Lino Ventura

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 52
Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura was an Italian actor who starred mainly in French films. Raised by his Italian mother in Paris, after a first career as a professional wrestler was ended by injury he was offered a part as a gang boss in the Jacques Becker film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) and rapidly became one of France's favourite film actors,... read more

Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura was an Italian actor who starred mainly in French films. Raised by his Italian mother in Paris, after a first career as a professional wrestler was ended by injury he was offered a part as a gang boss in the Jacques Becker film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) and rapidly became one of France's favourite film actors, playing opposite many other stars and working with other leading directors such as Louis Malle, Claude Sautet, and Claude Miller. Usually portraying a tough man, either a criminal or a cop, he also featured as a leader of the Resistance in the Jean-Pierre Melville directed Army of Shadows. Having a daughter born handicapped, he and his wife founded a charity Perce-Neige (Snowdrop) which aids disabled children and their parents. Though he never renounced his Italian citizenship, he was voted 23rd in a poll for the 100 greatest Frenchmen.

Birth Name

Angiolino Giuseppe Pascal Ventura

Born

Monday, 14 July 1919

Died

Thursday, 22 October 1987

Actor Filmography

Aznavour by Charles Self - Actor (archive footage) / Self 2019
L'homme a mangé la terre Self (archive footage) 2019
My Journey Through French Cinema Self 2016
D'un film à l'autre Himself (archive footage) 2011
What War May Bring Cameo appearance 2010
Inferno Himself (archive footage) 2009
Code Name: Melville Himself 2008
Sword Of Gideon Papa 1986
La 7ème cible Bastien Grimaldi 1984
Cento giorni a Palermo Generale Carlo Dalla Chiesa 1984
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Aznavour by Charles Self - Actor (archive footage) / Self 2019
L'homme a mangé la terre Self (archive footage) 2019
My Journey Through French Cinema Self 2016
D'un film à l'autre Himself (archive footage) 2011
What War May Bring Cameo appearance 2010
Inferno Himself (archive footage) 2009
Code Name: Melville Himself 2008
Sword Of Gideon Papa 1986
La 7ème cible Bastien Grimaldi 1984
Cento giorni a Palermo Generale Carlo Dalla Chiesa 1984
Les Misérables Jean Valjean 1982
Espion, lève-toi Sébastien Grenier 1982
Garde à vue Inspector Antoine Gallien 1981
Sunday Lovers François Quérole (sketch 'La méthode française') / François Quérole (segment "The French Method") 1980
L'Homme en colère Romain Dupre 1979
Remembering Jean Gabin Himself 1978
Un papillon sur l'épaule Roland Fériaud 1978
The Medusa Touch Detective-inspector Brunel 1978
Illustrious Corpses Inspektor Amerigo Rogas 1976
The French Detective Le commissaire Verjeat 1975
The Cage Julien 1975
The Slap Jean Douléan 1974
Tough Guys Father Charlie 1974
A Pain in the Ass Ralf Milan 1973
Far West Le prisonnier 1973
Happy New Year Simon 1973
Escape to Nowhere Clément Tibère 1973
Money Money Money Lino Massaro 1972
The Valachi Papers Vito Genovese 1972
Rum Runners Cornelius von Zeelinga 1971
Fantasia Among the Squares Sagamore Noonan 1971
Last Known Address L'inspecteur principal Marceau Leonetti 1970
The Sicilian Clan Commissaire Le Goff 1969
Army of Shadows Philippe Gerbier 1969
Le Rapace Le rapace / Le rital 1968
The Last Adventure Roland 1967
Le Deuxième Souffle Gustave 'Gu' Minda 1966
With the Lives of Others Pascal Fabre 1966
Let's Not Get Angry Antoine Beretto 1966
The Wise Guys Laurent 1965
Cloportes Alphonse Maréchal dit Le Malin 1965
The Dictator's Guns Jacques Cournot 1965
The Great Spy Chase Francis Lagneau 1964
Weeping for a Bandit El Lutos 1964
Greed in the Sun Hervé Marec dit 'Le plouc' 1964
Monsieur Gangster Fernand Naudin 1963
Three Penny Opera 'Tiger' Brown 1963
Carmen di Trastevere Vincenzo, le caïd 1962
The Devil and the Ten Commandments Garigny (episode "Homicide point ne seras") 1962
Hitch-Hike Le conducteur de car 1962
Emile's Boat Émile Bouet 1962
The Last Judgment Giovanna's father 1961
The Lions Are Loose Le docteur André Challenberg 1961
Il re di poggioreale Il bandito 1961
La ragazza in vetrina Federico 1961
Taxi for Tobruk le brigadier Theo Dumas 1961
Classe tous risques Abel Davos 1960
Mistress of the World Biamonte 1960
Le chemin des écoliers Tiercelin 1959
125 rue Montmartre Pascal 1959
Un témoin dans la ville Ancelin 1959
Twelve Hours by the Clock Albert Fourbieux 1959
Pensione Edelweiss Borcher 1959
The Tiger Attacks Paul Lamiani 1959
The Mask of the Gorilla Géo Paquet - dit le Gorille 1958
Montparnasse 19 Morel 1958
Inspector Maigret Inspecteur Torrence 1958
Elevator to the Gallows Le commissaire Cherrier 1958
Le Rouge Est Mis Pepito 1957
Crime and Punishment Gustave Messonnier 1956
Law of the Streets Mario 1956
Razzia Roger le Catalan 1955
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi Angelo Fraiser 1954
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