Tano Cimarosa (born Gaetano Cisco, Messina 1 January 1922 – Messina 24 May 2008) was an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director from Sicily. He participated in more than fifty movies.
Cimarosa had a long-running acting career in Italian cinema. He made his film debut in 1963 and is argueably best remembered for his memorable turn in Renato Polselli’s crazy giallo Delirium (1972), where he played a shady murder suspect who sets out to prove his innocence.
Tano Cimarosa directed inly one film, the obscure Uomini di parole (1981) with Leonora Fani and of course a role for Tano himself once again. But even though he abandoned his career as a director, Tano would continue to work as an actor – appearing in several memorable and well-received Italian films such as Cinema Paradiso (1988), A Pure Formality (1994) and The Star Maker (1995) –all for Giuseppe Tornatore