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Gian Maria Volonté

1933 - 1994

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Gian Maria Volonté (9 April 1933 – 6 December 1994) was an Italian actor and activist, remembered for his versatility as a performer, 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 in Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and El Indio in Leone's 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 856,848 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gian Maria Volonté is the 377th most popular actor (up from 393rd in 2019), the 804th most popular biography from Italy (up from 826th in 2019) and the 22nd 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 377 out of 9,996Before him are Hugh Jackman, Robert Hossein, Robert Downey Jr., Marina Vlady, John Goodman, and Emma Thompson. After him are Diana Rigg, Françoise Dorléac, Curd Jürgens, Roy Scheider, Desmond Llewelyn, and Frances Farmer.

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Among people born in 1933, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 39Before him are Álvaro Siza Vieira, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stanley Milgram, Steven Weinberg, John Barry, and Oliver Sacks. After him are Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, Quincy Jones, Jerzy Grotowski, Paul J. Crutzen, and Richard R. Ernst. Among people deceased in 1994, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 31Before him are Henry Mancini, Jan Tinbergen, Telly Savalas, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Robert Doisneau, and Vladimir Ivashko. After him are Domenico Modugno, Witold Lutosławski, Pierre Boulle, Marija Gimbutas, Raul Julia, and Roger Wolcott Sperry.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 804 out of 4,668Before him are Palmiro Togliatti (1893), Renata Tebaldi (1922), Valentino (1932), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Ferdinand, Duke of Parma (1751), and Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1797). After him are Giulia Farnese (1474), Occhiali (1519), Gianni Rivera (1943), Pietro Lorenzetti (1280), Pescennius Niger (135), and Domenico Modugno (1928).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Gian Maria Volonté ranks 22Before him are Raffaella Carrà (1943), Ornella Muti (1955), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Lino Ventura (1919), Vittorio Gassman (1922), and Virna Lisi (1936). After him are Lucia Bosè (1931), Franco Columbu (1941), Michele Placido (1946), Alberto Sordi (1920), Raf Vallone (1916), and Daniela Bianchi (1942).

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