Fosco Giachetti

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Fosco Giachetti
Giachetti with Vera Carmi in Labbra serrate (1942)
Born (1900-03-28)28 March 1900
Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Died 22 December 1974(1974-12-22) (aged 74)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Years active 1934–1974

Fosco Giachetti (28 March 1900, in Sesto Fiorentino – 22 December 1974, in Rome) was an Italian actor.

Fosco Giachetti was the protagonist of Lo squadrone bianco (1936), directed by Augusto Genina. He became the leading man in Fascist propaganda films such as Tredici uomini e un cannone (1936), Sentinelle di bronzo (1937), Scipione l'Africano, Edgar Neville's Italian Carmen fra i rossi (1939), L'assedio dell'Alcazar (1940) and Bengasi (1942). In 1942, he also co-starred in Goffredo Alessandrini's two part Noi Vivi and Addio Kira!.

Un colpo di pistola (1942) by Renato Castellani and Fari nella nebbia (1942) by Gianni Franciolini were not as successful as his earlier films.

After the war, he returned to the stage. He worked in Spain with Edgar Neville in Nada and in Carne de horca. He had a supporting role in 1959 Dino Risi's successful comedy Il mattatore. In 1964, he appeared in an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Citadel.

In 2003, the Galleria Fosco Giachetti in Sesto Fiorentino was opened in his honor.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1934 Dimmed Lights Lord Spider
Creatures of the Night
1937 Sentinels of Bronze Capitano Negri
1938 The Last Enemy Franco Rossi
Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Verdi
1939 Naples Will Never Die Mario Fusco
Hurricane in the Tropics Il capitano Moraes
1940 The Daughter of the Green Pirate Carlos de la Riva
The Sinner Salvatore, fratello di Adele
1941 Blood Wedding Gidda
The Secret Lover Giorgio Amholt
1942 A Pistol Shot Andrea
Headlights in the Fog Cesare
Bengasi Il capitano Enrico Berti
We the Living Andrei Taganov
1945 Life Begins Anew Paolo Martini
1947 Four Women
1950 The Glass Castle
1953 Condemned to Hang Lucero
1954 House of Ricordi Giuseppe Verdi
1960 The Conqueror of the Orient Omar, Nadir's Father
1963 Jacob and Esau Isaac
1967 Another's Wife Alberto


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