Franco Citti

Franco Citti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko ˈtʃitti]; 23 April 1935 – 14 January 2016) was an Italian actor. He came to fame at the age of 26, playing the title role in Pier Paolo Pasolini's film Accattone. In 1967, he appeared in the title role in Pasolini's version of Oedipus Rex.

Franco Citti
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Franco Citti in The Decameron (1971)
Born23 April 1935
Died14 January 2016 (aged 80)
Rome, Italy
RelativesSergio Citti (brother)

He is perhaps best known to non-Italian audiences as Calò in The Godfather and The Godfather: Part III and uttering the line "In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns."

His brother was the director and screenwriter Sergio Citti.[1]

He died in Rome on 14 January 2016, at the age of 80.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b La Repubblica. "È morto Franco Citti, l'Accattone di Pasolini". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  2. ^ Franco Citti

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