|Years active 1912-1929|
Name Cesare Gravina
Died September 16, 1954, Italy
|Born 23 January 1858 (1858-01-23) Naples, Italy|
Movies The Man Who Laughs, Foolish Wives, The Hunchback of Notre, The Wedding March, Merry‑Go‑Round
Similar People Paul Leni, Rupert Julian, Erich von Stroheim, Edward Laemmle, Paul Bern
The Man Who Laughs (L'Homme Qui Rit) - Conrad Veidt
Cesare Gravina (23 January 1858 – 16 September 1954) was an Italian actor of the silent era who appeared in more than 70 films between 1911 and 1929.
Born in Naples, Gravina was an orchestra conductor in his native Italy. As the conductor at La Scala, among the noted vocalists he worked with were Mary Garden and Enrico Caruso. At some point he left music to become a character actor, sharing his reasons for the career change with no one. As the owner of many theaters in South America, Gravina was financially secure enough to retire from motion pictures by 1924, but he preferred to remain in acting.