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Massimo Serato is a Actor Italien born on 31 may 1916 at Oderzo (Italie)

Massimo Serato

Massimo Serato
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Birth name Giuseppe Segato
Nationality Italie
Birth 31 may 1916 at Oderzo (Italie)
Death 22 december 1989 (at 73 years) at Rome (Italie)

Massimo Serato, born Giuseppe Segato, (31 May 1916 – 22 December 1989) was an Italian film actor with a career spanning over 40 years.

Serato was born in Oderzo, Veneto, Italy and started appearing in films in 1938. He played leading roles in several historical dramas and sword and sandal epics, mainly Italian, as well as roles in major international films. His notable appearances include Piccolo mondo antico (1941),The Naked Maja (1958), David and Goliath (1960), The Loves of Hercules (1960), El Cid (1961), 55 Days at Peking (1963) Camille 2000 (1969) and Don't Look Now (1973). In 1947 he won a Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the neorealist war-drama film Il sole sorge ancora.

He had an affair with the actress Anna Magnani who bore him a son, Cellino, whom she affectionately called Luca. Luca contracted polio at an early age; - " In time he was able to walk with steel braces but [he] spent much of his time in a wheelchair."

Serato died in Rome in 1989.

Biography

Ayant délaissé ses études universitaires, il fréquente le Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia où il se produit avec succès sur scène aux côtés d'Anna Magnani, qui fut aussi un temps sa compagne dans la vie, et de qui il a eu un fils, Cellino, surnommé Luca.

Serato fait ses débuts au grand écran au commencement des années 1940, et se spécialise dans les personnages issus de la littérature romantique.

Grand, blond, photogénique, visage mince et sourire moqueur, il incarne Franco Maironi, personnage résigné du maniéré Mariage de minuit (1941) de Mario Soldati, fiancé naïf dans le féroce Giacomo l'idéaliste (1942) d'Alberto Lattuada, neveu orphelin et gaspilleur dans la comédie aigre-douce L'homme à femmes (1944), de Ferdinando Maria Poggioli, adapté du roman éponyme d'Aldo Palazzeschi.

Dans ses films suivants (il tournera encore dans plus de 140 films) il fait preuve d'un talent universel : Il incarne un officier nazi dans le film néo-réaliste Le soleil se lèvera encore (Ruban d'argent, 1946) d'Aldo Vergano et un bourgeois cynique et amoral dans le tragique Febbre di vivere (1953) de Claudio Gora.

Après s'être essayé à tous les genres, du film de cape et d'épée au film historique, du film policier au western, il se tourne avec succès vers la télévision, mais un grave accident le contraint à interrompre toute activité.

On se souvient aussi de ses apparitions dans des roman-photos.

Best films

David and Goliath (1960)
(Actor)

Usually with

Nerio Bernardi
Nerio Bernardi
(10 films)
Andrea Aureli
Andrea Aureli
(9 films)
Guido Celano
Guido Celano
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Massimo Serato (103 films)

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Actor

Celluloide
Celluloide (1996)

Directed by Carlo Lizzani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Giancarlo Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Anna Falchi, Lina Sastri, Massimo Dapporto, Antonello Fassari
Rating66% 3.3311353.3311353.3311353.3311353.331135
Histoire de la genèse et du tournage de Rome, ville ouverte alors que l'Italie est encore en proie aux difficultés de la guerre.
Saving Grace, 1h52
Directed by Robert Malcolm Young
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Conti, Fernando Rey, Erland Josephson, Giancarlo Giannini, Donald Hewlett, Patricia Mauceri
Roles Monsignor Betti
Rating68% 3.4390353.4390353.4390353.4390353.439035
A year after his election, a youthful Pope (Conti) longs to be involved in ordinary people’s lives again, as he was when he was a priest.
Il Ragazzo di Campagna, 1h32
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Actors Renato Pozzetto, Clara Colosimo, Enzo Garinei, Massimo Boldi, Enzo Cannavale, Franco Diogene
Roles Drug Dealer
Rating67% 3.397443.397443.397443.397443.39744
Artemio (Pozzetto) has always lived in the countryside of Lombardy, inept in any other way in the world except dig the earth. When he turns 40, he realixes he has never had other experiences and jobs nor lived in a city, so he moves to the big and chaotic city of Milan to seek for a job. There he meets his cousin (Massimo Boldi), a trickster who gets him in trouble. When Artemio manages to escape from the police, he falls in love with a beautiful girl, but the distance between his countryside ways and mindset and those of the Milanese girl makes it impossible for the two to create a stable relationship. Disappointed by his failures, Artemio finally returns to the country after recovering the money needed for the family.
Neige à Capri
Origin France
Genres Crime
Actors Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Massimo Serato, Richard Harrison
Roles Dante Corbino

