Massimo Serato

Active - 1940 - 1987  |   Born - Jan 1, 1917   |   Died - Dec 22, 1989   |   Genres - Adventure, Drama, Action, Historical Film, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Virile Italian leading man Massimo Serato's film career extended from 1940 until 1986. At first the star of athletic costume pictures, Serato eased gracefully into robust character roles in the early 1960s. Highlights of his later work included such roles as Abner in David and Goliath (1960), Fanel in El Cid (1962), Richelieu in The Secret Mark of D'Artagnan (1962) and Armand's father in Camille 2000 (1969). Massimo Serato was at one time the lover of actress Anna Magnani, who bore him a son in 1942.

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