Lino Ventura

Actor | * 07/14/1919 († 68, 10/22/1987) | Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura (14 July 1919 – 22 October 1987) 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 (L'armée des ombres, 1969). 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. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Lino Ventura

César Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Lino Ventura as Actor(80)

as Himself (archive footage)2019 Breakpoint: A Counter-History of Progress
as Himself (archive footage)2018 Lino Ventura, la part intime
as himself2008 Code Name: Melville
as un caïd1987 La Rumba
as Papa1986 Sword of Gideon
as Generale Carlo Dalla Chiesa1984 Cento giorni a Palermo
as Bastien Grimaldi1984 The Seventh Target
as Aldo1983 The Ruffian
as Sébastien Grenier1982 Spy, Stand Up
as Jean Valjean1982 Les Misérables
as Inspector Antoine Gallien1981 The Inquisitor
as François Quérole (sketch 'La méthode française')1980 Sunday Lovers
as Romain Dupre1979 The Angry Man
as Brunel1978 The Medusa Touch
as Roland Fériaud1978 Butterfly on the Shoulder
as Inspektor Amerigo Rogas1976 Illustrious Corpses
as Julien1975 The Cage
as Verjeat1975 The French Detective
as Jean Doulean1974 The Slap
as Father Charlie1974 Three Tough Guys
as Ralf Milan1973 A Pain in the Ass
as Clément Tibère1973 The Silent One
as Simon1973 Happy New Year
as Vito Genovese1972 The Valachi Papers
as Lino Massaro1972 Money Money Money
as Sagamore Noonan1971 Fantasia chez les ploucs
as Cornelius von Zeelinga1971 Rum Runners
as L'inspecteur principal Marceau Leonetti1970 Last Known Address
as Inspecteur Le Goff1969 The Sicilian Clan
as Philippe Gerbier1969 Army of Shadows
as Le rapace / Le rital1968 Le Rapace
as Roland1967 The Last Adventure
as Pascal Fabre1966 With the Lives of Others
as Gustave 'Gu' Minda1966 Le Deuxième souffle
as Antoine Beretto1966 Let's Not Get Angry
as Jacques Cournot1965 The Dictator's Guns
as Alphonse Maréchal1965 Cloportes
as Laurent1965 The Wise Guys
as "El lutos"1964 Weeping for a Bandit
as Francis Lagneau1964 The Great Spy Chase
as Hervé Marec dit 'Le plouc'1964 Greed in the Sun
as Fernand Naudin1963 Crooks in Clover
as Brown, Polizeichef von London1963 The Threepenny Opera
as Paul, le chauffeur de car1962 Hitch-Hike
as Vincenzo, le caïd1962 Carmen di Trastevere
as Federico1961 Girl in the Window
as le docteur André Challenberg1961 Les lions sont lâchés
as Il bandito1961 Black City
as le brigadier Théo Dumas1961 Taxi for Tobruk
as Giovanna's father1961 The Last Judgment
as Abel Davos1960 The Big Risk
as Ancelin1959 Witness in the City
as Tiercelin1959 Way of Youth
as Carlo Bernardi1959 Marie-Octobre
as Borcher1959 Pensione Edelweiss
as Fourbieux1959 Douze heures d'horloge
as Pascal1959 125, rue Montmartre
as Paul Lamiani1959 The Tiger Attacks
as Le Commissaire Cherrier1958 Elevator to the Gallows
as Inspecteur Torrence1958 Maigret Lays a Trap
as Géo Paquet - le gorille1958 The Mask of the Gorilla
as Lino Ferrari1957 Three Days to Live
as Bérès1957 To Catch a Spy
as Pepito1957 Speaking of Murder
as Gustave Messonnier1956 Crime and Punishment
as Mario1956 Law of the Streets
as Roger le Catalan1955 Razzia
as Angelo Fraiser1954 Touchez Pas au Grisbi

TV Shows/Series with Lino Ventura as Actor(2)

as himself1977 Auf los geht's los

Full Name: Lino Ventura
Citizenship: France, Italy
Born: Monday, 07/14 1919 (July) in Parma
Died: Thursday, 10/22 1987 (October) in Saint-Cloud (aged: 68)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: French (FR), Italian (IT, native language)
Children: Clelia Ventura
Other names for Lino Ventura (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Angiolino Joseph Pascal Ventura"
"Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura"
Lino Ventura frequently works together with these people:
Michel Audiard (19x, Crew)
José Giovanni (17x, Crew)
Claude Pinoteau (9x, Crew)
Georges Lautner (8x, Crew)
Jean Gabin (7x, Actor)
Bernard Blier (7x, Actor)
Jacques Brel (7x, Actor)
Robert Dalban (7x, Actor)
Robert Enrico (6x, Crew)
Henri Verneuil (6x, Crew)
Sylvester Stallone (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:52974, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 02/15/2020