Biography

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Giancarlo Giannini (born 1 August 1942) is an Italian actor and dubber.

Giannini was born La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. He studied at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, and made his film debut in a small part in Fango sulla metropoli in 1965. He appeared in supporting roles in Anzio and The Secret of Santa Vittoria, and starred in the original version of Swept Away. In 1971, he appeared in E le stelle stanno a guardare, a television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.

In 1976, he starred in Seven Beauties, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, which is unusual in that his performance was given entirely in Italian. He dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice in the Italian release of both The Shining and Batman; he is the official Italian dubber of Al Pacino. His fluency in English has brought him a number of featured roles in Hollywood productions, most notably as Inspector Pazzi in Hannibal. He has also appeared in A Walk in the Clouds and Man on Fire.

Giannini's best-known starring roles have been in films directed by Lina Wertmuller. In addition to Swept Away and Seven Beauties, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata.

He played the role of the protective father, Alberto Aragón, in A Walk in the Clouds in 1995. He played the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in the 2000 Dune miniseries. In 2002, he starred in the horror film Darkness.

Perhaps his best-known recent role is as French agent René Mathis in the 21st and 22nd James Bond films, Casino Royale and the sequel, Quantum of Solace.

Giannini has a son, Adriano Giannini, who is also an actor and dubber.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Giancarlo Giannini, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Giancarlo Giannini (born 1 August 1942) is an Italian actor and dubber.

Giannini was born La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. He studied at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, and made his film debut in a small part in Fango sulla metropoli in 1965. He appeared in supporting roles in Anzio and The Secret of Santa Vittoria, and starred in the original version of Swept Away. In 1971, he appeared in E le stelle stanno a guardare, a television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.

In 1976, he starred in Seven Beauties, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, which is unusual in that his performance was given entirely in Italian. He dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice in the Italian release of both The Shining and Batman; he is the official Italian dubber of Al Pacino. His fluency in English has brought him a number of featured roles in Hollywood productions, most notably as Inspector Pazzi in Hannibal. He has also appeared in A Walk in the Clouds and Man on Fire.

Giannini's best-known starring roles have been in films directed by Lina Wertmuller. In addition to Swept Away and Seven Beauties, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata.

He played the role of the protective father, Alberto Aragón, in A Walk in the Clouds in 1995. He played the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in the 2000 Dune miniseries. In 2002, he starred in the horror film Darkness.

Perhaps his best-known recent role is as French agent René Mathis in the 21st and 22nd James Bond films, Casino Royale and the sequel, Quantum of Solace.

Giannini has a son, Adriano Giannini, who is also an actor and dubber.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Giancarlo Giannini, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 135

