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Lando Buzzanca

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gerlando Buzzanca (born August 24, 1935 in Palermo) is an Italian comedy actor. He left high school in Palermo when he was 16 years old, and moved to Rome to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. In order to survive, he took many jobs: waiter, furniture mover, and a brief appearance as a slave in the film Ben-Hur. In his long career he often interpreted the role of the average Italian immigrant from southern Italy, who slowly began to enjoy moderate success during the years of the Italian economic miracle. His films showcased all the freshness of the 1960s, the 1970s and the heavier transition to the 1980s, focusing on the common life in several Italian cities such as Rome, Verona or Milan, balanced between personal happiness and professional achievement. Buzzanca often interpreted roles of a subordinate white collar worker, with a heavy vein of machismo, as a frustrated employee who tries to redeem his dull existence with his virility. He became famous for his role in the film Il merlo maschio, (The Male Blackbird), where in a provincial environment of cultural importance, the philharmonic orchestra of the Arena di Verona, he vents out his own frustrations, indulging into candaulism when he induces his bride to expose her naked body in the middle of a bridge in Verona. Some critics, in a lighter vein, have defined Buzzanca as a "Homo eroticus": a human being halfway between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens, who risked extinction in the 1970s because of the harsh struggle with feminism activists. Today, even though much less so, this male type is still found among Italian males. Buzzanca's fame is greater in foreign countries than in his native land, and in countries as France, Japan, Greece, Israel, Spain and Switzerland he is a renowned international stereotype of the Italian provincialotto, elegant, naif, always causing mischief, and not obtaining anything from it. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lando Buzzanca, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 24, 1935 In Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ben-Hur 1959-12-26
Latest Project:
Movie Who Will Save The Roses? 2017-03-23
Known For
Poster of Who Will Save The Roses?
Poster of The Handsome Devil
Poster of No One Will Notice You're Naked
Poster of The Beasts
Movie Who Will Save The Roses? 2017-03-23
Movie Case Chiuse 2011-11-03
Movie Lo Scandalo della Banca Romana Bernardo Tanlongo 2010-01-01
Movie I Vicerè Principe Giacomo 2007-11-09
Movie Incidenti presentatore 2005-03-25
Movie Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano - La vera storia di Franco e Ciccio 2004-01-01
Movie Il segreto del giaguaro Mazzaro 2000-03-24
Movie Cornetti al miele Marino 1999-01-01
Movie Cinema Francisco 1989-05-30
Movie Secondo Ponzio Pilato Valeriano 1987-08-07
Movie I'm Going to Live by Myself Giuseppe 1982-11-04
Movie Prestami tua moglie Alex Fortini 1980-10-03
Movie Swept Away by Family Affection Memé Di Costanzo 1978-12-22
Movie Una noche embarazosa 1978-01-01
Movie San Pasquale Baylonne, Protector of Women 1976-03-02
Movie Il fidanzamento Luigi Mannozzi 1975-02-28
Movie Il gatto mammone Lollo Mascalucia 1975-01-01
Movie The Demonic Womanizer Costante Nicosia, or: Dracula in Brianza Costante Nicosia 1975-08-21
Movie The Handsome Devil Gaetano 'Tano' Avallone 1974-06-04
Movie L'arbitro Carmelo Lo Cascio 1974-03-23
Movie The Household Rosario 'Sasa' Cabaduni 1974-10-04
Movie Il magnate 1973-03-02
Movie My Darling Slave Demetrio Cultura 1973-10-04
Movie When Women Lost Their Tails Ham 1972-02-24
Movie The Eroticist Senatore Gianni Puppis 1972-03-16
Movie The Union Saverio Ravizzi 1972-08-29
Movie La calandria 1972-12-21
Movie The Migratory Bird Andrea Pomeraro 1972-08-30
Movie The Beasts Il Salvatore / Morsetti / Il fachiro / Il marito / Giovanni Apposito / Lanfranco / Il chirurgo / Francesco Sparapaoli 1971-04-25
Movie No One Will Notice You're Naked Rosario Trapenese 1971-08-12
Movie Secret Fantasy Niccolo Vivaldi 1971-09-22
Movie Homo Eroticus Michele Cannaritta 1971-09-14
Movie The Conjugal Debt Orazio 1970-01-01
Movie The Lovemakers Carlo Danieli 1970-01-01
Movie Un caso di coscienza Salvatore Vaccagnino 1970-03-04
Movie Nel giorno del signore Primo fidanzato di Margherita 1970-03-31
Movie Stop the World... I Want to Get Off! Ricky Ceciarelli 1970-10-08
Movie When Women Had Tails Kao 1970-12-16
Movie Frau Wirtin hat auch eine Nichte Conte Lombardini 1969-01-01
Movie Monte Carlo or Bust! Marcello Agost 1969-04-28
Movie Puro siccome un angelo papà mi fece monaco... di Monza 1969-07-01
Movie Warum hab ich bloss zwei mal ja gesagt Vittorio Coppa 1969-09-04
Movie Sunstroke 1968-01-01
Movie Sexy Susan Sins Again Conte Lombardini 1968-11-26
Movie 7 uomini e un cervello Esteban de Flori 1968-10-17
Movie Spia spione Carlo Barazzetti 1967-01-01
Movie A Rose for Everyone Lino 1967-01-18
Movie Don Juan in Sicily Giovanni Percolla 1967-04-21
Movie Operation San Pietro Napoleone 1967-12-29
Movie For a Few Dollars Less Bill 1966-08-11
Movie After the Fox Police Chief 1966-01-01
Movie Ringo and Gringo Against All Serg. Gringo 1966-08-15
Movie I nostri mariti Ragionier Manzi 1966-08-21
Movie The Sucker Lino 1965-03-24
Movie Letti sbagliati Birolli (Segment "Il complicato") 1965-04-08
Movie Made in italy Another Diner (segment "1 'Usi e costumi', episode 1") 1965-09-03
Movie Seduced and Abandoned Antonio Ascalone 1964-01-30
Movie Corpse for the Lady Enzo, fratello di Laura 1964-01-01
Movie Love in Four Dimensions 1964-03-21
Movie The Twelve-Handed Men of Mars Lo sposo 1964-06-21
Movie The Magnificent Cuckold Giovannino 1964-10-19
Movie Love and Marriage 1964-10-16
Movie The Little Nuns 1963-08-29
Movie The Eye of the Needle carabiniere Sanfilippo 1963-09-14
Movie The Girl from Parma Michele Pantanò 1963-09-14
Movie The Monsters Padre di Luciana 1963-10-26
Movie His Days Are Numbered Figlio di Cesare 1962-04-05
Movie Divorce Italian Style Rosario Mulè 1961-12-20
Movie Ben-Hur Jewish Slave in the Desert (uncredited) 1959-12-26