Ugo Tognazzi, a great flexible artist, was born in Cremona on March 23rd, 1922. He perfectly personified the Italian bourgeois man: he was a cynical but sincere and funny person, never immoral.

Actor, director and screenwriter, Ugo Tognazzi is today considered one of the undisputed protagonists of Italian film and television production of the second half of the 20th century. Thanks to his profound humanity, he brought to the big screen a complex and harsh image of society, an ironic and acid portrait of our vices and our virtues.

One of the creators and major performers of Italian comedy, his talent has been recognized through various artistic awards: three times winner of the David di Donatello as best actor and four Silver Ribbons. Ugo Tognazzi died on October 27th, 1990.