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Ugo Tognazzi is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Italien born on 23 march 1922 at Cremona (Italie)

Ugo Tognazzi

Ugo Tognazzi
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Birth name Ottavio Ugo Tognazzi
Nationality Italie
Birth 23 march 1922 at Cremona (Italie)
Death 27 october 1990 (at 68 years) at Rome (Italie)

Ugo Tognazzi ([ˈuːɡo toɲˈɲattsi]; 23 March 1922 - 27 October 1990) was an Italian film, TV, and theatre actor, director, and screenwriter.


Ugo Tognazzi died of a brain hemorrhage in Rome in 1990, although rumors persist to this day that his chronic depression led to suicide. He is buried in the cemetery of Velletri.

His sons Ricky Tognazzi (b. 1955) and Gianmarco Tognazzi (b. 1967) are cinema actors. He was also the father of the Norwegian film director and film producer Thomas Robsahm (b. 1964). His daughter Maria Sole Tognazzi (b. 1971) is, like Ricky, a film director.

Best films

La Cage aux Folles (1978)
La Cage aux Folles II (1980)
La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding (1985)
We Like It Cold (1960)
La Grande Bouffe (1973)
Good King Dagobert (1984)

Usually with

Marco Ferreri
Marco Ferreri
(16 films)
Dino Risi
Dino Risi
(16 films)
Ruggero Maccari
Ruggero Maccari
(21 films)
Furio Scarpelli
Furio Scarpelli
(20 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ugo Tognazzi (137 films)

