Giorgio Albertazzi was an Italian actor and film director. Born in San Martino a Mensola Albertazzi joined the Italian Social Republic and reached the rank of lieutenant. After their defeat, he spent two years in prison for collaborating. After the amnesty by Palmiro Togliatti he changed from studying architecture to acting. In the theater Albertazzi debuted in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and played in the following decades in a number of classics, many of them for television.