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Nino Castelnuovo is a Actor Italien born on 28 october 1936 at Lecco (Italie)

Nino Castelnuovo

Nino Castelnuovo
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Birth name Francesco Castelnuovo
Nationality Italie
Birth 28 october 1936 at Lecco (Italie)
Death 6 september 2021 (at 84 years)

Francesco "Nino" Castelnuovo (born 28 October 1936) is an Italian actor of film, stage and television.

He appeared as Guy Foucher in the French-language musical film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). Castelnuovo has also had notable appearances in other films, including the romantic-drama The English Patient (1996), the drama Rocco and His Brothers (1960), the black-comedy L'emmerdeur (A Pain in the ..., 1973), the sexploitation Camille 2000 (1969), and the spaghetti-westerns Massacre Time (1966) and The Five Man Army (1969).


Born into a humble family, after being a painter, a mechanic and a workman, at young age Castelnuovo moved in Milan where he started working as a sales agent and at the same time he enrolled the acting school of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. In 1957, still very young, he debuted as a mime in the RAI children show Zurli il mago del giovedì.

Castelnuovo landed a small part in Un maledetto imbroglio (The Facts of Murder) (1959), directed by Pietro Germi, and continued to play supporting roles in such films as Il Gobbo (The Hunchback), directed by Carlo Lizzani and Rocco and His Brothers (both released in 1960), directed by Luchino Visconti. When the popular American television show, Disneyland, traveled to Italy in 1962, Castelnuovo appeared alongside Annette Funicello in two episodes of the mini-movie, Escapade in Florence, singing, playing the guitar, and adding the Italian verses to the jovial tarantella, Dream Boy.

Castelnuovo's international break-out role arrived with Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) in 1964, directed by Jacques Demy, an entirely-sung film, in which he played opposite young Catherine Deneuve. Nominated for the American Motion Picture Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language film, the film gained the attention of both film critics and the public, and won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in February of that same year. Nevertheless, the work remained largely unseen in Italy due to the film-going public's distaste for musicals at the time.

However, a few years after the release of the film, after some box office failures (Vittorio De Sica's Un mondo nuovo, his American film debut The Reward) Castelnuovo gained fame as an actor in Italy, thanks to the role of Renzo in the television mini-series I promessi sposi, shown first on Channel RAI (1967). He also starred alongside an international cast of Peter Graves, James Daly, and Bud Spencer in the Spaghetti Western, The Five Man Army (1969) as a Mexican revolutionary, and as Armand in Radley Metzger's psychedelic, sexcapade-drama, Camille 2000 (1969).

Since then, for over four decades, Castelnuovo has been featured primarily on television serials around Europe, where he has portrayed numerous parts and has achieved great success. Italian viewers may also remember that, in tandem with his long television and film career, he appeared as the athletically-sound spokesman for the corn oil company Cuore (Italian for 'Heart') from 1977 to 1982. In 1996, Castelnuovo also appeared briefly as D'Agostino in the Academy Award winning film, The English Patient.

Castelnuovo continues to be active on the Italian theatre stage as well, most recently starring in a production of Ben Hecht's and Charles MacArthur's 1931 play The Front Page --Italian title, Prima Pagina -- in 2002.

Best films

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
A Pain in the Ass (1973)

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Filmography of Nino Castelnuovo (40 films)

