Enrico Maria Salerno

Enrico Maria Salerno

Enrico Maria Salerno (Milan, September 18 1926, Rome - September 18 1994) was an Italian theatre & film actor, also a film director. He was also the voice of Clint Eastwood in the Italian version of Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy films, and the voice of Christ in "The Gospel According to St. Matthew" directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.


After a small collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano, from 1954 to 1955 (and more years) worked in Teatro Stabile di Genova, with Fyodor Dostoevsky, Pirandello and Giraudoux successful stage adaptations.

In 1960 with Ivo Garrani and Giancarlo Sbragia founded the stage company "Nuova Compagnia degli Associati". In 1963 starred in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee, co-starring Sarah Ferrati, stage direction by Franco Zeffirelli.

In 1970 he made his direction film debut with love drama box office and Italian Academy Awards winner "Anonimo Veneziano".

Brother of film director Vittorio Salerno, married to Valeria Valeri; has a daughter, Chiara Salerno, a famous dubbing actress.

In 1991 offers his last great theatre interpretation such as the father of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" by Pirandello, directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Filmography as film director

*"The Anonymous Venetian" ("Anonimo veneziano") (1970)
*"Cari genitori" (1973)
*"Eutanasia di un amore" (1978)
*"Disperatamente Giulia mini tv series (1989)
*"Il Barone " mini tv series (1995)

elective filmography as actor

*"Girls Marked Danger" ("La Tratta delle bianche") directed by Luigi Comencini (1953)
*"Violent Summer" ("Estate violenta") directed by Valerio Zurlini (1959)
*"Long Night in 1943" ("La lunga notte del '43") directed by Nanni Loy (1960)
*"The Angel Wore Red" directed by Nunnally Johnson (1960)
*"Escape by Night" ("Era notte a Roma") directed by Roberto Rossellini (1960)
*"The Ladykiller of Rome" ("L'Assassino") directed by Elio Petri (1961)
*"Hercules and the Captive Women" ("Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide") directed by Vittorio Cottafavi (1963)
*"Three Nights of Love" (1964)
*"Casanova 70" directed by Mario Monicelli (1965)
*"Io la conoscevo bene" directed by Antonio Pietrangeli (1965)
*"L'ombrellone" directed by Dino Risi (1966)
*"L'armata Brancaleone" directed by Mario Monicelli (1966)
*"Death Sentence" (1968)
*"The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" ("L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo") directed by Dario Argento (1970)
*"The Assassination of Trotsky" directed by Joseph Losey (1972)
*"" directed by Luigi Zampa (1973)

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