As an actor, director and scriptwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi invented and popularized the "Commedia all'italiana," a genre mixing comedy and melancholy, that swept the box office in Italy from 1960 to 1970. Check website for schedule.
Tognazzi was an Italian actor and writer/director who appeared in over 150 films. Along with such stars as Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman and Nino Manfredi, he helped popularize “commedia all’italiana,” a genre described as equal parts satire, farce and melancholy. His comedies and dramas are part of an homage featuring “La Grande Bouffe” (1973), “La Cage aux folles” (1978), the affectionate biographical doc, “Portrait of My Father” and other films.