Fausto Tozzi

1. – Franco Fabrizi, I Vitelloni, Italy-France, 1953. When he couldn’t land Fausto Tozzi for the chief stud among Rimini’s “overgrown calves” – youngbloods, idlers, drones, rat pack – Federico Fellini brushed aside all usual suspects (Chiari, Alberto Sordi, Raf Vallone) and hired the Elvis-looking Fabrizi – and then had him dubbed by Nino Manfredi. Fellini’s first global triumph was the major influence on such US treasures as American Graffiti, Bye Bye Braverman, Diner, Mean Streets, even Seinfeld.

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