Ernesto Calindri

  • Born: (Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy)
  • Died: (Milan, Lombardy, Italy)

Ernesto Calindri was an Italian actor of stage, screen and television.

Ernesto Calindri arrives in cinema in 1935 with a part in the film La sposa del re by Duilio Coletti. Mostly he gets parts of the supporting role in the typical films of the so-called era of white telephones. Perhaps his most noteworthy interpretation of this period is in the film I bambini guardano ci guardano, directed in 1943 by Vittorio De Sica.

After the war, Calindri continued to tread the scenes, gaining wider and wider acclaim thanks to his innate elegance, irony and his smiling and witty parlor making him the ideal interpreter of light bourgeois comedy. He made a theater company together with Laura Adani, Tino Carraro and the young Vittorio Gassman and in 1945 under the direction of Luchino Visconti he interpreted works by Schiller, Achard and Cocteau. in 1950 he created his first real company which includes, among others, Lia Zoppelli, Valeria Valeri, Lauretta Masiero, Franco Volpi and Alberto Lionello.

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