Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1924-09-05
47 Movies · 1 TV Series
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Born in Bari, in southern Italy, Cucciolla gained a degree in law, then made his stage debut in an amateur production in his home city. From 1946, he started working in radio as a voice actor and as the narrator of documentaries; at the same time, he started working in cinema, as a dubber and a voice actor.Cucciolla made his film debut in 1953, in Anton Giulio Majano's Good Folk's Sunday. After some minor roles, he had his first important role in Italiani brava gente (1965), followed by a further significant role in Giuliano Montaldo's Grand Slam (1967).Cucciolla came to national and international recognition with the leading role in Montaldo's Sacco e Vanzetti, for which he was awarded best actor at Cannes and won a Silver Ribbon. In the wake of that sudden popularity, he intensively worked throughout the decade, alternating notable films with others of more modest quality and ambition. Starting from eighties he thinned out his appearances, mainly focusing on dubbing and television roles. As a dubber, he provided voice-overs for Roger Moore, Claudio Villa, Erland Josephson, John Cazale, Jonathan Pryce, Richard Egan, James Caan, Robert Duvall and more.On 17 September 1999, Cucciolla died in Rome at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, the poet Alida Sessa; their son Riccardo; and two children by his first wife, Francesco and Lietta.
Movies & TV Series
1 TV Series
Rome, October 16, 1943. The Germans deport the relatives and friends of the little Giacomo Treves who fortunately escapes capture. The child is entrusted by a priest, Don Luigi.
Meet Him And Die
Ray Lovelock stars as Massimo, a young undercover cop with a taste for violence and a thirst for revenge! Massimo gets himself arrested and quickly infiltrates the ranks of the underworld figure servi...
The Last Concert
The story of a young woman who is dying of leukemia is a love story. A man is mistaken for a family member at the hospital and is told by a doctor that he is not a family member at all. The man is fol...
Rain over Santiago
A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a dictatorship tha...
L'Italia vista dal cielo: Lazio
C.I.A. Secret Story
Faccia di spia tries to tell the story of the CIA and other government intelligence agencies with lots of re-creations and dramatizations and points out some of the more brutal aspects of the intellig...
Borsalino and Co.
Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
High School Girl
A shy schoolboy's life changes when his uninhibited female cousin stays at his home for the summer.
Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside of Rome to help them make a clean escape.
L'Italia vista dal cielo: Liguria
24 ore... non un minuto di più
The Assassination of Matteotti
How the Italian Fascist Party managed to turn the physical elimination of a political enemy into a test of strength fundamental for the ascent into the totalitarian regime.
No, The Case Is Happily Resolved
While fishing at a quiet lake, a man witnesses a murder. Although confronted by the killer he manages to escape. Afraid of the consequences of becoming involved he decides not to report what he saw. I...
The Sensual Man
From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, Paolo makes ...
Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata cercasi
A Parisian police chief has an affair, but unbeknownst to him, the boyfriend of the woman he’s having an affair with is a bank robber planning a heist.
The Sicilian Checkmate
Taking place almost entirely during a murder trial, the film details in significant detail the deep roots sunk by organised crime into the business and political life of Sicily.
Documentary film making at its best as it narrates very exotic and esoteric rituals of the primitive peoples of Africa.
One Appreciated Professional of Sure Future
The Case Is Closed, Forget It
Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the...
Sacco & Vanzetti
The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Documentary about French Equatorial Africa, including sequences on adult circumcision rites of Bariba tribe; whipping of young Peuls; a secret asylum in the jungle; new-born tattooing in Haussa tribe;...
One on Top of the Other
Dr. George Dumurrier is looking for money to expand the San Francisco based clinic he runs with his brother. He is also having an affair with Jane, a glamorous fashion photographer. When Dumurrier's...
The Seven Cervi Brothers
The story of the Cervi family. Rural farmers brought up to be idealogically opposed to fascism during the era of Mussolini's rule of Italy and World War 2.
The Sexual Revolution
Fourteen people of different ages - seven men and seven women - gather in a comfortable hotel by the sea to carry out an experiment inspired by the theories of an Austrian psychoanalyst. The creator -...
Bandits in Rome
After professional stickup man Mario Corda is jailed, his young, ambitious partner -- who covets both Corda's life and his wife -- cuts loose, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake.
La via del petrolio
La Via del Petrolio is a three-part documentary Bernardo Bertolucci made for the Italian oil giant ENI that aired in 1967. The film was made following Bertolucci’s breakthrough second feature Before t...
Professor James Anders is a seemingly mild-mannered teacher, an American working in Rio De Janeiro. Anders, bored with years of teaching, decides to put together a team to pull off a diamond heist dur...
This documentary looks at strange behaviors and practices in Europe, including nude skiing in Switzerland, hot-butchering in Italy, and an orgy in a graveyard.
Attack and Retreat
On the Don, when there was a turning point in World War II, the Italians were at the center of events, they had to defend themselves and retreat. Together with the great German army, they advanced at ...