Won 1 Oscar.
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You Disturb Me
Benigno (segments "Durante Cristo" and "In banca")
/ Roberto (segment "Angelo")
/ Soldier (segment "I due milliti")
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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Did You Know?
[on winning the Best Actor Academy Award for Life Is Beautiful
(1997) after already accepting the Best Foreign Language Film award as its director] "Thank you. This is a terrible mistake, because I used up all my English!"
His father Luigi Benigni (1918-2004), who worked as a farmer, carpenter and bricklayer, was a prisoner in the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen between 1943 and 1945. Roberto used his stories as the basis for his film Life Is Beautiful