Aldo Valletti

Aldo Valletti (1930-1992) was an Italian film actor best known for the role of President Curval in Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.[1]

Aldo Valletti
Born1930
Died1992
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor
Years active1956–1980

Biography

Aldo Valletti was born 1930 in Rome. His first appearance in cinema, not credited, dates back to 1956, in Poveri ma belli by Dino Risi.[2]

After numerous uncredited and minor roles, in 1975 he was chosen by Pasolini to star the film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom,[3] in which he was dubbed by Marco Bellocchio.[4] Answering a question about the choice of Valletti for Salò, Pasolini said: "This is a generic actor that in more twenty years of work has never spoken a word."[1][5]

Later he appeared in a number of films in supporting roles, working with, among others, Damiano Damiani, Fernando Di Leo, Tinto Brass and Steno; his last appearance was in 1980, in Arrivano i gatti by Carlo Vanzina.[6]

Partial filmography

Notes

  1. Gideon Bachmann, "Il sesso come metafora del potere", Il Corriere della Sera, 1975
  2. Sergio Sciarra, "Pasolini e gli altri, dall'anti-inferno privato ai gironi di Salò", Il Riformista, 2007
  3. Massimiliano Valente. "Salò o le centoventi giornate di Sodoma". Pasolini.net. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  4. Roberto Donati. "120 giornate di Sodoma". Central Do Cinema. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  5. Nico Naldini. Pasolini, una vita. Einaudi, 1989.
  6. http://www.imdb.it/name/nm0885084/ Aldo Valletti on IMDB
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