Paolo Paoloni

Paolo Paoloni (24 July 1929 – 9 January 2019) was an Italian actor.

Paolo Paoloni
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Paolo Paoloni in Fantozzi
Born(1929-07-24)24 July 1929
Bodio, Switzerland
Died9 January 2019(2019-01-09) (aged 89)
Rome, Italy
Years active1968–2019
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)


A close friend of director Luciano Salce, Paoloni is best known for portraying the role of the Galactic Mega-director in the Fantozzi film saga. Despite being famous for taking part to several comedies, Paoloni took also part in some horror films such as Cannibal Holocaust.

He died on 9 January 2019, at the age of 89.[1] In his final months, Paoloni became mute due to a vocal cord disease.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Morto Paolo Paoloni, il Megadirettore Galattico di Fantozzi: volto elegante (e feroce) di un Potere che oggi non esiste più". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ "È morto Paolo Paoloni, il megadirettore galattico di Fantozzi". Il Post (in Italian). 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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