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Drums of Fire, 2h19
Directed by Souheil Ben Barka
Genres Action, Historical
Actors Massimo Ghini, Claudia Cardinale, Ugo Tognazzi, Fernando Rey, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham
Roles Carlo di Palma
Rating63% 3.1757053.1757053.1757053.1757053.175705
The film tells the story of the Saadi dynasty prince Abdelmalek, exiled from Morocco by his brothers. Since his exile, he will live twenty adventurous years: fight the Spanish Inquisition, take part in the Battle of Lepanto, be incarcerated in Alicante prison, and assist in the Conquest of Tunis. Eventually, he returns to Morocco to fulfill his destiny.
Tolérance (1989)
, 1h48
Directed by Pierre-Henri Salfati
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Rupert Everett, Anne Brochet, Marc de Jonge, Catherine Samie, László Szabó
Roles Marmant
Rating72% 3.604763.604763.604763.604763.60476
En plein Directoire, Tolérance (Anne Brochet) est une jeune femme mariée à un hédoniste gastronome, Marmant (Ugo Tognazzi) résidant dans le château familial et qui se morfond entre le cynisme de son époux et les rancœurs de sa mère, marquée par cette "gueuse de révolution" qui ne lui a laissé que si peu ...Un matin, Tolérance reçoit l'héritage d'un lointain parent d'Angleterre et découvre une caisse d'où s'échappe un ermite nommé Assuérus, qui fuit immédiatement dans les bois et trouve refuge dans un arbre...Tolérance voit en cet être farouche un sujet de dépaysement et une révélation mystique et tente de l'apprivoiser au grand dam de son époux .
Plato's Banquet, 1h18
Directed by Marco Ferreri
Genres Drama
Actors Lucas Belvaux, Jean Benguigui, Irène Papas, Philippe Khorsand, Philippe Léotard, Ugo Tognazzi
Rating63% 3.1666753.1666753.1666753.1666753.166675
Lors d'une réception chaque convive est invité à faire un éloge de l'amour.
Days of Inspector Ambrosio
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Carlo Delle Piane, Claudio Amendola, Cristina Marsillach, Amanda Sandrelli, Duilio Del Prete
Roles Giulio Ambrosio
Rating61% 3.0551153.0551153.0551153.0551153.055115
A few days before Inspector Ambrosio’s holiday, an usual bank robbery takes place opposite his house. Then a playboy dies in a car “accident” that points to murder. The Inspector finds that his chief witness, a timid violinist and his drug-addicted daughter were closely involved with the victim. Can he “clear his desk” in time for his well-earned break?
The Last Minute
Directed by Pupi Avati
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Massimo Bonetti, Diego Abatantuono, Lino Capolicchio, Luigi Diberti
Roles Walter Ferroni
Rating64% 3.218063.218063.218063.218063.21806
Walter Ferroni est le directeur sportif d'une équipe de football qui végète au bas du classement dans la « série A » des années 1980. Les problèmes financiers, les crises de colère et la passion sont le quotidien. Après des années de difficultés et de budgétisation dans le rouge Ferroni réussit à faire acheter l'équipe par le riche industriel Carlo Di Carlo, pensant en garder la direction mais le nouveau président, avec méthode entrepreneuriale, le retire du bureau et gère personnellement l'équipe en embauchant de nouveaux managers....
Yiddish Connection, 1h37
Directed by Paul Boujenah, Philippe Guez
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Actors Charles Aznavour, André Dussollier, Vincent Lindon, Ugo Tognazzi, Charly Chemouny, Roland Blanche
Roles Mosche
Rating56% 2.801182.801182.801182.801182.80118
Le propriétaire d'une pâtisserie et un brocanteur vivent dans le quartier du Marais à Paris, et se disputent continuellement. Deux jeunes hommes ont besoin d'argent, et l'un d'eux tombe par hasard sur un coffre-fort.
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 Conte Mascetti
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.
La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding, 1h27
Directed by Édouard Molinaro, Georges Lautner
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, Antonella Interlenghi, Michel Galabru, Benny Luke, Stéphane Audran
Roles Renato Baldi
Rating47% 2.374222.374222.374222.374222.37422
In order to inherit his Aunt Emma's large fortune (which includes a large chunk of Scotland), Albin must marry a woman and father a child, and Renato goes along with the plan in an attempt to save their St. Tropez nightclub. Albin consults marriage broker Matrimonia and tries to act like a conservative heterosexual, but all attempts to conform fail and he considers suicide. When all hope seems to be lost, Renato and Albin meet a suicidal young woman, Cindy, who decides that marrying Albin may be better than death.
Bertoldo, Bertoldino, and Cacasenno, 2h1
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Maurizio Nichetti, Alberto Sordi, Lello Arena, Carlo Bagno, Isabelle Illiers
Roles Bertoldo
Rating65% 3.250693.250693.250693.250693.25069
Vicenza, 800 AD. The crude peasant Bertoldo is invited to the court of King Alboin and manages to ingratiate himself with all the nobility of the city for his pranks and his jokes. Back in his small village from the silly wife Marcolfa and the brain-damaged son Bertoldino, the farmer Bertoldo discovers that he was robbed.
Good King Dagobert, 1h52
Directed by Dino Risi
Origin France
Genres Biography, Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Coluche, Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, Carole Bouquet, Isabella Ferrari, Michael Lonsdale
Roles La pape Honorius et son sosie
Rating44% 2.220982.220982.220982.220982.22098
The film is inspired by a popular song against the French monarchy, created during the French Revolution.
The Key
The Key (1983)
, 1h32
Directed by Tinto Brass
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Stefania Sandrelli, Frank Finlay, Barbara Cupisti, Ugo Tognazzi, Gino Cavalieri, Ricky Tognazzi
Roles drunk
Rating54% 2.732542.732542.732542.732542.73254
En 1940, à Venise, alors que l'Italie fasciste s’apprête à entrer en guerre, Nino, un homme déclinant et libertin, tient le journal de ses frustrations et de ses fantasmes avec le désir inavoué que Teresa, sa très belle épouse, le lise. Laszlo, son futur gendre, est photographe. Nino obtient sa complicité en lui demandant de développer des photos de sa femme en tenue suggestive. Laszlo accepte mais fait en sorte que Lisa, sa fiancée, fasciste convaincue, les trouve. Lisa adopte ensuite une attitude ambiguë car, après avoir vertement reproché son inconduite à sa mère, elle fait en sorte de la rapprocher de Laszlo afin qu'une liaison se concrétise. Teresa se met alors à son tour à rédiger un journal qui répond à celui de son mari.
Petomaniac (1983)

Directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Mariangela Melato, Vittorio Caprioli, Ricky Tognazzi, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Aldo Reggiani
Roles Joseph Pujol
Rating63% 3.185473.185473.185473.185473.18547
Les exhibitions de Joseph Pujol sont vues par certains comme un outrage aux bonnes mœurs : il est agressé à l'entrée du Moulin Rouge et il est assigné en justice, son procès faisant même des remous au parlement. Par ailleurs, il aime, en cachette de sa femme, Catherine à qui il essaye de cacher son activité. Il démasque une certaine « Madame Pétomane », dont les flatulences proviennent en fait de trompettes.
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 Il Conte Mascetti - Raffaello "Lello" Mascetti
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.