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The English Patient, 2h42
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Le désert
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Naveen Andrews
Roles D'Agostino
Rating73% 3.6987753.6987753.6987753.6987753.698775
In the final days of the Italian Campaign of World War II, Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working and living in a bombed Italian monastery, looks after a critically burned man who speaks English but cannot remember his name. They are joined by Kip, a Sikh sapper in the British Army who defuses bombs and has a love affair with Hana before leaving, and David Caravaggio, a Canadian Intelligence Corps operative who was questioned by Germans and has had his thumbs cut off during a German interrogation. He questions the patient, who gradually reveals his past.
The World of Jacques Demy, 1h30
Directed by Agnès Varda
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Actors Anouk Aimée, Agnès Varda, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Anne Vernon, Harrison Ford
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.628613.628613.628613.628613.62861
"Après avoir fait un film de fiction sur l'enfance de Jacques (JACQUOT DE NANTES), mon intention a été de faire un documentaire – relativement objectif – sur Jacques Demy, adulte et cinéaste. J'ai recueilli des témoignages et suscité des réactions. J'ai moi-même apporté des souvenirs et des documents sur lui mais j'ai souvent passé le relais à ses amis, à ses proches, aux acteurs et actrices qui ont travaillé avec lui, à des " fans " et à trois demoiselles qui ne l'ont pas connu mais qui circulent naturellement dans son univers." Agnès Varda
Star Odyssey, 1h28
Directed by Alfonso Brescia
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Gianni Garko, Malisa Longo, Ennio Balbo, Franco Ressel, Nino Castelnuovo, Robert Hundar
Roles Lt. Oliver 'Hollywood' Carrera
Rating28% 1.4302351.4302351.4302351.4302351.430235
One of four low-budget Italian science fiction movies produced in the wake of Star Wars by Italian director Alfonso Brescia (under the pseudonym Al Bradley), the film takes place on Earth (now renamed "Sol 3") in the year 2312.
Strip Nude for Your Killer, 1h37
Directed by Andrea Bianchi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Solvi Stübing, Nino Castelnuovo, Edwige Fenech, Franco Diogene, Femi Benussi, Lia Amanda
Roles Carlo Bianchi
Rating55% 2.79972.79972.79972.79972.7997
After a fashion model dies while undergoing an illegal abortion, the attending doctor moves her body back to her home, staging her death to remove any trace of his involvement. However, he is murdered by a stranger disguised in racing leathers and a motorcycle helmet. At the Albatross Modelling Agency, womanising photographer Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo) embarks on an affair with fellow photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech). Meanwhile, a newly hired model, Patrizia (Solvi Stubing), fends off the unwanted advances of Maurizio (Franco Diogene), whose wife owns the agency. One evening, Mario (Claudio Pellegrini), who also works at the agency, invites a woman in racing leathers into his home for a drink, and is stabbed to death. The police question the agency's owner Gisella (Lia Amanda) and another model, Lucia (Femi Benussi) about the killing, but learn very little. Gisella and Lucia are sleeping together; one night when Gisella leaves after a fight, Lucia is attacked and killed.
That Malicious Age, 1h27
Directed by Silvio Amadio
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Nino Castelnuovo, Gloria Guida, Anita Sanders, Andrea Aureli, Silvio Amadio
Roles Napoleone
Rating50% 2.5114852.5114852.5114852.5114852.511485
Napoleone (Castelnuovo) is an artist bored of his married life and applies to work as a gardener at a summer mansion. On his way to Elba, he meets an attractive teenage girl (Guida) who attempts to seduce him and when he gets to the mansion, he learns that she is Paola, his employers' daughter living with her mother (Anita Sanders) and stepfather (Silvio Amadio). The mother is soon attracted to Napoleone but he has a growing affection for Paola, fuelled by her flirtatious behaviour and his passion eventually turns into violence against a mentally disturbed fisherman (Mimmo Palmara) courting Paola.
Un amour de pluie
Directed by Jean-Claude Brialy
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Romy Schneider, Nino Castelnuovo, Mehdi El Glaoui, Suzanne Flon, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Claude Brialy
Roles Giovanni
Rating60% 3.0382353.0382353.0382353.0382353.038235
Une mère et sa fille de 15 ans partent en cure pour leurs vacances. La mère tombe sous le charme d'un Italien, Giovanni, tandis que sa fille s'amourache du cuisinier de l'hôtel, Georges.
A Pain in the Ass, 1h20
