Ricky Tognazzi

Ricky Tognazzi (born 1 May 1955) is an Italian actor and film director. He has appeared in 50 films and television shows since 1963. His film The Escort was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Ricky Tognazzi
Cinematographer Fabio Olmi (left) and Tognazzi (right) on set
Riccardo Tognazzi

(1955-05-01) 1 May 1955
Milan, Italy
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1963-present
Simona Izzo (m. 1995)

In 1991, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival for his film Ultra.[2] Five years later, his film Strangled Lives won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

He is the son of film actor and director Ugo Tognazzi and the half-brother of actor Gianmarco Tognazzi and film director Maria Sole Tognazzi.

In 2016, he appeared as an out-of touch variety show host in the music video for "Tutti Frutti" by English rock band New Order.[4]

Selected filmography




  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Escort". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  2. "Berlinale: 1991 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  3. "Berlinale: 1996 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. "Watch New Order's Delirious 'Tutti Frutti' Video". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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