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Ninetto Davoli is a Actor Italien born on 11 october 1948 at Rome (Italie)

Ninetto Davoli

Ninetto Davoli
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Nationality Italie
Birth 11 october 1948 (75 years) at Rome (Italie)

Giovanni "Ninetto" Davoli (born 11 October 1948) is an Italian actor who became known through his roles in several of Pier Paolo Pasolini's films.


Davoli was born in San Pietro a Maida, Calabria. He was discovered by poet, novelist and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini, who had begun a relationship with Davoli, then a 15-year-old boy, in 1963. Pasolini considered him to be "the great love of his life," whom he later cast in his 1966 film Uccellacci e uccellini (literally Bad Birds and Little Birds but translated in English as The Hawks and the Sparrows), co-starred with celebrated comic Totò, Pasolini became the youth's mentor and friend. "Even though their sexual relations lasted only a few years, Ninetto continued to live with Pasolini and was his constant companion, as well as appearing in six more of his films."

First cast in a non-speaking role in the film Il vangelo secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964), Davoli played mostly comical-naïve roles in several more of Pasolini's films, the last of which was Il fiore delle Mille e una Notte (A Thousand and One Nights/Arabian Nights, 1974).

After Pasolini's death in 1975, Davoli turned increasingly to television productions.

In May 2015 Davoli was announced as recipient of a special Nastro d'Argento Career Award.

Best films

Arabian Nights (1974)
The Canterbury Tales (1972)

Usually with

Sergio Citti
Sergio Citti
(14 films)
Nino Baragli
Nino Baragli
(19 films)
Franco Citti
Franco Citti
(13 films)
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(12 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ninetto Davoli (49 films)

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Pasolini (2014)
, 1h24
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Willem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Scamarcio, Adriana Asti, Ninetto Davoli, Giada Colagrande
Roles Epifanio
Rating58% 2.944092.944092.944092.944092.94409
Pier Paolo Pasolini (Willem Dafoe) is fifty, and lives in the rowdy Rome of the 1970s. He has just finished shooting his latest film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, a film that has shocked both critics and audiences. Pasolini is increasingly opposed by the people, critics and politicians, both for his homosexuality, and because he is considered impulsive and scandalous in showing his reality to the public. Pasolini is going to shoot a new film (which was never made), in which he cast the famous actor Eduardo De Filippo (Ninetto Davoli) and the young Ninetto Davoli (Riccardo Scamarcio)--with whom he has a special relationship. While Pasolini is working on the film, his mother (Adriana Asti) and his sister try to dissuade him from the project, because it turns out to be too wild and visionary for the Italian public.
All at Sea
All at Sea (2011)

