Sunday, December 13, 2009
Remembering Guido Mannari
Born Guido Mannari on December 13, 1944 in Rsignano Marittimo, Tuscany, he was a very good looking, athletic actor. He debuted on screen in 1969 chosen by Mauro Bolognini for a scene in “L'assoluto naturale” (aka “She and He”) as a mechanic. At this time Mannari was playing soccer for his local team but not good enough to become a professional he turned to acting. He moved to Rome and became a model and actor. Directors and producers saw in him the possiblity of becoming a teenage idol. He appeared in the films of Pasolini, Jacques Deray and Tinto Brass. Instead of becoming a star he becomes an attractive character actor. His biggest roles was in Mario Amendola's “Storia de fratelli e de cortelli” (1974) as Gigi. He appeared in three Eurowesterns; “Blindman”, “The Brothers Blue” and “Red Coat”. He ends up making only 14 films and then returns to his home town where he died on August 10, 1988 only 44 years-old. We remember him today on what would have been his 65th birthday.