Ricky Tognazzi

Ricky Tognazzi

Cinematographer Fabio Olmi (left) and Tognazzi (right) on set
Born Riccardo Tognazzi
(1955-05-01) 1 May 1955
Milan, Italy
Occupation Actor, film director
Years active 1963-present
Spouse(s) Simona Izzo (m. 1995)

Ricky Tognazzi (born 1 May 1955) is an Italian actor and film director. He has appeared in 50 films and television shows since 1963. His film The Escort was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

In 1991, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival for his film Ultra.[2] Five years later, his film Strangled Lives won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

He is the son of film actor and director Ugo Tognazzi and the half-brother of actor Gianmarco Tognazzi and film director Maria Sole Tognazzi.

In 2016 he appeared as an out-of touch variety show host in the music video for "Tutti Frutti" by English rock band New Order.[4]

Selected filmography



  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Escort". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
  2. "Berlinale: 1991 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
  3. "Berlinale: 1996 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  4. "Watch New Order's Delirious 'Tutti Frutti' Video". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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