Amendola, Ferruccio

(1930-2001)
   Actor and dubber. Widely regarded as one of the finest male dubbers in Italy in the postwar period, Amendola began his career in pictures by playing a number of small roles in films such as Mario Monicelli's La grande Guerra (The Great War, 1960) before becoming the regular Italian voice of
   American superstars Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvester Stallone, Peter Falk, and Bill Cosby, among others. Amendola's voicing of Robert De Niro in the Italian versions of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) and Raging Bull (1980) and Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978) were highly praised, and there was something of a scandal when he was not chosen to dub De Niro again in 1996 in the Italian version of Scorsese's Casino (the part was done by veteran stage and television actor Gigi Proietti). Amendola also played substantial roles in films for television such as Storia d'amore e di amicizia (Story of Love and Friendship, 1982), directed by Franco Rossi, and in a number of very popular television miniseries, among them Quer pasticciaccio brutto de Via Merulana (That Awful Mess on Via Merulana, 1982), Little Roma (Little Rome, 1988), and Pronto soccorso (Medical Emergency, 1990 and 1992).
   Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema by Alberto Mira

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

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  • Ferruccio Amendola — (Turin, July 22, 1930 Rome, September 3, 2001) was an actor and Italian dubber who worked for cinema and television.BiographySon of actors, nephew of director/screenwriter Mario Amendola, he started in films with Gian Burrasca directed by Sergio… …   Wikipedia

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