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Giancarlo Giannini is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Italien born on 1 august 1942 at La Spezia (Italie)

Giancarlo Giannini

Giancarlo Giannini
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Nationality Italie
Birth 1 august 1942 (76 years) at La Spezia (Italie)

Giancarlo Giannini ([dʒaŋˈkarlo dʒanˈniːni]; born 1 August 1942) is an Italian actor and dubber.

Biography

Giancarlo Giannini vit à La Spezia et à Naples jusqu'à l’âge de 10 ans puis s'établit à Rome afin d'étudier l’électronique. Après son diplôme d’ingénieur, il s’oriente vers une carrière artistique et prend des cours à l’Académie nationale d'art dramatique Silvio D’Amico.

Il commence au théâtre à Rome, à 18 ans, dans In memoria di una signora amica de Giuseppe Patroni Griffi au côté de Lilla Brignone. Puis le metteur en scène Beppe Menegatti lui donne la réplique dans Le Songe d'une nuit d'été de William Shakespeare dans lequel il interprète Puck. C'est le théâtre qui lui offre ses premiers succès avec Roméo et Juliette, mis en scène par Franco Zeffirelli, qui enthousiasme le public de l’Old Vic de Londres et avec La lupa, toujours sous la direction de Zeffirelli, au côté d'Anna Magnani.




Ses débuts au cinéma
Après de nombreuses apparitions au théâtre et à la télévision, il débute au cinéma en 1965 dans Fango sulla metropli de Gino Mangini. Suivent d’autres rôles mais il accède à la célébrité en 1967 grâce au succès d'un téléfilm adapté de Charles Dickens.

En parallèle, il rencontre la réalisatrice italienne Lina Wertmüller. Elle lui offre son premier grand rôle dans Non stuzzicate la zanzara et l'emploie par la suite dans la quasi-totalité de ses films. Mais il ne réussit pas à s’imposer comme grande vedette avant 1970, année où il interprète Dramma della gelosia, tutti i particolari in cronaca d'Ettore Scola.

Parmi les acteurs les plus doués et appréciés du cinéma italien, Giannini interprète un vaste répertoire de personnages, passant du prolétaire au boss mafieux. Il passe également avec aisance d'un registre à l'autre, de la comédie au drame. Pour ses compositions, il n'hésite pas à utiliser plusieurs dialectes.


Collaborations avec Lina Wertmüller
C'est de sa collaboration avec Lina Wertmüller que naissent ses plus célèbres interprétations, grotesques, ironiques ou dramatiques : il est Tunin dans Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero stamattina alle 10 in Via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza (1973), Pasqualino (Pasqualino Settebellezze, 1976) et le marin Gennarino Carunchio dans Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974) au côté de Mariangela Melato avec laquelle il forme un autre couple de scène prometteur. Giannini et Lina Wertmüller fondent ensemble la société de production Liberty films qui finance tous leurs longs métrages.

Les rôles qu'offre Wertmüller à Giannini lui apportent le succès national et international ainsi que de nombreuses récompenses. Il obtient notamment le David di Donatello et le Ruban d'argent du meilleur acteur pour Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore puis un second Ruban d'argent et le Prix d'interprétation masculine au Festival de Cannes 1973 pour Film d'amour et d'anarchie. Il reçoit ensuite une nomination à l'Oscar du meilleur acteur pour le rôle-titre de Pasqualino (Pasqualino Settebellezze) en 1977.


Ses productions en Italie
Giannini travaille avec les meilleurs réalisateurs du cinéma italien parmi lesquels Luchino Visconti (L'innocente, 1976), Sergio Corbucci (Il bestione, 1974 ; Bello mio, bellezza mia, 1982), Mario Monicelli (Voyage avec Anita, 1979 ; I Picari, 1988 ; Il male oscuro, 1990), Dino Risi (Sessomatto, 1973 et pour la télévision Vita coi figli, 1990), Alberto Lattuada (Sono stato io!, 1973), Nanni Loy (Mi manda Picone, 1984, qui lui vaut un nouveau David di Donatello du meilleur premier rôle), Tinto Brass (Snack Bar Budapest, 1988) ou encore Franco Brusati (Lo zio indegno, 1989). En 1987, il fait ses débuts comme réalisateur avec Ternosecco qu’il écrit et interprète.


Ses productions internationales
Après avoir travaillé avec Rainer Werner Fassbinder sur Lili Marleen (1980), il multiplie les apparitions dans le cinéma américain : Le Secret de Santa Vittoria de Stanley Kramer (1969), Life Without Zoë, sketch de New York Stories mis en scène par Francis Ford Coppola (1989), Il profumo del mosto selvatico (1995) d'Alfonso Arau, Hannibal (2001) de Ridley Scott, Man on Fire (2004) de Tony Scott ou encore Casino Royale (2006) de Martin Campbell.


