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Diego Abatantuono

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 the most popular Italian comedians performed. ... See full bio »
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 2014/I Soap Opera
Carabiniere Gaetano
 2014 People Who Are Well
Patrizio Azzesi
 2012 Buona giornata
Romeo Telleschi
 2012 Ti stimo fratello
 2011 Things from Another World
Mariso Golfetto
 2010 Happy Family
Papà di Marta
 2009 The New Monsters Today
Diego / Daniel / Prelato / ...
 2007 L'abbuffata
 2007 A Dinner for Them to Meet
Sandro Lanza
 2006 Eccezzziunale veramente - Capitolo secondo... me
Donato Cavallo / Franco Alfano / Felice 'Tirzan'
 2003 I'm Not Scared
 2002 Amnèsia
 2001 Momo
Mastro Ora (italian version) (voice)
 2001 Our Tropical Island
Alberto Brogini
 2001 Unfair Competition
Umberto Melchiori
 2000 Metronotte
Paolo Torregiani
 1999 Tifosi
Vito La Monica / Zebrone
 1998/II Paparazzi
Il King
 1998 Marriages
 1998 Children of Hannibal
 1997 The Best Man
Angelo Beliossi
 1997 Camere da letto
 1997 Nirvana
 1996 The Barber of Rio
 1995 Viva San Isidro
Padre Pedro
 1995 Camerieri
Mario Tangaro
 1994 Il toro
 1993 Nel continente nero
Fulvio Colombo
 1993 Arriva la bufera
Damiano Fortezza
 1992 Puerto Escondido
Mario Tozzi
 1991 Mediterraneo
Nicola Lorusso
 1990 Vacanze di Natale '90
 1990 On Tour
Dario Nigri
 1989 Marrakech Express
 1988 I cammelli
 1988 Strana la vita
 1988 Kamikazen ultima notte a Milano
Man at the race-course (uncredited)
 1987 The Last Minute
 1987 A Boy from Calabria
 1985 Slices of Life (uncredited)
 1983 Arrivano i miei
Julio Navarro
 1983 Il ras del quartiere
Domingo Ras
 1982 Attila flagello di Dio
Aldarico / Attila
 1982 Viuuulentemente mia
Achille Cotone
 1982 Grand Hotel Excelsior
Mago di Segrate
 1982 Scusa se è poco
 1982 An Ideal Adventure
Duccio Tricarico
 1982 Eccezzziunale... veramente
Donato Cavallo / Franco Alfano / Tirzan
 1981 I fichissimi
Felice Tricarico
 1981 Il tango della gelosia
 1981 I carabbinieri
Brigadiere Esposito
 1981 Una vacanza bestiale
 1980 Fantozzi Against the Wind
Cecco, il nipote del fornaio (as Diego Abbatantuono)
 1980 Prickly Pears
Capo delle 'Belve'
 1980 Prestami tua moglie
L'esattore della luce
 1980 Il pap'occhio
Padre Gabriele
 1980 Arrivano i gatti
 1978 Saxophone
The chatty Guest at the restaurant
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He was typecast in the role of the funny southerner ("terrunciello") in his early movies; the turning point in his career came with Pupi Avati's Regalo di Natale (1986), when he showed good qualities as a dramatic actor. See more »


Is frequently in the films of Gabriele Salvatores

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