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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Creator/AlbertUderzo gave his face to Roman centurion Platypus in the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic book ''[[Recap/AsterixAndTheRomanAgent The Roman Agent]]''.

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* ''Film/IllustriousCorpses'' (1976) -- this one's Italian!

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/StevenSpielberg offered him the role of Claude Lacombe in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', and he declined (and so did Creator/JeanLouisTrintignant). The role went to Creator/FrancoisTruffaut instead.


* RetiredBadass: Often played former gangsters who find themselves forced to go back in action.

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* RetiredBadass: Often played former tough as nails gangsters who find themselves forced to go back in action.


Ventura's movie career rapidly took off, and he went from similar henchman supporting roles to starring roles in gangster films, dramas and comedies alike, to great success from the late 1950s to the late 1970s.

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Ventura's movie career rapidly took off, and he went from similar henchman supporting roles to starring roles in gangster films, dramas and comedies alike, to great success from the late 1950s to the late 1970s. \n He was the father of four, including an intellectually disabled daughter. He created Perce-Neige, a charity foundation for intellectually disabled people, in 1966 due to the latter.


His parents were Italian immigrants from Parma, they moved to France when he was 8. He was conscripted in the Italian army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII but deserted. He started a career in Greco-Roman wrestling, then made himself a name in French professional wrestling. One day, a friend of his told him that director Jacques Becker was looking for a "strong guy" henchman type for his gangster movie, ''Film/TouchezPasAuGrisbi'' (''Don't touch the loot'') in 1954, which ended up being his first movie role.

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His parents were Italian immigrants from Parma, they moved to France when he was 8. He was conscripted in the Italian army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII but deserted. He started a career in Greco-Roman wrestling, then made himself a name in French professional wrestling. One day, a friend of his told him that director Jacques Becker was looking for a "strong guy" henchman type for his gangster movie, ''Film/TouchezPasAuGrisbi'' (''Don't touch the loot'') in 1954, which ended up being his first movie role.

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* ''Film/LAventureCEstLAventure'' (1972)

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* ''Film/UnTaxiPourTobrouk'' (1961)


* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films from the ''Film/TrilogieDesMalfaisants'', with dialogues written by Michel Audiard.

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* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films from the ''Film/TrilogieDesMalfaisants'', with dialogues written by Michel Audiard.Creator/MichelAudiard.


* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films from the ''Film/TrilogyDesMalfaisants'', with dialogues written by Michel Audiard.

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* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films from the ''Film/TrilogyDesMalfaisants'', ''Film/TrilogieDesMalfaisants'', with dialogues written by Michel Audiard.


* ''Film/TrilogyDesMalfaisants'':

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* ''Film/LesTontonsFlingueurs'' (1963)
* ''Film/LesBarbouzes'' (1964)
* ''Film/NeNousFachonsPas'' (1966)

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* ''Film/TrilogyDesMalfaisants'':
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''Film/LesTontonsFlingueurs'' (1963)
* ** ''Film/LesBarbouzes'' (1964)
* ** ''Film/NeNousFachonsPas'' (1966)



* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films with dialogues written by Michel Audiard such as ''Film/LesTontonsFlingueurs'', ''Film/LesBarbouzes'' and ''Film/NeNousFachonsPas''.

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* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films from the ''Film/TrilogyDesMalfaisants'', with dialogues written by Michel Audiard such as ''Film/LesTontonsFlingueurs'', ''Film/LesBarbouzes'' and ''Film/NeNousFachonsPas''.Audiard.


* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films with dialogues written by Michel Audiard such as ''Film/LesTontonsFlingueurs'' and ''Film/LesBarbouzes''.

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* TheComicallySerious: His trademark style in comedies, especially in the films with dialogues written by Michel Audiard such as ''Film/LesTontonsFlingueurs'' ''Film/LesTontonsFlingueurs'', ''Film/LesBarbouzes'' and ''Film/LesBarbouzes''.''Film/NeNousFachonsPas''.

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* ''Film/NeNousFachonsPas'' (1966)

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