Autres récompenses
Dans son palmarès cinématographique, Giannini compte également le David di Donatello du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle, obtenu en 1995 pour Come due coccodrilli de Giacomo Campiotti. Puis il remporte de nouveau le David di Donatello du meilleur acteur en 1996 pour Celluloide de Carlo Lizzani et en 2003 pour Ti voglio bene Eugenio de Francesco Josè Fernandez. Un troisième Ruban d'argent du premier rôle lui est décerné en 1999 pour La stanza dello scirocco de Maurizio Sciarra. Puis il est distingué du Ruban d'argent du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle en 1999 et 2001, respectivement pour La cena d'Ettore Scola et Hannibal de Ridley Scott. Il se voit par ailleurs attribuer un Ruban d'argent comme meilleur doubleur en 1994 pour avoir prêté sa voix à Al Pacino dans le film Carlito’s Way de Brian De Palma. À noter qu'à l'international, Giannini a également obtenu le Prix du meilleur acteur au Festival de San Sebastián en 1973 pour son interprétation dans Sono stato io! d'Alberto Lattuada.

Best films

Casino Royale (2006)
(Actor)
Hannibal (2001)
(Actor)
Man on Fire (2004)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Giancarlo Giannini (92 films)

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Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi
Directed by Giancarlo Giannini
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham
Rating46% 2.305922.305922.305922.305922.30592
Nikita is an Italian taxi driver who runs over a footballer in an accident and is forced to emigrate to Canada and make a new life. He finds work as a driver for a company of undertakers. One evening, he plays poker in a remote villa outside Toronto. To pay off his gambling debt, a manhunt is proposed: with guns in hand, his creditors will have 20 minutes to hunt him down and kill him. If he survives, Nikita will be considered to have paid his debt.
Quantum of Solace, 1h46
Directed by Michael G. Wilson, Marc Forster, Barbara Broccoli
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright
Roles René Mathis
Rating65% 3.297763.297763.297763.297763.29776
James Bond is driving from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy, with the captured Mr. White in the boot of his car. After evading pursuers, Bond and M interrogate White regarding his organization, Quantum. M's bodyguard Craig Mitchell, a double agent, attacks M, enabling White to escape. Bond chases Mitchell and kills him. Bond and M return to London and search Mitchell's flat, discovering through tagged banknotes that Mitchell had a contact in Haiti. Bond tracks the contact, Edmund Slate, and learns that Slate is a hitman sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, environmentalist Dominic Greene. While observing her subsequent meeting with Greene, Bond learns that Greene is helping an exiled Bolivian General, Medrano—who murdered Camille's family—to overthrow his government and become the new president in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert.
Casino Royale, 2h25
Directed by Martin Campbell, Michael G. Wilson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Poker
Actors Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
Roles René Mathis
Rating79% 3.996813.996813.996813.996813.99681
After killing Dryden, a traitorous MI6 section chief—who has been selling classified information—and the chief's contact, James Bond receives his double-0 status and is designated 007. He then travels to Madagascar in pursuit of Mollaka, a globe-trotting bombmaker-for-hire. After a parkour chase to an unnamed African embassy, Bond kills Mollaka against orders and escapes by setting off an explosion which immobilizes the embassy's security forces. Searching through Mollaka's mobile phone, Bond discovers a text message, which he traces to Alex Dimitrios, an associate of the banker and terrorist financier Le Chiffre. Aided by Mr. White, who is a representative of a terrorist organization later revealed to be Quantum, Le Chiffre is introduced to Steven Obanno, a high ranking member of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, and arranges to bank several briefcases full of cash for Obanno. Le Chiffre, however, decides to invest the money into stock in a successful company called SkyFleet and then engineers a terrorist attack to sink its share prices, creating huge profits for himself.
Tirant lo Blanc, 2h
Directed by Vicente Aranda
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Alternate history films, Films about virginity
Actors Victoria Abril, Leonor Watling, Casper Zafer, Jane Asher, Charlie Cox, Ingrid Rubio
Roles Emperador
Rating40% 2.021472.021472.021472.021472.02147
In 1401, Tirant lo Blanc, a famous knight, arrives with his small but battle-hardened troops of Almogavars, to the port of Constantinople. The emperor's only son has recently been killed by the Turks and the Byzantine emperor is too old to lead his army in battle. Constantinople is under treat of a Ottoman invasion and therefore it is in desperate need of a skilful military leader. Upon arrival, Tirant is received by the emperor who makes him commander in chief of the Imperial army.
Shadows in the Sun, 1h40
Directed by Brad Mirman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Harvey Keitel, Joshua Jackson, Claire Forlani, Giancarlo Giannini, John Rhys-Davies, Valeria Cavalli
