comencini

1952/ Leather Nosedirected by Yves Allègret

1952/ Lieutenant Giorgio, by Raffaello Matarazzo

1952/ The secret of the three tips, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia

1952/ Spartacus, directed by Riccardo Freda

1953/ husband for Anna, directed by Giuseppe De Santis

1953/ Vortex, directed by Raffaello Matarazzo

1954/ Sense, directed by Luchino Visconti

1955/ Magherita of the night, directed by Claude Autant-Lara

1955/ The four hairpin cast, directed by Fernando Cerchio

1956/ Souvenir d'Italie, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

1956/ Will be men, directed by Silvio Siano

1956/ Forget my past, directed by Primo Zeglio and Eduardo Manzanos

1958/ The year-long road, directed by Giuseppe De Santis

1958/ Herod the great, directed by Arnaldo Geroino

1958/ Judith and Holofernes, directed by Fernando Cerchio

1959/ The nights of the teddy boys, directed by Leopoldo Savona

1959/ Wolves into the abyss, directed by Silvio Amadio

1959/ The one hundred kilometers, directed by Giulio Petroni

1959/ Cossacks, directed by Giorgio Rivalta

1960/ Giants of Thessaly

1961/ Romulus and Remus, directed by Sergio Corbucci

1962/ The shortest day, directed by Sergio Corbucci

1963/ Mafia on the bar, directed by Oreste Palella

1966/ Fox and camellias, directed by Silverio Blasi

1967/ Witches, directed by Luchino Visconti

1968/ Teorema, Pier Paolo Pasolini

1970/ Medea, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

1972/ Last tango in Paris, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

1973/ So beautiful so corrupt so contended, directed by Sergio Gobbi

1975/ Mark shoots, first, directed by Stelvio Massi

1975/ Cagliostro, directed by Daniele Pettinari

1976/ Monsieur Klein, directed by Joseph Losey

1976/ The Agnes Goes to Die, directed by Giuliano Montaldo

1985/ Inside Berlin, directed by Liliana Cavani

1988/ La Bohème, directed by Luigi Comencini

1989/ The French Revolution

1989/ Rebus, directed by Massimo Guglielmi

1992/ On the other side of the world, directed by Arnaldo Catinari

1994/ The monster, directed by Roberto Benigni

1997/ A good look at it, directed by Tonino Valerii

1999/ Luchino Visconti, directed by Carlo Lizzani

2003/ The front window, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek


 Serials Rai


1956/ Wuthering Heights, directed by Mario Landi

1959/ Joan of Lorraine, directed by Mario Ferrero

1960/ Builder Sollness, directed by Mario Ferrero

1961/ The lady from the sea, by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Mario Landi

1965/ King, directed by Silverio Blasi

1967/ The promised newlyweds, directed by Sandro Bolchi

1967/ Abraham Lincoln Chronicle of a Murder, directed by Daniele d'anza

1969/ Jekyll by Robert Louis Stevenson, directed by Giorgio Albertazzi

1971/ The sign of the command, directed by Daniele D'anza

1975/ The sign of the command, directed by Daniele d'anza

1975/ Dutch disappeared, directed by Alberto Negrin

1977/ The last plane to Venice, directed by Daniele D'anza





1945/ Time and family Conway, Jason Boynton Priestley, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1946/ The petrified forest, by Robert Sherwood, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1949/ Troilus and Cressida, by William Shakespeare, directed by Luchino Visconti

1951/ Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Vittorio Gassman

1951/ Detective story, by Sidney Kingsley, directed by Luigi Squarzina



He was voiced by


Julius Panicali in Dora Nelson, A Pilot Returns, Desire, the Venus of Chaeronea, the Giants of Thessaly

Gualtiero De Angelis, in The Iron Crown, Fabiola, leather Nose, Marguerite of the night, the Cossacks

Nino Pavese in The two Tigers

Carlo Romano in Christmas at Camp 119

Emilio Cigoli in Difficult years and on the bridge of sighs

Giuseppe Rinaldi in Herod the great

Nando Gazzolo in The Foundling of Pompeii