12 Facts About Alberto Sordi


Alberto Sordi was an Italian actor, comedian, director, singer, and screenwriter.


Alberto Sordi enrolled in Milan's dramatic arts academy but was kicked out because of his thick Roman accent.


Alberto Sordi acted alongside Britain's David Niven in the World War II comedy The Best of Enemies.


Alberto Sordi provided the voice of Hardy in more than forty Laurel and Hardy films from 1939 to 1951, paired with Mauro Zambuto, who voiced Stan Laurel.


Alberto Sordi appeared as a voice actor in other Italian-language versions and Italian films.


Alberto Sordi provided voice-overs for such actors as Bruce Bennett, Anthony Quinn, John Ireland, Robert Mitchum, Pedro Armendariz and Frank Faylen.


Alberto Sordi dubbed Italian actors such as Franco Fabrizi, Marcello Mastroianni and Enzo Fiermonte for English-speaking audiences.

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Alberto Sordi was a big supporter of AS Roma football team.


Alberto Sordi won seven David di Donatello, Italy's most prestigious film award, holding the record of David di Donatello as best actor, and four awards for his works from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.


Alberto Sordi received a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival in 1995, and The Golden Globe Award for his performance as an Italian labourer stranded in Sweden in To Bed or Not to Bed.


Alberto Sordi received honorary citizenship from Kansas City, Missouri for his references to the city in the 1954 film, Un americano a Roma.


Alberto Sordi died of pneumonia and bronchitis at his house in Rome on 24 February 2003.