Renato Pozzetto

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Renato Pozzetto (1988)

Renato Pozzetto (born July 14, 1940 in Laveno-Mombello ) is an Italian comedian, actor and film director .


After completing a technical training, Pozzetto appeared as a cabaret artist together with Cochi Ponzoni as Cochi e Renato since the mid-1960s , with Ponzoni holding the intellectual, Pozzetto the rough but good-natured part. After initial stage experience, recordings and the breakthrough in television programs such as Quelli della domenica , È domenica ma senza impegno and Il poeta e il contadino , in which the duo could apply their surreal, nonsense humor, Pozzetto decided in 1974 after an offer Flavio Mogherinis for Per amare Ofelia to accept a cinema offer. With this excellent (special David di Donatello , Silver Ribbon ) personal success, in which he portrayed an Oedipal character, a successful film career in numerous comedies began with overwhelming box office success until the mid-1990s. The Lombard origins and special expressiveness were the focus of his characters in the corpulent, slightly bumbling-looking actor, who often reveals melancholy hidden behind rudeness. After years of success, Pozzetto abandoned the attempts made in recent films to completely renew himself and returned to his beginnings: with Ponzoni he played on television and again on the stage. In 1978, 1989 and as Schwanengesang 1996, Pozzetto himself directed his own script, which he also contributed several times to films by other directors.

Over the years numerous singles and LPs with songs, but also prose works, have appeared. In addition, Pozzetto was also active as an author and voice actor.

Pozzetto was married to Brunella Gabler, who died in 2009.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1974: Per amare Ofelia
  • 1975: The big thing (La Baby Sitter)
  • 1975: A louse in the fur (A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere)
  • 1976: The little one with the big hammer (Il padrone e l'operaio)
  • 1976: Sturmtruppen (Sturmtruppen) (& screenplay)
  • 1976: Telefoni Bianchi (Telefoni bianchi)
  • 1977: The super type (Ecco noi per esempio ...)
  • 1978: Saxophone (& screenplay, director)
  • 1979: Corpses have to be celebrated as they fall (Giallo napoletano)
  • 1980: My wife is a witch (Mia moglie è una strega)
  • 1981: Ornella - The Irresistible One (Nessuno è perfetto)
  • 1981: Two dead pants get cream! (Uno contro l'altro… praticamente amici)
  • 1982: Money Boom (Un povero ricco) (& screenplay)
  • 1982: The Bewitched House (La casa stregata)
  • 1983: Magic Touch (Mani di fata) (& screenplay)
  • 1984: The country boy (Il ragazzo di campagna)
  • 1985: I am the greatest (Lui è peggio di me)
  • 1986: Oh, you big egg (Sette chili in sette giorni)
  • 1986: All hell breaks loose in the department store (Grandi magazzini)
  • 1989: Il volatore di aquiloni (& screenplay, director)
  • 1996: Papà dice messa (& screenplay, director)
  • 1999: Nebbia in Val Padana (TV series)
  • 2013: Casa e bottega (TV movie)
  • 2015: Ma che bella sorpresa

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Roberto Poppi: Dizionario del cinema italiano. I registers. Gremese Editore, Rome 2002, pp. 345/346
  2. Andrea Orbicciani, Article Renato Pozzetto , in: Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi: Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori, Vol. 2 M-Z. Rome, Gremese 2003, pp. 130/131
  3. Death notice in VareseNews ( memento of the original from December 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /