Overrated actors and directors

by cinemadistrada | created - 7 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Actors and directors whose talent, in my opinion, is a bit questionable (listed in alphabetical order)

1. Manuela Arcuri

Actress | A spasso nel tempo

One of the most typically beautiful Italian girls, but also one of the last emerging Italian actresses especially in the fiction world, she became famous when she introduced the Sanremo Festival with Pippo Baudo, the king of Italian presenters.

She is famous also for the TV series Carabinieri (2002)...

2. Monica Bellucci

Actress | Malèna

Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to ...

3. Roberto Benigni

Actor | La vita è bella

Roberto Benigni was born on October 27, 1952 in Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy as Roberto Remigio Benigni. He is an actor and writer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Tiger and the Snow (2005) and Down by Law (1986). He has been married to Nicoletta Braschi ...

4. Anita B

Actress | Cuore sacro

Born in Martin, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in 1974, Barbora Bobulova graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts of Bratislava and briefly studied in New York before moving to Italy in the mid-1990s. Her first major role was in Marco Bellocchio's The Prince of Homburg (1997) but her breakthrough...

5. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Actress | Il est plus facile pour un chameau...

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was born on November 16, 1964 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for It's Easier for a Camel... (2003), Human Capital (2013) and Like Crazy (2016).

6. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Face/Off

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage ...

7. Cristiana Capotondi

Actress | La peggior settimana della mia vita

Cristiana Capotondi was born on September 13, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is known for her work on The Worst Week of My Life (2011), Notte prima degli esami (2006) and Milano 2015 (2015).

8. Laura Chiatti

Actress | Il caso dell'infedele Klara

Laura Chiatti was born on July 15, 1982 in Castiglione del Lago, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Case of Unfaithful Klara (2009), Ho voglia di te (2007) and Our Country (2006). She has been married to Marco Bocci since July 5, 2014. They have two children.

9. Carolina Crescentini

Actress | 20 sigarette

Blonde beauty Carolina Crescentini was born in Rome on April 18, 1980; daughter of two commerce graduates, she grew up in the Roman quarter of Monteverde. She originally wanted to be a film critic but at 19 her interest in acting increased and she decided to attend several acting schools, including...

10. Elio Germano

Actor | Mio fratello è figlio unico

Elio Germano was born on September 25, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for My Brother Is an Only Child (2007), Leopardi (2014) and Nine (2009).

11. Serena Grandi

Actress | La grande bellezza

Serena Grandi was born on March 23, 1958 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Serena Faggioli. She is an actress, known for The Great Beauty (2013), Donne sottotetto (Centro storico) (1992) and The Adventures of Hercules (1985). She was previously married to Beppe Ercole.

12. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Lost in Translation

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

13. Valeria Marini

Actress | Somewhere

Valeria Marini was born on May 14, 1967 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and producer, known for Somewhere (2010), C'è sempre un perché and 11-11-11 (2011). She was previously married to Giovanni Cottone.

14. Giulia Michelini

Actress | Cavalli

Giulia Michelini was born on June 2, 1985 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Horses (2011), Cado dalle nubi (2009) and Io c'è (2018).

15. Gabriele Muccino

Director | Seven Pounds

Gabriele Muccino was born on May 20, 1967 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Seven Pounds (2008), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and The Last Kiss (2001). He has been married to Angelica Russo since December 22, 2012. He was previously married to Elena Majoni.

16. Silvio Muccino

Actor | Parlami d'amore

Silvio Muccino was born on April 14, 1982 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Tell Me About Love (2008), Un altro mondo (2010) and But Forever in My Mind (1999).

17. Leonardo Pieraccioni

Actor | Il ciclone

Leonardo Pieraccioni was born on February 17, 1965 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for The Cyclone (1996), Ti amo in tutte le lingue del mondo (2005) and The Graduates (1995).

18. Pamela Prati

Actress | Carmen nue

Pamela Prati was born on November 26, 1958 in Ozieri, Sardinia, Italy as Paola Pireddu. She is an actress, known for Carmen nue (1984), Transformations (1988) and The Adventures of Hercules (1985). She has been married to 'Daniel Sebastian Jabir' since July 2009.

19. Julia Roberts

Actress | Pretty Woman

Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her ...

20. Alba Rohrwacher

Actress | Hungry Hearts

Alba Rohrwacher was born on February 27, 1979 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Alba Caterina Rohrwacher. She is known for her work on Hungry Hearts (2014), The Wonders (2014) and I Am Love (2009).

21. Paolo Ruffini

Zootopia

Almost a high school drop out in his senior year, Paolino loves cinema, especially the one of the 70s. He also loves the actors and directors of that period: Steven Spielberg, Joe D'Amato, Martin Scorsese, Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, etc... He appeared in several commercials and in the movie "...

22. Greta Scarano

Actress | The Name of the Rose

Greta Scarano was born on August 27, 1986 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Name of the Rose (2019), La linea verticale (2018) and I Can Quit Whenever I Want: Ad Honorem (2017).

23. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

24. Sylvester Stallone

Actor | Rocky

This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ...

25. Paolo Virzì

Writer | La prima cosa bella

Paolo Virzì was born on March 4, 1964 in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for The First Beautiful Thing (2010), Tutta la vita davanti (2008) and Human Capital (2013). He has been married to Micaela Ramazzotti since January 17, 2009. They have two children. He was ...

26. Franco Zeffirelli

Director | Romeo and Juliet

Franco Zeffirelli was born on February 12, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), La traviata (1982) and The Taming of the Shrew (1967).



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