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Raf Vallone is a Actor Italien born on 17 february 1916 at Tropea (Italie)

Raf Vallone

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Birth name Raffaele Vallone
Nationality Italie
Birth 17 february 1916 at Tropea (Italie)
Death 31 october 2002 (at 86 years) at Rome (Italie)

Raffaele "Raf" Vallone (17 February 1916 – 31 October 2002) was an Italian footballer, actor and an international film star.

Born in Tropea, Calabria, the son of a lawyer, Vallone attended Liceo classico Cavour in Turin, and studied Law and Philosophy at the University of Turin and entered his father's law firm. He played professional Football at a young age, playing in Serie A for Torino. He won the Coppa Italia with his team in season 1935-1936. Subsequently, he became the editorial head of the culture section of L'Unità, then the official newspaper of the Italian Communist Party, and also a film and drama critic for the Turin newspaper La Stampa. During World War II, Vallone served with the Communist resistance.

His first film appearance was as a sailor in We the Living (1942), but Vallone was not interested in an acting career. Nevertheless, he was cast as a soldier competing with Vittorio Gassman for the love of Silvana Mangano in Riso amaro (Bitter Rice) (1949). The film became a neo-realist classic and Vallone was launched on an international career. In 2001 he published his autobiography, L'alfabeto della memoria, with Gremese (Rome).

Vallone was married to actress Elena Varzi from 1952 until his death. They had three children, two of whom are actors, Eleonora Vallone and Saverio Vallone.

He died in Rome on 31 October 2002.

Biography

Raffaele Vallone nait à Tropea, dans la province de Vibo Valentia en Calabre, de l'avocat Giovanni Vallone (fils de Raffaele Vallone, notaire à Turin) et de Caterina Mottola, noble dame de la famille des marquis d'Amato et des patriciens de Tropea. En effet, les grands-parents maternels de Raf Vallone étaient le marquis Paolo Mottola d'Amato (1842-1909) et la noble Eleonora Potenzoni-Pelliccia. La famille Mottola d'Amato n'ayant plus d'héritiers masculins après la mort de son oncle Antonio Mottola (1886-1946), Raf aurait dû changer son patronyme en Mottola et s'appeler donc Raf Mottola d'Amato pour pouvoir hériter des titres familiaux mais sa mère refusa.

Bien que né à Tropea, il se transfère avec ses parents dans le nord de l'Italie, à Turin, alors qu'il est encore un enfant. Il étudie ensuite la philosophie et la jurisprudence à l'université auprès de professeurs comme Luigi Einaudi, économiste et futur président italien, et Leone Ginzburg. Parallèlement, il commence aussi une carrière sportive dans le football, où il évolue en tant que milieu de terrain au sein du Torino Football Club. Entre 1934 et 1935, il participe avec son équipe au Championnat d'Italie de football et il remporte la Coupe d'Italie en 1936. Deux ans plus tard, en 1938, il parvient de nouveau à la finale de la Coupe d'Italie mais il perd face à la Juventus. Successivement, il entre pendant quelque temps au Novare Calcio (de 1939 à 1940) avant de finalement revenir au Torino Football Club l'année suivante. Il abandonne cependant sa carrière sportive en 1941 au profit de l'activité journalistique.

Il devient alors un fervent journaliste antifasciste, proche des idéaux communistes mais n'adhérant jamais au Parti communiste italien car il reste très critique du stalinisme. Il devient ainsi le rédacteur-en-chef de la section culturelle du journal L'Unità. Par ailleurs, il est également critique cinématographique pour le journal La Stampa.

Acteur exigeant au cinéma comme à la scène, il fait notamment de la pièce de théâtre Vu du pont (A View from the Bridge) d'Arthur Miller, une de ses spécialités : il en est plusieurs fois l'interprète, le metteur en scène en Italie comme en France et, bien entendu, l'acteur principal dans son adaptation cinématographique Vu du pont réalisée par Sidney Lumet en 1962.

De la même façon, il a gain de cause afin de ne pas être doublé dans son premier film français, Thérèse Raquin de Marcel Carné et, par la suite, assure lui-même le doublage des versions françaises de la plupart de ses films. Il procède de la même façon pour ses rôles en langue anglaise au cinéma comme à la scène (pièces de théâtre Vu du pont et La Duchesse d'Amalfi de John Webster).

