Italian Actors

Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo
Monday, August 12TH, 2013 by
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...
Alberto Sordi
Thursday, March 15TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Alberto Sordi: The National Albertone "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...
Lino Banfi
Friday, January 06TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
  Talk to an Italian about the renowned commedia sexy all'italiana, the Italian sexy slapstick style comedy, and you will likely find out the first name coming to their mind is Lino Banfi. Banfi, who is closely associated with Edwige Fenech, has successfully acted in many movies of this...
Totò
Friday, November 18TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
Totò: The Prince of Laughter Antonio De Curtis, or Totò as he is better known, is not well known outside of Italy, but in his home country is one of the most famous comedians in the history of television and film. Not surprisingly, Italians refer to Totò as the Prince of Laughter. Born in Naples...
Fantozzi: The Comic Symbol of the Italian Everyman
Thursday, November 10TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
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...
Edwige Fenech
Tuesday, July 26TH, 2011 by
Those who fell in love with Edwige Fenech in the 70s will remember her sex appeal, her femininity and the actress' seductive French accent. 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...
Mario Carotenuto
Tuesday, July 26TH, 2011 by
  Mario Carotenuto     Mario Carotenuto was a Roman actor; an actor who with an expression or a glance would bring to life a certain Romanness that is typical of the streets of the eternal city. He was never a major leading star like Alberto Sordi or Marcello Mastroianni, however in his...
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Friday, June 03TH, 2011 by
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...
Massimo Troisi
Wednesday, May 11TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
"Comm'aggio accuminciato? Ecco... io ero 'nu guaglione... ero andato a vedere un grande film. Si trattava di Roma città aperta, chillo grande lavoro di Rossellini. Me n'ero uscito da o'cinema con tutte quelle immagini dint'a capa e tutte quante le emozioni dentro. Mi sono fermato 'nu mumento e...
Famous Italian American Actors
Monday, November 15TH, 2010 by
Italin America Actors: Sofia Loren The land of Hollywood is sprinkled with some of the most prolific actors like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Sophia Loren, and plenty of others who share one underlying common thread: they are Italian or have Italian heritage. Italian men and women are well known...

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