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Adriano Celentano is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Sound Italien born on 6 january 1938 at Milan (Italie)

Adriano Celentano

Adriano Celentano
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Nationality Italie
Birth 6 january 1938 (86 years) at Milan (Italie)

Adriano Celentano ([adriˈaːno tʃelenˈtaːno]; born 6 January 1938) is an Italian singer, composer, comedian, actor, film director and TV host. He is the best-selling male Italian singer.


Celentano was born in Milan at 14 Via Gluck, about which he later wrote the famous song "Il ragazzo della via Gluck" ("The boy from Gluck Street"). His parents were from Foggia, in Apulia, and had moved north for work.

Heavily influenced by his idol Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock revolution and by the American actor Jerry Lewis, he has retained his popularity in Italy for over 50 years, selling millions of records and appearing in numerous TV shows and movies. In the latter respect, he has also been a creator of a comic genre, with his characteristic walking and his facial expressions. For the most part, his films were commercially successful; indeed in the 1970s and part of the 1980s, he was the king of the Italian box office in low budget movies. As an actor, critics point to Serafino (1968), directed by Pietro Germi, as his best performance.

As a director he frequently casts Ornella Muti, Eleonora Giorgi and his wife Claudia Mori. He and Claudia have three children; Rosita, Giacomo and Rosalinda Celentano, most notable to worldwide audiences for playing Satan in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. He also often works as a host on several Italian television shows.

He has released forty albums, comprising twenty nine studio albums, three live albums, and eight compilations. His most famous songs are "La coppia piu' bella del mondo", which sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc; "Azzurro" (1968), written by Paolo Conte; and "Prisencolinensinainciusol" (1972), which was written to mimic the way English sounds to non-English speakers despite being almost entirely nonsense.

Celentano was referenced in the 1979 Ian Dury and the Blockheads song and single, "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3", as one of the aforementioned "reasons to be cheerful," and in Fellini's 1986 film Ginger and Fred.

Adriano Celentano has been a vegetarian since 2005 and defends animal rights.

A football fan, Celentano is a well-known Inter Milan supporter.

His last concert-event, after 18 years without live performances, was transmitted on Mediaset channel Canale 5, with over 9 million viewers both evenings.

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Filmography of Adriano Celentano (40 films)

