Lino Ventura

1919 - 1987

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Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura (14 July 1919 – 22 October 1987) was an Italian actor who grew up in France and starred in many French films. Born in Italy, he was raised in Paris by his Italian mother. After a first career as a professional wrestler was ended by injury, he was offered a part as a gang boss in the Jacques Becker film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) and rapidly became one of France's favourite film actors, playing opposite many other great stars such as Bourvil, Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Claude Rich, Bernard Blier, Jacques Brel, Michel Serrault, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and working with other leading directors such as Louis Malle, Claude Sautet, Claude Miller, and the great script writer Michel Audiard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lino Ventura has received more than 326,459 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Lino Ventura is the 383rd most popular actor (down from 317th in 2019), the 810th most popular biography from Italy (down from 723rd 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 383 out of 10,030Before him are Bill Bixby, Charles Dance, James Cromwell, Maurice Chevalier, Brian Dennehy, and Emmanuelle Riva. After him are Gloria Swanson, Chespirito, Jayne Mansfield, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jonathan Pryce, and John Belushi.

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Among people born in 1919, Lino Ventura ranks 24Before him are Hans-Joachim Marseille, Choi Kyu-hah, Gerhard Barkhorn, Leon Festinger, Siad Barre, and Matilde Camus. After him are Lex Barker, Jack Palance, Iris Murdoch, Walter Scheel, Pierre Trudeau, and Dino De Laurentiis. Among people deceased in 1987, Lino Ventura ranks 21Before him are Jacques Anquetil, Andrés Segovia, Lee Byung-chul, John Howard Northrop, Fahri Korutürk, and Thomas Sankara. After him are Jascha Heifetz, Walter Houser Brattain, Lee Marvin, Joseph Campbell, Jacqueline du Pré, and Jean Anouilh.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lino Ventura ranks 810 out of 4,088Before him are Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), Giacomo Balla (1871), Guercino (1591), Pope Leo V (870), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), and Silvio Piola (1913). After him are Gianni Rivera (1943), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Francesco Landini (1325), Phalaris (-700), Giovanni Gentile (1875), and Emilio Segrè (1905).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Lino Ventura ranks 20Before him are Silvana Mangano (1930), Giuliano Gemma (1938), Ornella Muti (1955), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Virna Lisi (1936), and Monica Vitti (1931). After him are Gian Maria Volonté (1933), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Raffaella Carrà (1943), Alberto Sordi (1920), Franco Columbu (1941), and Raf Vallone (1916).

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