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Paolo Villaggio


Born - 30 December 1932, Genoa, Italy
Died - 3 July 2017

Short, squat Italian comedian and dramatic actor, best known in his native country for creating the coarse, low-life character Fantozzi, for whom the sun rarely shines. He also wrote books about the character, which appeared on eight films. One of twins, he broke into acting after trying various other jobs, making his film debut in his mid thirties: Eat It (1968), Without Family (1972), White Collar Blues (1975), Three Tigers Against Three Tigers (1977), Jekyll Junior (1979), Bonnie and Clyde Italian Style (1982), Fracchia vs Dracula (1985), Rimini Rimini (1987), Fantozzi to the Rescue (1990), Fantozzi in Paradise (1993), Banzai (1997), Heidi (2001), Gas (2005), Generazione Mille Euro (2009), Tutto Tutto Niente Niente (2012) W Gli Sposi (2017), his last, and dozens more. He died from diabetes complications.