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Rocco Papaleo is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Sound Italien born on 16 august 1958 at Lauria (Italie)

Rocco Papaleo

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Birth 16 august 1958 (61 years) at Lauria (Italie)

Antonio Rocco Papaleo (16 August 1958) is an Italian actor, film director and singer.

Born in Lauria (Basilicata), he moved to Rome to study math at university but left soon to attend the theatre school. He made his theatrical debut in 1985 acting Sussurri rapidi by Salvatore di Mattia.

In 1989, he made his first cinema appearance in Senza Pelle, directed by Alessandro D'Alatri and appeared in the television series Classe di ferro.

He is known for his long collaboration with director Leonardo Pieraccioni. He also starred in films like Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess (2009) by Hiroshi Nishitani and What a Beautiful Day (2010) by Gennaro Nunziante.

He made his debut as a film director in Basilicata coast to coast (2010), winning a Nastro d'Argento and a David di Donatello award for Best New Director.


Rocco Papaleo, né à Lauria en Basilicate, s'installe à Rome pour étudier les mathématiques à l'Université, qu'il quittera pour rejoindre l'école de théâtre. Il fait ses débuts théâtraux en 1985 dans la pièce Sussurri rapidi de Salvatore di Mattia.

En 1989, il fait sa première apparition cinématographique dans Senza Pelle, réalisé par Alessandro D'Alatri, et il participe à la série télévisée Classe di ferro.

Il a longtemps collaboré avec le réalisateur Leonardo Pieraccioni.

En tant qu'acteur, il a joué dans des films comme Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess (2009) de Hiroshi Nishitani et Che bella giornata (2010) de Gennaro Nunziante.

Il a fait ses débuts en tant que réalisateur dans le film Basilicata coast to coast (2010), remportant le Nastro d'Argento et le David di Donatello du meilleur jeune réalisateur.
Il a présenté le Festival de Sanremo de 2012 avec Gianni Morandi et Ivana Mrazova.

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rocco Papaleo (22 films)

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The Place
The Place (2017)
, 1h45
Directed by Paolo Genovese
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabrina Ferilli, Vittoria Puccini, Alessandro Borghi
Roles Odoacre
Rating70% 3.5489653.5489653.5489653.5489653.548965
Un homme mystérieux se tient toujours à la même table au restaurant, où entrent et sortent dix personnages, tous les jours, à toutes les heures, pour le rencontrer et lui parler. Bien que l'homme déclare qu'il ne confie à personne des tâches impossibles, chacune de ses revendications implique d'aller à l'encontre de tous les principes éthiques.
An Italian Name, 1h34
Directed by Francesca Archibugi
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Alessandro Gassmann, Luigi Lo Cascio, Valeria Golino, Micaela Ramazzotti, Rocco Papaleo
Roles Claudio
Rating63% 3.198743.198743.198743.198743.19874
Un bébé est attendu au foyer de Paolo et de son épouse Simona et il est temps de choisir son prénom. Après des discussions interminables et divers compromis, le nom du bébé est enfin choisi, mais celui-ci ne plaît pas aux amis et à la famille.
A Boss in the Living Room, 1h30
Directed by Luca Miniero
Genres Comedy
Actors Paola Cortellesi, Rocco Papaleo, Luca Argentero, Angela Finocchiaro, Luca Miniero
Roles Ciro Cimmaruta
Rating57% 2.852792.852792.852792.852792.85279
Cristina is an Apulian woman who lives for years in Bolzano, with her husband Michele. Their love life is very quiet, but a day arrives Ciro, Cristina's brother: a boxwood mobster on the run from the law.
Pinocchio (2012)
, 1h15
Directed by Enzo D'Alò
Origin Italie
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Robert Naylor, Paolo Ruffini, Rocco Papaleo, Maurizio Micheli, Pino Quartullo, Gauthier de Fauconval
Roles Mangiafuoco (voice)
Rating62% 3.1449453.1449453.1449453.1449453.144945
In a small village in Tuscany, the poor carpenter Geppetto decides to fabricate a wooden puppet with socket because he feels himself alone. The puppet is called Pinocchio, and that magically comes to life and begins to make jokes of all kinds to Geppetto and the villagers. Soon Pinocchio escapes, although his father wants him to go to study in school like a normal child; the puppet is captured by the puppeter Mangiafoco, who wants to roast him, but Pinocchio moves him, and manages to save his life. Pinocchio runs into other adventures, encountering swindlers: the Cat and the Fox, then the good Fairy, who protects him, and at the end Lucignolo, a rascal who leads Pinocchio in the fantastic Wonderland.
Escort in love, 1h35
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova, Rocco Papaleo, Anna Foglietta, Valerio Mastandrea, Awa Ly
Roles Lionello
Rating61% 3.0582353.0582353.0582353.0582353.058235
Alice is a beautiful girl from southern Italy who earns a living as an escort, as the economic condition of his family very poor. His family does not see anything wrong in the activity of Alce, indeed: the members do everything they can to earn more money to Alice, putting she in contact with wealthy clients. One day, however, Alice falls in love with Giulio, modest computer salesman. Soon the girl realizes that she can not continue his work, at the same time trying to keep her relationship with Giulio, who wants clear answers.
Finally the Happiness, 1h33
Directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni
Genres Comedy
Actors Massimo Ceccherini, Leonardo Pieraccioni, Rocco Papaleo, Ariadna Romero, Barbara Bouchet
Roles Sandrino Terracciano
Rating52% 2.6473652.6473652.6473652.6473652.647365
Benedetto (Leonardo Pieraccioni) is a professor of Lucca, he was called in the transmission C'é posta per te of Maria De Filippi, he discovers that her mother recently died, had adopted a Brazilian girl. Several years has passed and the girl in question has become a beautiful model: came to Italy to work, absolutely she want to know the "brother".
What a Beautiful Day, 1h37
Genres Comedy
Actors Luigi Luciano, Rocco Papaleo, Nabiha Akkari, Ivano Marescotti, Anna Rita del Piano, Isabelle Adriani
Roles Nicola
Rating63% 3.1705153.1705153.1705153.1705153.170515
Checco, a man who works as a bouncer at a nightclub in Brianza, dreams of becoming a carabiniere like his uncle Joseph Capobianco, however, he is rejected by Colonel Gismondo Mazzini after his third interview in one year. By the recommendation of the Archbishop of Milan, Checco manages to become a security officer at Milan Cathedral. While working at the cathedral he meets Farah, and Arab woman pretending to be an architecture student in order to gain access to the Madonnina. Farah, with the help of her brother and two other accomplices, plans to place an explosive device at the feet of the Madonnina to avenge the killing of her family in an unspecified bombing. Checco takes Farah to a dilapidated trullo, which he inherited from his grandfather in Alberobello. Checco wants the trullo to be demolished, however, it would cost €10,000. As the two spend time together, Checco falls in love with Farah.
Basilicata Coast to Coast, 1h45
Directed by Rocco Papaleo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre
Actors Rocco Papaleo, Alessandro Gassmann, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Paolo Briguglia, Claudia Potenza
Roles Nicola Palmieri
Rating66% 3.324573.324573.324573.324573.32457
Nicola Palmieri (Rocco Papaleo) is a high school math teacher with a passion for music. He is the frontman of a local music band he formed with a group of friends from Maratea. Guitarist Salvatore Chiarelli (Paolo Briguglia) is a medical student who has somehow forgotten to graduate and fall in love; double bass player Franco Cardillo (Max Gazzè) is a fisherman at whom love has taken away word and purpose in life; drummer Rocco Santamaria (Alessandro Gassman), Salvatore's cousin, is a TV personality whose popularity is declining and hasn't been able to find a showbiz job in the last two years.
Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess, 2h5
Directed by Hiroshi Nishitani
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Yūji Oda, Yūki Amami, Koichi Sato, Erika Toda, Rocco Papaleo, Atsushi Itō
Roles a policeman
Rating62% 3.100353.100353.100353.100353.10035
Kuroda is a foreign diplomat working in the coastal town of Amalfi, Italy. He investigates the case of a young Japanese girl kidnapped off the streets of Rome at Christmas, eventually falling in love with the girl's mother.
Commediasexi, 1h42
Directed by Alessandro D'Alatri
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Margherita Buy, Rocco Papaleo, Stefania Rocca, Michele Placido, Elena Santarelli, Paola Tiziana Cruciani
Roles Tony Muciaccia
Rating46% 2.344842.344842.344842.344842.34484
Starring Paolo Bonolis, Sergio Rubini and Stefania Rocca, the film mocks the Italian political class and its hypocrisy. The zealot politician Massimo (Paolo Bonolis), proponent of a law about the defense of family, has a secret flirt with Martina, a young emerging actress (Elena Santarelli). To divert any suspicions, he brings his family on holiday to Paris, leaving his beloved looked after by his driver, Mariano (Sergio Rubini). After photos portraying Mariano and Martina as lovers are published on local gossip magazines, Mariano's wife faints, is hospitalized and leaves him. Massimo comes back to Rome thinking to be out of danger, but Massimo and Martina will revenge on him. The happy ending comes on Christmas's eve when the truth bobs up.
I Love You in All the Languages in the World, 1h40
Directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Leonardo Pieraccioni, Massimo Ceccherini, Giulia Elettra Gorietti, Rocco Papaleo, Barbara Tabita, Barbara Enrichi
Roles Anselmi
Rating58% 2.9200452.9200452.9200452.9200452.920045
Gilberto (Leonardo Pieraccioni), a physical-education teacher, decides to prepare a surprise party with his closest friends to celebrate his wife's birthday. When his wife is at home, she answers a phone call, and from her conversation everyone discovers that she has a lover.
What Will Become of Us, 1h40
Directed by Giovanni Veronesi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Silvio Muccino, Violante Placido, Elio Germano, Valeria Solarino, Katy Saunders, Pino Quartullo
Roles portiere
Rating57% 2.853752.853752.853752.853752.85375
In Rome three friends end to give the exams in last year of grammar high school, and grant a lovely summer holiday in Greece, on the island of Santorini. Matteo is a young problematic and indifferent, which is hoping for a ransom of his controversial personality through love. Manuel is a gruff guy who hates his father, and hopes for a better future for himself, because he does not want to work at the pet store with her ​​mother. Paolo is the more shy of the group, who is in search of himself and of love. In Greece the three know beautiful girls, however also suffer betrayals of love. At the end of the story, only Manuel discovers himself, becoming more loving and positive towards life.