Died at 80 years old Gigi Proietti

Gigi Proietti

Died at 80 years old Gigi Proietti, the great Roman artist died a few days ago. He was one of the most famous Italian actors in cinema and theatre ever. Paradoxically he died on the same day of his birthday. In fact, on November 2nd Gigi Proietti would have turned 80 years old. And on November 2nd for heart complications, the great artist left the whole of Italy, now in mourning.

Gigi Proietti is not considered a legendary figure only in his hometown, Rome. But he was always adored by all Italians because he represented like Alberto Sordi that pure and joyful comedy that only these great artists were able to convey.

Gigi Proietti, is actually called Luigi. He took his first steps in the world of entertainment, appearing in the film “Our champion”, directed by Vittorio Duse. While his theatrical debut took place in 1963 with “Teatro-cabaret”, in Can Can degli italiani.

Life and Career

In the seventies he played in La proprietà non è più un furto by Elio Petri, in Casotto together with Ugo Tognazzi and in Le farò da padre di Alberto Lattuada. Gigi Proietti had a career that only a few can dream of. His infinite love for the theater, but also his performances in great films both comic and dramatic.

One of his greatest performances of all time is that of a few years ago at the Olympic Stadium in his Roma. Since the eighties, Proietti decided to dedicate himself less to cinema and more to theatre and television. In 1983 he was the host of the Fantastico 4 variety show and star of the program Io a Modo Mio.

Also not to underestimate his career as a voice actor, he dubbed many actors overseas. In fact, he gave voice to actors such as Robert De Niro, Richard Burton, Dustin Hoffman, Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando and Sylvester Stallone. We, therefore, thank the great artist Gigi Proietti, who left a priceless artistic legacy.

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