Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Remembering Enzo Tarascio

Enzo Tarascio was born on March 19, 1919 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. Tarascio was very active in film and television. He is remembered for the difficult parts that he was often entrusted . Among his performances in the film among others, was his only Euro-western “Trinity is Still My Name (1971) directed by EB Clucher, in which he played the role of Mitch, the sheriff of the city of San Jose, and “The Conformist” (1970), which was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and in which he played the role of Professor Luca Quadri.
For television, he is remembered for his performance in the role of the Prosecutor Villefort in “The Count of Monte Cristo”, the novel by Alexandre Dumas, directed by Edmo Fenoglio, in which she starred alongside Andrea Giordana and Giuliana Lojodice. In the seventies, he starred in the drama series “A for Andromeda”, “Joe Petrosino” and “It Happened in Lisbon”. Among other TV roles is remembered his role as Richard Barras, owner of the mine in the mini-series “E le stelle stanno a guardare”.
Enzo worked in theater together with other well-known actors, including Tino Buazzelli, Alberto Terrani, Ottavio Fanfani and Carlo Bagno. His acting partners in scenes were, among others, Edmond Aldini and Anna Proclemer.
In 1953, he was hired by Giorgio Strehler for “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, then started a long collaboration with the director and with the Piccolo in Milan.
Tarascio was also active as a voice actor and dubbed Lothar Gunthar in the Euro-western “The Handsome, the Ugly and the Stupid” (1967) and as José Bódalo in 1970’s “Companeros!” with Franco Nero and Tomás Milian.
Tarasco passed away on October 26, 2007 at 87 years of age.
Today we remember Enzo Tarascio on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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