Leo Gullotta
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Gullotta in 1979
Born
Salvatore Leopoldo Gullotta

(1946-01-09) 9 January 1946 (age 76)
Catania, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian, impressionist, writer
Years active1964–present

Salvatore Leopoldo "Leo" Gullotta (born 9 January 1946) is an Italian actor, voice actor, comedian and writer.[1]

Biography

Born in Catania and the last of six children, Gullotta started his career as an extra in Teatro Massimo Bellini. In his long career as actor, Gullotta has starred in about 100 films and has participated in numerous shows and drama series for television.[2] In 1987 he won his first David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Il Camorrista by Giuseppe Tornatore, and later worked with Tornatore four more times.[3] In 1997 and 2000 he won two more David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor, for the Maurizio Zaccaro films Il carniere and Un uomo perbene.[3] He has also won two Silver Ribbon for Best supporting Actor, in 1984 for Mi manda Picone by Nanni Loy and in 2001 for Vajont by Renzo Martinelli.[3]

Gullotta has starred in many theatrical plays and dramas, and was part of the theater company "Il Bagaglino". He won the Flaiano Prize as stage actor of the year in 2010.[4] He celebrated fifty years of activity that same year.[5]

Gullotta is also a well known voice actor, among others.[6] He was the Italian voice of Manny in the first three films of the Ice Age film series. He reprised this role in short films and video games. He also dubbed Burt Young in Rocky, Joe Pesci in Once Upon a Time in America, Moonwalker, My Cousin Vinny and The Irishman, and the robot Johnny 5 in Short Circuit.[7] He also became the new Italian voice of Woody Allen after the death of Oreste Lionello in 2009.[8]

In 1998 Gullotta debuted as writer with the book Mille fili d'erba (Di Renzo Editore, ISBN 88-86044-87-9).

Personal life

Gullotta is openly gay. He did not reveal his sexuality to the public until 1995.[9] In 2019, he married his partner of 32 years.[10] Gullotta is discreet about the details of his husband.[11]

Selected filmography

Dubbing roles

Animation

Live action

References

  1. ^ "Leo Gullotta's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Leo Gullotta". MYmovies. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  4. ^ Carmen Gigante (5 July 2010). "Il Premio Flaiano a Roberto Saviano". Il Corriere d'Abruzzo. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Leo Gullotta: 50 anni di carriera, passando dalla Costituzione Italiana a 30 chili sulle spalle..." Musical News. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  6. ^ LEO GULLOTTA e il doppiaggio (2013) | enciclopediadeldoppiaggio.it
  7. ^ "The Irishman doppiaggio italiano: Netflix arruola Giancarlo Giannini, Leo Gullotta e Stefano De Sando" (in Italian). madmass.it. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Leo Gullotta è la nuova voce di Woody Allen" (in Italian). newscinema.it. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  9. ^ La Repubblica - Leo Gullotta: sono gay
  10. ^ "Leo Gullotta ha sposato il compagno dopo 32 anni d'amore: "I diritti sono diritti"" (in Italian). today.it. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Leo Gullotta, chi è il marito: si sono sposati dopo 30 anni d'amore" (in Italian). Viaggi News.com. March 27, 2021. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  12. ^ "Ice Age Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  13. ^ "Ice Age: The Meltdown Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  14. ^ "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  15. ^ "Zootopia Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  16. ^ "Once Upon a Time in America Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  17. ^ "Moonwalker Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  18. ^ "My Cousin Vinny Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  19. ^ "The Irishman Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  20. ^ "To Rome With Love Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  21. ^ "Rocky Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  22. ^ "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  23. ^ "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  24. ^ "The NeverEnding Story Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  25. ^ "Short Circuit Italian voice cast". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 2020-04-12.

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