|Died||18 February 2002 (aged 78)|
Giustino Durano (5 May 1923 – 18 February 2002) was an Italian actor best known for his work as Eliseo Orefice in the 1997 film Life Is Beautiful. For his role, he was nominated in part for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast
The movie is centered on his nephew Guido and his son Giosuè. In the movie, he is the head waiter of a hotel dining room. As racial turmoil begins erupting in Italy against Jews, the waiter, his nephew and the nephew's son are taken to a concentration camp. While at the camp, he was separated from his nephew and later killed in a gas chamber along with several other elderly people.
Durano died in 2002 after a long battle with cancer.