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Renzo Montagnani is a Actor Italien born on 11 september 1930 at Alessandria (Italie)

Renzo Montagnani

Renzo Montagnani
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Nationality Italie
Birth 11 september 1930 at Alessandria (Italie)
Death 22 may 1997 (at 66 years) at Rome (Italie)

Renzo Montagnani (11 September 1930 – 22 May 1997) was an Italian film and theatre actor and dubber.

Montagnani was born in Alessandria, Piedmont, and debuted as theatre actor thanks to the help of Erminio Macario. His first cinema success was his dramatic role in Metello (1970), but he later switched to the commedia all'italiana with his roles in the last two chapters of the Amici miei series (1982 and 1985). In the 1980s he also participated to a TV show as Don Fumino, an easy-speaking Tuscan parish priest.

Montagnani also intensively worked as dubber, dubbing actors such as Michel Piccoli, Charles Bronson and Philippe Noiret for the Italian version of movies.

In his later years he participated to numerous commedia sexy all'italiana films, often pairing with Edwige Fenech, the most popular actress of the genre, and also with Alvaro Vitali as the comic sidekick. Montagnani died in Rome of cancer in 1997.


Fils d'un employé des chemins de fer, Renzo Montagnani envisage d'abord une carrière de pharmacien. Mais, pendant ses études, il se découvre une passion pour le théâtre et décide, une fois son diplôme obtenu, de se lancer dans une carrière d'acteur. Il tourne avec diverses compagnies théâtrales avant de débuter au cinéma au début des années 1960. Installé à Rome pour percer au cinéma et à la télévision, il devient vite un visage familier du public italien, et accède aux premiers rôles à la fin de la décennie. Il se spécialise dans les rôles comiques et, dans les années 1970, apparaît fréquemment dans des comédies érotiques, où il interprète des rôles de bouffon affolé par les actrices « sexy » qui l'entourent. Ces films, qui remportent souvent de gros succès commerciaux en Italie malgré le mépris que leur voue la critique, lui permettent de cimenter sa popularité. Mais, trop marqué par le genre, il peine à s'imposer dans des œuvres plus prestigieuses, à quelques exceptions près comme son rôle dans Mes chers amis 2 réalisé par Mario Monicelli. En France, il est principalement connu pour le rôle du colonel Farès dans Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob.

Dans les années 1980 en apparaissant à la télévision dans de nombreux sketches comiques. Dans les dix dernières années de sa vie, il travaille à nouveau principalement pour le théâtre. Il meurt d'une tumeur aux poumons.

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Filmography of Renzo Montagnani (51 films)

