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Marcel Bozzuffi is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 28 october 1928 at Rennes (France)

Marcel Bozzuffi

Marcel Bozzuffi
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Birth name Marcel Louis Édouard Bozzuffi
Nationality France
Birth 28 october 1928 at Rennes (France)
Death 2 february 1988 (at 59 years) at Paris (France)

Marcel Bozzuffi (28 October 1928 – 2 February 1988) was a French film actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as a brutal hitman in the Oscar-winning American film The French Connection. In 1963, he married French actress Françoise Fabian.

Biography

Enfance, formation et débuts
Après une enfance passée en Bretagne, Marcel Bozzuffi monte à Paris et s'inscrit au Cours Simon.


Carrière
À l'écran, Marcel Bozzuffi fait partie des « seconds rôles », comme Raymond Bussières, Robert Dalban, Michel Peyrelon et tant d'autres, qui ont marqué si profondément le cinéma français.

Bien que souvent cantonné à des rôles soit de policier soit de gangster auxquels il donnait, tant par ses traits que par son jeu d'acteur, des tons sombres et inquiétants, il a su sortir dans les années 1980 de ce registre stéréotypé qui a marqué sa carrière en jouant des rôles de composition tout à l'opposé de son étiquette de « méchant » comme le personnage d'un homosexuel dans Identification d'une femme d’Antonioni. Il a donné la réplique aux plus grands, notamment Jean Gabin (dans Gas-oil ou Du rififi à Paname).

Il a également mis sa voix grave et si particulière aux services du doublage de films, doublant entre autres Paul Newman et Charles Bronson. Il fut aussi la voix de Lucky Luke dans Daisy Town. Il mesurait 1,70 mètres. Pour les cinéphiles, il reste surtout connu pour son interprétation de Nicoli, le porte-flingue d'Alain Charnier poursuivi par Gene Hackman dans une scène restée mythique du cultissime French Connection de William Friedkin. Marcel Bozzuffi, ayant des racines italiennes, parlait très bien l'italien, avec un léger accent français, ce qui lui permet de participer à des films italiens, surtout dans les années 1960 et 1970.



Acteur, Marcel Bozzuffi a également écrit et réalisé un film (L'Américain en 1969), trois téléfilms et un recueil de nouvelles (Forfana - Récits, publié à titre posthume en 1990).


Vie privée et fin de vie
En 1963, Marcel Bozzuffi épouse l'actrice Françoise Fabian avec qui il vivra jusqu’à sa mort. Il meurt des suites d'un cancer au cerveau le 2 février 1988. Il est inhumé au cimetière du Montparnasse (7e division) à Paris, non loin de Jean Poiret et de Philippe Noiret.

Best films

The French Connection (1971)
(Actor)
Birds of a Feather II (1980)
(Actor)
Life Love Death (1969)
(Actor)
Countdown to Vengeance (1971)
(Actor)
Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961)
(Actor)
Le Caïd (1960)
(Actor)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marcel Bozzuffi (66 films)

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Asphalt Warriors, 1h30
Directed by Sergio Gobbi
Origin France
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Marisa Berenson, Marcel Bozzuffi, Isabelle Mergault, Alex Descas, Isaac de Bankolé
Roles Falco
Rating45% 2.2891952.2891952.2891952.2891952.289195
L'histoire parle de conflits et de batailles entre des groupes ethniques dans les rues de Paris. Dans le passé, Vincent faisait partie de ces groupes ethniques et c'est un ancien loubard. Maintenant devenu inspecteur de la flicaille à la brigade des mœurs, il est chargé par le divisionnaire Rigault d'infiltrer ces groupes et de devenir un loubard comme il l'était dans le passé. Aidé de l'Arbalète, une femme prostituée et droguée, Vincent s'oppose à Falco, flic raciste et partisan de la manière forte et il est corrompu par le gang de justice.
Bon anniversaire Juliette
Directed by Marcel Bozzuffi
Origin France
Actors Françoise Fabian, Sophie Renoir, Odette Laure, Carol Lixon, Marcel Bozzuffi
Roles Jérôme Thiriot

