Paolo Sorrentino


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Director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1970, and and became an orphan when he lost both of his parents at the age of 16. At the age of 25, after studying for a few years at the Faculty of Economics and Business in University of Naples Federico II, he decided to work in the film industry. His first full-length feature ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 89 wins & 107 nominations. See more awards »

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(2021)
Youth Writer
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(2013)

Filmography

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  Mob Girl (screenplay) (announced)
 2021 The Hand of God (written by)
 2020 Homemade (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Paolo Sorrentino (2020) ... (written by)
  The New Pope (TV Mini Series) (created by - 9 episodes, 2019 - 2020) (written by - 9 episodes, 2019 - 2020)
- Episode #1.9 (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.8 (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2018 Piccole avventure romane (Short) (written by)
 2018 Loro (screenplay) / (story)
 2018 Loro 2 (screenplay) / (story)
 2018 Loro 1 (screenplay) / (story)
 2017 Killer in Red (Short) (screenplay)
  The Young Pope (TV Mini Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2016) (written by - 10 episodes, 2016)
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2015/I Youth (written by)
 2014/IV The Dream (Short)
 2014 Rio, I Love You (written by - segment "La Fortuna")
 2013 The Great Beauty (screenplay) / (story)
 2011 In the Mirror (Short) (screenplay)
 2011 This Must Be the Place (screenplay) / (story - uncredited)
 2010 Napoli 24 (Documentary)
 2009 The Slow Game (Short) (screenplay)
 2008 Il Divo (writer)
 2006 The Family Friend (written by)
 2004 The Consequences of Love (written by)
 2001 The Long Night (Short) (screenplay)
 2001 One Man Up (written by)
 2000 La squadra (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (2000)
- Episode #1.4 (2000)
 1998 Love Has No Bounds (Short) (writer)
 1998 Polvere di Napoli (screenplay)
 1994 Un paradiso (Short) (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Dolce & Gabbana starring Colin Farrell. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paolo

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Daniela D'Antonio  (2 children)

Children:

Anna Sorrentino | See more »

Parents:

Salvatore Sorrentino | Concetta Romano

Relatives:

Marco Sorrentino (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on never having been at a film school] Precisely because I hadn't gone to film school I wasn't that believable, even to myself. So I though if I show I'm insecure everybody will take advantage of me to get their paws on my things and say: 'let yourself be guided since you don't have experience.' So right from the start I pretended I knew what I was doing. Then, slowly, by working this ... See more »

Trivia:

During production of his films, he never goes back and sees what he filmed at the end of the day, so when he goes to the cutting room, he really sees for the first time what his DP and him captured. See more »

Trademark:

Aging men struggling with their loss of relevance See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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