Perhaps most well known for his portrayal of Cardinal Sistine in the 1990 film The Godfather: Part III, this Italian actor is also recognized for his work in the 1991 film Hudson Hawk, as well as for his performance in the 2010 feature Letters to Juliet.
Early in his career, he appeared in the 1966 Romano Scavolini-directed film The Blind Fly.
Apart from his acting career, he worked as a visual artist, poet, and playwright.
He was born in Rome, Italy, and raised partially in Peru. He married Maria Luisa Loy in 1960; with his second wife, Luisa Pistoia, he had one child.
He appeared with Raoul Bova in the 2013 film Out of the Blue.