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Cyber Eden
Cyber Eden (1992)
, 1h50
Directed by Mario Orfini
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure
Actors Adriano Celentano, Salvatore Cascio, Kate Vernon, Carroll Baker, Christopher Lee
Roles Furio
Rating45% 2.2613252.2613252.2613252.2613252.261325
In Italy an old female billionaire has created a multinational company called Financial Youth Foundation, which has taken seven prodigies children who work with new computers. The purpose of the foundation is to restore youth to old with artificial products. The gardener of the villa of the old billionaire, Furio, hdiscovers that this effect of youth, apparently beneficial, is a plan to exploit people with technology. So Furio is opposed to this system, so that the seven children and the younger generation can savor the beauty of nature, fighting the false and malicious technology.
Joan Lui
Joan Lui (1985)
, 2h43
Directed by Adriano Celentano
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Adriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Marthe Keller, Rita Rusic, Salvatore Borgese, Romano Puppo
Roles Joan Lui
Rating47% 2.3913452.3913452.3913452.3913452.391345
Title character Joan Lui is a singer who has come from another world to condemn the hypocrisy and atrocities of the Western culture. When he arrives in Italy, he seeks to create a musical group composed of young beginners to better spread his message. After having exposed the deception of a major musical producer, Joan Lui disappears into thin air. Meanwhile, the world is plunged into a terrible apocalypse.
He's Worse than Me
Directed by Enrico Oldoini
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Adriano Celentano, Renato Pozzetto
Roles Leonardo
Rating61% 3.0988853.0988853.0988853.0988853.098885
Sing Sing
Sing Sing (1983)
, 1h57
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Enrico Montesano, Vanessa Redgrave, Désirée Nosbusch, Paolo Panelli, Marina Suma
Roles Alfredo "Boghy"
Rating57% 2.8922152.8922152.8922152.8922152.892215
A Rome mechanic becomes convinced that he is the son of the Queen of England (Redgrave).
Special Features: Handsome, 1h36
Directed by Sergio Martino, Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Adriano Celentano, Lino Banfi, Gianni Bonagura, Licinia Lentini, Anna Kanakis, Tiberio Murgia
Roles Mattia
Rating68% 3.4319353.4319353.4319353.4319353.431935
Oronzo Canà, a down-on-his-luck manager with a far from stellar resumé, is hired as the coach of a small football team in northern Italy, called "Lombard" ("Longobarda"), which have just secured a spot in the prestigious Serie A.
Special Features: Handsome
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Gianni Bonagura, Anna Kanakis, Jean Sorel, Tiberio Murgia, Angela Finocchiaro
Roles Mattia
Rating61% 3.089783.089783.089783.089783.08978
Un séduisant quadragénaire multiplie les conquêtes féminines et fait régulièrement appel à sa jeune voisine lorsqu’il veut se débarrasser de trop envahissantes maîtresses. La demoiselle se fait passer pour sa fille et chasse les indésirables.
Special Features: Handsome
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Anna Kanakis, Gianni Bonagura, Tiberio Murgia
Roles Mattia
Rating60% 3.0419253.0419253.0419253.0419253.041925
Un séduisant quadragénaire multiplie les conquêtes féminines et fait régulièrement appel à sa jeune voisine lorsqu’il veut se débarrasser de trop envahissantes maîtresses. La demoiselle se fait passer pour sa fille et chasse les indésirables.
Bingo Bongo, 1h45
Directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about apes, Political films
Actors Adriano Celentano, Carole Bouquet, Felice Andreasi, Enzo Robutti, Salvatore Borgese
Roles Bingo Bongo
Rating59% 2.9914052.9914052.9914052.9914052.991405
The film opens with the story about how Bingo Bongo was stranded in the African jungle as a baby when his plane crashed (in a manner remniscient and in parody of Tarzan). He was thrown out by parachute at the last instant and subsequently adopted by chimpanzees.
Grand Hotel Excelsior, 1h54
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Castellano et Pipolo
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Enrico Montesano, Diego Abatantuono, Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Tiberio Murgia
Roles Taddeus
Rating58% 2.918392.918392.918392.918392.91839
Le Grand Hotel de Stresa, dirigé par Taddeus, célèbre sa cinquantième année d’activité avec un accueil somptueux et des invités extravagants et pittoresques…
Ace (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Edwige Fenech, Renato Salvatori, Sylva Koscina, Pippo Santonastaso, Dino Cassio
Roles Asso
Rating63% 3.1865753.1865753.1865753.1865753.186575
Asso, an ace poker player, has just married his long-time love, Silvia, the most coveted woman in his neighborhood. For her sake, he promises to give up poker, but the unexpected arrival of a notorious player in town and his wife's permission push him into one last game, which he wins. But as he tries to return home the following morning, he is apprehended by the Killer, one of his closer acquaintances, who has been hired to do away with Asso himself.
Madly in Love, 1h42
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Mario Cecchi Gori, Adriano Celentano, Ornella Muti, Adolfo Celi, Dino Cassio, Enzo Garinei
Roles Barnaba Cecchini
Rating68% 3.4390953.4390953.4390953.4390953.439095
Cristina, the princess of a fictional monarchical state named San Tulipe, is visiting Rome with her father, Gustavo VI, who is trying to appeal to Italy's national bank for a loan to buoy his country's financial crisis. Bored and rebellious, Cristina sneaks away from the embassy and decides to engage in a sightseeing tour of the city. On the bus she takes, Cristina meets the driver Barnaba Cecchini, who instantly falls in love with her.
The Taming of the Scoundrel, 1h42
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Adriano Celentano, Ornella Muti, Pippo Santonastaso, Milly Carlucci, Sandro Ghiani, Edith Peters
Roles Elia Codogno
Rating75% 3.787893.787893.787893.787893.78789
Adriano Celentano plays the part of Elia, a well-to-do and witty farmer who is, however, a somewhat grumpy loner who specifically resists his housekeeper Mamie's efforts to marry him off to a nice girl. One stormy night, however, a beautiful young lady named Lisa is forced to stop at his farmstead because her car has broken down while she was on her way to her fiancé. Intrigued by Elia's personality, she decides to stay and make the grumpy farmer come out of his rough shell, an intention which in time develops into genuine affection.
The innkeeper, 1h49
Directed by Paolo Cavara
Genres Comedy
Actors Adriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Paolo Villaggio, Marco Messeri, Lorenza Guerrieri, Gianni Cavina
Roles Cavaliere di Ripafretta
Rating52% 2.643322.643322.643322.643322.64332
The innkeeper Mirandolina is a beautiful girl, and for her beauty the Count of Albafiorita (Conte di Albafiorita) and the Marquis of Forlimpopoli (Marchese di Forlimpopoli) fall in love. The two noble customers bestow rich gifts to her, trying to ingratiate and to marry her, but the crafty Mirandolina only accepts the money and jewels, leaving them with an inch of them nose. A third man arrives on the scene: the Knight of Ripafratta (Cavaliere di Ripafratta) extremely misogynist, who thinks that the woman bears only man trouble. Mirandolina, who has never seen a man like that, tries to do it on purpose and the knight manages to fall in love with her.
Velvet Hands, 1h40
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Castellano et Pipolo
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Adriano Celentano, Eleonora Giorgi, Olga Karlatos, Ania Pieroni, Pietro Tordi, John Sharp
Roles Ingegner Quiller
Rating63% 3.1978453.1978453.1978453.1978453.197845
Adriano Celentano performs the role of Guido Quiller, the inventor and main patent propietor of a virtually indestructible type of armored glass which is used to secure jewelry shop windows. The success of this merchandise occurs at the chagrin of several influential insurance companies, chiefly the La Suisse Assurance in Geneva, who see their winnings from one of their most profitable income niches dwindling, and they attempt to gain the patent to the invention and then get rid of it altogether. As it so happens, Guido lives enstranged from his wife Petula, the other patent holder to the glass, who would be more accessible to the insurance companies' offers. Her condition for the divorce from Guido would be that he should transfer all his exclusive rights to the production of the Quiller glass - and thereby his whole fortune - to her, whereupon she would sell them to the Swiss Assurance and gain a princely monetary compensation in return.