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Gigi Proietti is a Actor and Scriptwriter Italien born on 2 november 1940 at Rome (Italie)

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Birth name Luigi Proietti
Nationality Italie
Birth 2 november 1940 at Rome (Italie)
Death 2 november 2020 (at 80 years)

Luigi "Gigi" Proietti (born 2 November 1940) is an Italian actor, director, dubber, and singer.


Early life
He was born in Rome to Romano Proietti, a man from Umbria, and Giovanna Ceci, a housewife. During his youth he was keen on singing and on playing guitar, piano, accordion and double bass in several Roman night clubs. He enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the La Sapienza University, where he started to attend the mimicry courses of the University Theater Center held by Giancarlo Cobelli, who immediately noticed his qualities as a musician and booked him for an avantgarde play.

Acting career
After several stage works, in 1966 Proietti debuted both in cinema, in Pleasant Nights, and on television, in the TV-series I grandi camaleonti. His first personal success came in 1971, when he replaced Domenico Modugno in the stage musical Alleluja brava gente by Garinei & Giovannini, starring alongside Renato Rascel.

After playing in 1974 the role of Neri Chiaramantesi in the drama La cena delle beffe, alongside Carmelo Bene and Vittorio Gassman, in 1976 started a fruitful collaboration with playwright Roberto Lerici, with whom he wrote and directed his stage plays, starting from the one-man show A me gli occhi, please (Give me your eyes, please, 1976, reported on the scene in 1993, 1996 and 2000, in a memorable performance at the Olympic Stadium in his hometown). The show achieves a sensational success; initially planned to be rapresented 6 times, it exceeded 300 replicas, with an average of 2,000 spectators for every rapresentation.

He took part in some international movies, including The Appointment (1969), directed by Sidney Lumet, A Wedding (1978), directed by Robert Altman, and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), directed by Ted Kotcheff.

Proietti has dubbed several famous actors including Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Dustin Hoffman, Charlton Heston and Marlon Brando. His credits include the role of the genie in the Italian version of Aladdin and the dragon in Dragonheart.

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Filmography of Gigi Proietti (35 films)

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All at Sea
All at Sea (2011)

Genres Comedy
Actors Gigi Proietti, Marco Giallini, Ilaria Occhini, Ninetto Davoli, Ambra Angiolini, Anna Bonaiuto
Roles Smemorato
Rating55% 2.7772652.7772652.7772652.7772652.777265
The film is based on the funny bickering between two cousins Nino and Mauritius.
A Summer in the Caribbean, 1h50
Directed by Carlo Vanzina
Genres Comedy
Actors Carlo Buccirosso, Enrico Brignano, Martina Stella, Alena Šeredová, Paolo Ruffini, Gigi Proietti
Roles Alberto
Rating45% 2.2756952.2756952.2756952.2756952.275695
Several groups of Italians experience amusing adventures and tests of character on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Some of the characters are there simply for rest and relaxation, while others act with different motivations. Multiple plot lines unfold simultaneously as different characters' stories are presented.
A summer at the sea, 1h50
Directed by Carlo Vanzina
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Massimo Ceccherini, Alessandro Paci, Gigi Proietti, Lino Banfi, Enrico Brignano, Nancy Brilli
Roles Giulio / Narrator
Rating44% 2.2492252.2492252.2492252.2492252.249225
The film tells the story of a group of people during the summer: football fans, loving couples, single fathers, beautiful women and businessmen, emigrants who return to their country and great dramatic actors forced into comic situations etc.
The Jokes
The Jokes (2004)

