Gastone Moschin

Gastone Moschin (8 June 1929 – 4 September 2017) was an Italian stage, television and film actor.

Gastone Moschin
Gastone Moschin in Her Harem (1967)
Born(1929-06-08)8 June 1929
Died4 September 2017(2017-09-04) (aged 88)
Terni, Italy
Years active1956–2001


Born in San Giovanni Lupatoto (Veneto), Moschin graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico and then began his career in the 1950s as a theatre actor, first with the Teatro Stabile in Genoa and then with the Piccolo Teatro di Milano in Milan. In the same period Moschin also began to appear in feature films and on television.[1]

In his film career Moschin alternated character roles and, more rarely, leading roles, such as in Seven Times Seven and Caliber 9. His most famous role is that of Rambaldo Melandri in the Amici miei film series (1975–1985).[1] He won two Nastro d'Argento Awards for Best Supporting Actor, in 1967 for Pietro Germi's The Birds, the Bees and the Italians and in 1986 for Nanni Loy's Amici miei – Atto III.[2] Moschin is also well known for the role of Don Fanucci in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II.


Gastone Moschin was married to Marzia Ubaldi since 1970, he had one daughter (Emanuela Moschin). He died in the hospital on 4 September 2017 from kidney failure. He was 88.




  • Racconti garibaldini (1960)
  • Operazione Vega (1962) as Sim
  • Il mulino del Po (1963) as Fratognone
  • I Miserabili (1964) as Jean Valjean
  • Una coccarda per il re (1970) as Jacques Necker
  • Le colonne della società (1972) as Karsten Bernick
  • La morte di Danton (1972) as Danton
  • Rosso veneziano (1976) as Marco Partibon
  • Le uova fatali (1977) as Il Professor Pérsikov
  • The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977, uncredited) as Don Fanucci
  • I racconti fantastici di Edgar Allan Poe (1979) as Il giudice
  • L'Andreana (1982) as Mondo
  • Melodramma (1984) as Aldo Scotti
  • Nel gorgo del peccato (1987) as Judge Ottavio Pica (1987)
  • Les Ritals (1991) as Louvi
  • L'avvocato delle donne (1996, episode "Laura") as Avv. Salvi
  • Don Matteo (1999) as Vescovo
  • Sei forte Maestro (2000) as Vittorio Ricci
  • Sei forte, Maestro 2 (2000) as Vittorio Ricci
  • Don Matteo (2000) as Vescovo
  • Don Matteo 2 (2001) as Vescovo (final appearance)


  1. Enrico Lancia. "Moschin, Gastone". Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli Attori. Gremese, 2003. ISBN 8884402697.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
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