Roberto Benigni

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Comedian / Street Artist / Composer / Songwriter / Singer-songwriter | * 10/27/1952 (69) | Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo (Italy)
Roberto Remigio Benigni (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto beˈniɲɲi]; born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful (1997), for which he received the Academy Awards for Best Actor (the first for a non-English speaking male performance) and Best International Feature Film. Benigni made his acting debut in 1977's Berlinguer, I Love You, which he also wrote, and which was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci. Benigni's directorial debut was the 1983 anthology film Tu mi turbi, which was also the acting debut of his wife, Nicoletta Braschi. In 1986, Benigni made his first English-language film, Down by Law, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch with whom Benigni would make two more films: Night on Earth (1991) and Coffee and Cigarettes"> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Roberto Benigni

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role 3x Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Merit of The Italian Republic Academy Award for Best Actor 2x David di Donatello for Best Actor Honorary Doctor of The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Italian Medal of Merit for Culture and Art European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievements Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Roberto Benigni as Actor(42)

as Geppetto2019 Pinocchio
as himself2016 Cinque mondi
as Leopoldo2012 To Rome with Love
as Attilio de Giovanni2005 The Tiger and the Snow
as Roberto2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
as himself2003 Cesare Zavattini
as Self / La Voce della Luna2003 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar
as se stesso2003 Caterina in the Big City
as Self (archive footage)2002 The Magic of Fellini
as Pinocchio2002 Pinocchio
as Lucius Detritus1999 Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar
as Guido Orefice1997 Life Is Beautiful
as Loris1994 The Monster
as Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli1993 Son of the Pink Panther
as Cab Driver Rome1991 Night on Earth
as Johnny Stecchino1991 Johnny Stecchino
as Ivo Salvini1990 The Voice of the Moon
as Giuditta1988 The Little Devil
as Roberto1986 Down by Law
as Roberto1986 Coffee and Cigarettes
as Benigno1983 Tu mi turbi
as The anonymous childhood friend / Himself1982 Morto Troisi, Viva Troisi!
as Il maestro1981 Il minestrone
as himself1980 In the Pope's Eye
as Roberto1979 Seeking Asylum
as The Principal1979 Tigers in Lipstick
as Bartender at Clapsy's1979 Womanlight
as Upholsterer1979 La Luna
as Il professore1979 I giorni cantati
as N°8011978 Cinématon
as Mario Cioni1977 Berlinguer: I Love You

TV Shows/Series with Roberto Benigni as Actor(10)

Movies with Roberto Benigni as Crew(26)

Directing/Director2005 The Tiger and the Snow
Writing/Author2005 The Tiger and the Snow
Directing/Director2002 Pinocchio
Writing/Screenplay2002 Pinocchio
Writing/Story2002 Pinocchio
Directing/Director1997 Life Is Beautiful
Writing/Screenplay1997 Life Is Beautiful
Directing/Director1994 The Monster
Writing/Story1994 The Monster
Writing/Screenplay1994 The Monster
Directing/Director1991 Johnny Stecchino
Writing/Screenplay1991 Johnny Stecchino
Crew/Thanks1989 Mystery Train
Directing/Director1988 The Little Devil
Writing/Story1988 The Little Devil
Writing/Screenplay1988 The Little Devil
Writing/Writer1986 Coffee and Cigarettes
Directing/Director1984 Nothing Left to Do but Cry
Writing/Writer1984 Nothing Left to Do but Cry
Writing/Screenplay1984 Nothing Left to Do but Cry
Writing/Story1984 Nothing Left to Do but Cry
Directing/Director1984 Farewell to Enrico Berlinguer
Directing/Director1983 Tu mi turbi
Writing/Writer1983 Tu mi turbi
Writing/Writer1979 Seeking Asylum
Writing/Screenplay1977 Berlinguer: I Love You

TV Shows/Series with Roberto Benigni as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1976 Onda Libera

Full Name: Roberto Benigni
Citizenship: Italy
Born: Monday, 10/27 1952 (October) in Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo (Italy) (current age: 69 years + 88 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: Italian (IT, native language)
Spouses (current/former): Nicoletta Braschi
Related to: Gianluigi Braschi
Other names for Roberto Benigni (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Roberto Remigio Benigni"
Roberto Benigni frequently works together with these people:
Nicoletta Braschi (12x, Actress)
Jim Jarmusch (12x, Crew)
Vincenzo Cerami (9x, Crew)
Massimo Troisi (8x, Actor)
Renzo Arbore (8x, Actor)
Elton John (7x, Actor)
Tom Waits (7x, Actor)
Nicola Piovani (7x, Crew)
Federico Fellini (6x, Crew)
Gérard Courant (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2426, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/30/2021