Paolo Bonacelli Biography

Updated On Jul 14, 2019 Published On Jul 11, 2019
Facts of Paolo Bonacelli
Date of Birth: 1937 , February-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Paolo Bonacelli
Birth Name Paolo Bonacelli
Nationality Italian
Birth Place/City Rome, Lazio
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Fair
Movies Il mistero di Oberwald, Le Guignolo
TV Show Lenin...The Train, Charlemagne, le prince à cheval, Ritratto di donna velata
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Paolo Bonacelli is an Italian actor who rose to fame after playing the role of The Duke in the 1975 drama film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. He has also appeared in Midnight Express, CaligulaNight on Earth and The American.

Early Life, Family, & Education

Paolo Bonacelli was born on February 28, 1937, in Rome, Lazio, Italy. Names of his mom and dad have not been disclosed.

He was raised in his hometown of Rome by his parents. It's unknown if he has a brother or sister. He is of Italian nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.

As for his education, it's unknown where he studied and when he completed his graduation.

Career & Achievements

Paolo Bonacelli started his acting career in 1964 by starring in Corpse for Lady. Following his appearance in Corpse for Lady, he appeared in many television shows and movies, and eventually, in 1975, he got a role in the movie named Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

He appeared in the film alongside Aldo Valletti, Elsa De Giorgi and Caterina Boratto. The movie proved to be a breakthrough for him, earning him both fame and fortune.

Two years later, he played the role of Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison. Later in 1978, he appeared in the commercially successful film Midnight Express.

Likewise, he has also appeared in the erotic historical drama film Caligula. Later in 1991, he starred in the comedy-drama film Night on Earth alongside Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Armin Mueller-StahlGiancarlo Esposito and Rosie Perez.

Most recently, Bonacelli was cast in the comedy film Magical Nights in 2018.

Salary & Net Worth

Being a veteran and successful film actor, Paolo Bonacelli earns a decent amount of money from the film industry. According to some insiders, Bonacelli has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

His film Midnight Express was made under the budget of $2.3 million and it had a box office collection of $35 million.

His another successful movie The American, in which he starred alongside George Clooney, was made under the budget of $20 million and the film hit at the Box Office collecting $67.9 million.

Personal Life

Moving towards the personal life of Paolo Bonacelli, it's unknown whether he is a married man or still single.

The actor has not opened up about his relationship, wife, and children to the public yet. Moreover, scrolling down his Instagram page, we don't find him posting anything related to his affairs and relationships.

So, Bonacelli is probably single at present.

Body Measurement, Height, Weight, Age

Body Measurement: N/A

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: N/A

Age: 82 years old

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Born in Rome, Lazio, Italy

February 28 , 1937

Paolo Bonacelli was born on February 28, 1937, in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was raised there by his parents.

Appeared in Corpse for Lady

1964

Paolo Bonacelli, who was interested in acting since his childhood, started his acting career in 1964 by starring in Corpse for Lady.

Appeared in Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

1975

Actor Paolo Bonacelli played a recurring role in the film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom in 1975.

Appeared in Midnight Express

1978

In 1978, Paolo Bonacelli appeared in the commercially successful film Midnight Express. He rose to fame after this movie.

Appeared in Night on Earth

1991

Paolo Bonacelli starred in the comedy drama film Night on Earth alongside Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands and Rosie Perez in 1991.

Net Worth $1 million

2019

According to some insiders, actor Paolo Bonacelli has an estimated net worth of $1 million, as of 2019.