Ugo Tognazzi

Biography

Tognazzi was born in Cremona, in northern Italy, but spent his youth in various localities as his father was a traveller clerk for an insurance company. After his return in the native city in 1936, he worked in a salami production plant. In World War II he was called to the Army, returning home after the Armistice of September 1943. His passion for spectacles and acting dates from his early years, and also during the conflict he had organized spectacles for his fellow soldiers. In 1945 he moved to Milan, where he was enrolled in the theatrical company led by Wanda Osiris. In 1950 Tognazzi made his debut for cinema, in I cadetti di Guascogna directed by Mario Mattoli. In the following year he met Raimondo Vianello, with whom he formed a successful comical duo for the new-born RAI TV (1954-1960). Their shows, sometimes containing satyrical aspects, were also among the first ones to be censored in Italian television. After the successful role in The Fascist (Il Federale) (1961), directed by Luciano Salce, Tognazzi became one of the most renowned characters of the so-called Commedia all'Italiana (Italian comedy style). He worked with all the main directors of Italian cinema, including Mario Monicelli (Amici miei), Marco Ferreri (La grande abbuffata), Nanni Loy, Dino Risi, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Porcile), Ettore Scola, Alberto Lattuada, Pupi Avati and others. Tognazzi also directed some of his films. In 1981 he won the Best Male Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Ugo Tognazzi died in Rome in 1990. His sons Ricky and Gianmarco Tognazzi (born in 1955 and 1967, respectively) are also cinema actors. He was also the father of the Norwegian film director and film producer Thomas Robsahm (born in 1964). His daughter Maria Sole Tognazzi (born in 1971) is, like Ricky, also a film director.

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Birth Name

Ottavio Tognazzi

Birth Place

Cremona, Lombardy, Italie

Birth Date

3/23/1922

Death Date

10/27/1990
Known For
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La Cage Aux Folles

Renato Baldi

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Amici Miei

Lello Mascetti

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La Grande Bouffe

Ugo

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Amici miei atto II

Lello Mascetti

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Les monstres

The Father (segment "L'Educazione sentimentale") / Policeman (segment "Il Mostro") / Stefano (segment "Come un Padre") / Battacchi (segment "Il povero Soldato") / L'Onorevole (segment "La Giornata dell'Onorevole") / Latin Lover (segment "Latin Lovers-A

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Amici miei atto III

Lello Mascetti

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Property Is No Longer a Theft

The Butcher

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Porcile

Herdhitze

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La terrazza

Amedeo

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In the Name of the Italian People

Mariano Bonifazi

Starring In
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Tolérance

Marmant

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I giorni del commissario Ambrosio

Giulio Ambrosio

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Amici miei atto III

Lello Mascetti

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La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding

Renato Baldi

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Le bon roi Dagobert

La pape Honorius et son sosie

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Bertoldo, Bertoldino E Cacasenno

Bertoldo

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Il petomane

Joseph Pujol

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Amici miei atto II

Lello Mascetti

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Scusa se è poco

Carlo Reani

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La tragédie d'un homme ridicule

Primo Spaggiari

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La Cage Aux Folles II

Renato Baldi

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La terrazza

Amedeo

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Sunday Lovers

Armando (segment "Armando's Notebook")

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Traffic Jam

Professor

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La Cage Aux Folles

Renato Baldi

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First Love

Ugo Cremonesi detto 'Picchio'

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Where Are You Going on Holiday?

Enrico (segment "Sarò tutta per te")

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The Cat

Amedeo Pecoraro

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The Bishop's Bedroom

Temistocle Mario Orimbelli

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I nuovi mostri

Il marito (segment "L'uccellino della Val Padana") / Il cuoco (segment "Hostaria") / Il figlio (segment "Mammina mammona")

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Beach House

Alfredo Cerquetti

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Signore e signori, buonanotte

General in Toilet

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La Carrière d’une Femme de Chambre

Adelmo

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Duck in Orange Sauce

Livio Stefani

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Amici Miei

Lello Mascetti

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Weak Spot

Georgis

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La mazurka del barone, della santa e del fico fiorone

Baron Anteo Pellacani

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No Tocar a la Mujer Blanca

Mitch

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Romanzo Popolare

Giulio Basletti

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La Grande Bouffe

Ugo

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Property Is No Longer a Theft

The Butcher

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Vogliamo i Colonnelli

Onorevole Giuseppe 'Beppe' Tritoni

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Il Generale Dorme in Piedi

Col. Umberto Leone

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L'udienza

Aureliano Diaz

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In the Name of the Italian People

Mariano Bonifazi

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Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse, ufficio imposte

Ugo La Strizza

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La califfa

L'industriel Annibale Doberdò

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Come Have Coffee with Us

Emerenziano Paronzini

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Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale

Alessio / Madame Royale

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Porcile

Herdhitze

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The Conspirators

Cardinal Agostino Rivarola

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Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy

Mark Hand

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Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses

Umberto Ciceri

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Yes Sir

Oscar Pettini

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Il Padre di Famiglia

Remo, the anarchist

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The Man with the Balloons

Man With Car

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The Climax

Sergio Masini

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A Matter of Honor

Efisio Mulas

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Pleasant Nights

Uguccione de' Tornaquinci

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Marcia Nuziale

Igor Savoia / Michele / Frank

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I Knew Her Well

Gigi Baggini

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I complessi

Prof. Gildo Beozi (segment "Il Complesso della Schiava nubiana")

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Kiss the Other Sheik

Man With Car (segment "L'uomo dei 5 palloni") (uncredited)

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The Ape Woman

Antonio Focaccia

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High Infidelity

Cesare (segment "Gente moderna")

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The Magnificent Cuckold

Andrea Artusi

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Controsesso

The professor (segment "Il professore")

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La Vita Agra

Luciano Bianchi

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Les monstres

The Father (segment "L'Educazione sentimentale") / Policeman (segment "Il Mostro") / Stefano (segment "Come un Padre") / Battacchi (segment "Il povero Soldato") / L'Onorevole (segment "La Giornata dell'Onorevole") / Latin Lover (segment "Latin Lovers-A

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The Conjugal Bed

Alfonso

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I magnifici tre

Domingo

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Il Giorno più Corto

Pecoraio

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Ro.Go.Pa.G.

Togni (segment "Il pollo ruspante")

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I motorizzati

Achille Pestani

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La voglia matta

Antonio Berlinghieri

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March on Rome

Umberto Gavazza

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Psycosissimo

Ugo Bertolazzi

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The Joy of Living

1. Anarchist

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Pugni, pupe e marinai

Capo Campana / Tognazzi

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A Noi Piace Freddo...!

Ugo Bevilacqua

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Sua Eccellenza si fermò a mangiare

Ernesto

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Zwei in einem Stiefel

Primo Arcovazzi

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Love, the Italian Way

Ugo Lemeni

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I Baccanali di Tiberio

Primo the Bus Driver

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Il Mio Amico Jekyll

Professor Fabius / Giacinto Floria

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La Cambiale

Alfredo Balzarini

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Le confident de ces dames

Le vicomte Cesare de Corte Bianco

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Guardatele Ma Non Toccatele

Maresciallo Valentino La Notte

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Totò Nella Luna

Achille Paoloni

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Sunday Is Always Sunday

Carlo

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Love in the City

(segment "Italiani si voltano, Gli")

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