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Lando Buzzanca

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1935-08-24

Place of Birth
Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Also Known As
Gerlando Buzzanca

Lando Buzzanca

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gerlando Buzzanca (born August 24, 1935 in Palermo) is an Italian comedy actor.

He left high school in Palermo when he was 16 years old, and moved to Rome to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. In order to survive, he took many jobs: waiter, furniture mover, and a brief appearance as a slave in the film Ben-Hur.

In his long career he often interpreted the role of the average Italian immigrant from southern Italy, who slowly began to enjoy moderate success during the years of the Italian economic miracle. His films showcased all the freshness of the 1960s, the 1970s and the heavier transition to the 1980s, focusing on the common life in several Italian cities such as Rome, Verona or Milan, balanced between personal happiness and professional achievement.

Buzzanca often interpreted roles of a subordinate white collar worker, with a heavy vein of machismo, as a frustrated employee who tries to redeem his dull existence with his virility. He became famous for his role in the film Il merlo maschio, (The Male Blackbird), where in a provincial environment of cultural importance, the philharmonic orchestra of the Arena di Verona, he vents out his own frustrations, indulging into candaulism when he induces his bride to expose her naked body in the middle of a bridge in Verona.

Some critics, in a lighter vein, have defined Buzzanca as a "Homo eroticus": a human being halfway between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens, who risked extinction in the 1970s because of the harsh struggle with feminism activists. Today, even though much less so, this male type is still found among Italian males.

Buzzanca's fame is greater in foreign countries than in his native land, and in countries as France, Japan, Greece, Israel, Spain and Switzerland he is a renowned international stereotype of the Italian provincialotto, elegant, naif, always causing mischief, and not obtaining anything from it.

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1975
The Eroticist
6.4
1972
When Women Lost Their Tails
5.3
1965
The Sucker
7.4
2004
Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano - La vera storia di Franco e Ciccio
6.7
1964
Seduced and Abandoned
7.7
1962
His Days Are Numbered
7.7
1970
The Conjugal Debt
7.2
1963
The Monsters
7.4
2007
I Vicerè
5.5
1969
Monte Carlo or Bust!
6.8
1973
When Women Had Tails
4.8
1965
Made in Italy
6.5
1970
The Lovemakers
7.3
1971
Secret Fantasy
7.4
1969
Warum hab ich bloss zwei mal ja gesagt
4.5
1967
Operation San Pietro
5.0
1966
I nostri mariti
0.0
1966
For a Few Dollars Less
4.0
1966
Ringo and Gringo Against All
0.0
1964
Love in Four Dimensions
0.0
1987
Secondo Ponzio Pilato
7.0
1978
Una noche embarazosa
6.5
1963
The Girl from Parma
0.0
1963
The Eye of the Needle
0.0
1969
Puro siccome un angelo papà mi fece monaco... di Monza
0.0
1971
Homo Eroticus
0.0
2000
Il segreto del giaguaro
3.3
1972
La calandria
4.8
1973
Il magnate
6.5
1976
San Pasquale Baylonne, Protector of Women
6.0
1974
L'arbitro
4.9
2011
Case Chiuse
1.0
1980
Prestami tua moglie
3.3
1967
Don Juan in Sicily
5.0
1970
Nel giorno del signore
0.0
1999
Cornetti al miele
5.0
1972
The Union
3.0
1972
The Migratory Bird
6.0
2005
Incidenti
0.0
1968
Sunstroke
0.0
1967
Spia spione
0.0
1982
I'm Going to Live by Myself
6.1
1966
Love and Marriage
0.0
1969
Frau Wirtin hat auch eine Nichte
5.0
1975
The Demonic Womanizer Costante Nicosia, or: Dracula in Brianza
7.0
1959
Ben-Hur
7.7
1967
A Rose for Everyone
6.0
1964
The Magnificent Cuckold
6.8
1970
Stop the World... I Want to Get Off!
5.5
1989
Cinema
0.0
1973
My Darling Slave
6.4
1975
Il gatto mammone
6.0
1970
Un caso di coscienza
5.0
1974
The Household
7.3
1974
The Handsome Devil
0.0
1978
Swept Away by Family Affection
0.0
1971
The Beasts
0.0
1971
No One Will Notice You're Naked
5.7
1975
Il fidanzamento
6.0
2017
Who Will Save The Roses?
7.0
1966
After the Fox
6.1
1961
Divorce Italian Style
8.0
1970
The Married Priest
5.0
2010
Lo Scandalo della Banca Romana
7.3
1971
Criminal Affair
0.0
1963
The Little Nuns
0.0
1972
Jus primae noctis
6.5
1968
Sexy Susan Sins Again
0.0
1965
Letti sbagliati
5.8
1964
The Twelve-Handed Men of Mars
7.0
1964
Corpse for the Lady
5.0
1969
La donna a una dimensione
0.0
1965
The Double Bed
0.0
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