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Full Name  Luigi Proietti
Spouse  Sagitta Alter (m. 1967)
Role  Actor
Name  Gigi Proietti
Years active  1955–present

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Born  November 2, 1940 (age 75) (1940-11-02) Rome, Italy
Albums  Il fatto e... che non ti so dimenticare, Gigi Proietti, Indovina chi viene a Natale? (Original Motion Picture)
Movies  The Jokes, Horse Fever, Un'estate al mare, Horse Fever: The Mandrak, Un'estate ai Caraibi

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Luigi "Gigi" Proietti (born 2 November 1940) is an Italian actor, director, dubber, and singer.


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Early life

He was born in Rome to Romano Proietti, a man from Umbria, and Giovanna Ceci, a housewife. During his youth he was keen on singing and on playing guitar, piano, accordion and double bass in several Roman night clubs. He enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the La Sapienza University, where he started to attend the mimicry courses of the University Theater Center held by Giancarlo Cobelli, who immediately noticed his qualities as a musician and booked him for an avantgarde play.

Acting career

After several stage works, in 1966 Proietti debuted both in cinema, in Pleasant Nights, and on television, in the TV-series I grandi camaleonti. His first personal success came in 1971, when he replaced Domenico Modugno in the stage musical Alleluja brava gente by Garinei & Giovannini, starring alongside Renato Rascel.

After playing in 1974 the role of Neri Chiaramantesi in the drama La cena delle beffe, alongside Carmelo Bene and Vittorio Gassman, in 1976 started a fruitful collaboration with playwright Roberto Lerici, with whom he wrote and directed his stage plays, starting from the one-man show A me gli occhi, please (Give me your eyes, please, 1976, reported on the scene in 1993, 1996 and 2000, in a memorable performance at the Olympic Stadium in his hometown). The show achieves a sensational success; initially planned to be rapresented 6 times, it exceeded 300 replicas, with an average of 2,000 spectators for every rapresentation.

He took part in some international movies, including The Appointment (1969), directed by Sidney Lumet, A Wedding (1978), directed by Robert Altman, and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), directed by Ted Kotcheff.


Proietti has dubbed several famous actors including Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Dustin Hoffman, Charlton Heston and Marlon Brando. His credits include the role of the genie in the Italian version of Aladdin and the dragon in Dragonheart.


  • 1955: Il nostro campione, directed by Vittorio Duse
  • 1964: Se permettete parliamo di donne directed by Ettore Scola
  • 1965: La maschera e il volto directed by Flaminio Bollini
  • 1966: Le piacevoli notti, directed by Armando Crispino e Luciano Lucignani
  • 1966: La ragazza del bersagliere, directed by Alessandro Blasetti
  • 1967: Lo scatenato, directed by Franco Indovina
  • 1968: Una ragazza piuttosto complicata, directed by Damiano Damiani
  • 1968: The Libertine, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile
  • 1968: Il circolo Pickwick directed by Ugo Gregoretti
  • 1969: The Appointment, directed by Sidney Lumet
  • 1970: L'urlo, directed by Tinto Brass
  • 1970: Dropout, directed by Tinto Brass
  • 1970: Brancaleone at the Crusades, directed by Mario Monicelli
  • 1971: Lady Liberty, directed by Mario Monicelli
  • 1971: Bubù, directed by Mauro Bolognini
  • 1972: Gli ordini sono ordini, directed by Franco Giraldi
  • 1973: Meo Patacca, directed by Marcello Ciorciolini
  • 1973: La Tosca, directed by Luigi Magni
  • 1973: La proprietà non è più un furto, directed by Elio Petri
  • 1974: Le farò da padre, directed by Alberto Lattuada
  • 1974: Le tigri di Mompracem directed by Ugo Gregoretti
  • 1975: Conviene far bene l'amore, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile
  • 1976: Languidi baci, perfide carezze, directed by Alfredo Angeli
  • 1976: Febbre da cavallo, directed by Steno
  • 1976: Bordella, directed by Pupi Avati
  • 1976: Chi dice donna, dice... donna, directed by Tonino Cervi
  • 1976: The Inheritance, directed by Mauro Bolognini
  • 1977: Casotto, directed by Sergio Citti
  • 1978: A wedding, directed by Robert Altman
  • 1978: Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, directed by Ted Kotcheff
  • 1979: Due pezzi di pane, directed by Sergio Citti
  • 1980: Non ti conosco più amore, directed by Sergio Corbucci
  • 1983: "FF.SS." - Cioè: "...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?", directed by Renzo Arbore
  • 1984: Mi faccia causa, directed by Steno
  • 1984: La bella Ortero directed by José Maria Sànchez
  • 1985: Io a modo mio directed by Eros Macchi
  • 1985: Sogni e bisogni directed by Sergio Citti
  • 1990: Villa Arzilla directed by Gigi Proietti
  • 1992: Italian Restaurant directed by Giorgio Capitani
  • 1993: Mille bolle blu, directed by Leone Pompucci (voice)
  • 1994: Eloise, la figlia di d'Artagnan (La fille de d'Artagnan), directed by Bertrand Tavernier
  • 1994: Un figlio a metà directed by Giorgio Capitani
  • 1995: Un figlio a metà - Un anno dopo directed by Giorgio Capitani
  • 1996: Il maresciallo Rocca TV-series
  • 1997: L'avvocato Porta directed by Franco Giraldi
  • 1998: Un nero per casa directed by Gigi Proietti
  • 1999: Panni sporchi, directed by Mario Monicelli
  • 2000: Avvocato Porta - Nuove storie directed by Franco Giraldi
  • 2002: Febbre da cavallo - La mandrakata, directed by Carlo Vanzina
  • 2004: Le barzellette, directed by Carlo Vanzina
  • 2004: Mai storia d'amore in cucina, directed by Giorgio Capitani
  • 2005: Il veterinario, directed by Jose Maria Sanchèz
  • 2008: Un'estate al mare, directed by Carlo Vanzina
  • 2009: Un'estate ai Caraibi, directed by Carlo Vanzina
  • 2010: La vita è una cosa meravigliosa, directed by Carlo Vanzina
  • 2010: Preferisco il Paradiso, directed by Giacomo Campiotti
  • 2011: Tutti al mare, directed by Matteo Cerami
  • 2011: Box Office 3D - Il film dei film, directed by Ezio Greggio
  • 2011: Il signore della truffa, directed by Luis Prieto
  • 2012: Stelle, (short)
  • 2013: L'ultimo papa re, directed by Luca Manfredi
  • 2013: Indovina chi viene a Natale?, directed by Neri Parenti
  • 2014: Una pallottola nel cuore, directed by Luca Manfredi
  • 2014: Ma tu di che segno 6? directed by Neri Parenti
  • References

    Gigi Proietti Wikipedia