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Luigi Pistilli is a Actor Italien born on 19 july 1929 at Grosseto (Italie)

Luigi Pistilli

Luigi Pistilli
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Nationality Italie
Birth 19 july 1929 at Grosseto (Italie)
Death 21 april 1996 (at 66 years) at Milan (Italie)

Luigi Pistilli (19 July 1929 – 21 April 1996) was an Italian actor of stage, screen, and television.

At one time Luigi Pistilli was one of Italy's most respected actors of stage, screen, and television. In theater, was considered one of the country's finest interpreters of Bertolt Brecht's plays in The Threepenny Opera and St Joan of the Stockyards. Pistilli studied acting at Milan's Piccolo Teatro, graduating in 1955.

Biography

Born in Grosseto, Pistilli studied acting at Milan's Piccolo Teatro, graduating in 1955. He never completely severed his ties with the theater and often returned to appear in plays directed by Giorgio Strehler. Pistilli made his feature film debut with an uncredited role in Dark Passage (1947).

He appeared in many spaghetti Westerns such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) (as the priest brother of Eli Wallach's character Tuco) and in For a Few Dollars More (1965) as the cunning second-in-command Groggy (his first credited film role). He played the murderous Albert in the Mario Bava giallo Twitch of the Death Nerve in 1971. He had a regular role on the popular Italian television Mafia drama The Octopus. He also appeared as the main villain in Death Rides a Horse (1967).

After a role in the 1970 Charles Bronson thriller Cold Sweat, in 1972 he appeared in the giallo film Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key playing an alcoholic, and appeared as an exorcising priest in the 1974 cult horror film The Eerie Midnight Horror Show.

Pistilli committed suicide in his home in Milan just before he was scheduled to appear in the final performance of Terence Rattigan's Tosca April 21, 1996. The program was panned by critics and audiences and that might have contributed to Pistilli's state of mind. However, according to his suicide note, Pistilli had suffered deep despair after making bitter public comments regarding the recent end of a four-year off-stage relationship with singer and actress Milva. In his note he apologized to her for the spiteful statements released in the published interview.

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
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Filmography of Luigi Pistilli (38 films)

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Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison
Directed by Lino Del Fra
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Prison films
Actors Lea Massari, Riccardo Cucciolla, Mimsy Farmer, Jacques Herlin, Franco Graziosi, Umberto Raho
Roles Gennaro Gramsci
Rating61% 3.096793.096793.096793.096793.09679
Le film explore la carrière de l'écrivain et militant politique italien Antonio Gramsci à travers ses Cahiers de prison (Quaderni del carcere) rédigés en détention entre 1929 et 1935.
Illustrious Corpses, 2h
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Lino Ventura, Renato Salvatori, Tino Carraro, Max von Sydow, Alain Cuny, Paolo Bonacelli
Roles Cusan
Rating72% 3.64053.64053.64053.64053.6405
The film starts with the murder of District Attorney Vargas in Palermo, amongst a climate of demonstrations, strikes and political tension between the Left and the government. The subsequent investigation failing, the police assign the protagonist Inspector Rogas (Lino Ventura) to solve the case. While he is starting his investigation, two judges are killed. All victims turn out to have worked together on several cases. After Rogas discovers evidence of corruption surrounding the three government officials, he is encouraged by superiors "not to forage after gossip," but to trail the "crazy lunatic who for no reason whatever is going about murdering judges." This near admission of guilt drives Rogas to seek out three men wrongfully convicted by the murdered judges. He is joined by a journalist friend working for a far-left newspaper, Cusan.
Cagliostro
Cagliostro (1975)

