Lodi, Rodolfo

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Lodi, Rodolfo

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

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 (uncredited), Luna Park (uncredited), Cine Illustrato (uncredited) and Polvere di Stelle (uncredited).

Rarely credited, Rodolfo was nevertheless entrusted with many speaking roles, and by the 1970s, he was being awarded some more significant credited roles. Indeed, his two most famous and memorable roles are the ones which he interpreted towards the very end of his long career: as the ill-fated archbishop in the comedy classic Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976), and 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" .... Officer at the café (uncredited)
  2. Camicie rosse (Anita Garibaldi) .... Colonel Forbes (credited as "R. Lodi")
  3. Europa '51 .... Mr. Orange (uncredited)
  4. Fratelli d'Italia .... Italian naval commander (uncredited)
  5. Le avventure di Mandrin .... Sergeant (credited)
  6. Totò e le donne .... Marriage officiant (uncredited)

    1953
  7. La voce del silenzio .... A penitent (uncredited)
  8. The Man From Cairo / Dramma nella Kasbah .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)

    1954
  9. Attila, il flagello di Dio .... Priest (uncredited)
  10. La schiava del peccato .... Engineer visiting the factory (uncredited)
  11. Tempi nostri - segment "Scena all'aperto" .... Extra at Cinecittà (uncredited)
  12. The Barefoot Contessa .... Nightclub client (uncredited)
  13. Un giorno in pretura .... Excellency (uncredited)

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

    1956
  15. Elena et les hommes .... General (credited)
  16. Il cavaliere dalla spada nera .... Gaspare (credited)
  17. Le schiave di Cartagine .... Man with Fausto Domizio at the banquet (uncredited)
  18. Mio figlio Nerone .... Senator (uncredited)
  19. Totò lascia o raddoppio? .... Nightclub client (uncredited)
  20. Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge .... Tabarin client (uncredited)
  21. War and Peace .... Russian officer (uncredited)

    1957
  22. C'è un sentiero nel cielo .... Party guest (uncredited)
  23. I fidanzati della morte .... Associate of Parisi (uncredited)
  24. La ragazza del Palio .... Man in restaurant (uncredited)
  25. Serenate per 16 bionde .... Audience member at music show (uncredited)
  26. Totò, Vittorio e la dottoressa .... Man in the waiting room (uncredited)

    1958
  27. La zia d'America va a sciare .... Man hotel nightclub (uncredited)
  28. Totò nella luna .... Officer at the Pentagon (uncredited)

    1959
  29. Annibale .... President of the Senate (uncredited)
  30. Il padrone delle ferriere .... Huntsman (uncredited)
  31. Non perdiamo la testa .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1960
  32. Gastone .... An admirer of Nannina (uncredited)
  33. Genitori in blue jeans .... Customer dancing in nightclub (uncredited)
  34. Il mattatore .... Nightclub client (uncredited)

    1961
  35. I fratelli corsi .... Party guest (uncredited)
  36. Il conquistatore di Corinto .... Physician (uncredited)
  37. Romolo e Remo .... Sabinean pontiff (uncredited)

    1962
  38. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Physician (uncredited)

    1963
  39. Gli onorevoli .... Guest at Braschi's house (uncredited)
  40. Il fornaretto di Venezia .... Doge of Venice (uncredited)
  41. Il giorno più corto .... Judge (uncredited)
  42. Rocambole .... The president's trusted man (uncredited)

    1964
  43. 00-2 agenti segretissimi .... Admiral Baker (uncredited)
  44. Anthar l'invincibile .... King Sandor (uncredited)
  45. Queste pazze pazze donne - segment "Pochi ma buoni" .... Man at moralist convention (uncredited)

    1965
  46. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero .... Senator (uncredited)

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

    1968
  49. Faustina .... The prince (uncredited)
  50. La pecora nera .... Politician (uncredited)
  51. Sissignore .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  52. The Shoes of the Fisherman .... Cardinal (uncredited)

    1969
  53. Camille 2000 .... Party guest (uncredited)
  54. Colpo di stato .... Bishop (credited)
  55. Nell'anno del signore .... Executioner (uncredited)
  56. The Appointment .... Man at fashion show (uncredited)

    1970
  57. Waterloo .... Fouche (uncredited)

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

    1972
  59. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo .... Casino player (uncredited)
  60. Continuavano a chiamarli... Er Più, Er Meno .... The Duke, a party guest (uncredited)
  61. Finalmente le mille e una notte .... Storyteller (uncredited)
  62. Senza famiglia, nullatenenti cercano affetto .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1973
  63. Ash Wednesday .... Prince von Essen (credited)
  64. Mi chiamavano Requiescat... ma avevano sbagliato .... Swana's father's old friend (credited)
  65. Storie scellerate .... Sleeping old nobleman (uncredited)
  66. Vogliamo i colonnelli .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1974
  67. Daisy Miller .... Mrs. Walker's guest (credited)
  68. Orlando furioso (TV mini-series) .... Olimpia's father (credited)

    1975
  69. I baroni .... Party guest (uncredited)
  70. Le orme .... Man at the international conference (uncredited)
  71. Mahogany .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1976
  72. A Matter of Time .... Baccarat player (uncredited)
  73. Bestialità .... Tourist (credited)
  74. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi .... The Archbishop (credited)
  75. Spogliamoci così senza pudor - segment "La visita" .... Friend of the Partibon family (uncredited)
  76. Todo modo .... Member of the elite (uncredited)

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

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

    1980
  79. Inferno .... Old man in the library (credited)
Filmography to check
  • Bella non piangere (1955)
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Re: Rodolfo Lodi

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

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, 22:21

The first on many roles with Totò in Totò e le donne (1952) as Marriage officiant
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Altri tempi (1952) - segment "Una selezione di canzoni del tempo" as Officer at the café
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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
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 22:26

L'ultimo amante (1955) as Casino player
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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
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Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge (1956) as Tabarin client
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 22:30

Another Hollywood production shot in Italy: War and Peace (1956) as Russian officer
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Totò nella luna (1958) as Officer at the Pentagon
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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, 22:34

Gastone (1960) as An admirer of Nannina
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Il mattatore (1960) as Nightclub client
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Gli onorevoli (1963) as Guest at Braschi's house
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Il giorno più corto (1963) as Judge
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 22:38

Uncredited but fairly significant role in Il fornaretto di Venezia (1963) as Doge of Venice
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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, 22:42

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, 22:47

Rodolfo appears in two scenes with Orson Welles in Waterloo (1970) as Fouche
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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
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Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) as Party guest
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Post by Johan Melle » 22/06/2019, 22:54

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
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But because they clearly had a shortage of generici for this scene, we see him seated in the audience row at the same time
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