The Sun says Ancelotti has been in three films, most notably Don Camillo - when he played for a team of devils who take on a group of angels.
It was hardly Oscar-winning stuff but Ancelotti plays a pretty mean bad guy, throwing and knocking down rivals left, right and centre in the 1983 film, starring legendary Italian actor Terence Hill.
He also had roles in footy themed movies Mezzo destro, mezzo sinistro and L'Allenatore nel pallone.
Ancelotti said: "In Don Camillo, I play for a communist football team owned by the village mayor Peppone, the great rival of Don Camillo.
"It was just a football match between angels and demons. I was really happy to be in this film as Don Camillo was born in Brescello, just 10 kilometres from where I was born.
"It is a story well known in my area of Emilia-Romagna. I have great memories of that experience, even if I was able to speak to Terence Hill for only five minutes.
"But we are talking about a film that is 25 years old!"