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Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair, 3h
Directed by Alberto Negrin
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about hijackings
Actors Burt Lancaster, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Culp, Renzo Montagnani, Dominique Sanda, Rebecca Schaeffer
Roles Captain De Rosa
Rating60% 3.0005753.0005753.0005753.0005753.000575
One day, all are waiting for a ride of twelve days of quietness and relaxation aboard the Italian luxury cruise ship Achille Lauro. Everyone seems happy and content. No members of the passengers suspect that four Palestinian terrorists are among them. The most dangerous of all is their leader Molqi (Joseph Nasser). Among the hostages are Mr. Leon Klinghoffer (Burt Lancaster), and his wife Mrs Marilyn Klinghoffer.
My Friends Act III, 1h50
Directed by Nanni Loy
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Adolfo Celi, Renzo Montagnani, Bernard Blier, Valeria Sabel
Roles Guido Necchi
Rating63% 3.158793.158793.158793.158793.15879
The four Tuscan friends now have over sixty years of age and are nearing retirement. Count Mascetti is always the most unfortunate because in addition to end up in a wheelchair has also lost his wife in an incident. So his friends not to make him suffer the lead in a nursing home, where, however Mascetti never ceases to make his jokes to patients and nurses, very fun with his "supercazzola". Soon, the architect Melandri and the bartender Necchi reach the hospice to keep him company and participate with him in the jokes and antics against the elderly hospice. In particular, the man targeted by three, also included the surgeon Sassaroli, an old man (Bernard Blier) who dreams of the youth, and so the four friends give him well-served setting up a scene similar to the wastelands of Hell. There is the old man and conducted with a subset of satanic ritual in which Sassaroli plays the priest and a prostitute is very young sacrificial victim, believes young again. In fact, the four friends pranksters and goliardic have painted the hair black man after he fell asleep. The next day the old man feels like reborn and starts to make a lot of exercises dangerous for a man of his age, dying of a heart attack in a short time.
My Friends Act II, 2h5
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret, Adolfo Celi, Renzo Montagnani, Milena Vukotic
Roles Necchi
Rating76% 3.80033.80033.80033.80033.8003
The four old friends meet on the grave of the fifth of them, Giorgio Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode. Putting a conversation in front of the tomb of his friend, Lello Mascetti, Guido Necchi, Rambaldo Melandri and Alpheus Sassaroli reminiscent of the great and exciting filth and jokes that made George Perozzi, the friend died of a heart attack. So the movie comes back from the Eighties to 1968 in Florence when the wife of Perozzi was tired of his infidelities daily with eager baker's wife. While Perozzi liked to put the horns to his wife and grow in the miserable son of Count Mascetti studio, since he did not want his feet while he enjoyed in his escapades, Melandri falls in love with a beautiful lady with a rich dowry. The two marry and friends continue to combine their trouble, and then the poor Rambaldo finds himself also to stage a performance of the Passion of Jesus because of the extreme religiosity of the new wife. His friends mock and then find themselves facing the terrible flood that hit the city in that year, making the overflow Arno. Beds, furniture and people floating through the old streets of the old town and the wife of Perozzi he discovers his wife clinging to the basket. Returning to the present the four friends burst into laughter remember the details, but now they face the difficulties of the present. The minor child of Mascetti was impregnated by a crude and vulgar dishwasher and below is also haunted by debts to pay for the rental of the studio. He thinks to rely on a loan shark (Paolo Stoppa), but does nothing but accumulate its problems. Then the three friends involved in the rescue and Sassaroli, an expert surgeon, slimy man who pretends to have a problem with kidney stones. Thanks charade loan shark pay their money Sassaroli that lends them to the count Mascetti to pay the rent. Among the many adventures of Mascetti there is also that the sexual encounter with a Spanish dancer but was forced to leave quickly because he copulating with her in a luxurious room tree and does not know how to pay the bills. Also threatens to kill himself but in the end is too cowardly and reconsiders. One day Mascetti finds himself talking about his noble origins, known as Florence since the year 1200, but my friends mock him, and the Count is angry because he, as much rich in what was youth, now finds himself almost begging. To the fury Mascetti is also affected by a heart attack that forced him to stay for the rest of his life in a wheelchair, but friends always find a way to keep him happy and continue to have fun with him in their gypsy.
