Overrated actors and directorsby 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)
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)...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
21. Paolo Ruffini
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 "...
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, ...
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 ...