Gian Maria Volonté

1933 - 1994

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Gian Maria Volonté (9 April 1933 – 6 December 1994) was an Italian actor, remembered for his versatility as an interpreter, his outspoken left-wing leanings and fiery temper on and off-screen. He is perhaps most famous outside Italy for his roles in four Spaghetti Western films: Ramón Rojo and El Indio in Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965), El Chuncho Munoz in Damiano Damiani's A Bullet for the General (1966) and Professor Brad Fletcher in Sergio Sollima's Face to Face (1967). In Italy and much of Europe, he was notable for his roles in high-profile social dramas depicting the political and social stirrings of Italian and European society in the 1960s and 1970s, including four films directed by Elio Petri – We Still Kill the Old Way (1967), Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1971) and Todo modo (1976). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gian Maria Volonté has received more than 420,088 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gian Maria Volonté is the 393rd most popular actor (down from 376th in 2019), the 826th most popular biography from Italy (up from 838th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Italian Actor.

Gian Maria Volonté is most famous for his role as the antagonist in the film Once Upon a Time in America.

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Among actors, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 393 out of 10,030Before him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jonathan Pryce, John Belushi, Fernando Rey, Helena Bonham Carter, and Lex Barker. After him are George Kennedy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Hamill, Sally Field, Courteney Cox, and Jean Simmons.

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Among people born in 1933, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 38Before him are John Barry, Heinrich Rohrer, Kim Novak, Wilbur Smith, Jerzy Grotowski, and Jayne Mansfield. After him are Philip Zimbardo, Stanley Milgram, Abolhassan Banisadr, Manu Dibango, Steven Weinberg, and Ali Shariati. Among people deceased in 1994, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 35Before him are Robert Doisneau, Paul Delvaux, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Juvénal Habyarimana, Pierre Boulle, and Fernando Rey. After him are André Michel Lwoff, Raul Julia, Vladimir Ivashko, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Jack Kirby, and Jessica Tandy.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 826 out of 4,088Before him are Luigi Russolo (1885), Andrea Gabrieli (1533), Romano Prodi (1939), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Faustina the Elder (105), and Francis II of the Two Sicilies (1836). After him are Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Fausta (289), Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351), Marie Joséphine of Savoy (1753), Marie Mancini (1639), and Domenichino (1581).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 21Before him are Giuliano Gemma (1938), Ornella Muti (1955), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Virna Lisi (1936), Monica Vitti (1931), and Lino Ventura (1919). After him are Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Raffaella Carrà (1943), Alberto Sordi (1920), Franco Columbu (1941), Raf Vallone (1916), and Michele Placido (1946).

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