1 May 1955
|Occupation||Actor, film director|
Ricky Tognazzi (born Riccardo Tognazzi; Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːki toɲˈɲattsi]; 1 May 1955) is an Italian actor and film director. He has appeared in 50 films and television shows since 1963. His film The Escort was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
In 1991, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival for his film Ultra. Five years later, his film Strangled Lives won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.
He is the son of film actor and director Ugo Tognazzi and the half-brother of actor Gianmarco Tognazzi and film director Maria Sole Tognazzi. In 2016, he appeared as an out-of touch variety show host in the music video for "Tutti Frutti" by English rock band New Order.
He's an outspoken atheist, even if he admires some religious figures such as Saint Thomas, Pope John XXIII and Pope Francis.