Genres Comedy
Actors Gigi Proietti, Marco Giallini, Ilaria Occhini, Ninetto Davoli, Ambra Angiolini, Anna Bonaiuto
Roles Alfredo
Rating55% 2.7772652.7772652.7772652.7772652.777265
The film is based on the funny bickering between two cousins Nino and Mauritius.
Concrete Romance
Directed by Marco Martani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Nicolas Vaporidis, Giorgio Faletti, Carolina Crescentini, Stefano Antonucci, Ninetto Davoli, Alfredo Pea
Roles Pompo
Rating60% 3.00093.00093.00093.00093.0009
Diego est un petit voyou, admiré par ses copains. Totalement inconscient, il est prêt à prendre tous les risques. Il pense avoir le courage qui manquait à son père, abattu comme un chien par des gangsters."Le chef" est un parrain mafieux, qui contrôle tout un quartier de Rome. Pour lui, semer la terreur est la seule façon d'être respecté. Aussi, il n'hésite jamais à tuer. Parce que "le chef" a violé son amie, Diego va lui déclarer la guerre.L'affrontement entre les amis du jeune homme et les mafieux va déboucher sur un bain de sang...
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% 3.687393.687393.687393.687393.68739
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.
We Free Kings, 2h10
Directed by Sergio Citti
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Silvio Orlando, Patrick Bauchau, Rolf Zacher, Gastone Moschin, Laura Betti, Franco Citti
Roles Comparsa
Rating69% 3.4848053.4848053.4848053.4848053.484805
Three amateur actors in theater are chased away by their performance, because the satirically subject from their complaint treates in a controversial manner the cruelty of the Nazis. The three actors take refuge in a rural country where they, having the bright idea to recite a sacred drama on the birth of Jesus Christ, have to interpret the three Biblical Magi. The show is so successful and magically the villagers give birth to a son on Christmas Eve for every family, and there the faith in Jesus is regained.
Who Killed Pasolini?, 1h40
Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Giulio Scarpati, Toni Bertorelli, Antonello Fassari, Claudio Bigagli, Nicoletta Braschi, Biagio Pelligra
Rating68% 3.428943.428943.428943.428943.42894
The film traces the last hours of the life of poet and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini. The poet is killed at night in 1975 on the beach at Ostia, near Rome. A boy is arrested: Pino Pelosi, and charged with murder. The police and judges believe that Pelosi is the only murderer of Pasolini, but his injuries on the body of the poet are too severe and profound. Then are called to bear witness to the death of the poet his sister and his mother, destroyed by grief. As the process unfolds, the film examines the personality of Pasolini, and his works and, above all explains what people think of him in Italy. Pasolini according to some Italians was a provocative man: he deserved what he suffered, having been a Communist and a homosexual. Instead, his friends and intellectuals remember him as a very good and sensible man, who sought only to fight against neo-fascism and the cruel and bigoted mentality of middle-class society.
Momo (1986)
, 1h41
Directed by Johannes Schaaf
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Sylvester Groth, Mario Adorf, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Leopoldo Trieste, Ninetto Davoli, John Huston
Roles Nino
Rating65% 3.25433.25433.25433.25433.2543
In the ruins of an amphitheatre just outside an unnamed Italian city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin. She is remarkable in the neighbourhood because she has the extraordinary ability to listen—really listen. By simply being with people and listening to them, she can help them find answers to their problems, make up with each other, and think of fun games.
Count Tacchia, 1h50
Directed by Sergio Corbucci, Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Enrico Montesano, Vittorio Gassman, Zoé Chauveau, Gigi Proietti, Paolo Panelli, Giuseppe Pambieri
Roles Ninetto
Rating63% 3.1912153.1912153.1912153.1912153.191215
En 1900 à Rome, le pauvre charpentier Francesco voit sa vie prendre un tournant inattendu lorsqu'il est reconnu comme un membre d'une noble famille en déclin. Francesco fait la connaissance du cynique et impitoyable Prince Torquato Terenzi, déçu par la vie et le progrès, et tombe également amoureux de la belle Duchesse Elisa. Lorsque le Prince Terenzi décède, Francesco se rend compte que son héritage ne l'a pas enrichi, car la famille noble est ruinée. Il décide alors de s'enrôler dans l'armée pour la guerre en Libye, mais il rentre rapidement en Italie, dégoûté par les atrocités des combats. Son rêve est de devenir chanteur, et il décide de partir pour l'Amérique avec la Duchesse Elisa.
Count Tacchia, 1h58
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Enrico Montesano, Vittorio Gassman, Paolo Panelli, Ninetto Davoli, Zoé Chauveau, Giuseppe Pambieri
Roles Ninetto
Rating61% 3.096983.096983.096983.096983.09698
In 1900 in Rome, the poor carpenter Francesco, by a twist of fate, is recognized component of a noble family in the process of decay. Francesco knows the cynical and ruthless Prince Torquato Terenzi, disappointed by life and progress, and also falls in love with the beautiful Duchess Elisa. When Prince Terenzi dies, Francesco realizes that he's not enriched for nothing with the inheritance, because the noble family is broke; so he enlistes himself for the war in Libya, but quickly returnes to Italy, disgusted by the atrocities of the fighting.
The Soup
The Soup (1981)
, 1h44
Directed by Sergio Citti
Genres Comedy
Actors Roberto Benigni, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Daria Nicolodi, Olimpia Carlisi, Giorgio Gaber
Roles Giovanni
Rating71% 3.5629053.5629053.5629053.5629053.562905
Francis and John are two tramps on the outskirts of Rome, forced to rummage through the trash forever in search of food. They meet and make friends and through a misunderstanding are arrested. They are locked up in the security cell of the police station with The Maestro, a poor but well-dressed specialist in running away from the restaurants, taverns and eateries of Rome after having gorged without paying. Upon release, the three come together late in the evening and go to a restaurant where, at the end of a memorable binge (tagliatelle, tripe with tomato sauce, oxtail, asparagus, mozzarella with tomatoes, lamb with potatoes), and concoct a clever ruse to escape and cheat the owner Attilio. In running away, they fall into a cold and smelly mud puddle and take refuge in a cattle car to dry off and warm up. They fall asleep and wake to find themselves in a small town in Tuscany, and then begin to wander in the countryside of Poggibonsi (Siena). They try to scrounge food from the old woman Beatrice, but she does not even know how to feed the seven children living with her, and she is forced to sacrifice his old turtle. By and by they come across a restaurant owned by two hunters, who are in the habit of serving the customers only after enjoying their own comfortable meal and who keep their waiter chained up like a dog. The three friends release the waiter and decide to leave the restaurant without eating, sensing the danger of being caught and shot. After further wanderings, they are nearly lynched by a group of laborers after being caught eating the temporarily unguarded soup at the laborers' table. Left tied up while the mob goes off for a while, they are freed by the waiter who they had recently saved, who joins them. The waiter leads them to an old inn but when they arrive they are dismayed to learn that it has been turned into a funeral home.