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Roberto Benigni


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), Pinocchio (2002) and The Monster (1994). He has been married to Nicoletta Braschi since December 26, 1991. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 55 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Life Is Beautiful
(1997)
Pinocchio
Pinocchio Pinocchio
(2002)
The Monster
The Monster Loris
(1994)
La tigre e la neve
La tigre e la neve Attilio de Giovanni
(2005)

Filmography

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 2010 La commedia di Amos Poe (voice)
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
Roberto (segment "Strange to Meet You")
 1991 Night on Earth
Driver - Rome
 1983 You Disturb Me
Benigno (segments "Durante Cristo" and "In banca") / Roberto (segment "Angelo") / Soldier (segment "I due milliti")
 1982 Morto Troisi, viva Troisi! (TV Movie)
L'amico d'infanzia anonimo / Himself
 1981 Il minestrone
Maestro
 1979 Ma che cos'è questo amore (TV Mini-Series)
 1979 Seeking Asylum
Roberto
 1979 Luna
Upholsterer
 1979 Womanlight
Le barman du Clapsy's
 1979 Tigers in Lipstick
The Principal
 1976 Onda libera (TV Mini-Series)
Mario Cioni
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... Mario Cioni
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... Mario Cioni
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Mario Cioni
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Mario Cioni
 1972 Sorelle Materassi (TV Mini-Series)
Un giovanotto
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Un giovanotto
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Benigni

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards. So the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur, backwards. See more »

Trivia:

Winning the Best Foreign Language Film category at the The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998), he famously climbed on the back of the seat for his procession to the stage and applauded the audience. The following year, while announcing the nominees for the Best Actress Award, Billy Crystal appeared behind him with a large net to restrain him. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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