Roles Father Moretti
Rating67% 3.3984553.3984553.3984553.3984553.398455
Jeremy (Joshua Jackson), a British book editor, is an aspiring writer seeking a new lease on life. He is sent by his employer to Tuscany to elicit a new book from dried-up (and cantankerous) exiled author Weldon Parrish (Harvey Keitel). Jeremy is totally captivated by Weldon's daughter Isabella (Claire Forlani).
Man on Fire, 2h20
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony
Roles Manzano
Rating76% 3.8487853.8487853.8487853.8487853.848785
In 2003, burnt-out ex-CIA officer and former U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance officer John Creasy (Denzel Washington) looks for work and reunites with old friend and comrade Paul Rayburn (Christopher Walken), who runs a security firm in Mexico. Because of the extremely high rate of kidnappings in Mexico City for ransom money, businessman Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony) hires Creasy through Rayburn to guard his nine-year-old daughter "Pita" (Dakota Fanning), intending to keep him on for only a short period in order to renew his kidnap and ransom insurance on Pita. Creasy suffers from alcoholism, depression and severe guilt as a result of his past work as a counterinsurgency fighter and assassin, and so works for Samuel at a rate far below what his experience would command. At first Creasy distances himself socially from Pita, but the two soon develop a friendship, which allows Creasy to overcome his demons and to act as a mentor and surrogate father-figure to the girl.
Incantato
Incantato (2003)
, 1h47
Directed by Pupi Avati
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Neri Marcorè, Vanessa Incontrada, Sandra Milo, Nino D'Angelo, Giancarlo Giannini, Giulio Bosetti
Roles Cesare Balocchi
Rating66% 3.3418753.3418753.3418753.3418753.341875
Nello, jeune professeur de latin et grec, mais adolescent attardé, est envoyé par ses parents à Bologne pour se trouver une épouse. Il se fait piéger par une ravissante aveugle.
Five Moons Square, 1h49
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Assassinat, Politique
Actors Donald Sutherland, Giancarlo Giannini, Stefania Rocca, Greg Wise, F. Murray Abraham, Philippe Leroy
Roles Branco
Rating60% 3.0485453.0485453.0485453.0485453.048545
Le jour de son départ à la retraite, le magistrat italien Rosario Saracini reçoit d'un inconnu un film en super 8. Il y découvre les images de l'enlèvement par les Brigades rouges, le 16 mars 1978, de l'ancien Président du Conseil Aldo Moro, qui fut ensuite séquestré puis assassiné. L'agrandissement d'une image de la pellicule lui permet d'y reconnaître un colonel du SISMI, les services secrets militaires italiens. Cet élément troublant, qui vient s'ajouter à d'autres détails non élucidés, incite le juge à explorer l'affaire à nouveau.
My House in Umbria, 1h49
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Timothy Spall, Giancarlo Giannini, Emmy Clarke
Roles Inspector Girotti
Rating69% 3.4967453.4967453.4967453.4967453.496745
Emily Delahunty (Maggie Smith) is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. Mrs. Delahunty settled in Italy to flee from a somewhat traumatic past which still haunts her, and lives alone apart from her servants, who put up with her eccentricities. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, she invites three of the other survivors of the disaster to stay at her Italian villa for recuperation. Of these are The General (Ronnie Barker), a retired British Army veteran, Werner (Benno Fürmann), a young German photographer, and Aimee (Emmy Clarke), a young American girl who has now become mute after her parents were both killed in the explosion.
Darkness
Darkness (2002)
, 1h42
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen, Giancarlo Giannini, Fele Martínez
Roles Albert Rua
Rating54% 2.702162.702162.702162.702162.70216
Forty years after an unfinished occult ritual resulted in the disappearance of six children, an American family has moved into a never-before inhabited house in Spain. The mother, Maria (Olin), wants to get the place in order, while the father, Mark (Glen), goes to work, and their children, teenager Regina (Paquin) and her younger brother Paul (Enquist), try to settle into their daily routines.
Amnèsia
Amnèsia (2002)
, 2h
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores
Genres Comedy-drama
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about pornography
Actors Diego Abatantuono, Martina Stella, Juanjo Puigcorbé, Rubén Ochandiano, Antonia San Juan, Ian McNeice
Rating61% 3.097563.097563.097563.097563.09756
Several stories unfold simultaneously over three days on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. A man stumbles upon a risky opportunity to become instantly wealthy; a producer of pornographic films tries to rebuild his relationship with his estranged daughter; a police chief and his son maintain an uneasy co-existence; and a woman longs for her lover to be released from prison.
Joshua
Joshua (2002)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giannini, Kurt Fuller, Stacy Edwards, Colleen Camp
Rating67% 3.398033.398033.398033.398033.39803
The movie is about a mysterious man named Joshua (Tony Goldwyn) who appears in a small town named Auburn and begins changing the lives of everyone he meets, simply by being around them.