Alberto Sordi

About Alberto Sordi

Who is it?: Italian actor
Birth Day: June 15, 1920
Birth Place: Rome, Italian
Died On: 24 February 2003(2003-02-24) (aged 82)\nRome, Italy
Birth Sign: Cancer
Other names: Albertone
Occupation: Actor, film director, screenwriter
Years active: 1937–1998
Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Website: albertosordi.it

Alberto Sordi Net Worth

Alberto Sordi was bornon June 15, 1920 in Rome, Italian, is Italian actor. Popularly known as Albertone, Alberto Sordi was one of the most popular Italian actor and film directors. One of the icons of the post war Italian cinema, Sordi captivated audiences with his satires, which included black comedies, grim drama and farcical tales. A recipient of Golden Globe Award, Sordi was also the voice of Oliver Hardy in the Italian version of the ‘Laurel and Hardy’ films. He received the training for theatre in Milan. Later, he returned to Rome and worked in radio and musical halls in comedy shows. His first leading role was in the film ‘The Three Pilots’. He was credited for creating several popular characters like ‘Signor Coso’, ‘Mario Pio’ and ‘Conte Claro’. He was renowned for his ability to represent despicable characters on screen. With his brilliant acting, he made all of these characters appear believable. For his noteworthy contribution to Italian cinema, on his 80th birthday, he was nominated as the honorary mayor of the city of Rome for a day. He was a long time partner of actress Andreina Pagnani. In his long film career, he acted in around 190 films. Some of these films are still considered as valuable asset in the history of Italian cinema.
Alberto Sordi is a member of Film & Theater Personalities

💰 Net worth: $1.5 Million

Some Alberto Sordi images

Awards and nominations:

Sordi won seven David di Donatello, Italy's most prestigious film award, holding the record of David di Donatello as best actor, and four awards for his works from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. He also received a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival in 1995, and The Golden Globe Award for his performance as an Italian labourer stranded in Sweden in To Bed or Not to Bed. In 1999, the city of Rome made him honorary mayor for a day to celebrate his eightieth birthday.

At the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor award for Detenuto in attesa di giudizio. At the 13th Moscow International Film Festival he won a Special Prize for I Know That You Know That I Know.

He received honorary citizenship from Kansas City, Missouri, for his references to the city in the 1954 film "Un americano a Roma".

Biography/Timeline

1922

At the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor award for Detenuto in attesa di giudizio. At the 13th Moscow International Film Festival he won a Special Prize for I Know That You Know That I Know.

1930

In a career that spanned seven decades, Sordi established himself as an icon of Italian cinema with his representative skills at both comedy and light drama. His movie career began in the late 1930s with bit parts and secondary characters in wartime movies. After the war he began working as a dubber for the Italian versions of Laurel and Hardy shorts, voicing Oliver Hardy. Early roles included Fellini's The White Sheik in 1952, Fellini's I vitelloni (1953), a movie about young slackers, in which he plays a weak, effeminate immature loafer and a starring role in Lo scapolo (The Bachelor) playing a single man trying to find love. In 1959 he appeared in Monicelli's The Great War, considered by many critics and film historians to be one of the best Italian comedies. The Hollywood Foreign Press recognized his abilities when he was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Il diavolo (1963). Sordi acted alongside Britain’s David Niven in the World War II comedy The Best of Enemies and in 1965 he was in another highly regarded comedy, I complessi (Complexes).

1939

Sordi provided the voice of Oliver Hardy ('Ollio') in the Italian dubs of more than forty Laurel and Hardy films from 1939 to 1951. He also appeared as a voice actor in other Italian-language versions and Italian films.

1954

He received honorary citizenship from Kansas City, Missouri, for his references to the city in the 1954 film "Un americano a Roma".

1969

In 1969 he was a member of the jury at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.

1977

Sordi also succeeded in dramatic roles, most notably in 1977's Un borghese piccolo piccolo (An Average Little Man) in which he portrays an elderly civil servant whose son is killed in an armed robbery, and sets out to exact revenge.

1984

In 1984, he directed and co-scripted Tutti dentro (Off to jail, everybody), in which he played a judge who has warrants for corruption served on ministers and businessmen. Alberto Sordi was really masterful in two broad roles: one being the one of the underdog, militating against injustices and prevarications, the other that of the prevaricator himself. One has only to watch his performances as the returning emigrant unjustly convicted in Detenuto in attesa di giudizio or the miserly sub-proletarian of Lo scopone scientifico teased by the old millionaire Bette Davis into endless card games where he hopes to find release from his poverty to appreciate his skills in the first role, while the rampant, unscrupulous Doctor he plays in Il medico della mutua is the perfect Example of his aptness at rendering characters who were both truly despicable and completely believable. In 1985, he was a member of the jury at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival.

1995

Sordi won seven David di Donatello, Italy's most prestigious film award, holding the record of David di Donatello as best actor, and four awards for his works from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. He also received a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival in 1995, and The Golden Globe Award for his performance as an Italian labourer stranded in Sweden in To Bed or Not to Bed. In 1999, the city of Rome made him honorary mayor for a day to celebrate his eightieth birthday.