Vittorio Duse

Vittorio Duse (March 21, 1916 June 2, 2005) was an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director.

Vittorio Duse
Born(1916-03-21)March 21, 1916
Loreto, Italy
DiedJune 2, 2005(2005-06-02) (aged 89)
Rome, Italy
Other namesVictor Duncan
Victor Duse
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter
Years active1941-2005


One of Duse's first roles was in Luchino Visconti's debut feature Ossessione (1942). Outside Italy, Duse is known for his role in The Godfather Part III as Don Tommasino in 1990, replacing Corrado Gaipa, who died one year prior to the film's release. Duse mostly starred in Italian films, although he also appeared in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The Sopranos, and in When in Rome.

In 1989, Duse starred in the film Queen of Hearts, and he won the Jury Distinction Award at the Montréal World Film Festival.


Duse died on June 2nd 2005 at the age of 89.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. "Morto a 87 anni Vittorio Duse" (in Italian). 3 June 2005. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
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