Règlement de comptes et trafic de drogue dans une villa de Capri.
Nana
Nana (1983)

Directed by Dan Wolman
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jean-Pierre Aumont, Katya Berger, Debra Berger, Annie Belle, Mandy Rice-Davies, Massimo Serato
Roles Faucherie
Rating44% 2.227592.227592.227592.227592.22759
Une prostituée belle et volontaire met son apparence et son corps à profit pour devenir l'égérie de la ville.
Killer Nun
Killer Nun (1979)
, 1h22
Directed by Giulio Berruti
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films
Actors Anita Ekberg, Alida Valli, Massimo Serato, Lou Castel, Joe Dallesandro, Laura Nucci
Roles Dr. Poirret
Rating50% 2.502872.502872.502872.502872.50287
Killer Nun (1978) was produced in Italy. It features Anita Ekberg as Sister Gertrude, who is recovering from neurosurgery, although her Mother Superior (Alida Valli) dismisses Sister Gertrude's fears about rushed recovery. Unfortunately, soon enough, it becomes clear that Sister Gertrude's fears were legitimate, as the hapless nun spirals into psychosis and addiction to morphine and heroin at the geriatric hospital where she works.
The Humanoid, 1h40
Directed by Aldo Lado
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Richard Kiel, Corinne Cléry, Barbara Bach, Leonard Mann, John Arthur Kennedy, Ivan Rassimov
Roles Great Brother
Rating39% 1.964931.964931.964931.964931.96493
Lord Graal, aidé de Lady Agatha, tente de détrôner Great Brother et de prendre le pouvoir sur Metropolis.
Convoy Busters, 1h41
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Olga Karlatos, Maurizio Merli, Massimo Serato, Mario Feliciani, Andrea Aureli
Roles Degan
Rating61% 3.0929053.0929053.0929053.0929053.092905
Une série de meurtres oriente le commissaire Olmi sur la piste d’un trafic de diamants. Dans un climat de corruption généralisée, sa volonté d’incriminer un haut fonctionnaire des douanes, Degan, est soumise à rude épreuve. Ses méthodes brutales lui font cependant commettre l’irréparable et cette bavure achève de discréditer son enquête. Muté dans une bourgade d’apparence paisible, il est de nouveau confronté à la pègre locale.
The Bloodstained Shadow, 1h49
Directed by Antonio Bido
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini, Craig Hill, Massimo Serato, Juliette Mayniel, Laura Nucci
Roles Count Pedrazzi
Rating62% 3.1482653.1482653.1482653.1482653.148265
Une jeune fille est étranglée par un tueur en série dans un pré mais ce dernier ne laisse aucune trace. L'affaire est classée sans suite.
Evil Thoughts
Directed by Ugo Tognazzi
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Edwige Fenech, Paolo Bonacelli, Mara Venier, Veruschka, Orazio Orlando
Roles Carlo Bocconi
Rating56% 2.8062852.8062852.8062852.8062852.806285
The Milanese lawyer Mario Marani (Tognazzi), due to fog at the airport, is forced to return home because his flight was canceled. At home he finds his wife Francesca half asleep and realizes that a person is hiding in the closet of shotguns.
Autopsy
Autopsy (1975)

Directed by Armando Crispino
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock, Angela Goodwin, Gaby Wagner, Massimo Serato
Roles Gianni Sanna
Rating59% 2.9501852.9501852.9501852.9501852.950185
Tandis qu'une vague de suicides frappe Rome, un prêtre enquête sur la mort mystérieuse de sa soeur avec l'aide d'une étudiante en criminologie.
Salvo D'Acquisto
Directed by Romolo Guerrieri
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Massimo Ranieri, Enrico Maria Salerno, Isa Danieli, Massimo Serato, Giustino Durano, Ivan Rassimov
Roles Halder
Rating69% 3.471793.471793.471793.471793.47179
Real life events of the Carabinieri member Salvo D'Acquisto, who during the Nazist occupation of Rome saved 22 civilians from being executed by German soldiers.
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 a
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.