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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), The Monster (1994) and The Tiger and the Snow (2005). He has been married to Nicoletta Braschi since December 26, 1991. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 52 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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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")
 1981 Il minestrone
 1979 Chiedo asilo
 1979 Luna
 1979 Womanlight
Le barman du Clapsy's
 1979 Tigers in Lipstick
The Principal
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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.

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

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Bob Benigni


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[During his speech after winning the Oscar for Life is Beautiful] I would like to thank my parents in Vergaio, a little village in Italy. They gave me the biggest gift: poverty. See more »


The first actor to win a Worst Actor Razzie for a non-English speaking role. See more »

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