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Franco Interlenghi biography

Born in Rome in 1931, the actor Franco Interlenghi begins his career at the age of fifteen, as the protagonist of one of the masterpiece of neorealism movement, "Shoeshine" ("Sciuscià", 1946) by Vittorio De Sica.

Over the following years his youthful good look and is intense acting style wins him parts in movies by a range of directors, including Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini and Mauro Bolognini, acting in films such as "Don Camillo" (1952), "The Vanquished" ("I Vinti", 1953), "I Vitelloni" (1953) and "Young Husebands" ("I giovani mariti", 1958).

Luchino Visconti directes him in his theater production of "Death of a Salesman" ("Morte di un commesso viaggiatore", 1954).

In 1955 he marries the actress Antonella Lualdi, from their marriage born two daughters, both start the carreer of actresses.

Franco Interlenghi enjoys a long career, although not at the top level. His acting becomes increasingly characterized and his talent, although highly effective on screen, tends to go on a secondary roles.

In the last years of his career, his interpretations are rarefied, also due to the move of the favor of the public to what was his ideal antagonist, Marcello Mastroianni. From 1998 to 2006, he finds space sometimes only for individual cameos sometimes for more substantial presence on television in successful fiction such as: "Il Maresciallo Rocca" (1998); "Padre Pio – Tra Cielo e terra" (2000); "Papa Giovanni – Ioannes XXIII" (2002); "Don Matteo" (2004); "Papa Luciani" (2006).

Franco Interlenghi - biography
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