Massimo Girotti

1918 - 2003

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Massimo Girotti (18 May 1918 – 5 January 2003) was an Italian film actor whose career spanned seven decades.Born in Mogliano, in the province of Macerata, Girotti developed his athletic physique by swimming and playing polo. While studying engineering, he attracted the attention of Mario Soldati, who offered him a small part in the film Dora Nelson (1939), but it was not until later, in Alessandro Blasetti's La corona di ferro (The Iron Crown) (1941) and Roberto Rossellini's Un Pilota ritorna (A Pilot Returns) (1942), that he began to make an impression as a serious actor. In 1943 came a turning point in his career when Luchino Visconti cast him opposite the torrid Clara Calamai in Ossessione (Obsession), an earlier adaptation of the same novel on which Hollywood's The Postman Always Rings Twice is based. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Massimo Girotti has received more than 104,085 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Massimo Girotti is the 1,417th most popular actor (down from 1,350th in 2019), the 1,943rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,866th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Italian Actor.

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Among actors, Massimo Girotti ranks 1,417 out of 10,030Before him are Michael Ironside, Esther Williams, Ben Johnson, Paul Rudd, Uta Hagen, and Shilpa Shetty. After him are Charles Vanel, David Strathairn, Henry Silva, Christine Kaufmann, Elizabeth Hurley, and Sam Worthington.

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Among people born in 1918, Massimo Girotti ranks 96Before him are Helmut Lent, Gara Garayev, Theodore Sturgeon, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Lo Wei, and Ben Johnson. After him are Joseph Wiseman, Aldo van Eyck, Ajahn Chah, Raimon Panikkar, Fernando Peyroteo, and Vasyl Sukhomlynsky. Among people deceased in 2003, Massimo Girotti ranks 84Before him are Howard Fast, Guy Thys, Charles Berlitz, Donald O'Connor, Mario Merz, and Kinji Fukasaku. After him are Neil Postman, Sébastien Japrisot, Eizo Yuguchi, Wendy Hiller, Vasil Bykaŭ, and Miloš Milutinović.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Massimo Girotti ranks 1,943 out of 4,088Before him are Luigi Orione (1872), Iullus Antonius (-43), Bramantino (1465), Giorgio Perlasca (1910), Giovanni Morelli (1816), and Alex Zanardi (1966). After him are Otto Orseolo (992), Constantin Hansen (1804), Nicola Di Bari (1940), Prince Louis, Count of Trani (1838), Frank Nitti (1886), and Ostilio Ricci (1540).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Massimo Girotti ranks 50Before him are Gino Cervi (1901), Pietro Germi (1914), Eduardo De Filippo (1900), Franco Citti (1935), Lina Cavalieri (1874), and Marisa Pavan (1932). After him are Nicola Di Bari (1940), Nicoletta Braschi (1960), Valeria Golino (1965), Lamberto Maggiorani (1909), Luciana Paluzzi (1937), and Mario Brega (1923).

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