Roberto Benigni


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Roberto Benigni was born on October 27, 1952 in Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Tiger and the Snow (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 62 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1997)
The Tiger and the Snow Attilio de Giovanni
(2005)
Down by Law Roberto
(1986)
Johnny Stecchino Dante / Johnny Stecchino
(1991)

Filmography

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 2019 Pinocchio
Geppetto
 2012 To Rome with Love
Leopoldo
 2011 Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't
Head of Italy (voice)
 2010 La commedia di Amos Poe (voice)
 2005 The Tiger and the Snow
Attilio de Giovanni
 2003 Caterina in the Big City
Roberto (Special Guest)
 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 (segment "Rome")
 1990 The Voice of the Moon
Ivo Salvini
 1988 The Little Devil
Giuditta
 1986 Coffee and Cigarettes (Short)
Roberto
 1986 Down by Law
Roberto
 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 / Self
 1981 Il minestrone
Maestro
 1980 Il pap'occhio
Benigni
 1979 Ma che cos'è questo amore (TV Mini Series)
Il pensatore
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Il pensatore
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Il pensatore
 1979 Seeking Asylum
Roberto
 1979 The Days Are Numbered
Il professore
 1979 Luna
Upholsterer
 1979 Womanlight
Le barman du Clapsy's
 1979 Tigers in Lipstick
The Principal
 1978 Vita da Cioni (TV Mini Series)
Mario Cioni
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Mario Cioni
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Mario Cioni
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Mario Cioni
 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
 1976 L'Altra Domenica (TV Series)
Surrealistic Cinematographic Critic (1978)
 1973 Seguirà una brillantissima farsa... (TV Series)
Pizzuga
- La villana di Lamporecchio (1973) ... Pizzuga
 1972 Sorelle Materassi (TV Mini Series)
Un giovanotto
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Un giovanotto
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Show Show Self (86 credits)
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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 | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Benigni

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)


Parents:

Remigio Benigni | Isolina Papini

Relatives:

Anna Benigni (sibling) | See more »
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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:

One of seven Italians to have been nominated for the Best Director Oscar. The others are Federico Fellini, Pietro Germi, Michelangelo Antonioni, Gillo Pontecorvo , Bernardo Bertolucci and Lina Wertmüller. See more »

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