Antonio Centa

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Antonio Centa
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Born(1907-08-10)10 August 1907
Died19 April 1979(1979-04-19) (aged 71)
Rovigo, Italy
OccupationActor

Antonio Centa (10 August 1907 – 19 April 1979) was an Italian film actor.

Actor person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.

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Career

Born in Maniago, Province of Pordenone, Centa was among the most active and popular actors between the mid-1930s and 1943 (when the Italian film industry almost halted because of the war). [1] He was especially popular with the female audience, and had critically acclaimed performances, notably in Renato Castellani's films A Pistol Shot and Zazà . [1] After the war his success declined, and he gradually started to be cast in supporting roles. [1]

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Selected filmography

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli artisti : Vol. 3, Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN   8884402131.