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Adolfo Celi

Adolfo Celi

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1922-07-27

88 Movies · 6 TV Series

Biography

Adolfo Celi (Italian pronunciation: [aˈdolfo ˈtʃɛːli]; 27th July 1922 – 19 February 1986) was an Italian film actor and director. Born in Curcuraci, Messina, Sicily, Celi appeared in nearly 100 films, specialising in international villains. Although a prominent actor in Italian cinema and famed for many roles, he is best remembered internationally for his portrayal of Emilio Largo in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. Celi later spoofed his Thunderball role in the film OK Connery (aka Operation Double 007) opposite Sean Connery's brother, Neil Connery.

Personal Life

Celi was married three times. He died of a heart attack in Siena in 1986. His daughter Alessandra Celi, is an actress.

Movies & TV Series

1976.

9 Movies · 1 TV Series
The Big Operator

The Big Operator

6
1976
The aging villain Émile Morland talks his old friend Aristide into helping him with to kidnap the son of a millionaire.
TV
Sandokan

Sandokan

1976
In this mini-series in six parts from 1976 the Indian actor Kabir Bedi plays the lead role. Carol Andre plays Lady Marianna Guillonk and as Sandokans best friend Yanez de Gomera we see Phillipe Leroy....
Confessions of a Frustrated Housewife

Confessions of a Frustrated Housewife

1976
A wealthy man (played by former James Bond villain Adolf Celli) suffers from impotence whenever he tries to make love to his wife (Carroll Baker). Since Viagara hadn't been invented yet, his swinging ...
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man

Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man

6
1976
Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy who are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops and who love to live dangerously.
Merciless Man

Merciless Man

1976
The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.
Horse Fever

Horse Fever

1976
Bruno Fioretti, known as "Mandrake", is an inveterate gambler who never misses a day at the horse racing track in Rome. He is doubly unlucky: he bets too much on one horse, and his wife is sleeping wi...
Pure as a Lily

Pure as a Lily

1976
A person named Anthony M. Wilson is an English gentleman. He has a large collection of restaurants in London and a beautiful house that is decorated with trendy art.
Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen

Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen

1976
An episodic satire of the political and social status of Italy in the seventies, through the shows of one day of a television channel. An English language lesson turns into a killing of a black dignit...
The Next Man

The Next Man

1976
Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of OPEC. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously conceived assassi...
L'affittacamere

L'affittacamere

1976
Giorgia and her sister inherit a villa and decide to turn it into a pension. When the sister orders the advertising, the brochure, together with the name, Pension Paradise, leads people to believe it ...

1972.

8 Movies · 1 TV Series
Naked Girl Killed in the Park

Naked Girl Killed in the Park

1972
Madrid: Johan Wallenberger, a rich financier, is killed in the House of Horrors at an amusement park. His insurance company assign Chris Buyer, one of their best agents, to investigate because a few...
TV
Joe Petrosino

Joe Petrosino

1972
Who Killed the Prosecutor and Why?

Who Killed the Prosecutor and Why?

1972
Carlo, a young photographer, is making love with his girlfriend at the beach when he witnesses a murder being feebly staged to look like a car accident. Carlo takes incriminating shots of the murdere...
Eye in the Labyrinth

Eye in the Labyrinth

1972
Julie (Rosemary Dexter) is disturbed by the disappearance of her psychiatrist boyfriend Luca (Horst Frank) following a bizarre dream where she witnessed him murdered. She travels to a seaside village ...
1931: Once Upon a Time in New York

1931: Once Upon a Time in New York

1972
In 1931, when the late American Prohibition major bosses have now divided the territory to exploit, the family of one of them - killed in a clash - decides to send half a million dollars in Sicily hid...
The Long Arm of the Godfather

The Long Arm of the Godfather

1972
A treacherous low-level mafioso greedily rips off a shipment of arms from his powerful godfather and tries to sell them to an especially dubious group of Arabs
Who Saw Her Die?

Who Saw Her Die?

1972
Giallo thriller about a child killer roaming the streets of Venice. The family of the latest victim begin their own investigation. Soon finding they are in way over their heads, the killer now begins...
The Italian Connection

The Italian Connection

1972
When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thie...
Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

1972
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
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