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Mario Brega is a Actor Italien born on 25 march 1923 at Rome (Italie)

Mario Brega

Mario Brega
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Birth name Florestano Brega
Nationality Italie
Birth 25 march 1923 at Rome (Italie)
Death 23 july 1994 (at 71 years) at Rome (Italie)

Florestano "Mario" Brega (Rome 5 March 1923 – Rome 23 July 1994) was an Italian actor. His heavy build meant that he regularly portrayed a thug in his films particularly earlier in his career in westerns. Later in his career however, he featured in numerous Italian comedy films. Brega stood at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and well over 250 pounds (110 kg) at his heaviest but after the 1960s slimmed down significantly.

Brega was born in Rome. He was a butcher before he drifted into acting, where his heavy physique ensured him a plethora of character roles. Debuting with director Dino Risi, he then played some minor roles in Sergio Leone's spaghetti western movies: A Fistful of Dollars, as Chico; For a Few Dollars More, as Niño; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as Corporal Wallace; and also as a gangster in Once Upon a Time in America. He appeared in many other spaghetti Westerns, including Death Rides a Horse, The Great Silence, and My Name is Nobody. He was also featured in many Federico Fellini films, and later in his career had comical roles with director Carlo Verdone.


Florestano Brega dit Mario débute au cinéma en 1954 avec un petit rôle dans le film Violenza sul lago de Leonardo Cortese. Il a participé aux trois films de Sergio Leone de la trilogie des Dollars.

Il meurt d'un infarctus, le 23 juillet 1994 à 71 ans.

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Filmography of Mario Brega (54 films)

