Paolo Volponi

1. – Pier Palo Pasolini, Il Decameron (UK/US: The Decameron), Italy, 1970.  The remarkable atheist writer-poet was a PPP pal and played the priest in in his second film, Mamma Roma, 1962. However, Volponi rejected the role of painter Giotto in ten ribald, 14th Century tales from Boccaccio’s hundred… When the director (Italy’s enfant terrible auteur painterpoet-writer-Marxist and the most religious of atheists) took it on, himself, it became a mere pupil of Giotti PPP would later play Chaucer in the equally lusty second of this Trilogy of Life: The Canterbury Tales, 1971 (followed by Arabian Nights, 1973). All with non-professional actors apart from Laura Betti, Josephine Chapln, Hugh Griffith and PPP’s lover Franco Citti and PPP’s lover Ninetto Davoli.

 Usual occupation: WriterBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1