Pier Paolo Capponi was born on June 9, 1938 in Subiaco, Rome, Lazio, Italy. After his studies Capponi attended a theater school and later was chosen by director Vittorio De Seta for an important role in “Un uomo a metà” (1966). His film career is divided equally between appearing in dramatic films (for, among others, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Valerio Zurlini, Gérard Corbiau, Francesco Rosi and Nelo Risi) and genre films, in which he was sometimes credited as Norman Clark. Capponi appeared on the big screen with some regularity for a decade, after 1977 Capponi centered his appearances on TV series and on stage. Pier Paolo has been married to actress Mara Vernier [1951- ] since 1975.
Capponi appeared in two Euro-westerns: “My Name is Pecos” (1966) as Joe Kline and “Three Cheers for Us” (1974) as Rufo.
Today we celebrate Pier Paolo Capponi’s 75th birthday.