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Fosco Giachetti
Giachetti with Vera Carmi in Labbra serrate (1942)
Born(1900-03-28)28 March 1900
Died22 December 1974(1974-12-22) (aged 74)
NationalityItalian
Years active1934–1974

Fosco Giachetti (28 March 1900, in Sesto Fiorentino – 22 December 1974, in Rome) was an Italian actor.

Fosco Giachetti was the protagonist of Lo squadrone bianco (1936), directed by Augusto Genina. He became the leading man in Fascist propaganda films such as Tredici uomini e un cannone (1936), Sentinelle di bronzo (1937), Scipione l'Africano, Edgar Neville's Italian Carmen fra i rossi (1939), L'assedio dell'Alcazar (1940) and Bengasi (1942). In 1942, he also co-starred in Goffredo Alessandrini's two part Noi Vivi and Addio Kira!.

Un colpo di pistola (1942) by Renato Castellani and Fari nella nebbia (1942) by Gianni Franciolini were not as successful as his earlier films.

After the war, he returned to the stage. He worked in Spain with Edgar Neville in Nada and in Carne de horca. He had a supporting role in 1959 Dino Risi's successful comedy Il mattatore. In 1964, he appeared in an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Citadel.

In 2003, the Galleria Fosco Giachetti in Sesto Fiorentino was opened in his honor.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1933 Il trattato scomparso Giorgio Raytham
1934 Dimmed Lights Lord Spider
The Last of the Bergeracs Il tenente
Creatures of the Night Uncredited
1935 L'avvocato difensore Uncredited
1936 Cuor di vagabondo Giovanni
Fiordalisi d'oro Conte Andrea di Beaulieu
Lo squadrone bianco Il capitano Santelia
1937 Scipio Africanus Captain Massinissa
Sentinels of Bronze Capitano Negri
1938 The Last Enemy Franco Rossi
Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Verdi
Orgoglio Alberto Celoria
The Woman of Monte Carlo Giorgio Duclos
1939 Naples Will Never Die Mario Fusco
Hurricane in the Tropics Il capitano Moraes
Il sogno di Butterfly Harry Peters
Tredici uomini e un cannone Uomo #1
Carmen fra i rossi Saverio
1940 The Daughter of the Green Pirate Carlos de la Riva
The Siege of the Alcazar Captain Vela
The Sinner Salvatore, fratello di Adele
Senza cielo Mario Riccardi
1941 Blood Wedding Gidda
Light in the Darkness Alberto Serrani
The Secret Lover Giorgio Amholt
Ridi pagliaccio Pietro Rinaldi
1942 A Pistol Shot Andrea
Headlights in the Fog Cesare
Bengasi Il capitano Enrico Berti
Yellow Hell Francesco
Labbra serrate Ruggero D'Anzi
We the Living Andrei Taganov
Addio Kira! Andrei Taganov
1943 A Living Statue Paolo Vieri
A Little Wife Giulio Nardi
1945 Life Begins Anew Paolo Martini
L'abito nero da sposa Giovanni de Medici
Fear No Evil Benedetto
1946 Notte di tempesta Domenico
1947 The Brothers Karamazov Dimitri Karamazov
The Damned Garosi
Farewell, My Beautiful Naples Carlo Sanna
Four Women Alberto Reyes, pintor
Nada Román
L'altra Marco de Santis
1948 Crossroads of Passion Toniani
Letter at Dawn Carlo Marini
1949 Romanticismo Tito Ansperti
1950 The Glass Castle Laurent Bertal
1951 I falsari Ispettore Moroni
Quattro rose rosse Antonio Berti
1953 Condemned to Hang Lucero
1954 House of Ricordi Giuseppe Verdi
1956 The Virtuous Bigamist Antonio
1958 The Defeated Victor Doctor
1960 The Conqueror of the Orient Omar, Nadir's Father
Il Mattatore General Mesci
1961 The Wastrel Captain Hugh Hardy
1962 The Fury of Achilles Priam
Taras Bulba, the Cossack Voivode
La monaca di Monza Monsignor Barca
1963 Jacob and Esau Isaac
1965 Samba João Fernandes de Oliveira
1967 Another's Wife Alberto
1970 The Conformist The Colonel
1971 Scipio the African Aulio Gellio
1973 The Inheritor Luigi Galazzi

Awards