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Rodolfo Lodi

Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:13

Rodolfo Lodi in Europa '51 (1952)

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A ubiquitous presence in Italian cinema of 1950s, 60s and 70s, Rodolfo Lodi pops up pretty much everywhere. White-haired, elegant and with an almost regal air to him, he typically appeared as some kind of aristrocrat or authority figure in everything from the comedies of Totò and Franco & Ciccio to several Hollywood productions shot in Italy. He also appeared in more serious films by important directors such as Roberto Rossellini, Jean Renoir and Bernardo Bertolucci, and was even a regular character actor in the fotoromanzi published in magazines such as Sogno, Luna Park, Cine Illustrato and Polvere di Stelle.

Rarely credited, Rodolfo was nevertheless entrusted with many speaking roles, and was actually awarded more credited roles in the 1970s. Indeed, his most famous and memorable roles two which he interpreted towards the end of his long career: first as the ill-fated archbishop in the comedy classic Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976), and then as Jill Clayburgh's old opera maestro in Bertolucci's La luna (1979).


FILMOGRAPHY

1952
  1. Altri tempi - segment "Una selezione di canzoni del tempo" (uncredited) .... Officer at the café
  2. Camicie rosse (Anita Garibaldi) (credited as R. Lodi) .... Colonel Forbes
  3. Europa '51 (uncredited) .... Mr. Orange
  4. Le avventure di Mandrin (credited) .... role?
  5. Totò e le donne (uncredited) .... Marriage officiant

    1953
  6. La voce del silenzio (uncredited) .... A penitent

    1954
  7. The Barefoot Contessa (uncredited) .... Nightclub client
  8. Un giorno in pretura (uncredited) .... Excellency

    1955
  9. L'ultimo amante (uncredited) .... Casino player

    1956
  10. Elena et les hommes (credited) .... General
  11. Il cavaliere dalla spada nera (credited) .... Gaspare
  12. Le schiave di Cartagine (uncredited) .... Man with Fausto Domizio at the banquet
  13. Totò lascia o raddoppio? (uncredited) .... Nightclub client
  14. Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge (uncredited) .... Tabarin client
  15. War and Peace (uncredited) .... Russian officer

    1957
  16. La ragazza del Palio (uncredited) .... Man in resturant

    1958
  17. Totò nella luna (uncredited) .... Officer at the Pentagon

    1959
  18. Annibale (uncredited) .... President of the Senate
  19. Non perdiamo la testa (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1960
  20. Gastone (uncredited) .... An admirer of Nannina
  21. Genitori in blue jeans (uncredited) .... Customer dancing in nightclub
  22. Il mattatore (uncredited) .... Nightclub client

    1961
  23. Romolo e Remo (uncredited) .... Sabinean pontiff

    1963
  24. Gli onorevoli (uncredited) .... Guest at Braschi's house
  25. Il fornaretto di Venezia (uncredited) .... Doge of Venice
  26. Il giorno più corto (uncredited) .... Judge

    1964
  27. 00-2 agenti segretissimi (uncredited) .... Admiral Baker
  28. Queste pazze pazze donne - segment "Pochi ma buoni" (uncredited) .... Audience member

    1966
  29. I criminali della galassia (credited as Rudolph Lodin) .... Space Command member
  30. I diafanoidi vengono da Marte (uncredited) .... Scientist

    1968
  31. La pecora nera (uncredited) .... Politician

    1969
  32. Camille 2000 (uncredited) .... Party guest
  33. Nell'anno del signore (uncredited) .... Executioner

    1970
  34. Waterloo (uncredited) .... Fouche

    1971
  35. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (uncredited) .... Circus judge

    1972
  36. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo (uncredited) .... Casino player
  37. Continuavano a chiamarli... Er Più, Er Meno (uncredited) .... The Duke, a party guest
  38. Finalmente le mille e una notte (uncredited) .... Storyteller

