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PERSONAL DATA OF SERGIO CASTELLITTO
Age: 67 years old
Height: 170 cm
Born in: Rome Italy
Born on: 08/18/1953
BIOGRAPHY OF SERGIO CASTELLITTO
Sergio Castellitto born the August 18, 1953 in Rome from a family of Molise origins, but spent all his youth in the capital, where he attended the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, although he never completed his studies. He made his debut at the theater very young with directors also of a certain importance, such as Enzo Muzii, Aldo Triumph is Luigi Squarzina. Precisely in the theatrical context, during the staging of the pièce de The three sisters of Chekhov, meets his future wife, the writer and screenwriter Margaret Mazzantini, whom he will marry in 1987.
The film debut came in 1981 with the Oscar-nominated film Three brothers of Francesco Rosi, where it appears briefly. The first steps are small, but very decisive and so already in 1984 he is a protagonist together with Rodolfo Laganà is Fabio Traversa of Magic Moments. The theater served him as a messenger and Castellitto did not need to enhance his acting skills, he immediately shines, managing to get main parts in several films of the eighties: Giovanni Senzapensieri (1986) and He looks dead … but he’s just passed out (1986). It is true that they are only minor films, petty comedies, but his skills are not long in being noticed even by major directors, such as Ettore Scola, who wants it next to Vittorio Gassman is Fanny Ardant neither The family (1987), and Luc Besson, which gives it a European visibility with Le Grand Bleu (1988). Together with the work commitments, the fame that begins to make its way, the first awards also arrive: a nomination for the David di Donatello as Best Actor in a Small Misunderstandings (1989) by Ricky Tognazzi and the victory of the David and the Ciak d’oro for Best Supporting Actor for Three columns in the chronicle (1990) by Carlo Vanzina. The popularity obtained in France thanks to Besson, allows him in 1990 to be the protagonist of the comedy directed by Arthur Joffé, Traveling with Alberto.
Castellitto embraces acting at 360 ° and, after theater and cinema, also launches on TV, where he mostly participates in miniseries and TV series, receiving a certain relevance here too, especially with the seasons of A maverick dog (1990) by Giorgio Capitani. The nineties are for Castellitto – who until now had mostly measured himself with comedy – an opportunity to deal with a wide range of genres, from the laughter of Carlo Verdone in Tonight at Alice’s house (1990) to the cannibalistic horror de Meat (1991), up to noir with Black (1992) and bio-pic Rossini! Rossini! (1991) of Mario Monicelli, where he plays the composer as a young man. This decade, however, marks a new glorious period for the actor who in one fell swoop won a David di Donatello, a Nastro d’Argento, a Ciak d’oro and a Globo d’oro for the interpretation of the protagonist Arturo. neither The big watermelon (1993) by Francesca Archibugi. The awards do not end there, only two years later, in 1995, he received a new David nomination and again won the Silver Ribbon and the Pasinetti Award at the Venice Film Festival with The man of the stars (1995) of Giuseppe Tornatore. With a career already long and well underway, Castellitto decides to further explore other figures of the cinema and ventures as a director with Free Butter (1999) – for which he also wrote the screenplay – for which he was awarded the Grand Prize at the Mons International Festival in 2000.
On the small screen he begins to take part in miniseries based on characters who really existed and of a certain importance on the Italian socio-cultural level and this is how Castellitto is first riding a bicycle like Fausto Coppi in The great Fausto (1995), then plays the religious role of Lorenzo Milani in Don Milani – The prior of Barbiana (1997) and the habit in Father Pio (2000), finally he is racing in Formula 1 as Enzo Ferrari in Ferrari (2003). With a long experience behind him, Castellitto understands that, although he is endowed with a strong versatility, it is the dramatic roles in which he gives his best and that is how he focuses more on these, giving Italian cinema great interpretations. The last Kiss (2001) of Gabriele Muccino, Unfair competition (2001) by Ettore Scola, Catherine goes to town (2003) of Paolo Virzì, The star that is not there (2006) of Gianni Amelio. In these years he collaborates doubly with Marco Bellocchio as the protagonist of it The hour of religion (2002), for which he buys prizes, e The wedding director (2006).
His juvenile French parenthesis returns strongly even in adulthood, when Joffé wrote it for Que la lumière soit (1998) and Ne quittez pas! (2004), closely followed by Jacques Rivette with Who knows? (2000) and A matter of points of view (2009) and from Isabel Coixet in the collective film Paris je t’aime (2006). These are the years in which he completed his curriculum with participation in foreign productions, such as Love recipe (2001), and with his first American film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), where he plays in English in the role of King Miraz, antagonist of the young Caspian. He engages in his second direction with Do not move (2004) (also scripted and interpreted by himself), this time based on his wife’s novel of the same name and with an excellent cast, composed of Penélope Cruz, Claudia Gerini is Marco Giallini.
Briefly returns to comedy in the second decade of the 2000s with Italians (2009) of Giovanni Veronesi with Carlo Verdone, A perfect family (2012) of Paolo Genovese is The hole (2014) of Daniele Ciprì. The same turning point occurs in the direction with The beauty of the donkey (2010), a generational comedy in which he is joined by Laura Morante. On TV he stars in the hit series In Treatment (2013), where he plays the role of psychotherapist Giovanni Mari, protagonist with his patients of the three seasons. The direction of direction, on the other hand, is enriched more and more and becomes more and more international with Came to the world (2012), dramatic film starring the Cruz ed Emile Hirsch, is Nobody saves himself alone (2015) – the first direction in which he does not appear as an actor at all – both taken from Mazzantini’s novels. The last few years still see him behind the camera directing Jasmine Trinca is Stefano Accorsi in Lucky (2017) and in front of the lens in comedy The all-rounder (2018), where he plays the snooty lawyer Toti Bellastella.
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The emotional material
Role: Film director
Role: Film director
Nobody saves himself alone
Role: Film director
Year: 2015 …