Bankers Also Have Souls, 1h43
Directed by Michel Lang
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Mondy, Clio Goldsmith, Jacques François, Renzo Montagnani, Henri Guybet
Roles L'émir Fayçal de Krator
Rating60% 3.035563.035563.035563.035563.03556
Grégoire Dufour, banquier, marié à la jolie Antonella et père de deux enfants, part en retraite. Pour son départ, ses collègues décident de lui offrir un cadeau : une call-girl, prénommée Barbara. Dans le train en partance pour l'Italie, il fait la connaissance de Barbara et finissent tous les deux à Venise...
A Policewoman in New York, 1h53
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Sex comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Edwige Fenech, Alvaro Vitali, Aldo Maccione, Enzo Andronico, Renzo Montagnani, Edith Peters
Roles Maccarone
Rating45% 2.286312.286312.286312.286312.28631
Mac Caron, un policier new-yorkais stupide et incompétent, veut piéger deux gangs de trafiquants de drogue qui se battent entre eux. Pour l'aider, il fait venir d'Italie Gianna Amicucci et l'agent Tarallo. Les deux remplacent, respectivement, la femme et le garde du corps du patron Big John, doubles parfaits des deux premiers. Finalement, après plusieurs poursuites, malentendus et bagarres, ils résolvent l'affaire.
The Doctor Prefers Sailors, 1h28
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Alvaro Vitali, Paola Senatore, Renzo Palmer, Marisa Mell, Gianni Ciardo, Gordon Mitchell
Roles aspirante suicida
Rating39% 1.998881.998881.998881.998881.99888
The ship of the Italian Navy commander Carlo Morelli (Renzo Palmer) anchors at Bari port and he arranges a rendezvous with his mistress Dr. Paola (Paola Senatore) at a hotel but who arrives is his wife Clara (Marisa Mell). Meanwhile, cleaners Alvaro (Vitali) and Gianni (Ciardo) witness a murder at the hotel and the assassin (Gordon Mitchell) starts trying to kill them. They are now in the middle of an international conspiracy.
My Wife Goes Back to School, 1h34
Directed by Giuliano Carnimeo
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Renzo Montagnani, Carmen Russo, Cinzia De Ponti, Marisa Merlini, Enzo Robutti, Toni Ucci
Roles Aristide Buratti
Rating47% 2.3920352.3920352.3920352.3920352.392035
Aristide Buratti (Montagnani) is a wealthy grocer married to attractive Valentina (Russo). Although they seem to have a happy marriage, Valentina feels herself culturally inferior because she is a high school dropout. Despite her husband's objections, she enrolls at a private boarding lycée for her Maturità. Valentina thinks her natural charms will bring her success before the examination board and she inevitably becomes the centre of attraction for the school staff, particularly nerdy teacher Pier Capponi (Enzo Robutti). On the other hand, Aristide gets increasingly jealous of Valentina. He now seeks to infiltrate the school in disguise and starts bribing the janitor (Toni Ucci) to serve this end.
L'assistente sociale tutto pepe
Directed by Nando Cicero
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Irène Papas, Yorgo Voyagis, Renzo Montagnani, Nino Terzo, Nadia Cassini, Fiorenzo Fiorentini
Roles Gratta
Rating54% 2.7103852.7103852.7103852.7103852.710385
Nadia, a social worker, is sent to a township where she meets strange people that in order to survive commit any sort of thefts and scams, usually without success ...
There Is a Ghost in My Bed
Directed by Claudio Giorgi
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Lilli Carati, Renzo Montagnani, Vincenzo Crocitti, Alejandra Grepi
Roles Archibald Trenton
Rating44% 2.247862.247862.247862.247862.24786
A young newlywed couple on the first night of honeymoon, unable to find a hotel, go to an old castle where the presence of a ghost will make their holiday a nightmare.
College Girl on Vacation, 1h30
Directed by Marino Girolami
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Renzo Montagnani, Marisa Mell, Cinzia De Ponti, Alvaro Vitali, Gianni Ciardo, Andrea Cipriano Brambilla
Roles Massimo Castaldi
Rating46% 2.304712.304712.304712.304712.30471
Massimo Castaldi (Montagnani) is a social climber married to Violante (Marisa Mell), who comes from a rich family. His relationship with his mistress Laura (Cinzia De Ponti) is jeopardised when the family moves to its summer house on the Apulian coast of the Adriatic. Nevertheless, Massimo seems to find a solution. His raunchy daughter Sonia (Sabrina Siani) has failed in her Italian compensation exam, and he plans to present Laura as a nun who will give Sonia private lessons to re-take her exam. On the other hand, there are two dim-witted criminals, Terenzio (Alvaro Vitali) and Fulgenzio (Gianni Ciardo), who are planning to kidnap one of the Castaldi family for good ransom money.