Birthday 1942-08-01

Place of Birth La Spezia - Liguria - Italy

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

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Nero come il cuore as Valentino Bruio
2019 Catch-22 (6 episodes) as Marcello
2018 Notti Magiche
2018 The Catcher Was a Spy as Professor Eduardo Amaldi
2018 Prigioniero Della Mia Libertà as cast
2018 Nobili bugie
2017 Pipi, Pupu & Rosemary: the Mystery of the Stolen Notes
2017 Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle as Catarella
2017 The Neighborhood as Gianluca Moretti
2017 Love Pret-a-porte as Giorgio's father
2016 Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2016 On Air - Storia di un successo
2016 Astrosamantha
2015 Behind the White Glasses
2015 Sergio Corbucci: The Smiling Man as Himself
2015 The Gentleman's Wager II as Himself
2014 The First Line as Petros
2014 The Gentleman's Wager as Giancarlo Giannini
2014 Un angelo all'inferno as Pietro Bardelli
2013 The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die
2013 Euro Trapped as Don Ferracane
2012 Omamamia as Lorenzo
2011 First Happiness as Ettore
2010 Vittorio racconta Gassman: Una vita da mattatore
2009 La bella società as Dott. Guarrasi
2008 Quantum of Solace as René Mathis
2008 Il sangue e la rosa as Cardinal Rospigliosi
2008 Bastardi as Il gatto
2008 Io non dimentico
2007 Milano-Palermo: Il Ritorno as Turi Leofonte
2007 Il generale Dalla Chiesa as Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa
2006 A Beautiful Vacation as Himself
2006 Casino Royale as René Mathis
2006 The Maidens' Conspiracy as Emperador
2005 Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker as Himself
2005 Shadows in the Sun as Father Moretti
2004 Le cinque giornate di Milano (2 episodes) as Carlo Cattaneo
2004 13dici a tavola as Giulio
2004 Man on Fire as Manzano
2003 Forever as Giovanni
2003 3 Women as David
2003 My House in Umbria as Inspector Girotti
2003 Five Moons Plaza as Branco
2003 The Heart Elsewhere as Cesare Balocchi
2002 Darkness as Albert Rua
2002 Dracula as Dr. Enrico Valenzi
2002 The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair as Flavio Carboni
2002 Francesca e Nunziata as Giordano Montorsi
2002 Ciao America as Zi' Felice
2002 Il Consiglio D'Egitto
2002 Ti voglio bene Eugenio as Eugenio
2001 Momo as Capo degli Uomini Grigi (voice)
2001 CQ as Enzo
2001 A Long Long Long Night of Love
2001 The Whole Shebang as Pop Bazinni
2001 Hannibal as Insp. Renaldo Pazzi
2000 Frank Herbert's Dune (3 episodes) as Padishah - Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV
2000 A Night with Sabrina Love as Leonardo
2000 Viper as Guastamacchia
1999 Terra bruciata as Macrì
1999 Milonga as Commissario
1999 Sweet Idleness as Count Nencini
1998 Ultimo (6 episodes) as Giudice Giorgio Niboli, detto il "Nibbio"
1998 La Stanza dello Scirocco as Marchese di Acquafurata
1998 The Dinner as il professore
1997 Vacation in Hell as Ortega
1997 Mimic as Manny
1996 Más allá del jardín as Bernardo
1996 Fried Crumbed Brains
1996 Celluloide as Sergio Amidei
1996 Life With The Kids as Adriano Setti
1996 Il maresciallo Rocca (2 episodes) as Benedetto
1996 La lupa as Padre Angiolino
1995 A Walk in the Clouds as Alberto Aragón
1995 Palermo-Milano Solo Andata as Turi Leofonte
1994 Jacob as Laban
1994 Like Two Crocodiles
1992 Giovanni Falcone as Paolo Borsellino
1992 Once Upon a Crime as Inspector Bonnard
1990 The Amusements of Private Life as Charles Renard
1990 Nel giardino delle rose as Tramontano
1990 Dark Illness as Giuseppe Marchi
1989 Time to Kill as Major
1989 Lo Zio Indegno as Riccardo
1989 Blood Red as Sebastian Collogero
1989 'o Re as re Francesco II di Borbone
1989 Brown Bread Sandwiches as Alberto
1988 Snack Bar Budapest as Avvocato
1987 The Rogues as Guzmán de Alfarache
1987 Ternosecco as Domenico
1986 Saving Grace as Abalardi
1986 Sins (3 episodes) as Marcello D'itri
1985 Fever Pitch as Charley
1985 Bellissimo: Images of the Italian Cinema as Himself
1984 American Dreamer as Victor Marchand
1984 Mi manda Picone as Salvatore Cannavacciuolo
1982 Bello mio, bellezza mia as Gennarino Laganà
1981 Lili Marleen as Robert Mendelsson
1979 Life Is Beautiful as Antonio Murillo
1979 Lovers and Liars as Guido Massacesi
1979 Good News as L'Innominato
1978 Blood Feud as Nicola Sanmichele detto 'Nick'
1978 A Night Full of Rain as Paolo
1976 The Innocent as Tullio Hermil
1975 Seven Beauties as Pasqualino Frafuso aka Settebellezze
1975 The Immortal Bachelor as Gino Benacio
1974 Swept Away as Gennarino Carunchio
1974 The Murri Affair as Tullio Murri
1974 The Beast as Nino Patrovita
1973 Sessomatto as Domenico
1973 Sono stato io! as Biagio Solise
1973 Love and Anarchy as Antonio Soffiantini 'Tunin'
1973 The Sensual Man as Paolo Castorini
1972 Indian Summer as Giorgio Mosca
1972 The Seduction of Mimi as Carmelo Mardocheo / Mimí
1972 Hector the Mighty as Ulisse
1972 Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi as fratello di "Veleno"
1971 Black Belly of the Tarantula as Inspector Tellini
1971 Mio padre Monsignore as Oreste
1971 Mazzabubù... quante corna stanno quaggiù? as Il neoammogliato
1971 Prostitution Italian Style
1970 La promessa
1970 Drama of Jealousy as Nello
1969 The Sisters as Dario
1969 Fraulein Doktor as Hans Ruppert
1969 The Secret of Santa Vittoria as Fabio
1968 Anzio as Pvt. Cellini
1967 Arabella as Saverio
1967 Don't Sting the Mosquito
1967 I criminali della metropoli
1967 Stasera mi butto
1966 Rita the Mosquito
1965 Libido as Christian
1065 David Copperfield (1 episode) as David Copperfield adulto

Directing

2013 The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die Director
1987 Ternosecco Director

Writing

1987 Ternosecco Writer
1982 Bello mio, bellezza mia Writer

Production

1979 Good News Producer
1975 Seven Beauties Producer

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