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Lino Banfi is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Actor's Assistant Italien born on 9 july 1936 at Andria (Italie)

Lino Banfi

Lino Banfi
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Birth name Pasquale Zagaria
Nationality Italie
Birth 9 july 1936 (87 years) at Andria (Italie)

Lino Banfi (born Pasquale Zagaria 11 July 1936) is an Italian film actor and presenter. He has appeared in more than 100 films since 1960.


He was born in the Apulian city of Andria and at the age of three, moved to Canosa di Puglia. Lino Banfi became one of the most well-known actors in Italian "sexy comedies" in the 1970s. In the 1980s he reached the peak of his fame by appearing in movies such as L'allenatore nel pallone, Vieni avanti cretino, Il commissario Lo Gatto and Occhio, malocchio, prezzemolo e finocchio; he recently portrayed Grandpa Libero in Italian TV series Un medico in famiglia.

During his career nearly all of Lino Banfi's characters spoke with the distinctive pronunciation of the Bari dialect.

Lino and his wife Lucia have been married since 1962 and have two children, Walter and Rosanna; Rosanna is also an actress.

In 2000, Lino Banfi became a Goodwill Ambassador for the Italian National Committee for UNICEF.

Usually with

Luciano Martino
Luciano Martino
(21 films)
Bruno Corbucci
Bruno Corbucci
(11 films)
Dino Cassio
Dino Cassio
(14 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lino Banfi (79 films)

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Where Am I Going?, 1h26
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Sonia Bergamasco, Maurizio Micheli, Lino Banfi
Roles Senatore Binetto
Rating66% 3.31623.31623.31623.31623.3162
Wedding Fever in Campobello, 1h36
Origin German
Genres Comedy
Actors Lino Banfi, Christian Ulmen, Mina Tander, Maren Kroymann, Nicola Nocella, Leonardo Nigro
Roles Antonio Marcipane
Rating58% 2.949372.949372.949372.949372.94937
Jan demande en mariage sa compagne Sara d'origine italienne. Seulement le père de cette dernière, Antonio, veut absolument que les noces aient lieu dans sa ville natale de Campobello. Jan qui a déjà du mal à s'habituer au caractère bien trempé de son beau-père doit alors faire la connaissance de sa belle-famille italienne. Alors que les problèmes s'accumulent, Sara découvre également qu'ayant la nationalité allemande, elle doit se faire nationaliser italienne pour se marier.
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 Nicola
Rating45% 2.2553452.2553452.2553452.2553452.255345
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.
Trainer at the ball 2, 1h52
Directed by Sergio Martino
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Lino Banfi, Anna Falchi, Maurizio Casagrande, Emilio De Marchi, Dino Cassio, Little Tony
Roles Oronzo Canà
Rating39% 1.9529851.9529851.9529851.9529851.952985
The famous Italian football coach Oronzo Canà has retired to a villa in Apulia. Now, old and tired, he is enjoying a quiet life there, cultivating his vineyard, when suddenly he is summoned to Milan, in northern Italy. There the elderly chairman of a great Lombard ("Longobarda") club is suffering from dementia and has lost his powers of judgement, and the club's manager has been fired. He has decided to bring back Oronzo Canà as trainer, remembering him from his great football team of thirty years before, tasking him with bringing the club back to its old winning ways. Oronzo puts his trust in the intervention of a Russian billionaire who has bought the club for promotion. But it is a deception.
How We Got the Italian Movie Business Into Trouble: The True Story of Franco and Ciccio
Directed by Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco
Origin Italie
Genres Documentary
Actors Ciccio Ingrassia, Lino Banfi, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mario Merola, Lando Buzzanca, Vittorio De Sica
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.687413.687413.687413.687413.68741
Le film évoque la carrière du duo comique sicilien qui compta parmi les plus célèbres des acteurs dans leur pays, Franco Franchi et Ciccio Ingrassia ; en utilisant des archives de leur répertoire et des témoignages originaux — par-dessus tout, ceux de la famille et des amis des réalisateurs — il imprime en quelque sorte à la pellicule son propre et authentique récit cinématographique.
Une vie de chien, 1h30
Actors Lino Banfi, Nino Frassica, Anita Zagaria
Roles Giuseppe Pardi
Rating57% 2.8652152.8652152.8652152.8652152.865215
Stuff for the Rich, 1h44
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Lino Banfi, Laura Antonelli, Renato Pozzetto, Rosanna Banfi, Serena Grandi, Vittorio Caprioli
Roles Aldo Petruzzelli (2° episodio)
Rating50% 2.529322.529322.529322.529322.52932
Les trois histoires se passent à Monte Carlo. Attilio Carbone, un assureur ringard est séduit par la plantureuse Dora qui le convainc de faire souscrire à son mari une police d’assurance puis de le tuer pour empocher l'argent. Mais la femme est de mèche avec son mari. Finalement, ces deux-là finiront avec l'argent sur une île déserte.
Department Store, 1h50
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Lino Banfi, Paolo Villaggio, Laura Antonelli, Michele Placido, Renato Pozzetto, Massimo Boldi
Roles Nicola Patecola da Cerignola, il mendicante
Rating56% 2.8143452.8143452.8143452.8143452.814345
Dans les Grands Magasins se mêlent différents personnages et diverses histoires.
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 Oronzo Canà
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.
Two of a Kind, 1h38
Directed by Neri Parenti
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about immigration
Actors Lino Banfi, Paolo Villaggio, Milly Carlucci, Jacques Herlin, Pippo Santonastaso, Marina Confalone
Roles Nicola Calore / Capitano Tombale
Rating56% 2.8485652.8485652.8485652.8485652.848565
First segment: Nicola Calore, an Apulian mason who emigrated in Switzerland, faces the visit of his niece Rosina who believes that he has become wealthy.
At the Sports Bar
Directed by Francesco Massaro
Genres Comedy
Actors Lino Banfi, Jerry Calà, Mara Venier, Annie Belle, Pino Ammendola, Dino Cassio
Roles Lino
Rating62% 3.1458053.1458053.1458053.1458053.145805
Misadventures of Lino, a penniless Apulian immigrant in Turin, after he won 1 billion and 300 million lire at Totocalcio.
Eye, evil eye, parsley and fennel
Directed by Sergio Martino
Genres Comedy
Actors Lino Banfi, Milena Vukotic, Janet Ågren, Elisa Kadigia Bove, Dagmar Lassander, Dino Cassio
Roles Altomare Secca (episodio "Il pelo della disgrazia")
Rating59% 2.9947052.9947052.9947052.9947052.994705
Come on Idiot, 1h38
Genres Comedy
Actors Lino Banfi, Gigi Reder, Dada Gallotti, Dino Cassio, Michela Miti, Moana Pozzi
Roles Pasquale Baudaffi
Rating70% 3.5322953.5322953.5322953.5322953.532295
Don't Play with Tigers
Directed by Sergio Martino
Genres Comedy
Actors Edwige Fenech, Renato Pozzetto, Lino Banfi, Janet Ågren, Adriana Russo, Pippo Santonastaso
Roles Mario Zamboni
Rating55% 2.7678352.7678352.7678352.7678352.767835
Three segments. Cesare Domenichini is a poor man who, to bring the family to the sea, builds an abusive hut on a nudist beach. The businessman Mario Zamboni, on vacation in Livorno with his wife and his daughter Aurora, gives in to the advances of Frau Kruppe, a rich German woman with a passion for card games. Alberto Del Pra, owner of a shipyard on the brink of bankruptcy, is able to get the assignment to build a super yacht for a wealthy Arab emir, on condition that his wife Francesca would stay a night with him.