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Gian Maria Volonté is a Actor and In Memory Of Italien born on 9 april 1933 at Milan (Italie)

Gian Maria Volonté

Gian Maria Volonté
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Nationality Italie
Birth 9 april 1933 at Milan (Italie)
Death 6 december 1994 (at 61 years) at Florina (Grece)

Gian Maria Volonté (9 April 1933 – 6 December 1994) was an Italian actor. He is perhaps most famous outside of Italy for his roles as the main villain in Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (credited in the USA as "Johnny Wels") and For a Few Dollars More. In Italy, he was more notable for his roles in high-profile social dramas depicting the political and social stirrings of Italian and European society in the 1960s and 1970s.


He was a strong political activist and known for his left-leaning views. Companion of Italian actress Carla Gravina for almost 10 years, they met when they played Romeo and Juliet in the theatre in 1960. The two had a daughter Giovanna, born in the early 1960s.

The actress Angelica Ippolito was his companion from 1977 until his death in 1994.

Best films

For a Few Dollars More (1965)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
The Four Days of Naples (1962)
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
The Assassination (1972)

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Filmography of Gian Maria Volonté (56 films)

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A Simple Story
Directed by Emidio Greco
Genres Drama
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Massimo Dapporto, Ennio Fantastichini, Ricky Tognazzi, Massimo Ghini, Paolo Graziosi
Roles Carmelo Franzò
Rating71% 3.5621153.5621153.5621153.5621153.562115
The Sciascia story unfolds with the arrival in Sicily of a medicine rep from Verona. He is a unaware of being witness to a double murder at a rural railway station and hears of the event on the car radio. He calls on the local police station to help with the enquiries. The police had already discovered the body of a retired ambassador, who had returned after years of absence, to in his remote farmhouse, after calling them to alert them of his discovery of a item (a stolen painting) rolled up in the attic. The police did not call that night as the duty Inspector who left soon after insisted the Brigadiere should tarry as it might be a hoax as he knew the Farmhose to be abandoned. The following day the strange appearance of the retired ambassador's body which appeared to have been a suicide, raises suspicion in the Brigadiere that he may have been murdered. This remains the investigating policeman's opinion but is totally rejected by the Police Commissioner who insists on a simple and uncomplicated suicide. There is a suggestion that the Carabinieri who have also turned up at the crime scene are aware of the alternative theory the Brigadiere had mulled over with the Carabiniere driver and repeated to his superior the Colonel. Meanwhile interrogation of the Veronese witness clarifies that he had not seen the railway staff but their murderers rolling up a "carpet"/ painting in the station. The film follows the investigation as it proceeds with an old friend of the "suicide" a professor Franzo also revealing more on the telephone conversations they had exchanged before the ambassador's death. It looked to the police as though the Farm buildings had been used for criminal activity for some time. The inspector however appeared to be overly familiar with the inside of the Great house and real doubts entered the Brigadiere's mind as to his real involvement in the crime. The Procurator/judge insisted unreasonably the police Commissioner and Carabinieri should give him more and cast iron evidence if he were to proceed with any case, as in his view all he heard were conjectures. The estranged widow and son of the ambassador arrive and the extent of the family rift is evident. They appear to have relied on the local parish priest Don Cricco to oversee the mainly abandoned family properties in the area. The film ends with an accident in which the Inspector and Brigadiere exchange pistol shots, killing the Inspector. The police call it an accident.
Open Doors
Open Doors (1990)
, 1h48
Directed by Gianni Amelio
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Ennio Fantastichini, Renato Carpentieri, Tuccio Musumeci, Silverio Blasi, Lydia Alfonsi
Roles Giudice Vito Di Francesco
Rating70% 3.541223.541223.541223.541223.54122
The film opens with a Fascist bureaucrat, recently fired, killing the man who fired him, the man who replaced him, and his wife.
Back to the Future Part II, 1h48
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Alternate history films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan
Roles Ramon Rojo (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.899423.899423.899423.899423.89942
On October 5, 1985, Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown arrives in his flying time machine and persuades Marty McFly and his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, to come back to the future with him to help their future children. Biff Tannen witnesses their departure. They arrive on October 21, 2015, where Doc electronically knocks out Jennifer and leaves her asleep in an alley, explaining that she should not have too much knowledge of future events. He has Marty pose as his own son to refuse an offer to participate in a robbery with Biff's grandson, Griff.
