Adolfo Celi
Name: Adolfo Celi
Occupation: Director
Gender: Male
Height: 180 cm (5' 11'')
Birth Day: July 27, 1922
Death Date: Feb 19, 1986 (age 63)
Age: Aged 63
Country: Italy
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Adolfo Celi

Adolfo Celi was born on July 27, 1922 in Italy (63 years old). Adolfo Celi is a Director, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: Italy. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He was in the film The Phantom of Liberty in 1974.

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As per our current Database, Adolfo Celi died on Feb 19, 1986 (age 63).


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Before Fame

He was a successful stage actor in Argentina and Brazil. He first appeared in the film A Yank in Rome.


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Celi became a film actor in post-war Italy. He left the Italian film industry when he emigrated to Brazil where he co-founded the Teatro Brasileiro de Comédia along with the Brazilian stage greats Paulo Autran and Tônia Carrero in São Paulo He was successful as a stage actor in Argentina and Brazil. He directed three films in South America in the 1950s, including the Brazilian hit Tico-Tico no Fubá in 1952.


Celi began a new popular career when he played the villain in Philippe de Broca's That Man from Rio, selected by de Broca on location in Rio de Janeiro. The popularity of the film led him to be cast as camp commandant Battaglia opposite Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard's Allied POWs in the 1965 Second World War escape drama Von Ryan's Express. This led him to his most well known role as Largo in Thunderball. He is also known to international audiences as Ralph Valmont, one of the villains in the Mario Bava action thriller Danger: Diabolik and the celebrated Fernando Di Leo's poliziottesco film Hired to Kill (La mala ordina, 1972) as Don Vito Tressoldi.


In addition to his native Italian, Celi was fluent in several languages, including English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. Despite his proficiency in English, his thick Sicilian accent meant that he was usually dubbed when he appeared in English language films; however, he was not dubbed in the 1981 BBC serial The Borgias, in which Celi played Rodrigo Borgia.


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

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