Lino Ventura

Italian Actor

Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura (14 July 1919 – 22 October 1987) was an Italian actor. He was known for playing a tough man, either a criminal or a cop. He played a cop leader of the Resistance in the Jean-Pierre Melville directed Army of Shadows.

Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura — Il Re di Poggioreale.jpg
Born
Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura

(1919-07-14)14 July 1919
Died22 October 1987(1987-10-22) (aged 68)
Cause of deathHeart attack
OccupationActor
Years active1953–1987
Spouse(s)
Odette Lecomte
(m. 1942; his death 1987)
Children4

Some of his most famous roles include the portrait of corrupt police chief Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera (1963) and mob boss Vito Genovese in The Valachi Papers (1972).

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