Lino Ventura

1919 - 1987

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Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura (14 July 1919 – 22 October 1987), known as Lino Ventura, was an Italian-born actor and philanthropist, who lived and worked for most of his life in France. He was considered one of the greatest leading man of French cinema during the 1960s and 1970s, known for his portrayal of tough characters on both sides of the law in crime dramas. Born in Parma and raised in Paris, Ventura worked as a professional wrestler before an injury ended his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lino Ventura has received more than 467,871 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Lino Ventura is the 353rd most popular actor (down from 298th in 2019), the 754th most popular biography from Italy (down from 642nd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Actor.

Lino Ventura was a French actor who was most famous for his role in the movie "The Big Blue."

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Among actors, Lino Ventura ranks 353 out of 13,578Before him are John Rhys-Davies, Tim Curry, Lída Baarová, Carmen Amaya, Richard Kiel, and Richard Chamberlain. After him are Gene Wilder, Hanna Schygulla, Emil Jannings, Jeff Goldblum, Mithun Chakraborty, and Alec Baldwin.

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Among people born in 1919, Lino Ventura ranks 15Before him are Zhao Ziyang, Kim Jong-suk, Georgios Papadopoulos, Fausto Coppi, Desmond Doss, and Walter Scheel. After him are Choi Kyu-hah, Margot Fonteyn, Jack Palance, Matilde Camus, Nat King Cole, and Hans-Joachim Marseille. Among people deceased in 1987, Lino Ventura ranks 22Before him are William P. Murphy, Pola Negri, Lawrence Kohlberg, James Baldwin, Fahri Korutürk, and Jascha Heifetz. After him are Lee Byung-chul, Lee Marvin, Jacqueline du Pré, John Huston, Georg Wittig, and Jacques Anquetil.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lino Ventura ranks 754 out of 5,161Before him are Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Luca della Robbia (1399), Emilio Segrè (1905), Atia (-85), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), and Domenico Modugno (1928). After him are Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Marie Joséphine of Savoy (1753), Curzio Malaparte (1898), Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe (1749), Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), and Louise of Orléans (1812).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Lino Ventura ranks 20Before him are Raffaella Carrà (1943), Giuliano Gemma (1938), Virna Lisi (1936), Silvana Mangano (1930), Vittorio Gassman (1922), and Rudolph Valentino (1895). After him are Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Gian Maria Volonté (1933), Michele Placido (1946), Alberto Sordi (1920), Lucia Bosè (1931), and Franco Columbu (1941).

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