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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), La tigre e la neve (2005) and Down by Law (1986). He has been married to Nicoletta Braschi since December 26, 1991. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 57 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Life Is Beautiful
(1997)
La tigre e la neve
La tigre e la neve Attilio de Giovanni
(2005)
Down by Law
Down by Law Roberto
(1986)
Pinocchio
Pinocchio Pinocchio
(2002)

Filmography

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 2012 To Rome with Love
Leopoldo
 2010 La commedia di Amos Poe (voice)
 2005 La tigre e la neve
Attilio de Giovanni
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
Roberto (segment "Strange to Meet You")
 2002 Pinocchio
Pinocchio
 1999 Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar
Lucius Detritus
 1997 Life Is Beautiful
Guido
 1994 The Monster
Loris
 1993 Son of the Pink Panther
Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli
 1991 Johnny Stecchino
Dante / Johnny Stecchino
 1991 Night on Earth
Driver - Rome
 1990 La voce della luna
Ivo Salvini
 1988 Il piccolo diavolo
Giuditta
 1986 Coffee and Cigarettes (Short)
Roberto
 1986 Down by Law
Roberto
 1984 Non ci resta che piangere
Saverio
 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
 1977 Berlinguer: I Love You
Mario Cioni
 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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!" See more »

Trivia:

When the Ulivo party won the parliamentary elections, Benigni jumped on the stage and kissed Walter Veltroni, one of the party's candidates. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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