The Abyss
The Abyss (1988)
, 1h50
Directed by André Delvaux
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about religion, Films about suicide
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Sami Frey, Anna Karina, Jacques Lippe, Marie-Christine Barrault, Philippe Léotard
Roles Zenone
Rating69% 3.468463.468463.468463.468463.46846
Les Flandres, au milieu du XVIe siècle. Sébastien Theus, médecin alchimiste, dont le véritable nom est Zénon, revient clandestinement à Bruges, sa ville natale. Malgré de puissants protecteurs - dont le Prieur des Cordeliers - Zénon, recherché depuis longtemps pour dissidence et écrits subversifs, va être arrêté, jugé et condamné au bûcher.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold, 1h47
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families
Actors Ornella Muti, Rupert Everett, Anthony Delon, Gian Maria Volonté, Irène Papas, Lucia Bosè
Roles Dr. Cristo Bedoya
Rating66% 3.310913.310913.310913.310913.31091
Cristóbal Bedoya, a medical doctor, returns to his hometown, a small Colombian city in the banks of the Magdalena river, after being away for twenty seven years. At the local cemetery, he visits the grave of Santiago Nasar, his best friend, who was murdered almost three decades ago. Still haunted by the past, Cristóbal attempts to revisits the event that lead to his friend's murder talking with those close to Santiago. Their memories take them to the time of the crime.
A Boy from Calabria
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Sports films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Diego Abatantuono, Thérèse Liotard
Roles Felice
Rating69% 3.468293.468293.468293.468293.46829
Dans un petit village de callabre des annees soixante, Mimi, jeune adolescent, ne pense qu'a une chose: courir, pieds nus a travers la campagne. Il court par plaisir. C'est ainsi qu'il attire l'attention d'un vieux chauffeur de car, Felice qui le prend sous son aile malgre l'opposition de Nicola, le pere de Mimi qui veux que son fils étudie pour avoir une autre vie que la sienne.
The Moro Affair, 1h50
Directed by Giuseppe Ferrara
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Politique, Films about terrorism
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Mattia Sbragia, Bruno Zanin, Maurizio Donadoni, Margarita Lozano, Umberto Raho
Roles Aldo Moro
Rating70% 3.51163.51163.51163.51163.5116
Le 16 mars 1978, Aldo Moro, le chef du parti chrétien-démocrate, est séquestré par les Brigades rouges. Il sera assassiné le 9 mai suivant.
The Death of Mario Ricci, 1h40
Directed by Claude Goretta
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Magali Noël, Heinz Bennent, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Michel Dupuis, Michel Robin
Roles Bernard Fontana
Rating65% 3.268563.268563.268563.268563.26856
Le journaliste de télévision Bernard Fontana arrive dans une petite ville suisse pour interviewer un sociologue allemand spécialiste de la faim dans le monde. Durant son séjour, le journaliste est intrigué par un accident de voiture dans lequel un jeune immigré italien a été tué. Patiemment, il tente de résoudre l'énigme et de démontrer qu'une accusation d'assassinat envers le garagiste du village est non fondée. L'interview se termine, avec des résultats surprenants.
Lady of the Camelias, 1h55
Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Fictional prostitutes
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Gian Maria Volonté, Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Clio Goldsmith, Mario Maranzana
Roles Plessis
Rating68% 3.436093.436093.436093.436093.43609
L'histoire de Marie Duplessis, courtisane aimée par Alexandre Dumas fils qui la nommera Marguerite Gautier dans son roman. Après sa montée à Paris, elle devient prostituée puis courtisane. Bien qu'elle soit mariée, elle aura Dumas fils pour amant avant de le quitter pour Franz Liszt et de mourir de la tuberculose.
Christ Stopped at Eboli, 2h30
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Politic
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Lea Massari, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Irène Papas, Antonio Allocca
Roles Carlo Levi
Rating76% 3.837053.837053.837053.837053.83705
Carlo Levi was a painter and writer, but he also had a degree in medicine. Arrested in 1935 by Mussolini's regime for his anti-Fascist activities, he was sent to live in a remote town in southern Italy, in the region of Lucania which is known today as Basilicata. The landscape was beautiful, the peasantry poor and neglected. Since the local doctors were not interested in peasants and not trusted by them, he began to help them.
I Am Afraid, 2h
Directed by Damiano Damiani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Gian Maria Volonté, Mario Adorf, Erland Josephson, Angelica Ippolito, Bruno Corazzari, Giorgio Cerioni
Roles Brigadiere Ludovico Graziano
Rating74% 3.729943.729943.729943.729943.72994
Après vingt ans de bons et loyaux services, le brigadier Ludovico Graziano, un policier tranquille et sans histoire, connaît la peur après que plusieurs de ses collègues chargés de protéger des personnalités sont morts dans des attentats terroristes. A sa demande, il est affecté à la protection du juge Cancedda, un vieux magistrat qui s'est toujours tenu à l'écart des dossiers délicats. Mais pour Graziano les ennuis commencent le jour où dans une affaire de meurtre, il fait remarquer au juge, dont il est devenu le confident, que la déposition du principal témoin est pleine de contradictions.