Ugo Tognazzi (23 March 1922 – 27 October 1990) was an Italian 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 Thomas, a film director.
Tognazzi was born in Cremona, in northern Italy but spent his youth in various localities as his father was a travelling clerk for an insurance company.After his return to his native city in 1936, he worked in a salami production plant. During World War II, he was inducted into the Army and returned home after the Armistice of 8 September 1943, and joined the Brigate Nere for a while. His passion for theater and acting dates from his early years, and also during the conflict he organized shows for his fellow soldiers. In 1945, he moved to Milan, where he was enrolled in the theatrical company led by Wanda Osiris. A few years later, he formed his own successful musical revue company.
Movies & TV shows
The Incredible Mr. Piccoli
A captivating portrait of French actor Michel Piccoli, who has worked with the greatest filmmakers of his time and has built a dazzling career of remarkable merit and success, focusing on his work dur...
In the 18th century, English aristocrats had, among their better known strange customs, one really strange one: they kept "ornamental hermits" for their gardens. These were actual people who were will...
The topic of love and sex is being discussed by many intellectuals and philosophers at the house of Agathon.
My Friends Act III
The four people that make up the "amici" are Necchi, Meandri, Mascetti and Sassaroli. They like to make people laugh. A geriatric clinic is where Mascetti is being treated. Immediately, the place beco...
Sogni e bisogni
La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding
Albin learns that he can inherit a fortune from a distant relative in the third and final version of the La Cage aux Folles series. The whole inheritance will be forfeited if Albin doesn't marry a wom...
Good King Dagobert
King's Dagobert I intestinal and sexual problems loom large as he survives an attack on his royal caravan then barely makes it to Rome to personally give thanks to the Pope. After he arrives at the Va...
Bertoldo, Bertoldino, and Cacasenno
During the reign of King Alboin, the peasant Bertoldo, sly and smart, manages to always get away with pranks and pleasantires with great mastery, and, even if his clumsy wife Marcolfa and their foolis...
A Frenchman was able to control his farts.
A Joke of Destiny, Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Bandit
The internal minister's very sophisticated ultra-technological and plated car stops for a mechanical accident in front of a villa. The owner of the villa is De Andreis that immediately offers his help...
My Friends Act II
The four old friends meet on the grave of one of them, Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode. Despite the fact that time has passed and new jokes are on their way, they are still up for ad...
In the first story, an actress wife and director husband have a common flat. A well-to-do dentist wife is attacked by her family when she writes a sex novel.
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy, the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the factory.
People are trying to change their lives. A group of people are outside. Some people just meet for the first time. All are middle class.
There are four stories in the sex comedy anthology, each from a different country. "An Englishman's Home", "The French Method", and "Armando's Notebook" are examples.
Arrivano i bersaglieri
The Italian General La Marmora's troops captured Rome in 1870. Alfonso killed the Pope's soldier. The house of Don Prospero was where he sought refuge. Don Prospero's wife and daughter fall in love wi...
Antonio Barozzi moved to Rome to become an actor. He doesn't know that his coach and agent are manipulating him.
La Cage aux Folles II
Albin waited in a local cafe dressed as a woman in order to be picked up by his partner. Albin gets more than he bargained for when he catches a fly in his web and it's actually a spy who uses him as ...
Ugo isn't old enough to be in an old actor's house. He can't stand the other old people so he escapes with a young girl.
La Cage aux Folles
There are two gay men in St. The lives of Tropez were turned upside down when the son of one of the men announced he was getting married. When the fiancée and her parents come for dinner, they try to ...
Formula 1 - Speed fever
Interspersed with interviews that the actress Sydne Rome gives to some of the most famous "Formula 1" champions - from Lauda to Regazzoni, from Andretti to Fittipaldi, from Villeneuve to Reutemann - t...
A lawyer named Sas Jovine is involved in businesses with mobsters. Sas finds himself trapped into a spiral of homicides when one of his clients offers him a huge bribe to look for his daughter who dis...
Brothers and sisters Amedeo and Ofelia own a condo. They want to sell it before they have to evict the tenants. These don't want to leave. Two people can enter the tenants life because of the death of...
The New Monsters
15 years after the monumental "I mostri" which was a great example of Italian sketch comedy, 3 of the greatest Italian directors ever (Risi, Monicelli, Scola) the best Italian writers ever (Age, Scarp...
Two teenagers are playing banned games in Italy.
The Bishop's Bedroom
Mario, a rich and eccentric war hero befriends Marco, a lonely man with a sailboat, and takes him home to meet his estranged wife and sister in law. Mario confessed his love for Matilde.
At the coast of Rome there is a small beach house. Women's basketball team, two sports-obsessed soldiers, two men with their girlfriends, and the priest with a big secret are some of the people and st...
Mario Marani is a well-respected lawyer in late 70s Milano. He and his wonderful wife Francesca have an intense high social life. But Mario has a problem. He is obsessed by bad thoughts (cattivi pensi...
Al piacere di rivederla
Based on the novel 'Ritratto Di Provincia In Rosso' by Paolo Levi .Mario Aldara, a Ministry of the Intenal Affairs officer and former police inspector, is sent to his native town, Bologna to investiga...
Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen
The shows of one day on a television channel are a satire of the political and social status of Italy in the 70s. An English language lesson turns into a killing of a black dignitary of an embassy by ...
The Career of a Chambermaid
This homage to Italy’s “White Telephone” films (sophisticated comedy-dramas revolving around working-class girls) of the 1930s gives Agostina Belli her best role – going from chambermaid to prostitute...
The Baron's Mazurka
The lands of a baron of the lower Padana have a fig tree venerated for hundreds of years. The baron, crippled and atheist, one day sees a girl lying on a fig tree in a benevolent attitude and exchange...
Duck in Orange Sauce
When the wife wants to leave her husband in favor of a romantic Frenchman, the husband invites his rival, along with his own secretary, for a weekend. He wants to take her wife back through an elabora...
During the brutal era of the military government, innocent tourist manager Ugo Tognazzi is accused of being a member of the illegal resistance movement. The victim is being brought to Athens by two se...
E il Casanova di Fellini?
A number of renowned actors were asked to give their opinion on the character of Casanova during Fellini's preparation for his film.
In an effort to prolong childhood during their adult life, four middle-aged friends in Florence organize prank together.
Il generale dorme in piedi
A colonel in the Army has a problem lying down. He was forced to sleep standing up.
Permettete signora che ami vostra figlia?
He is an actor in a local theatre, but his plays are not successful. He came up with an idea to make a play on the love story of Mussolini and Petacci.
Come Home and Meet My Wife
Vincenzina is going to marry 50 year old Giulio. He walked in on his friend and Vincenzina. He kicked his wife out of the house because of jealousy. Giulio decided to have a lover affair with Vincenzi...
Don't Touch the White Woman!
A farce about the events leading up to the Last Stand was staged in Paris.
La Grande Bouffe
A group of men go to a villa with prostitutes. They want to engage in group sex there.
We Want the Colonels
Italy was founded in 1973. Ugo Tognazzi doesn't agree with the fascist party policy. In order to organize a Coup d'Etat, he contacts many Italian Army officers. There is something wrong with the Inter...
Property Is No Longer a Theft
A lowly bank clerk, allergic to money and revolted by its influence on humanity, starts a campaign of harassment against a wealthy butcher, stealing small, insignificant items but never money. The vic...
Questa specie d'amore
An Italian leaves his community to marry a nobleman's daughter in order to avoid the fate of his anti-Fascist father.
A simple Italian who wants to meet the Pope is satire on the bureaucracy of the Vatican.
The Master and Margaret
Mikhail A wrote The Master and Margaret. Bulgakov is from Russia. The film is set in the Soviet Union. A writer and his assistant are working on a story. Master is being harassed by the Satan and his ...
A comedy about a man who was sentenced to life imprisonment because of a woman's testimony but later married her.
In the Name of the Italian People
An obscure Italian judge thinks that a well-known industrialist is responsible for a murder and decides to investigate him and bring him to court. Will he be able to represent the Italian people?
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale
A gay man is protecting his ward.
A couple gets into a crisis.
FBI – Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore
FBI – Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore is an Italian television series.
She supports the strikers because her husband was killed in the strikes. There is a love relationship between her and the plant owner.
Come Have Coffee with Us
At age 50, tax inspector Emerenziano decides to settle down and aim to the three Tettamanzi sisters, who, though not young or pretty by any means, have recently inherited a large amount of money.
Police Chief Pepe
A police commissioner in a little town in the Italian Venetian province investigates a prostitution ring run by two pensioners; during his investigations he also learns that a former manicurist shacks...
Petronius wrote a satire about the decadent life in Rome. If you like the Fellini version, you should also see this one. It's as good as before.
Rome, 1824. The liberal revolution is being suppressed by Bishop Rivarola and colonel Nardoni. Filippo Spada is going to destroy his revolutionary companions because he is a spy. Cornacchia decided to...
There are two dramatic stories. A young cannibal who killed his father is condemned to be torn to pieces by wild beasts. In the second story, the young son of a post-war German industrialist is going ...
Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses
When Marino goes to Rome for an event, he certainly does not imagine meeting Marisa, who will become the love of his life. But once love is found, it is a matter of spreading it and here the difficult...
A bachelor attorney with an eye for beautiful women is looking for a young student to have sex with.
A woman is looking for Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters a lot of different people.
A man is referred to as "L'avvocato" and his driver is a yes-man. Oscar was put in jail when L'avvocato crashed his car. Oscar can't even touch Maria because she is l'avvocato's lover. Oscar can't mak...
A violinist is going to have another child. He stays in the clinic. Giulia, his legitimate wife, along with his legitimate kids, are going to the station as they leave for a vacation at the seaside.
Il fischio al naso
Giuseppe is a middle-aged industrialist obsessed with gadgets in this offbeat black comedy directed by Ugo Tognazzi. He checks into a clinic when his nose starts to whistle uncontrollably. Giuseppe is...
The Head Of The Family
A man is happy to hear that his wife is pregnant. The family grows larger with each child and the father feels less important with all of them. The lesson of this man's desperation to hold onto his po...
