Giancarlo Giannini Biography

Birthday: 1942-08-01
Place of Birth: La Spezia, Liguria
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Wiki Biography: Giancarlo Giannini is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects. He was born August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. For ten years young Giannini lived and studied in Naples, earning his degree in electronics. At the age of 18 he enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Art D'Amico in Rome, making his stage acting debut there. His credits included performances in contemporary Italian plays, as well, as in Italian productions of William Shakespeare's plays "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer's Night Dream". In 1965 he made his debut on television starring as David Copperfield in the TV mini-series made by RAI, the Italian national TV company. He made his big-screen debut in Libido (1965), a Freudian psychological thriller. Since 1966 he has been in a successful collaboration with the legendary Italian director Lina Wertmüller, who made several award-winning films with Giannini as a male lead. He appears as peasant Tonino who prepares to assassinate dictator Benito Mussolini in Love and Anarchy (1973), as a sailor in the irony-laden comedy Swept Away (1974) and as a survivor of a concentration camp in the Oscar-nominated Seven Beauties (1975). He also starred as a Jewish musician arrested by the Nazis in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's masterpiece Lili Marleen (1981). Giannini also made a reputation for dubbing international stars in films released on the Italian market, such as Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman, Gérard Depardieu and Ian McKellen, among others. He received a compliment from 'Stanley Kubrick' for his dubbing of Nicholson in The Shining (1980). Giannini's fluency in English and his mastery of dialects has brought him a number of supporting roles in Hollywood productions, such as A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Hannibal (2001), Darkness (2002) and Man on Fire (2004), among many others. He appears as Rene Mathis in the 21st James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), and reprises the role in the sequel, Quantum of Solace (2008).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
American Dreamer 1990 - 1991 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Secret of Santa Vittoria 1970 Comedy, Drama
Mi manda Picone Salvatore Cannavacciuolo 1985 Comedy
Fever Pitch Charley 1985 Drama
Saving Grace Abalardi 1986 Comedy, Drama
The Numbers Game Domenico 1987 Comedy
I picari Guzman 1987 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Snack Bar Budapest Avvocato 1988 Comedy, Crime, Drama
'O re Francesco II di Borbone 1989 Comedy, Drama, History
Blood Red Sebastian Collogero 1989 Drama, Romance
The Sleazy Uncle Riccardo 1989 Comedy
La famiglia Buonanotte Alberto 1989 Comedy
Tempo di uccidere Major 1989 Drama
Il male oscuro Giuseppe Marchi 1990 Comedy, Drama
Nel giardino delle rose Tramontano 1990 Drama
I divertimenti della vita privata Charles Renard 1990 Comedy
Once Upon a Crime... 1992 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Giovanni Falcone Paolo Borsellino 1993 Crime, Drama
A Walk in the Clouds 1995 0
Come due coccodrilli Pietro Fraschini 1995 Drama
Celluloide Sergio Amidei 1996 Drama
Palermo-Milan One Way Turi Leofonte 1996 Action, Crime, Drama
Elective Affinities Narrator 1996 Comedy, Drama, Romance
La lupa Padre Angiolino 1996 Drama
Más allá del jardín Bernardo 1996 Drama
Mimic Manny 1997 Sport, 0, Reality Tv
Life Is Beautiful 1997 0
La frontiera Von Zirkenitz 1997 Drama
Ultimo bersaglio Leo Steiner 1997 Drama
La cena Professore 1998 Comedy, Drama
Vuoti a perdere Francesco Cesena 1999 Comedy, Crime
Dolce far niente Count Nencini 1999 Comedy, Drama
Milonga Commissioner 1999 Thriller
Terra bruciata Macrì 1999 Drama
Hannibal Insp. Renaldo Pazzi 2001 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Una lunga lunga lunga notte d'amore Marcello 2001
Vipera Guastamacchia 2001 Drama
Momo alla conquista del tempo Capo degli Uomini Grigi 2001 Animation, Family
Il consiglio d'Egitto Narrator 2002 Drama
Ti voglio bene Eugenio Eugenio 2002 Drama
I banchieri di Dio Flavio Carboni 2002 Biography, Crime, Drama
Mario Monicelli, l'artigiano di Viareggio Himself 2002 Biography
Ciao America Zi' Felice 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Incantato Cesare 2003 Drama, Romance, Comedy
The Whole Shebang Pop Bazinni 2003 Comedy, Romance
Piazza delle cinque lune Branco 2003 Drama, Thriller
My House in Umbria 2003 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
L'acqua... il fuoco David 2003
Per sempre Giovanni 2003 Drama
Heaven Before I Die Thief 2004 Comedy
Man on Fire Manzano 2004 Crime, Drama, Thriller
13dici a tavola Older Giulio 2004 Comedy, Drama
Shadows in the Sun Father Moretti 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Casino Royale Rene Mathis 2006 0
Tirante el Blanco Emperador 2006 Adventure
Salvatore - Questa è la vita Timpaliscia 2006 Drama
Milano Palermo - Il ritorno Turi Leofonte 2007 Action, Crime, Drama
Quantum of Solace Rene Mathis 2008 Game Show, Comedy
Bastardi Il Gatto 2008 Thriller
La prima notte della luna Ivan 2010 Drama
La bella società Dott. Guarrasi 2010 Drama
Omamamia Lorenzo 2012 Comedy
AmeriQua Don Ferracane 2013 Comedy
Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi Nikita 2013 Thriller
Promakhos Petros 2014 Drama
Road to Capri Guido 2015 Comedy
Maremmamara Ezio 2015 Comedy
Il Ragazzo Della Giudecca Giudice Mangrella 2016 Drama
American Dreamer 2019