Best Italian Actorsby fannasse12 | created - 04 Dec 2016 | updated - 04 Dec 2016 | Public
My favourite actors of my country.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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" ...
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 (...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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
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 ...
24. Flavio Insinna
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, ...
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...
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).
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...