Nino Castelnuovo Movies and Career Information
Oct 28, 1936
Francesco "Nino" Castelnuovo (born 28 October 1936 in Lecco, Italy) is an Italian actor. His perhaps most prominent role was starring as Guy Foucher in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Castelnuovo has had notable appearances in The English Patient, Rocco and His Brothers, L'Emmerdeur, Camille 2000, and The Five Man Army among others. After graduating from the Piccolo Theatre School of Milan, he landed a small part in Un Maledetto Imbroglio (The Facts of Murder) (1959), directed by Pietro Germi, and continued to play supporting roles in such films as Il Gobbo (The Hunchback), directed by Carlo Lizzani and Rocco and His Brothers (both released in 1960), directed by Luchino Visconti. When the popular American television show, Disneyland, traveled to Italy in 1962, Castelnuovo appeared alongside Annette Funicello in two episodes of the mini-movie, Escapade in Florence, singing, playing the guitar, and adding the Italian verses to the jovial tarantella, Dream Boy. Castelnuovo's international break-out role arrived with Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) in 1964, directed by Jacques Demy, an entirely-sung film, in which he played opposite young Catherine Deneuve.