Raf Vallone a été marié de 1952 jusqu'à son décès avec l'actrice Elena Varzi avec laquelle il a eu trois enfants : Eleonora Vallone, actrice, née en 1955, et les jumeaux nés en 1958 : Saverio Vallone, acteur et Arabella Vallone, chanteuse.

Best films

El Cid (1961)
(Actor)
The Cardinal (1963)
(Actor)
Anna (1951)
(Actor)
Two Women (1960)
(Actor)
Bitter Rice (1949)
(Actor)
Revenge (1958)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Raf Vallone (66 films)

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Actor

Toni
Toni (1999)
, 1h30
Directed by Philomène Esposito
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime, Politic, Romance
Actors Alessandro Gassmann, Béatrice Dalle, Raf Vallone, Venantino Venantini, Elena Varzi, Roland Marchisio
Roles The Old Man
Rating53% 2.686322.686322.686322.686322.68632
Toni, mafieux de Calabre, est envoyé a Paris pour executer un contrat. Son contact est le Vieux, personnage étrange, mis au rebus par la famille mais qui rend encore quelques services. Il communique a Toni les informations necessaires a la bonne execution de son travail. Il s'en acquitte avec un calme parfait. C'est alors qu'il fait la connaissance de Marie, jeune journaliste perturbée par le suicide de sa meilleure amie. Une mystérieuse relation se noue aussitôt entre eux. Tout dérape quand Toni abat un chef de clan avec lequel il devait seulement négocier.
The Godfather Part III, 2h43
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Al Pacino, Andy García, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Sofia Coppola, Eli Wallach
Roles Cardinal Lamberto
Rating75% 3.7987753.7987753.7987753.7987753.798775
In 1979, as Michael Corleone is approaching 60, he regrets his ruthless rise to power, and is especially guilt-ridden for having his brother, Fredo, murdered. He has semi-retired from the Mafia, leaving the Corleone family's criminal interests under enforcer Joey Zasa's control. Michael uses his tremendous wealth and power in an attempt to rehabilitate his reputation via numerous charitable acts. Michael and Kay divorced in 1960, and Kay was given custody of their children, Anthony and Mary.
Power Of Evil, 2h
Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Marie-Christine Barrault, Hark Bohm, Mariusz Pujszo, Hervé Bellon, Raf Vallone
Rating63% 3.1731053.1731053.1731053.1731053.173105
Un étudiant en théologie sauve du suicide une jeune femme désespérée. Elle finit par avouer à son mari son infidélité.
The Scarlet and the Black, 2h23
Directed by Jerry London
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Barbara Bouchet, Fabiana Udenio, Raf Vallone
Roles Father Vittorio
Rating74% 3.7429753.7429753.7429753.7429753.742975
In 1943, the Nazi military occupies Rome. Pope Pius XII (John Gielgud) is approached by General Max Helm and SS Head of Police for Rome Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer). The Colonel expresses concern that escaped Allied prisoners may attempt to seek refuge in the Vatican, and requests permission to paint a white line across St. Peter's Square in order to mark the extent of Vatican sovereignty. The Pope grants his permission, and when the SS officers leave, he sees out of the window that the white line has already begun to be painted.
Season of Peace in Paris, 1h42
Directed by Predrag Golubović
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Maria Schneider, Dragan Nikolić, Predrag Laković, Alain Noury, Alida Valli, Miki Manojlović
Rating61% 3.089013.089013.089013.089013.08901
Un cinéaste yougoslave, en voyage à Paris en quête d'archives pour un film qu'il prépare sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale, tombe amoureux d'une jeune sculptrice française.
Lion of the Desert, 2h43
Directed by Moustapha Akkad
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about Islam, Le désert, Guerre du désert
Actors Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Raf Vallone, Irène Papas, John Gielgud
Roles Colonel Diodiece
Rating81% 4.0947654.0947654.0947654.0947654.094765
In 1929, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (Rod Steiger) is still faced with the 20-year-long war waged by patriots in the Italian colony of Libya to combat Italian colonization and the establishment of "The Fourth Shore"—the rebirth of a Roman Empire in Africa. Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani (Oliver Reed) as his sixth governor to Libya, confident that the eminently accredited soldier and fascist Grande can crush the rebellion and restore the dissipated glories of Imperial Rome. Omar Mukhtar (Anthony Quinn) leads the resistance to the fascists. A teacher by profession, guerrilla by obligation, Mukhtar had committed himself to a war that cannot be won in his own lifetime. Graziani controls Libya with the might of the Italian Army. Tanks and aircraft are used in the desert for the first time. The Italians also committed atrocities: killing of prisoners of war, destruction of crops, and imprisoning populations in concentration camps behind barbed wire.
