Lino Ventura

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Lino Ventura (1919-1987)

Lino Ventura (full name Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura) (July 14, 1919 - October 22, 1987) was an Italian actor mostly known for his roles in French movies. He arrived in France at the age of 7 years. After the World War II he made a career of professional sportsman in freestyle and in 1950 he won the European Championships in Lausanne. Due to a foot injury Lino Ventura had to leave the sport and became the manager of games. When director Jacques Becker needed someone who speaks French and Italian for his movie Touchez pas au grisbi, Lino started his actor career. In his thirty-four years he became an actor and played right alongside Jean Gabin. Lino Ventura played in over 70 movies including The Sicilian Clan (Le clan des Siciliens) (1969), The Valachi Papers (1972), A Pain in the Ass (1973) and The Medusa Touch (1978). He died of a heart attack in 1987, aged 68.

Lino Ventura holds M1911 and [Luger P08 pistols as Gu in The Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) (1966).
Lino Ventura with a M1 Carbine as Roland Darbont in The Last Adventure (1967).

Lino Ventura can be seen using the following weapons in the following films:

Films

Gun Character Title Note Date
Model 24 Stielhandgranate Angelo Grisbi (Touchez pas au grisbi) Mockup 1954
Smith & Wesson Military & Police Pepito "The Gypsy" Speaking of Murder (Le rouge est mis) 1957
MP40 Pepito "The Gypsy" Speaking of Murder (Le rouge est mis) 1957
M1A1 Thompson Pepito "The Gypsy" Speaking of Murder (Le rouge est mis) 1957
FN P-35 Géo Paquet aka "The Gorilla" The Mask of the Gorilla (Le Gorille vous salue bien) 1958
Walther PPK Paul Lamiani The Tiger Attacks (Le Fauve est lâché) 1959
MAB Model D Paul Lamiani The Tiger Attacks (Le Fauve est lâché) Type I 1959
Luger P08 Abel Davos Consider All Risks (Classe tous risques) 1960
M1911A1 Abel Davos Consider All Risks (Classe tous risques) 1960
Unidentified compact pistol Abel Davos Consider All Risks (Classe tous risques) 1960
Sten Mk II Abel Davos Consider All Risks (Classe tous risques) 1960
Sten Mk II Theo Dumas Taxi for Tobruk (Un taxi pour Tobrouk) 1961
MP38 Theo Dumas Taxi for Tobruk (Un taxi pour Tobrouk) 1961
M43 Spanish Mauser Theo Dumas Taxi for Tobruk (Un taxi pour Tobrouk) 1961
M1911-style pistol Fernand Naudin Monsieur Gangster Suppressed 1963
Vis wz. 35 Fernand Naudin Monsieur Gangster Suppressed 1963
Webley Bulldog Fernand Naudin Monsieur Gangster Supposedly a Belgian copy 1963
Mauser HSc Fernand Naudin Monsieur Gangster 1963
M1911A1 Francis Lagneau The Great Spy Chase (Les Barbouzes) 1964
Walther P38 Francis Lagneau The Great Spy Chase (Les Barbouzes) 1964
Luger P08 Francis Lagneau The Great Spy Chase (Les Barbouzes) Suppressed 1964
Astra 600 Jacques Cournot The Dictator's Guns (L'Arme à gauche) 1965
M1911A1 Gustave "Gu" Minda The Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) 1966
Vis wz. 35 Gustave "Gu" Minda The Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) Continuity error 1966
Luger P08 Gustave "Gu" Minda The Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) 1966
Unique Rr 51 Antoine Beretto Let's Not Get Angry (Ne nous fâchons pas) Suppressed 1966
Luger P08 Antoine Beretto Let's Not Get Angry (Ne nous fâchons pas) Suppressed 1966
Winchester Model 1894 Roland Darbont The Last Adventure 1967
M1 Carbine Roland Darbont The Last Adventure 1967
Model 24 Stielhandgranate Roland Darbont The Last Adventure 1967
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Le Goff The Sicilian Clan (Le clan des Siciliens) 1969
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Police inspector Léonetti Last Known Address (Dernier domicile connu) 1970
Mk 2 hand grenade Police inspector Léonetti Last Known Address (Dernier domicile connu) 1970
Single Action Army Cornelius von Zeelinga Rum Runners (Boulevard du Rhum) 1971
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Clément Tibère The Silent One (Le Silencieux) 1973
Arminius HW-3 Ralf Milan A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) 1973
Anschütz target rifle Ralf Milan A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) 1973
Manurhin MR-73 Commissioner Verjeat The French Detective (Adieu, poulet) 2.5" barrel 1975
Beretta Model 70 Inspector Amerigo Rogas Illustrious Corpses (Cadaveri eccellenti) 1976
Llama IX-A Sébastien Grenier Espion, lève-toi 2nd series 1982
Colt Python Aldo Sévenac The Ruffian 1983



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