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Detective School Dropouts, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Valeria Golino, Christian De Sica, George Eastman, Mario Brega, Rik Battaglia, Mickey Knox
Roles Don Lombardi
Rating54% 2.71642.71642.71642.71642.7164
Two bumbling private detectives get themselves hired to find a missing person. They quickly find themselves in the middle of a mob war that takes place between New York City and Rome, when it turns out that the missing person is somebody the mob wants to stay missing.
Great! (1986)
, 1h50
Directed by Carlo Verdone
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Carlo Verdone, Alberto Sordi, Mario Brega, John Steiner, Franca Dominici
Roles Sergio
Rating64% 3.2474553.2474553.2474553.2474553.247455
Rome. Oscar Pettinari, appelé affectueusement Troppo forte (trop fort) par ses amis, est un jeune banlieusard qui fréquente Cinecittà et rêve de devenir acteur de films d'action, ou à tout le moins de jouer les cascadeurs. Un matin, il est écarté de la sélection des figurants par un important producteur américain à cause de son aspect trop débonnaire, mais il fait la rencontre d'un avocat pour le moins particulier, le comte Giangiacomo Pigna Corelli Inselci. Avec l'aide de cet étrange personnage, Oscar met en scène un accident de moto pour piéger le producteur qui l'a écarté de son film, mais le destin fait en sorte qu'au volant de l'automobile qui l'aurait percuté se trouve non pas ledit producteur, mais bien Nancy, une jeune et ravissante actrice américaine (aussi amante de l'homme), qui perdra son rôle à la suite de cette histoire.
Once Upon a Time in America, 3h41
Directed by Sergio Leone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime, Politic, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Mafia films, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld
Roles Mandy
Rating83% 4.150774.150774.150774.150774.15077
The film is presented in non-chronological order, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and it is largely told through flashbacks from the viewpoint of one person. The specific scenes and their order varies from version to version. The following section describes the full European cut of the film:
Christmas Holidays, 1h37
Directed by Enrico Oldoini, Carlo Vanzina
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Christian De Sica, Jerry Calà, Claudio Amendola, Mario Brega, Antonella Interlenghi, Stefania Sandrelli
Roles Arturo Marchetti
Rating60% 3.049873.049873.049873.049873.04987
In Christmas of 1983 two families collide in Cortina d'Ampezzo. The first is very rich, elegant, refined taste and character and comes from Milan, consisting of Christian De Sica and Riccardo Garrone, while the second is made up of people extremely vulgar and rough to Rome contains the funny characters Claudio Amendola, Marilù Tolo and Mario Brega. The stories and adventures of the members of the two families intersect and give rise to hilarious misunderstandings, while a penniless pianist (Jerry Calà) fall in love again with his ex-girlfriend (Stefania Sandrelli). Roberto Covelli (De Sica) has an American girlfriend but worthy of much attention and persistently courted by Mario Marchetti (Amendola) which was initially became involved in a meeting with the girlfriend of a friend of his. The contact between the two families will be done through the acquaintance of Mario with a member of Covelli which, when seen in front of the rude common people of Rome are upset. After many adventures finished good and evil Samantha's girlfriend, Roberto, will notice the sad courting the mild Mario and give him what he wishes for one night before leaving for ever's America. Meanwhile, the Covelli Family with astonishment and regret discovers that his young son Roberto is gay. One year after the holiday, families reunite in Sardinia during the summer and will create a new whirlwind of hilarious situations.
Talcum Powder, 1h36
Directed by Carlo Verdone
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Christian De Sica, Mario Brega, Nino Manfredi, Angelo Infanti
Roles Augusto
Rating68% 3.44013.44013.44013.44013.4401
Sergio Benvenuti is a shy seller of contracts for a Roman company of music, but because of his character he cannot find even a customer. So he asks for help from a fellow named Nadia. But the two have never seen themselves, and so it takes a equivoc. In fact Sergio is also a friend of a penniless swindler, who before his arrest for corruption told him many nonsense notices about important American actors like Robert De Niro, John Wayne and Robert Redford. When Nadia arrives for work at home of the arrested, meanwhile occupied by Sergio, she believes him to be a major womanizer.
Bianco, rosso e Verdone, 1h50
Directed by Carlo Verdone
Genres Comedy
Actors Carlo Verdone, Elena Fabrizi, Angelo Infanti, Mario Brega, Milena Vukotic, Élisabeth Wiener
Roles Er Principe
Rating73% 3.6903853.6903853.6903853.6903853.690385
Italian election day in the early '80s. Three men leave to reach their voting places. Furio, a pedantic and chatterbox clerk living in Turin, is with his family on his way to Rome, so are half witted Mimmo with his diabetic grandmother. Pasquale, an Italian emigrant in Germany and married to a local valkyrie-like woman, leaves alone with his Alfasud car to Matera, South Italy.
Fun Is Beautiful, 1h39
Directed by Carlo Verdone
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Carlo Verdone, Mario Brega, Renato Scarpa, Sandro Ghiani
Roles Mario
Rating71% 3.590813.590813.590813.590813.59081
Carlo Verdone plays three roles in three episodes joined together. The Roman hick Enzo must by car with a friend to reach a party of friends outside of Italy. The flower child Ruggero returns to Rome from his father (Mario Brega) who believes that the guy has psychological problems, and so he calls home this home a priest, a teacher and a very problematic nephew. Mr. Mario then is going to change the mentality of the guy with the help of these wise people, in the hope that Ruggero and his girlfriend (who is also a flower child ) find themselves the right way to live in a modern society. Finally the shy and awkward Leo find the love in a Spanish girl, but she gives him a lot of problems. In fact she is not alone and intends to recover an affair with her ex.
A Dangerous Toy, 1h58
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Nino Manfredi, Marlène Jobert, Olga Karlatos, Arnoldo Foà, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Pamela Villoresi
Roles Uomo dello Slavo
Rating69% 3.4778953.4778953.4778953.4778953.477895
Vittorio Barletta is hit by a random bullet when a supermarket is robbed. Due to this incident he gets to know a policeman. His new buddy teaches him how to defend himself with a gun. Hereby Barletta learns he has a special talent because right from the start he is an extraordinary marksman. When the policeman tries to arrest somebody while Barletta is with him, he is killed right under Barletta's eyes. This drives Barletta to seek vengeance.
Destruction Force
Origin Italie
Genres Crime
Actors Tomás Milián, Katia Christine, Luc Merenda, Massimo Vanni, Elio Zamuto, Franco Citti
Roles Questore Alberti
Rating59% 2.951262.951262.951262.951262.95126
Lors de l'enquête sur la mort d'un policier, le commissaire Ghini (Luc Merenda) croise la route d'un ancien criminel, Sergio Er Monnezza Marazzi (Tomás Milián), devenu propriétaire d'un petit restaurant et dont les tuyaux l'amène à s'intéresser à un malfrat sicilien, Belli (Elio Zamuto ), qui projette notamment le braquage d'un banque.
The Cat
The Cat (1977)
, 1h49
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Mariangela Melato, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Galabru, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Jean Martin, Philippe Leroy
Roles Rosario Calascibetta, a killer
Rating68% 3.42783.42783.42783.42783.4278
À la mort de leur père, Amedeo et sa sœur Ofelia héritent d'un vieil immeuble délabré dans le cœur de Rome ; un promoteur s'en porte acquéreur à condition qu'il soit vide de ses occupants. Six appartements sont encore occupés et ils se décident à employer tous les moyens pour expulser les locataires...
The Last Round
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Luc Merenda, Mario Brega, Giampiero Albertini, Gianni Dei, Leonora Fani, Susana Giménez
Roles Bobo Belmondo
Rating62% 3.1424253.1424253.1424253.1424253.142425
Marco Russo arpente les routes de l’Italie. Il vient du sud, et son chemin s’arrête dans une grande cité du nord. Elle est en effet sous le contrôle de deux bandes . D’un côté, les Manzetti, qui détiennent les marchés des transports et de la contrebande. De l’autre, les Belmondo, qui possèdent les night-clubs et les réseaux de prostitution. Marco se retrouve devant l’usine des Manzetti, où il est le témoin d’une bagarre entre des ouvriers et des hommes de main de Rico. L’étranger défend les ouvriers et met à mal une dizaine d’assaillants au corps-à-corps avant d’être neutralisé et jeté dans une décharge.Il décide alors de monter les deux bandes l'une contre l'autre.
A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot, 2h
Directed by Damiano Damiani, Sergio Leone
Genres Comedy, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Terence Hill, Patrick McGoohan, Miou-Miou, Klaus Kinski, Jean Martin, Rik Battaglia
Roles Coach Driver
Rating62% 3.100963.100963.100963.100963.10096
Joe Thanks (Terence Hill) is a genius conman. He conducts various schemes with his two friends: Half-breed Steam Engine Bill (Robert Charlebois) and his girlfriend Lucy (Miou-Miou). Lucy loves both men, and they in turn both vie for her affection.
Two hearts, a Chapel, 1h45
Directed by Maurizio Lucidi
Genres Comedy
Actors Renato Pozzetto, Agostina Belli, Aldo Maccione, Leopoldo Trieste, Franca Scagnetti, Mario Brega
Roles Il Macellaio
Rating60% 3.0368753.0368753.0368753.0368753.036875
Aristide receives a rich inheritance made of jewelry from the of his died mother, but when he meets a beautiful redhead at the cemetery, his life changes unexpectedly.