Directed by Édouard Molinaro
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Caroline Cellier, Nino Castelnuovo, Jean-Pierre Darras, Jacques Galland
Roles Bellhop, room boy
Rating70% 3.549963.549963.549963.549963.54996
Ralph Milan is a contract killer who is paid to kill Louis Randoni, whose testimony in various trials could harm the organisation. Ralph waits for his prey in his hotel room, but is interrupted by his comical neighbour, a shirt salesman named François Pignon (Jacques Brel). Pignon, who is suicidal since his wife left him for a reputed doctor named Fuchs (Jean-Pierre Darras), tries to hang himself on the waterpipes, but only manages to cause a flood. Realizing that if Pignon tries to kill himself again the police will search the place, Milan offers to talk him out of it until after his assassination. Unfortunately Pignon starts irritating him more, and makes it more difficult for him to fulfill his contract killing.
The Bloodstained Lawn
Directed by Riccardo Ghione
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Marina Malfatti, Dominique Boschero, Nino Castelnuovo
Roles UNESCO agent
Rating52% 2.63382.63382.63382.63382.6338
Un enquêteur découvre qu'une bouteille de vin produit par un producteur italien contient du sang. Un couple de hippies sont invités à dormir chez un certain Antonio qui les accompagne dans la villa où il vit avec sa soeur et son beau-frère. Les deux jeunes y rencontrent des personnages étranges: un gitan, une prostituée et un ivrogne inquiétant. D'abord traités comme des rois, ils finissent ensuite vidés de leur sang par le biais d'une étrange machine.
The Divorce, 1h40
Directed by Romolo Guerrieri
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Nino Castelnuovo, Anna Moffo, Mario Brega, Clara Colosimo, Nadia Cassini
Roles Piero
Rating57% 2.8886652.8886652.8886652.8886652.888665
Leonardo Nenci, un ingénieur d'âge mûr décide après 15 ans de mariage de se séparer de son épouse Elena. Exaspéré par la vie conjugale il entend reprendre sa liberté.
Camille 2000, 1h55
Directed by Radley Metzger
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Films about prostitution
Actors Danièle Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Philippe Forquet, Massimo Serato, Roberto Bisacco
Roles Armand Duval
Rating57% 2.8556652.8556652.8556652.8556652.855665
Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her love for him for the sake of his future and reputation.
Love and Anger, 1h42
Directed by Marco Bellocchio, Carlo Lizzani, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elda Tattoli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Marco Bellocchio, Julian Beck, James Anderson, Judith Malina, Milena Vukotic, Nino Castelnuovo
Roles The Director (segment "L'Amore")
Rating57% 2.8987652.8987652.8987652.8987652.898765
The film is composed of episodes that deal with some of the themes present in Jesus' parables and anecdotes of the canonical gospels. These issues, however, are reproduced in the present from their directors.
Diary of a Telephone Operator, 1h50
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Claudia Cardinale, Catherine Spaak, Robert Hoffmann, Nino Castelnuovo, John Phillip Law, Aldo Giuffrè
Roles Piero
Rating57% 2.863222.863222.863222.863222.86322
Marta works as a telephone operator for a telephone company. She lives with her friend Nanda in Nanda's flat. But Nanda's priority is above anything else to find a husband. When she feels she has found the right man she doesn't want Marta any longer in her flat. But while Nanda's relationship fails, Marta meets and marries a man named Pietro. Only then it turns out her husband has an old friend. The man, a foreigner, moves in with the two of them. Marta tries to pair off the foreigner with her single friend Nanda. Both women think this might work out. But Pietro's friend has bought a boat in order to sail around the world with Pietro and when the friend announces to do this alone, Marta's husband has a breakdown. In the end Pietro abandons Marta, explaining to her that he has no plans for a return from this journey with his friend.
The Five Man Army, 1h45
Directed by Don Taylor, Italo Zingarelli
Origin Italie
Genres Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films
Actors Peter Graves, Bud Spencer, Nino Castelnuovo, Claudio Gora, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Marino Masè
Roles Luis Dominguez
Rating65% 3.2973753.2973753.2973753.2973753.297375
The rebels want the "Dutchman" (Peter Graves) to rob a train carrying $500,000 in gold on behalf of Victoriano Huerta to finance the Mexican Revolution. So the Dutchman enlists four other men, a strong man (Bud Spencer), an acrobat (Nino Castelnuovo), an explosives specialist (James Daly) and a samurai (Tetsuro Tamba), promising to reward each one a thousand dollars. Their first undertaking is to save the rebel leader from being executed.