Joseph Calleia: From Little Italy To Little Things
A deep and academic look at Hollywood actor Joseph Calleia, a stalwart in performance arts and of one of the most prolific and prestigious artists ever to be born on the Maltese islands.
While placing Calleia’s artistic skills in the limelight, this lavishly illustrated publication provides a synoptic appreciation of his appearance in 57 movies.
Joseph Calleia was never a top Hollywood star, nevertheless, he was a great character actor in his own right. However, he could have become a celebrity almost a decade after he had retired from his brilliant acting career, when the renowned American film director, producer, and screenwriter, Francis Ford Coppola, allegedly offered him the role of Don Vito Corleone in the acclaimed movie The Godfather (1972), which Calleia sadly had to decline due to health reasons.
By: Alan Fenech
No of pages: 320
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