Best Italian Actors

by fannasse12 | created - 04 Dec 2016 | updated - 04 Dec 2016 | Public

My favourite actors of my country.

1. Alberto Sordi

Actor | I vitelloni

One of Italy's most captivating and talented cinematic comedy stars, Italian veteran Alberto Sordi was known for satirizing his country's social mores in pungent black comedies, farcical tales and grim drama. He, along with peers Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi and Nino Manfredi, arguably represent ...

2. Vittorio Gassman

Actor | Sleepers

Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitter Rice (1949). This fixed him to his ...

3. Nino Manfredi

Actor | Per grazia ricevuta

Nino Manfredi was born on March 22, 1921 in Castro dei Volsci, Lazio, Italy as Saturnino Manfredi. He was an actor and writer, known for Between Miracles (1971), Bread and Chocolate (1974) and Café Express (1980). He was married to Erminia Ferrari Manfredi. He died on June 4, 2004 in Rome, ...

4. Totò

Actor | Guardie e ladri

'Antonio de Curtis Gagliardi Griffo Focas Comneno' was a descendant of the 'Comneno de Bizancio' and also one of the most popular Italian film stars in history. His genre was undoubtedly the comedy where he achieved world fame. From 1917 he was an actor of the companies of the "comedia dell'arte" ...

5. Romolo Valli

Actor | Il gattopardo

Romolo Valli was born on February 7, 1925 in Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on The Leopard (1963), Duck, You Sucker (1971) and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970). He died on February 1, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

6. Anna Magnani

Actress | Roma città aperta

Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never ...

7. Aldo Fabrizi

Actor | Guardie e ladri

Beloved, hugely popular Italian comic character actor/writer/director, in music halls and variety shows for much of his early career. Fabrizi entered films in 1942 and often wrote and directed his vehicles, winning international acclaim in the Roberto Rossellini's neorealist drama Rome, Open City (...

8. Gian Maria Volontè

Actor | Per un pugno di dollari

Born in Milan in 1933, Gian Maria Volontè studied in Rome at the National Dramatic Arts Academy, where he obtained his degree in 1957. He began working in theatre and television, where he was soon noticed as one of the most promising actors of his generation. After several supporting appearances in ...

9. Elena Fabrizi

Actress | Bianco, rosso e Verdone

Elena Fabrizi was born on June 17, 1915 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress, known for Bianco, rosso e Verdone (1981), Acqua e sapone (1983) and We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974). She died on August 9, 1993 in Rome.

10. Vinicio Marchioni

Actor | 20 sigarette

Vinicio Marchioni was born on August 10, 1975 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for 20 Cigarettes (2010), Cronofobia (2018) and On the Way Home (2011). He has been married to Milena Mancini since September 24, 2011. They have two children.

11. Marco Giallini

Actor | Perfetti sconosciuti

Marco Giallini was born on April 4, 1963 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Perfect Strangers (2016), A.C.A.B. (2012) and A Flat for Three (2012).

12. Sergio Castellitto

Actor | Paris, je t'aime

Sergio Castellitto was born in Rome in 1953. After graduating from the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art in 1978, he began his theatrical career in Italian public theater with "Shakespeare's Measure for Measure" at the Teatro di Roma and with roles in other plays such as "La Madre by ...

13. Luca Bizzarri

Actor | Camera Café

Luca Bizzarri was born on July 13, 1971 in Genova, Italy. He is an actor, known for Camera Café (2003), ...e se domani (2005) and Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008).

14. Paolo Kessisoglu

Actor | Camera Café

Paolo Kessisoglu was born on July 25, 1969 in Genova, Italy. He is an actor, known for Camera Café (2003), ...e se domani (2005) and Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008). He has been married to Sabina Donadel since June 2003. They have one child.

15. Francesco Pannofino

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Francesco Pannofino was born on November 14, 1958 in Pieve di Teco, Liguria, Italy. He is known for his work on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), La partita (2016) and Boris (2007). He is married to Emanuela Rossi. They have one child.

16. Ciccio Ingrassia

Actor | Amarcord

He met Franco Franchi in 1954, and they formed a memorable duo in over 130 films, but he showed his talent in many films of important Italian directors, Fellini, Comencini and Pasolini. His performance in Fellini's film Amarcord (1973) was memorable. His only son, Giampiero, is an appreciated actor...

17. Ferruccio Amendola

Once Upon a Time in America

Ferruccio Amendola was born on July 22, 1930 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. He is known for his work on Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Rocky III (1982) and Caligula (1979). He was married to Rita Savagnone. He died on September 3, 2001 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

18. Michele Placido

Actor | Romanzo criminale

Michele Placido was born on May 19, 1946 in Ascoli Satriano, Puglia, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Romanzo Criminale (2005), Un eroe borghese (1995) and Del perduto amore (1998). He has been married to Federica Vincenti since August 14, 2012. They have one child. He was previously ...

19. Kim Rossi Stuart

Actor | Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male

Kim Rossi Stuart was born on October 31th, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He began acting at the age of 5 along with his father Giacomo Rossi Stuart in The Murri Affair (1974). Kim's mother, Klara Müller, is an ex-top model. Kim has 3 sisters, 2 of them actresses like him: Loretta Rossi Stuart and ...

20. 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 ...

21. Antonella Attili

Actress | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Antonella Attili was born on April 3, 1963 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and production manager, known for Cinema Paradiso (1988), Prima del tramonto (1999) and Dietro la pianura (1994).

22. Enrico Lo Verso

Actor | Così ridevano

Enrico Lo Verso was born on January 18, 1964 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for Così ridevano (1998), Hudson Hawk (1991) and Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006). He is married to Elena. They have one child.

