Tano Cimarosa

Tano Cimarosa, real name Gaetano Cisco, (1 January 1922 in Messina – 24 May 2008 in Messina) was an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director from Sicily.[1] He participated in more than fifty movies.

Tano Cimarosa
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Cimarosa in Gang War in Milan (1973)
Born(1922-01-01)1 January 1922
Messina, Italy
Died24 May 2008(2008-05-24) (aged 86)
Messina, Italy
OccupationActor, film director

He played the "Blacksmith" in the Oscar-winning film Cinema Paradiso from 1988. He is known to horror film fans for directing Reflections in Black in 1975.

Selected filmographyEdit

As directorEdit


Luigia Miniucchi, Il mondo di Tano Cimarosa. 50 anni di cinema italiano, By Bess Edizioni, 2006. 160 pages.[2]


  1. ^ ANSA (24 May 2008). "E' morto Tano Cimarosa, volto della Sicilia al cinema" (in Italian). SiciliaInformazioni. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ La Magna, Franco (26 September 2006). "Il mondo di Tano Cimarosa" (in Italian). Il nuovo soldo. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008.

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