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Enrico Maria Salerno is a Actor, Director and Writer Italien born on 18 september 1926 at Milan (Italie)

Enrico Maria Salerno

Enrico Maria Salerno
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Nationality Italie
Birth 18 september 1926 at Milan (Italie)
Death 28 february 1994 (at 67 years) at Rome (Italie)

Enrico Maria Salerno (September 18, 1926 in Milan – February 28, 1994 in Rome) was an Italian theatre & film actor, also a film director. He was also the voice of Clint Eastwood in the Italian version of Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy films, and the voice of Christ in The Gospel According to St. Matthew directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.


After a small collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano, from 1954 to 1955 (and more years) worked in Teatro Stabile di Genova, with Fyodor Dostoevsky, Pirandello, William Shakespeare, Vittorio Alfieri and Giraudoux successful stage adaptations.

In 1960 with Ivo Garrani and Giancarlo Sbragia founded the stage company "Nuova Compagnia degli Associati". In 1963 starred in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, co-starring Sarah Ferrati, stage direction by Franco Zeffirelli. In 1966 he was the star of Byron's Manfred, in the role of an actor reciting the musical score by Schumann, conducted by Claudio Abbado, directed by Mauro Bolognini.

In 1970 he made his direction film debut with love drama box office and award winning film Anonimo Veneziano. He was directed by many great film directors, as Mario Monicelli, Roberto Rossellini, Valerio Zurlini, Florestano Vancini, Dino Risi, Dario Argento, Luigi Comencini, Luigi Magni, Antonio Pietrangeli.

Married with Fioretta Pierella, he had four children: Giovanbattista, Edoardo, Pietruccio e Nicola. He married in second marriage Laura Andreini.

Brother of film director Vittorio Salerno, had a long relationship with Valeria Valeri; with whom he had a daughter, Chiara Salerno, a famous dubbing actress.

In 1991 offers his last great theater interpretation such as the father of Six Characters in Search of an Author by Pirandello, directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

He was an atheist.
After his death, a prestigious award in support of contemporary drama was dedicated to the memory of actor.

Best films

Backfire (1964)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Enrico Maria Salerno (77 films)

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Italy Is Not a Poor Country, 1h50
Directed by Joris Ivens, Tinto Brass
Origin Italie
Genres Documentary
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Enrico Maria Salerno
Roles narrator
Rating72% 3.6129653.6129653.6129653.6129653.612965
1959. Le président de l'ENI (Institut national des hydrocarbures), Enrico Mattei, demanda à Joris Ivens de réaliser un film critiquant l'influence américaine dans le domaine des hydrocarbures en Italie.
Gros-Câlin, 1h35
Directed by Jean-Pierre Rawson, Patrick Chaput, Alain Nauroy
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jean Carmet, Marthe Villalonga, Francis Perrin, Alvaro Vitali, Enrico Maria Salerno, Jean-Pierre Coffe
Roles The President
Rating65% 3.2753953.2753953.2753953.2753953.275395
Un statisticien adopte un python adulte capable de l'enlacer pour combler le manque d'affection dans sa vie.
My Loves
My Loves (1978)