23. Stefano Dionisi

Actor | Joseph

Stefano Dionisi was born on October 1, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Joseph (1995), Verso sud (1992) and Antonio Vivaldi, un prince à Venise (2006).

24. Flavio Insinna

Actor | La buona battaglia - Don Pietro Pappagallo

Flavio Insinna was born on 3rd July, 1965 in Rome. He attended Italian Liceo Classico (high school) in the capital and then pursued his acting career at Gigi Proietti's Laboratorio, where he had the chance to learn with the very actor who had drawn him towards the fine art of theatre. At fifteen, ...

25. Diego Abatantuono

Actor | Mediterraneo

He was born in Milan in 1955. His mother, Rosa, was from Como (a city in Northern Italy), and his father, Matteo, was from Puglia (the "heel" of the Italian peninsula). He grew up in a suburbia quarter of Milan. His mother worked as a wardrobe maid at the "Derby", a well-known theater where lots of...

26. Chiara Nicola

Actress | La doppia ora

Chiara Nicola was born on April 13, 1983 in Biella, Piedmont, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for The Double Hour (2009), What the Hell Am I Doing Here? (2006) and Giulia Doesn't Date at Night (2009).

27. Francesco Benigno

Actor | Ragazzi fuori

Francesco Benigno was born on October 4, 1967 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for Boys on the Outside (1990), La piovra 7 - Indagine sulla morte del commissario Cattani (1995) and Scintilla (2018).

28. Giorgio Tirabassi

Actor | Non dire gatto

Giorgio Tirabassi was born on February 1, 1960 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for Non dire gatto (2001), The Dinner (1998) and La pecora nera (2010).

29. Giancarlo Giannini

Actor | Quantum of Solace

Giancarlo Giannini is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects.

He was born August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. For ten years young ...

30. Tony Sperandeo

Actor | I cento passi

Tony Sperandeo was born on May 8, 1953 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Gaetano Sperandeo. He is an actor and director, known for One Hundred Steps (2000), Forever Mary (1989) and La scorta (1993). He was previously married to Rita Barbanera.

31. Luigi Maria Burruano

Actor | Il ritorno di Cagliostro

Luigi Maria Burruano was born on April 22, 1945 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Luigi Burruano. He was an actor, known for Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003), One Hundred Steps (2000) and Break Free (2003). He died on September 10, 2017 in Palermo.

32. Maurizio Donadoni

Actor | La freccia nera

Maurizio Donadoni was born on January 7, 1958 in Bergamo, Italy. He is an actor, known for Black Arrow (2006), Scoop (1992) and L'ispettore anticrimine (1993).

33. Luca Zingaretti

Actor | Alla luce del sole

Luca Zingaretti was born on November 11, 1961 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for Come Into the Light (2005), Perez. (2014) and My Brother Is an Only Child (2007). He has been married to Luisa Ranieri since May 23, 2012. They have two children. He was previously married to ...

34. Massimo Popolizio

Actor | Sono tornato

Massimo Popolizio was born on July 4, 1961 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He is known for his work on Sono tornato (2018), The Great Beauty (2013) and Il Divo (2008).

35. Massimo Venturiello

Hercules

Massimo Venturiello was born on August 4, 1957 in Roccadaspide, Salerno, Italy. He is known for his work on Hercules (1997), Il capo dei capi (2007) and L'ispettore anticrimine (1993).

36. Regina Orioli

Actress | Benzina

Regina Orioli was born on May 15, 1977 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for Gasoline (2001), The Last Kiss (2001) and Ciao, Baby (2014).

37. Pierfrancesco Favino

Actor | World War Z

Pierfrancesco Favino was born on August 24, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on World War Z (2013), Rush (2013) and Angels & Demons (2009).

38. Fabio De Caro

Actor | Gomorra: La serie

Fabio De Caro was born in June 1974 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is an actor and producer, known for Gomorra (2014), A.C.A.B. (2012) and Era giovane e aveva gli occhi chiari (2017).

39. Ivano Marescotti

Actor | King Arthur

Ivano Marescotti was born on February 4, 1946 in Villanova di Bagnacavallo, Italy. He is an actor, known for King Arthur (2004), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Hannibal (2001).

40. Renato Mori

Once Upon a Time in America

Renato Mori was born on May 29, 1935 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Renato Pietro Mori. He is known for his work on Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Treasure Planet (2002) and 1900 (1976). He died on August 22, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

41. Mario Brega

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Mario Brega was born on March 25, 1923 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Florestano Brega. He was an actor and producer, known for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965). He died on July 23, 1994 in Rome.

42. Carlo Verdone

Actor | La grande bellezza

Carlo Verdone is considered by many the heir of Alberto Sordi, expecially when they acted together in Troppo forte and In viaggio con papa', in these films many similarities with Sordi were apparent, the popular language, the romanesco, and the embodiment of Italian middle man in the '80s that ...

43. Aldo Baglio

Actor | Tre uomini e una gamba

Aldo Baglio was born on September 28, 1958 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Cataldo Baglio . He is an actor and writer, known for Tre uomini e una gamba (1997), Chiedimi se sono felice (2000) and Fuga da Reuma Park (2016). He is married to Silvana Fallisi. They have two children.

44. Nino Frassica

Actor | The Tourist

Nino Frassica was born on December 11, 1950 in Galati Marina, Messina, Sicily, Italy as Antonino Frassica. He is an actor and writer, known for The Tourist (2010), Don Matteo (2000) and Somewhere (2010). He has been married to Barbara Exignotis since August 2018. He was previously married to ...

45. Raffaele Vannoli

Actor | Braccialetti rossi

Raffaele Vannoli was born on July 2, 1971 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for The Red Band Society (2014), Hardboiled Egg (1997) and L'odore della notte (1998).



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