    1973
  39. Ash Wednesday (credited) .... Prince von Essen
  40. Mi chiamavano Requiescat... ma avevano sbagliato (credited) .... Swana's father's old friend
  41. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1974
  42. Daisy Miller (credited) .... Mrs. Walker's guest
  43. Orlando furioso (TV mini series) (credited) .... Olimpia's father

    1975
  44. I baroni (uncredited) .... Party guest
  45. Le orme (uncredited) .... Man at the international conference

    1976
  46. Bestialità (credited) .... Tourist
  47. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (credited) .... The Archbishop

    1977
  48. Doppio delitto (uncredited) .... Prince Prospero Dell'Orso

    1979
  49. La luna (credited) .... The Maestro

    1980
  50. Inferno (credited) .... Old man in the library

FILMOGRAPHY TO BE VERIFIED
  • Bella non piangere (1955)

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Re: Rodolfo Lodi

Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:17

The earliest role I've found for Rodolfo is a small speaking part in Roberto Rossellini's Europa '51 (1952) as Mr. Orange, one of the friends of Irene (Ingrid Bergman)
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And the earliest credited role: Camicie rosse (Anita Garibaldi) (1952) as Colonel Forbes
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:21

The first on many roles with Totò in Totò e le donne (1952) as Marriage officiant
Toto E Le Donne - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

Altri tempi (1952) - segment "Una selezione di canzoni del tempo" as Officer at the café
Altri Tempi - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

La voce del silenzio (1953) as A penitent
Voce Del Silenzio - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

Un giorno in pretura (1954) as Excellency
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And the first color role, in the Hollywood production The Barefoot Contessa (1954) as Nightclub client
Barefoot Contessa - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:26

L'ultimo amante (1955) as Casino player
L'Ultimo Amante - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

Small credited role in the French Jean Renoir film Elena et les hommes (1956) as General
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Totò lascia o raddoppio? (1956) as Nightclub client
Toto Lascia O Raddoppia - Lodi.jpg

Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge (1956) as Tabarin client
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:30

Another Hollywood production shot in Italy: War and Peace (1956) as Russian officer
War And Peace - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

Totò nella luna (1958) as Officer at the Pentagon
Toto Nella Luna - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

Annibale (1959) as President of the Senate
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Non perdiamo la testa (1959) as Party guest
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:34

Gastone (1960) as An admirer of Nannina
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Il mattatore (1960) as Nightclub client
Il Mattatore - Rodolfo Lodi.jpg

Gli onorevoli (1963) as Guest at Braschi's house
Gli Onorevoli - Rodolfo Lodi1.jpg
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Il giorno più corto (1963) as Judge
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:38

Uncredited but fairly significant role in Il fornaretto di Venezia (1963) as Doge of Venice
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Fornaretto Di Venezia - Rodolfo Lodi2.jpg

And a funny role with Franco and Ciccio in 00-2 agenti segretissimi (1964) as Admiral Baker, who gets very angry when Franco mistakes him for a hotel porter
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:42

I criminali della galassia (1966) as Space Command member
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In spite this being a very small non-speaking role, he is nevertheless credited - as Rudolph Lodin
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He's also in the "twin film" I diafanoidi vengono da Marte (1966) as Scientist
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And together with practically every generico working in Rome at the time in Camille 2000 (1969) as Party guest
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:47

Rodolfo appears in two scenes with Orson Welles in Waterloo (1970) as Fouche
Waterloo - Rodolfo Lodi1.jpg
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Every official source I've found credit him with playing Fouche, but he's never actually referred to by name in the film


Another Franco & Ciccio role in Continuavano a chiamarli... Er Più, Er Meno (1972) as The Duke, a party guest
Er Piu Er Meno - Rodolfo Lodi1.jpg
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Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) as Party guest
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 20:54

Small but credited role in the very bizarre TV mini series Orlando furioso (1974) as Olimpia's father
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Le orme (1975) as Man at the international conference. We see him here sitting in the row of speakers
Le Orme - Rodolfo Lodi1.jpg

But because they clearly had a shortage of generici for this scene, we see him seated in the audience row at the same time
Le Orme - Rodolfo Lodi2.jpg

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