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Italian Actors

In this section you will find some info about the most successful and beloved Italian actors.

 

Asia Argento

Lino Banfi

Monica Bellucci 

Roberto Benigni

Raoul Bova

Margherita Buy

Claudi Cardinale

Mario Carotenuto

Maria Grazia Cuccinotta

Eleonora Duse

Fantozzi - Paolo Villaggio 

Edwige Fenech

Serena Grandi

Gina Lollobrigida

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Sandra Mondaini e Raimondo Vianello

Rosalba Neri

Maurizio Nichetti

Daria Nicolodi

Alberto Sordi 

Totò

Massimo Troisi

Carlo Verdone

Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo

 

 

The list is not complete, if you have a favorite actor that is not listed here, leave a comment!

 


Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress. Public domain on flickr, ph. Ljilljiana (flic.kr/p/xXfSnC)

 

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Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo
Thursday, December 01TH, 2016 by Glauco
Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo   Italian cinema has been always labeled as intellectual and artistic, deep in its content and a benchmark for many filmmakers. Masters like De Sica and Rossellini created the neorealism that became worshipped by Hollywood and studied in every single film school in the world. Despite this claim to fame, the genre that has captured Italian moviegoers for decades, and lined the pockets of producers, is comedy. Italian comedies are a bit different from your usual Hollywood comedic fare, yet they nonetheless continue to be both pop...
Totò
Friday, August 05TH, 2016 by FrancescaBezzone
    Totò in the 1930s (wikimedia)   The legend of Totò Antonio De Curtis, better known as Totò, is not really popular outside of his home country, but here in Italy, he's a true legend. His name's largely associated with 1950's and 1960's comedy movies, however Totò marked with his talent also the evolution of theatre and was incredible also in dramatic roles. Totò's ubiquitous talent allowed him to put his hand also at singing, songwriting and writing: he was a truly multi-faceted artist.  In Italy, however, he's largely known as Il Prin...
Edwige Fenech
Tuesday, August 02TH, 2016 by Glauco
  Edwige Fenech   Those who fell in love with Edwige Fenech in the 70s will remember her sex appeal, her femininity and the actress' seductive French accent. Born in French Algeria in 1948 to a Maltese father and a Sicilian mother, the star of the erotic comedies that were once all the rage in Italy had both teenage boys and grown men falling head over heels from her, although some had to do it while hiding from their wives. The comedies that Fenech starred in had basic plots that were built around a bedroom and featured several topless or full frontal nudity sc...
Sophia Loren
Thursday, March 17TH, 2016 by FrancescaBezzone
Sophia... Sophia: not many names evoke as many emotions in an Italian heart as Sophia. Of course, that is because we think of "la Loren." Growing up as I did with grandparents who witnessed her rise to fame when it happened, in the post-war, hope-filled Italy of the 1950s, I knew about her before even seeing her on the screen. Grandma thought Gina Lollobrigida was prettier and more gracious, but liked Sophia a lot, too, especially in "Pane, Amore e..." and "La Ciociara". Grandpa loved her. And how could you blame him?   Sophia Loren in 1955 (wikimedia)   Soph...
  The world of acting stretches far beyond the sound stages of Beverly Hills and picturesque film locations across Europe. Many of the world's most famous and well-known actors and actresses are of Italian descent, but here are a few Italian-born contributors who have added their flair to the world's entertainment catalog along with some impressive achievements.   Sofia Loren in the late 1950s (wikiwatcher1/wikimedia)   Giancarlo Giannini Born August 1, 1942 in La Spezia, Italy, Giancarlo Giannini began his performing career in the early 1960s. In Italy...
Fantozzi: The Comic Symbol of the Italian Everyman If you go to Italy, you will sometimes hear people saying "Fare una fantozzata" or "Sei un Fantozzi". The term fantozzata is a neologism, included in many dictionaries, that is used by Italians to describe particular types of behavior inspired by Fantozzi. And who, exactly, is Fantozzi? He is the literary and comedic character created and played by Italian actor Paolo Villaggio.   Fantozzi drives his Bianchina, in the first Fantozzi movie, dating 1975 (DaniDF1995)   Fantozzi has marked the history of Italian fi...
Paolo Villaggio
Wednesday, August 12TH, 2015 by AnnaDe Filippo
Paolo Villaggio is an Italian actor who became famous especially thanks to his portrayal of the unfortunate and pathetic Fantozzi.  Villaggio has been protagonist of more than 80 films, an amazing career for which he received, in 1992, the Leone D'Oro alla carriera and the Festival del Cinema di Venezia.  Villaggio is truly a complete artist: he is also a writer, a playwright, a showman,  a cabaret performer and a film director.   A recent photo of Paolo Villaggio (Associazione Amici di Piero Chiara/Flickr) He was born in Genoa, on the 30th of...
Carlo Verdone
Wednesday, August 12TH, 2015 by admin
Carlo Verdone - Biography & Filmography Italian actor and director, Carlo Verdone   Carlo Verdone was born in Rome on November 17, 1950. His father, Mario Verdone, was a professor of cinema and a drama critic who passed along his love for theater to his child. With his younger brother Luca, Carlo would create Saturday night entertainment for family and friends based on celebrated Italian directors like Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica. He obtained his degree as a film director from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. In 1969, he took a v...
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Tuesday, August 04TH, 2015 by admin
Giovanna Mezzogiorno   Italy had excellent actresses in the past, from the legendary Anna Magnani to Monica Vitti, but for a while the talented actress arena was pretty empty. Have you ever dreamt to get one special wish granted by a genie, something on the lines of 'you can marry whoever you want'?. Well, if such a thing were to happen, Giovanna Mezzogiorno would probably be my first choice (sorry Giovanna!).  Giovanna Mezzogiono, together with Margherita Buy and Asia Argento, is one of my favourite Italian actresses, so we have to dedicate at least an article to...
Alberto Sordi
Tuesday, August 04TH, 2015 by AnnaDe Filippo
  Alberto Sordi in "Un giorno in pretura"   "Maccarone, m'hai provocato e io ti distruggo adesso, maccarone! Io me te magno, ahmm!". (Said in a Roman accent: "Pasta, you provoked me and I’ll destroy you now, pasta! I'm going to eat you, ahmm!")   When faced with a plate of pasta, many Italians would say or think of this sentence, first uttered by Alberto Sordi in the film Un Americano a Roma. It is one of the most famous lines in Italian popular consciousness, along with the very image of Sordi as the film’s protagonist Nando Mericoni: sitting at the...