Directed by Steno
Genres Comedy
Actors Monica Vitti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Edwige Fenech
Roles Antonio Bianchi
Rating61% 3.0516253.0516253.0516253.0516253.051625
A Sold Life, 1h50
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Enrico Maria Salerno, Gerardo Amato, Germano Longo, Angela Goodwin, Andrea Aureli, Marino Masè
Roles Luigi Ventura
Rating65% 3.2776953.2776953.2776953.2776953.277695
Le film raconte l'amitié entre deux Siciliens, un jeune homme enrôlé parce qu'il n'a pas de travail et un vieux caporal un peu anarchiste, déterminé de déserter pour aller en France. Avant de mourir, le jeune homme comprendra que c'est aussi une guerre fratricide pour les Italiens.
Late Night Trains, 1h34
Directed by Aldo Lado
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rail transport films, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice
Actors Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Marina Berti, Irene Miracle, Enrico Maria Salerno, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Roles Prof. Giulio Stradi
Rating60% 3.0499353.0499353.0499353.0499353.049935
Two young girls, Margaret (Irene Miracle) and Lisa (Laura D’Angelo), are set to take the overnight train from Munich in Germany to stay with Lisa's parents in Italy for Christmas. On boarding they find the train is full and are forced to sit in the corridor. Meanwhile, two petty criminals, Blackie (Flavio Bucci) and Curly (Gianfranco De Grassi), also board the train as it is leaving Munich to escape from a pursuing policeman.
Gambling City, 1h41
Directed by Sergio Martino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Themes La provence
Actors Luc Merenda, Enrico Maria Salerno, Dayle Haddon, Corrado Pani, Lino Troisi, Tom Felleghy
Roles The 'President'
Rating64% 3.2384653.2384653.2384653.2384653.238465
Gambling City's story centers on the exploits of master poker player and card sharp Luca Altieri (Merenda); Altieri begins working for underground illegal gambling kingpin "The President" after running a scam at a high-stakes poker table in The President's casino; soon after entering The President's employ, however, Altieri enters into a violent competition with The President's hot-tempered, self-entitled son and heir, Corrado (Pani), for the hand of Corrado's girlfriend, Maria Luisa (Haddon).
The Left Hand of the Law
Directed by Giuseppe Rosati
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Leonard Mann, James Mason, Enrico Maria Salerno, Fausto Tozzi, Stephen Boyd, Janet Ågren
Roles Ministro
Rating56% 2.8172752.8172752.8172752.8172752.817275
Dans la ville de Rome, le riche industriel Lombardi (Ennio Balbo ) est enlevé. Le capitaine Murri (Leonard Mann ), qui surveillait Lombardi, manque l'interpellation des suspects. Il est alors chargé de l'enquête et comprend rapidement qu'il s'agit d'une conspiration d'envergure nationale, les rançons versées servant à financer une entreprise terroriste contre le gouvernement italien. Il expose son opinion au sénateur Leandri (James Mason), qui est impliqué dans l'affaire. Il tente de faire transférer Murri dans la petite ville de Brennero sous couvert d'une promotion pour empêcher la poursuite de l'enquête. Protégé par un ministre intègre (Enrico Maria Salerno), Murri reste à Rome. Lorsque sa fiancée est assassinée à sa place dans un attentat le visant, Murri décide de rendre les coups.
Savage Three
Directed by Vittorio Salerno
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Enrico Maria Salerno, Joe Dallesandro, Martine Brochard, Carmen Scarpitta, Enzo Garinei, Salvatore Borgese
Roles Commissioner Santagà
Rating68% 3.433823.433823.433823.433823.43382
Les Furieux sont trois jeunes hommes qui travaillent ensemble dans une société d'analyse informatique. Tous les trois semblent être de jeunes hommes calmes, équilibrés et bien éduqués avec le monde à leur pied. Ce sont les meilleurs amis, travaillant ensemble le jour et s'amusant la nuit. Menés par Ovidio (joué par Joe Dallesandro), les trois jeunes hommes évoluent rapidement d'individues bien élevés à criminels violents.
City Under Siege
Directed by Romolo Guerrieri
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Enrico Maria Salerno, Françoise Fabian, Bruno Zanin, Tino Scotti, La Cicciolina, Tino Carraro
Roles Inspector Michele Parrino
Rating62% 3.1387753.1387753.1387753.1387753.138775
Michele Parrino (Enrico Maria Salerno) is a grouchy, solitary, sickly but legitimate police commissioner in Turin. Parrino, helped by boozer journalist of La Stampa Paolo Ferrero (Luciano Salce) and supported by his wealthy girlfried Cristina (Françoise Fabian), shall investigate about a murder of a young woman, daughter of a rich man.
The Body
The Body (1974)

Directed by Luigi Scattini
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films
Actors Carroll Baker, Zeudi Araya, Leonard Mann, Enrico Maria Salerno
Roles Antoine
Rating53% 2.671582.671582.671582.671582.67158
In Trinidad, Princess arouses a violent passion in two men, the young penniless Alain and the mature and alcoholic Antoine.
Salvo D'Acquisto
Directed by Romolo Guerrieri
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Massimo Ranieri, Enrico Maria Salerno, Isa Danieli, Massimo Serato, Giustino Durano, Ivan Rassimov
Roles Rubino
Rating69% 3.4717953.4717953.4717953.4717953.471795
Real life events of the Carabinieri member Salvo D'Acquisto, who during the Nazist occupation of Rome saved 22 civilians from being executed by German soldiers.