Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy 80th Birthday Bruno Scipioni

Bruno Scipioni was born on July 29, 1934 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. After graduating as an accountant he attended the Experimental Center of Cinematography. He began his film career with “Kapò” (1959) and he was most active during the 1960s, usually being cast as a character actor. During this time he appeared in eight Euro-westerns from “The Terrible Sheriff” in 1962 to “The Handsome, the Ugly and the Stupid” in 1967. He also appeared in such westerns as “Renegade Gunfighter” (1965) and “Ringo and His Golden Pistol” (1966).  He was also active on stage, television series, commercials and as voice actor. He is the father of voice actor Carlo Scipioni. He became well known for his portrayal of the bartender in the Italian Crodino commercials. He’s best remembered for his film work for his appearances in Michelangelo Antonioni’s film “The Red Desert” in 1964 and as Balthazar in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet” in 1968.
His last film appearance was in “Excellent Cadavers” in 1999 where he played an assembly judge.
Today we celebrate Bruno Scipioni’s 80th birthday.

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