|Born||in Rome, Lazio, Italy|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Raoul Bova was born in a Roman white collar family, his father was an employee and his mother a housewife. He has two sisters who he is close to. His passion in his youth was swimming and he became a champion at 16. He performed his military duty in the "Bersaglieri" and he studied at the ISEF but didn't finish in order to begin an acting career. His first role was in "Una storia italiana", a TV movie, and his debut in cinema was in "Piccolo grande amore" by Carlo Vanzina. He quickly became a star in Italy. But tired of being always considered a sex symbol unable to play deep roles, he started shooting movies a little more complex like "Rewind" where he plays a terrorist, "I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa" where he plays the role of a medieval man whose soul is possessed by the devil, or "La frontiera" where he plays an Austrian officer, or Saint Frances in "Francesco". And finally a great Italian-Turkish director, Ferzan Ozpetek, gave him the role of Lorenzo in "Facing Windows", his most complicated and introverted character that he portrayed with application and passion, becoming a respected young actor rather than a sex symbol. In private life Bova is a happy husband and father, very close to his wife and their children Alessandro Leon and Francesco.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: I love Raoul Bova
With the film, "Palermo Milan One Way" (English title)1996 director, Claudio Fragasso, he gets the first great popularity nationwide. It is being sold in 87 countries worldwide and Raul Bova becomes popular also abroad. Always with the same film won the first nomination for the David of by Donatello (Italian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actor, for a few votes of difference, won the great actor by Fellini movie; Leopoldo Trieste, who received the David, apologized to Raul Bova, saying: "I regret that an old actor takes the prize to a young, but I'm sure he will win many more in the future because you are a good actor, and I have admired you in this movie, I have to make you my compliments, Captain Nino Di Venanzio!"(using the name of the character, he played in Palermo Milan One Way) Thanks to this movie, very successful with audiences and critics, Raul Bova has attended many festivals in the world. First of all the th 52° Venice Film Festival (1995) in the official competition "Panorama Italiano", ten minutes of applause , at the end of the projection by the audience, great emotion and tears also veteran actor Giancarlo Giannini. Eleven years later, with the same director Fragasso, he shot the sequel to: "Milan Palermo to Return" (English title), which went to NICE in Los Angeles, that has achieved good interest in U.S. and a great success in Italy, with box office higher than the first movie. The sequel was sold in many countries, like the first movie, and dubbed and subtitled in 52 different languages. Also the second movie, has participated in many international films festival, for the official competition, winning in the Festival of Cinema of the Strait (Festival cinema Stretto), Napoli Cultural Classic, The Reggio Calabria Film Festival, Messina Film Festival, TFF (Canada), BAFF (Europian Film Festival) Moscov Film Festival, and many others.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: massimo perloni
|Chiara Giordano||(March 2000 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)|