Juliette annonce à ses parents sa décision d'abandonner ses études pour se mettre à travailler. Elle veut faire de la peinture sur bois.
Identification of a Woman, 2h8
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Tomás Milián, Christine Boisson, Lara Wendel, Veronica Lazăr, Marcel Bozzuffi
Roles Mario
Rating67% 3.3945653.3945653.3945653.3945653.394565
Niccolò (Tomás Milián) is a successful Italian filmmaker searching for a woman to inspire his next film and perhaps fill the romantic void left by his recent divorce. At his sister's gynecology office, he answers the phone and speaks briefly with a young woman named Mavi Luppis (Daniela Silverio) who is looking to make an appointment. She recognized his name and something sparks his imagination. He notes her name and address, and a few days later invites her to his Rome apartment where they make love.
Birds of a Feather II, 1h41
Directed by Édouard Molinaro
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Michel Galabru, Paola Borboni, Benny Luke
Roles Broca
Rating57% 2.8552552.8552552.8552552.8552552.855255
A spy plants a capsule of microfilm on Albin and from then on spies and government agents pursue him. Albin and Renato travel to Italy to hide at Renato's mother's farm. At each point along the way we see the straight world's reaction to Albin.
Contraband
Contraband (1980)
, 1h37
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Fabio Testi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Guido Alberti, Venantino Venantini, Saverio Marconi, Luciano Rossi
Roles Francois Jacois
Rating65% 3.2973553.2973553.2973553.2973553.297355
Luca Di Angelo (Fabio Testi) is a smuggler, one member of an organized team trafficking cigarettes and booze up and down the coast off Naples, Italy. After a run-in with the police in which the smugglers manage to get away by faking a boat explosion resulting in the police motorboats responding to the false emergency allowing the smugglers to get away, Luca and his brother Mickey suspect Scherino (Ferdinand Murolo), the head of a rival gang of smugglers, of passing on their actives. Lucia and Mickey take their accusations to their boss Perlante (Saverio Marconi) a sleazy playboy withy numerous Mafia connections, who agrees to look into it. After a nighttime fire at Mickey's racing stables kills a valued racehorse, he and Luca drive over to inspect the damage. But on the way, they are stopped at a fake police roadblock where the assassins dressed as policemen trick Mickey into getting out of the car and machine-gun him to death over and over again (a homage to Sonny Corelone's death scene in The Godfather), while Luca barely escapes injury by hiding on the floor of the car.
Patrick Still Lives!, 1h32
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Actors Sacha Pitoëff, Mariangela Giordano, Gianni Dei, Carmen Russo, Franco Silva, Marcel Bozzuffi
Rating56% 2.811172.811172.811172.811172.81117
The film follows events surrounding a young boy named Patrick who is sent into a coma after a roadside accident and who develops psychic powers with which he is free to commit brutal murders.
Bloodline
Bloodline (1979)
, 1h52
Directed by Terence Young
Origin German
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Irène Papas, Claudia Mori, Michelle Phillips
Roles Man in Black
Rating46% 2.3110452.3110452.3110452.3110452.311045
Sam Roffe, President of Roffe & Sons Pharmaceuticals, dies in what appears to be a climbing accident, leaving his daughter Elizabeth (Audrey Hepburn) a billion-dollar empire. Roffe's board members see an opportunity to settle old scores, jockey for higher position, and reap lucrative profits. However, an investigation into Sam's death discloses that it was a murder and that a power struggle is going on within the company.
The Passage, 1h39
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Sports films, Political films
Actors Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, Patricia Neal, Christopher Lee, Kay Lenz
Roles Perea
Rating60% 3.003153.003153.003153.003153.00315
During World War II, a Basque farmer (Anthony Quinn) is asked by the French resistance to help a fleeing scientist (James Mason) and his family escape across the Pyrenees Mountains to safety in neutral Spain. On his trail are a group of Germans, led by a sadistic SS officer (Malcolm McDowell).
Stunt Squad
Directed by Domenico Paolella
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Marcel Bozzuffi, Vittorio Mezzogiorno
Roles Grifi
Rating63% 3.153753.153753.153753.153753.15375
Chef-d'œuvre du crime italien. Après que des gangs criminels ont ravagé les rues d'Italie, un commissaire de police a formé une équipe spéciale de policiers à la moto extrêmement bien entraînés pour retrouver le racketteur psychotique et son gang. Leur acteur principal est Valli, l'un des plus impitoyables méchants que le cinéma ait jamais vu...
March or Die, 1h42
Directed by Dick Richards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films
Actors Gene Hackman, Catherine Deneuve, Terence Hill, Max von Sydow, Jack O'Halloran, Ian Holm
Roles Lt. Fontaine
Rating62% 3.1470553.1470553.1470553.1470553.147055
Soon after the Great War, Major Foster (Hackman), the commander of a detachment of the French Foreign Legion, suffers the haunting memories of leading an army of 8,000, now reduced to 200. He has become an alcoholic as a result, and his only friend is his faithful Sergeant, Triand (Rufus Narcy).