Giulio Calì

Giulio Calì (26 March 1895 – 20 January 1967) was an Italian film actor. He appeared in more than 60 films between 1927 and 1966.

Giulio Calì
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Giulio Calì in The Peddler and the Lady (1943)
Born(1895-03-26)26 March 1895
Rome, Italy
Died20 January 1967(1967-01-20) (aged 71)
Years active1941–1966

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome, Calì started his career on stage, being mainly active in Roman dialect theater and in avanspettacolo.[1] He made his film debut in 1927, in Umberto Paradisi's Un balilla del '48, but his career ultimately started after the Second World War, when he was cast in a good number of films of different genres and quality, even if usually playing very minor roles.[1] Calì is probably best known for his association with director Alberto Lattuada, who gave him his first significant roles, namely Smarazzacucco in The Mill on the Po (1949) and the sailor in The Overcoat (1952).[1] Other notable directors with whom Calì worked include Steno, Mario Monicelli, Alessandro Blasetti, Mario Mattoli, Luigi Zampa and Luigi Comencini.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Roberto Chiti; Enrico Lancia; Andrea Orbicciani; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinama italiano. Gli attori. Gremese, 1998. pp. 89–90.

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