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Paolo Bonacelli
Bonacelli in 1975
Born (1937-02-28) 28 February 1937 (age 85)
Years active1964–present
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)

Paolo Bonacelli (born 28 February 1937[1]) is an Italian actor.

He is best known for his performance as the Duke de Blangis in Pier Paolo Pasolini's final film, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975). He was in Midnight Express (1978) as the despised prison trustee Rifki and Caligula (1979), in which he plays the role of Cassius Chaerea.

He co-starred with Roberto Benigni in the films Johnny Stecchino and Night on Earth, both from 1991.

In 1992, Bonacelli won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actor.[2][1][3]



  1. ^ a b Lancia, Enrico (2003). Dizionario del cinema italiano : testi e strumenti per la scuola e l'università. Gli artisti : Vol. 3, Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri : T. 1. A - L (in Italian). Gremese Editore. ISBN 978-88-8440-213-4.
  2. ^ Chiti, Roberto; Lancia, Enrico (1991). Dizionario del cinema italiano (in Italian). Gremese Editore. ISBN 978-88-8440-085-7.
  3. ^ "CINEMA: CONSEGNATI I NASTRI D'ARGENTO 1992". www1.adnkronos.com. Retrieved 2020-04-26.