Massimo Troisi (1953–1994)

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His acting career started when he was 15 in a theatre (Centro Teatro Spazio). In 1969 he founded the group "I saraceni" (later renamed "La smorfia") with Enzo Decaro and Lello Arena. He became famous to the TV audience between 1976 and 1979 with two TV programs "Non Stop" and "Luna Park". First movie "Ricomincio da tre" in 1981. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »


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Il Postino Mario Ruoppolo
What Time Is It? Michele, the son


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 1994 Il Postino
Mario Ruoppolo
 1990 The Voyage of Captain Fracassa
 1989 What Time Is It?
Michele, the son
 1989 Splendor
 1987 Hotel Colonial
 1983 Scusate il ritardo
 1982 Morto Troisi, viva Troisi! (TV Movie)
La salma / Il tecnico delle luci / Self
 1981 I'm Starting from Three
 1978 La sberla (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... L'intruso (as La Smorfia)
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La Smorfia

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Troisi literally gave his life to make Il Postino. He was aware of his heart condition and was told that he needed treatment, but he believed that the making of this film was more important. He died 12 hours after the camera stopped rolling... See more »

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