Genres Thriller, Biography
Actors Rosanna Schiaffino, Bekim Fehmiu, Curd Jürgens, Ida Galli, Luigi Pistilli, Robert Alda
Roles Cardinal de Rohan
Rating66% 3.3139953.3139953.3139953.3139953.313995
Arrivé à Paris pour se gagner les faveurs de Louis XVI et Marie-Antoinette, Cagliostro est traité en paria par la cour versaillaise et disgracié quand il a la fâcheuse idée de prédire à la Reine sa mort sur l’échafaud.
The Suspects, 1h34
Origin France
Genres Crime
Actors Mimsy Farmer, Paul Meurisse, Michel Bouquet, Bruno Cremer, Michael Lonsdale, Jacques Fabbri
Roles Marcello Angiotti
Rating61% 3.0746453.0746453.0746453.0746453.074645
Dans le sud de la France, le cadavre d'une touriste américaine, Candice Strasberg, est découvert en pleine garrigue. L'état de décomposition du corps rend difficile l'autopsie et les mauvaises conditions météorologiques ont effacé les empreintes sur le terrain. À partir du journal intime de la victime, la police tente de reconstituer son parcours...
Enter the Devil
Directed by Mario Gariazzo
Genres Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Ivan Rassimov, Gabriele Tinti, Luigi Pistilli, Giuseppe Addobbati
Roles Father Xeno
Rating48% 2.416352.416352.416352.416352.41635
Une étudiante tombe sous le charme mystérieux d'une statue représentant l'un des brigands crucifiés avec le Christ. Reprenant vie, le brigand viole la jeune femme, faisant pénétrer en elle la semence du Démon. Maintenant possédée, elle répand le mal sous ses formes les plus perverses. Un seul homme osera l'affronter : un moine, engagé dans un mortel combat entre les forces de Dieu et celles de l'Enfer.
Number One
Number One (1973)
, 1h35
Origin Italie
Genres Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Luigi Pistilli, Renzo Montagnani, Claude Jade, Rina Franchetti, Massimo Serato, Howard Ross
Roles Poliziotto
Rating65% 3.267693.267693.267693.267693.26769
Le Number One, une boîte de nuit célèbre de Rome, est au centre d'un grand scandale en 1971 : un trafic de cocaïne qui impliqua des noms de la jet set internationale. C’est la découverte, dans une villa romaine, d’une jeune Américaine morte d’overdose, qui conduisit les policiers à enquêter dans les milieux interlopes de la capitale. Parallèlement, alors qu’ils sont sur la piste de voleurs d'œuvres d'art, les policiers découvrent que ces voleurs sont également mêlés au trafic de drogue.
The Black Hand
Directed by Antonio Racioppi
Origin Italie
Genres Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Lionel Stander, Rosanna Fratello, Michele Placido, Corrado Gaipa, Nino Vingelli, Luigi Pistilli
Roles Don Nunzio Pantaleo
Rating57% 2.86992.86992.86992.86992.8699
Au début des années 1900, Antonio Turris (Mike Placido) est un jeune Sicilien qui vient de s'installer aux États-Unis. Lors d'une bagarre, il tue en voulant se défendre Massara (Gilberto Galimberti ), un tueur de la mafia. L'employeur de Massara, le professeur (Philippe Leroy), le prend alors sous sa protection et lui sauve la vie. En retour, Antonio devient membre de la mafia. Il est notamment chargé de la corruption et de l'élimination de politiciens souhaitant ou refusant de coopérer avec l'organisation. Il fait la rencontre d'une jeune sicilienne qu'il sauve de la prostitution, Angela (Rosanna Fratello) et qu'il épouse.
Caliber 9
Caliber 9 (1972)
, 1h40
Directed by Fernando Di Leo
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, Ivo Garrani
Roles Mercuri
Rating73% 3.69973.69973.69973.69973.6997
Small-time gangster Ugo Piazza (Gastone Moschin) is released from prison. He tries to convince the police, the mafia, his psychotic ex-friend Rocco (Mario Adorf) and his girlfriend Nelly Bordon (Barbara Bouchet) that he wants to go straight, but everyone believes he has $300,000 of stolen money hidden somewhere.
Tragic Ceremony
Directed by Riccardo Freda
Genres Drama, Horror
Actors Camille Keaton, Luigi Pistilli, Luciana Paluzzi, José Calvo, Irina Demick, Giovanni Petrucci
Roles Lord Alexander
Rating55% 2.7534352.7534352.7534352.7534352.753435
Sur le chemin du retour, quatre hippies, partis en randonnée, tombent en panne d'essence. Ils tentent de trouver un abri dans une maison isolée....
A White Dress for Marialé
Directed by Romano Scavolini
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Ida Galli, Ivan Rassimov, Pilar Velázquez, Luigi Pistilli, Gianni Dei
Roles Paolo
Rating57% 2.8583752.8583752.8583752.8583752.858375
Alors qu'elle n'avait que dix ans, Mariele a vu son père tuer sa mere et son amant. Devenue adulte, elle s'est mariée avec Paul. Un soir, elle invite dix personnes à diner. La soirée tourne a l'orgie. Mariele retrouve son amant Maxime. Tous les invités meurent et Mariele accuse son mari...
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, 1h36
Directed by Sergio Martino
Origin Italie
Genres Erotic, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Edwige Fenech, Luigi Pistilli, Anita Strindberg, Ivan Rassimov, Enrica Bonaccorti, Daniela Giordano
Roles Oliviero Rouvigny
Rating66% 3.345413.345413.345413.345413.34541
Oliviero Rouvigny (Pistilli), a failed writer and an alcoholic, lives in a crumbling mansion with his wife Irina (Strindberg), who is scared of Oliviero's cat, Satan, that used to belong to his late mother. To fight boredom, Oliviero organizes decadent parties for local hippies and humiliates and abuses Irina in front of the guests. After his mistress, a young student, is found murdered, Oliviero becomes the primary suspect. When he finds their maid dead on the premises, he decides to conceal it to avoid further suspicions.