The Man with the Balloons
Mario is an industrialist in Milan who is constantly testing balloons to see how much air they can take.
Gli altri, gli altri e noi
An unemployed youth tries a lot of jobs before finding a job as a night watchman in a flop house.
Three men are pushed to their limits.
Run for Your Wife
An unhappily married middle aged Italian working for a shoe factory goes to America on a four day business trip.
Menage Italian Style
In the 60's it was hard to get a divorce in Italy. Carlo has a visit from his wife. He left the last wife when he met a new woman.
I Knew Her Well
After moving to Rome to become a star, a young woman from the Italian countryside experiences the dark side of the business.
Oggi, domani, dopodomani
The Italian comedy film has three segments.
He tried to win over his co-worker in the first episode. The second episode had Prof in it. Beozi wants to avoid a scandal. In the third episode, Guglielmo passes all the tests in order to become read...
It's a Hard Life
Luciano and his family live in Guastalla. He is the head of cultural initiatives at the mining plant.
In reference to the restless theme of sexual inhibition and the pursuit of pleasure in sex, three acts were taken from the lives of modern 1960s Italians.
A Very Handy Man
In late 19th century Sicily, handsome free-spirit Liol wanders into town, where he encounters an old flame now married to a wealthy landowner.
The Magnificent Cuckold
A tycoon is in love with his wife. Our man, middle-aged and somewhat of a square among his blasé, upper-class friends to whom cuckoldry is a common practice, is in love with one of them. At this point...
The Ape Woman
A man and a woman are together. He is offered a job by a French manager after marriage.
There are four different stories about married Italians.
Outlaws of Love
Italian life is difficult due to the absence of a divorce law. Five scenarios with different actors portray realistic situations where divorce is clearly warranted but, because marriage was strictly i...
The Conjugal Bed
A woman is married to a man who turns her into a bug.
The Hours of Love
They get along well with each other, but not as a couple. Despite being married, they agree to become lovers again.
La donna degli altri è sempre più bella
Five episodes which show Italian peoples pathological unfaithfulness in marriage.
There are 20 episodes about the myths of the sixties.
The Shortest Day
The Shortest Day is a comedy film. It is a parody of The Longest Day, starring the popular duo of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. Dozens of other well-known actors were offered roles in the movie...
Il pollo ruspante
Gregoretti's Il pollo ruspante ("Free Range Chicken") shows an Italian middle-class family with two children traveling via an autostrada (highway) to the site of a real-estate project where they could...
There are four different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' deals with an attractive air hostess who gets the attention of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' illustrates a post-apocalypse wor...
A middle-aged businessman met a group of rowdy youths and fell in love with one of them.
A man is about to become the millionth citizen to buy a car. He decided to remain pedestrian, and recalled several stories with new car owners as protagonists. Comedy that is Episodic.
March on Rome
March on Rome (Italian: La marcia su Roma) is a 1962 comedy film by Dino Risi with Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi, aimed at describing the March on Rome of Benito Mussolini's black shirts from the ...
I magnifici tre
Three idiots exchanged gunfire to liberate a village. A group of writers made a parody of The Magnificent Seven with a song called "A man alive".
A man is employed by a pharmaceutical company. A young prostitution pretended to be a nurse and approached Stefano. They get together, but Daniela has a plan.
Prof said in 1944 that a member of the fascist organization was in charge of bringing an opponent to the regime. George Wilson was fromAbruzzo. He accepted the mandate because he wanted to be upgraded...
La ragazza di mille mesi
A fashion designer rents a villa to a woman. The woman's daughter pretended to be handicapped in order to prevent the man from leaving.
Two actors are in a plot to kill a rich man's wife.
The Joy of Living
Ulisse was released from the army and is looking for a job. He dropped the offer from the fascists to join the Fossatis.
Il mio amico Jekyll
Professor Fabius has found a way of transferring his personality to another person and he transfers his to the body of Giacinto Floria, a nice teacher in a women's college. Poor Giacinto becomes a sex...
Un dollaro di fifa
Paradise City is full of people who think Alamo and Mike are lawmen.
We Like It Cold
The allied army and the partisans fought in Rome in 1943.
Tu che ne dici?
Tipi Da Spiaggia
Rio Ciuccio is being followed by a gang of outlaws. An old neapolitan lady takes over.
Non perdiamo la testa
A man is looking at his brain.
Guardatele ma non toccatele
An American military aircraft with some female soldiers crash lands in an Italian air base to the delight of the Italian soldiers.
Policarpo, ufficiale di scrittura
Don César Pancarano de Rond has a calligrapher named Policarpo De Tappetti. For a long time, Policarpo has been trying to get a promotion and a raise that never comes. Jernimo, the son of Don César, f...
Fantasmi e ladri
The owner of a cheese factory is afraid of communists and mistakes a meek youth for one of them. The youth falls in love with his father's daughter after he invited him to his house.
Love in the City
Five stories of life, love and tears in Rome by five of Italy's best film directors. They take turns showing how love is found, lost, and nurtured in the Eternal City.