Directed by Carlo Vanzina
Genres Comedy
Actors Gigi Proietti, Enzo Salvi, Carlo Buccirosso, Lorenzo Flaherty, Marco Messeri, Gianfranco Barra
Roles il Padreterno/cameriere/portantino ospedaliero/cantante messicano/contadino/avvocato e cliente/direttore d'orchestra
Rating44% 2.204082.204082.204082.204082.20408
Dirty Linen, 1h50
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Paolo Bonacelli, Marina Confalone, Alessandro Haber, Mariangela Melato, Ornella Muti, Michele Placido
Roles Prof. Rodolfo Melchiorri
Rating56% 2.814312.814312.814312.814312.81431
A family in Le Marche: the old father has a business of candy that provides support to the family. However, the man is about to leave the control of the company to his sons, who come with their families in the villa of him. The sons hate each other, and they fight for the possession of money, so when the old family man makes his choice, one of the guys places a bomb in the villa, making it explode.
D'Artagnan's Daughter, 2h9
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier, Riccardo Freda
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, Transgender in film, Histoire de France, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Sophie Marceau, Philippe Noiret, Claude Rich, Sami Frey, Jean-Luc Bideau, Gigi Proietti
Roles Giulio Mazarino
Rating57% 2.899392.899392.899392.899392.89939
In the autumn of 1654, an escaped slave seeks refuge at a convent in southern France. After the nuns take him in, his pursuers break into the convent and assault the nuns, searching for the slave. After wounding the mother superior (Pascale Roberts), they close in on their prey. One feisty novitiate, Eloise (Sophie Marceau)—the daughter of the renowned swordsman D'Artagnan (Philippe Noiret) of the famed Three Musketeers—stands up to the intruders, but is shoved aside as they ride off after the frightened slave, who escaped from the evil Duke Crassac de Merindol. Eloise finds a blood-stained piece of paper (a simple laundry list) that the slave used to stop a bleeding wound, and believes it holds some secret code. Later, Eloise is with the mother superior when she dies from her wound. Swearing a sacred oath to avenge her and dressed in men's clothes, Eloise sets out for Paris to elicit the help of her father in tracking down the murderers.
"FF.SS." – Cioè: "...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?", 2h11
Directed by Renzo Arbore
Genres Comedy
Actors Roberto Benigni, Renzo Arbore, Gigi Proietti, Nino Frassica, Luciano De Crescenzo, Maurizio Costanzo
Roles Curtatone
Rating60% 3.014543.014543.014543.014543.01454
The film begins with Renzo Arbore and Luciano De Crescenzo driving in Rome, while discussing an original idea for a new movie. They pass under the window of real-life filmmaker Federico Fellini, who is writing a screenplay entitled F.F.S.S (Federico Fellini Sud Story). A wind causes the screenplay to fall to the road below, and the two pick it up and decide to use Fellini's ideas themselves.
Count Tacchia, 1h50
Directed by Sergio Corbucci, Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Enrico Montesano, Vittorio Gassman, Zoé Chauveau, Gigi Proietti, Paolo Panelli, Giuseppe Pambieri
Roles Albergatore
Rating63% 3.1912153.1912153.1912153.1912153.191215
En 1900 à Rome, le pauvre charpentier Francesco voit sa vie prendre un tournant inattendu lorsqu'il est reconnu comme un membre d'une noble famille en déclin. Francesco fait la connaissance du cynique et impitoyable Prince Torquato Terenzi, déçu par la vie et le progrès, et tombe également amoureux de la belle Duchesse Elisa. Lorsque le Prince Terenzi décède, Francesco se rend compte que son héritage ne l'a pas enrichi, car la famille noble est ruinée. Il décide alors de s'enrôler dans l'armée pour la guerre en Libye, mais il rentre rapidement en Italie, dégoûté par les atrocités des combats. Son rêve est de devenir chanteur, et il décide de partir pour l'Amérique avec la Duchesse Elisa.
A Wedding
A Wedding (1978)
, 2h5
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Desi Arnaz Jr., Carol Burnett, Geraldine Chaplin, Howard Duff, Vittorio Gassman, Mia Farrow
Roles Dino Corelli I
Rating69% 3.494623.494623.494623.494623.49462
Dino Corelli (Desi Arnaz Jr.) marries Muffin Brenner (Amy Stryker) in a lavish Episcopalian church wedding presided over by a doddering, forgetful bishop. After the ceremony, the wedding party and guests drive back to the Corelli mansion for the reception. Meanwhile, the elderly, bedridden matriarch Nettie Sloan (Lillian Gish), mother of Regina Sloan Corelli (Nina Van Pallandt) and grandmother of the groom Dino, is being tended in her upstairs bedroom at the mansion by drunk, lecherous Dr. Jules Meecham (Howard Duff). Nettie is lying in her bed speaking with wedding planner Rita Billingsley (Geraldine Chaplin) when Nettie suddenly dies peacefully. Dr. Meecham informs Dino's father and head of household Luigi Corelli (Vittorio Gassman) of Nettie's death, but leaves it to him to tell his wife Regina, which Luigi is unable to do because Regina is high on drugs and mentally unstable. Nettie's corpse remains lying in bed, appearing to be asleep, throughout the reception, while various attendees are quietly told about her death or in some cases visit her in her room without realizing she's actually dead. By the time her bossy daughter Toni (Dina Merrill) finds out and calls a family meeting to make a dramatic announcement, the other family members are mostly not surprised or even too upset.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, 1h52
Directed by Ted Kotcheff, Bernard Cohn
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Themes Cooking films, Serial killer films
Actors George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort
Roles Ravello
Rating63% 3.193763.193763.193763.193763.19376
Natasha O'Brien (Jacqueline Bisset) is a celebrated pastry chef invited to London to assist in preparing a state dinner for the Queen, organized by culinary critic Maximillian "Max" Vandeveer (Robert Morley). Natasha's ex-husband, Robby (George Segal) is a fast food entrepreneur ("the Taco King") serving the "everyman" consumer while she caters to the affluent. Max is the "calamitously fat" grand gourmand publisher of a gourmet magazine Epicurious and is patron of several famous European chefs, each renowned for a signature dish.
Beach House, 1h46
Directed by Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Jodie Foster, Sergio Citti, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Stoppa, Gigi Proietti, Mariangela Melato
Roles Gigi
Rating63% 3.156463.156463.156463.156463.15646
The beaches of Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome: a group of holiday makers go in the cabins of establishments. In the cabins intertwine various stories that have as their theme the condition of little provincial people of Rome, with its own strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the quiet day at sea, a terrible storm broke out, forcing all the villagers to run away.
Horse Fever, 1h34
Directed by Steno
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film
Actors Gigi Proietti, Enrico Montesano, Catherine Spaak, Mario Carotenuto, Maria Teresa Albani, Gigi Ballista
Roles Bruno "Mandrake" Fioretti
Rating72% 3.647593.647593.647593.647593.64759
Bruno Fioretti, known as "Mandrake", is an inveterate gambler who never misses a day at the horse racing track in Rome. He is doubly unlucky: he bets too much on one horse, and his wife is sleeping with his best friend because Mandrake is always at the track. Penniless and cuckolded, Mandrake decides to make one last bet.