Stefano Satta Flores

Stefano Satta Flores (January 14, 1937 – October 22, 1985) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Stefano Satta Flores
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Satta Flores in the magazine Radiocorriere (1974)
Born(1937-01-14)January 14, 1937
Naples, Italy
DiedOctober 22, 1985(1985-10-22) (aged 48)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, playwright
Years active1962-1984
Spouse(s)Teresa Ricci
Carla Tedesco
Children2

BiographyEdit

Born in Naples, Italy, Satta Flores graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in the Italian capital city of Rome. He began acting in amateur dramatics at the Piccolo Teatro, where he acted in Shakespeare and Sbragia plays. He made his cinema debut in the film The Lizards (I basilischi), premiered by filmmaker Lina Wertmüller in 1963.

In 1971, Satta Flores appeared in the film Four Flies on Grey Velvet but did not really establish himself in cinema until 1974, when he appeared in Ettore Scola's film We All Loved Each Other So Much where he shared leading roles with Stefania Sandrelli, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Aldo Fabrizi and Giovanna Ralli.

Satta Flores also appeared in the 1973 films The Funny Face of the Godfather and Teresa the Thief. His last film appearance before his death was in One Hundred Days in Palermo. He was best known for playing a variety of roles in more than 60 films. He was also a voice dubber. His role as the smuggler and rakish hero Han Solo (portrayed by Harrison Ford) in the Italian dub of the Star Wars original trilogy was instrumental in establishing the importance of star power in Italian voice acting. He also used his voice talents in Alien, as the fearless Captain Dallas, as well as in 10, as the romantically-obsessed songwriter George Webber.

An eloquent spokesman on artistic and social issues of the day, he also was a respected playwright and occasionally acted in television programs. A political commitment, he founded the company I compagni di scena (The Companions of the Scene) with which he devoted himself to research work on alternative tests.

DeathEdit

Satta Flores died in Rome on October 22nd 1985 at the age of 48, following complications from leukemia treatment. In the Italian version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the voice of Han Solo was passed on to Harrison Ford's regular Italian dub actor Michele Gammino.

FilmographyEdit

CinemaEdit

 
Satta Flores (right) with Vittorio Gassman and Nino Manfredi in We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)

Dubbing rolesEdit

Live actionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stefano Satta Flores' dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved November 21, 2019.

BibliographyEdit

  • Italian cinema and modern European literatures, 1945-2000 – Carlo Testa. Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group Incorporated, 2000. Format: Hardcover, 288pp. Language: English. ISBN 978-0-275-97522-7
  • The Motion Picture Guide 1986 Annual: The Films of 1985 – Jay Robert Nash, Stanley Ralph Ross. Publisher: CineBooks, 1987. Format: Hardcover, 450pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-933997-14-0

External linksEdit

  Media related to Stefano Satta Flores at Wikimedia Commons