Retour à Marseille, 1h57
Directed by René Allio
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, La provence
Actors Raf Vallone, Andréa Ferréol, Gilberte Rivet, Ariane Ascaride, Philippe Caubère, Armand Meffre
Roles Michel - un émigré de retour à Marseille
Rating59% 2.995212.995212.995212.995212.99521
Michel, la soixantaine, revient à Marseille pour assister aux obsèques de sa tante. Originaire d’Italie, c’est là-bas qu’il a réussi professionnellement et il est heureux de retrouver sa famille dont il force l’admiration. En sortant de l’église, on a volé la voiture de Michel et il apprend que c’est son jeune neveu, dit le « minot », qui est l’auteur du délit. Sans avertir la police, Michel part à la recherche du minot et de sa voiture. Plus que sa voiture, il souhaite surtout récupérer le porte-documents qu’il y a laissé et qui contient bon nombre de fausses factures compromettantes…
An Almost Perfect Affair, 1h33
Directed by Michael Ritchie, Marc Monnet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica, Dick Anthony Williams, Anna Maria Horsford
Roles Freddie
Rating53% 2.6621952.6621952.6621952.6621952.662195
Durant le festival de Cannes, un réalisateur entame une liaison avec l'épouse d'un producteur de cinéma.
The Greek Tycoon, 1h47
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, James Franciscus, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert, Joss Ackland
Roles Spyros Tomasis
Rating54% 2.7030952.7030952.7030952.7030952.703095
The film focuses on the courtship and marriage of aging Greek Theo Tomasis, who rose from his humble peasant roots to become an influential mogul who owns oil tankers, airlines, and Mediterranean islands and longs to be elected President of Greece, and considerably younger Liz Cassidy, the beautiful widow of the assassinated President of the United States. The two first meet when she is visiting his island estate with her husband James, the charismatic Senator from the state of Massachusetts. Theo immediately is attracted to her and, despite the fact she obviously is happily married, begins to woo her aboard his yacht while her husband is deep in conversation with the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. As the plot unfolds, Theo's beloved son Nico dies in an accident, his wife Simi commits suicide, James becomes President and appoints his brother John Attorney General, and Theo ends his affair with Paola to comfort and eventually marry grieving widow Liz.
The Other Side of Midnight, 2h45
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films
Actors Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone, Clu Gulager, Christian Marquand
Roles Constantin Demeris
Rating60% 3.0489953.0489953.0489953.0489953.048995
In World War II France, young and attractive Noelle Page (Marie-France Pisier) falls in love with Larry Douglas (John Beck), an American pilot of the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed in France. The couple has a torrid love affair that ends abruptly when Larry receives orders to return to the United States. Larry promises to come back for Noelle and marry her. She later finds out that she's pregnant with his child. However, he never returns.
The Devil's Advocate, 1h44
Directed by Guy Green
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors John Mills, Paola Pitagora, Stéphane Audran, Jason Miller, Leigh Lawson, Daniel Massey
Roles Bishop Aurelio
Rating63% 3.180723.180723.180723.180723.18072
In 1958, the Catholic Church is investigating the case of a mysterious individual, Giacomo Nerone (Leigh Lawson), who is said to have performed miracles in a remote village in southern Italy (Scontrone), before being executed by Italian Communist partisans in 1944. The process involves a "Devil's advocate", who is tasked with discovering any details about the subject's life that would indicate their canonisation would be inappropriate.
The Human Factor, 1h35
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors George Kennedy, John Mills, Rita Tushingham, Barry Sullivan, Raf Vallone, Shane Rimmer
Roles Dr. Lupo
Rating56% 2.804042.804042.804042.804042.80404
John Kinsdale (George Kennedy) works in Naples, Italy, as a NATO computer specialist. He returns home from work one day to find his beloved family brutally murdered.