Gabriele Lavia

Gabriele Lavia

Highest Rated: 96% Deep Red (1975)

Lowest Rated: 50% Sleepless (2001)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1942

Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Italian actor/director Gabriele Lavia has developed a lively career balancing film and theater work; however, he is best known in the United States for his performances in Italian horror films. He made his film debut in 1972, with a lead role in the offbeat comedy "The Assassin of Rome," but it was his supporting turn in the pregnancy-centered horror feature "Beyond the Door" that would proved to be his path to international fame. Lavia went on to appear in a number of brutal horror films, including several by adored horror-auteur Dario Argento, like the murder mystery "Deep Red"; the American college-set sequel to his iconic "Suspiria," "Inferno"; and the serial killer mystery "Sleepless" ("Non ho sonno"). In 1984, Lavia won the Silver Ribbon from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for his directorial debut, "Il principe di Homburg," which he adapted from a play by Heinrich von Kleist. Lavia has since gone on to write and direct a number of films, and has also become a highly regarded member of Italy's theater community, performing and serving as artistic director for a string of theaters over the past 30 years. Though he works most often in theater, Lavia continues to resurface in Italian cinema, lending strong supporting performances to a wide range of films.

Highest rated movies

Deep Red
Remember Me, My Love
The Legend of 1900



55% 50% Baarìa Teacher (Character) $4.9K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love & Freedom, Masaniello Cardinale Filomarino (Character) - 2005
55% 59% Remember Me, My Love Alfredo (Character) $15.4K 2003
50% 50% Sleepless Mr. Betti (Character) - 2001
54% 91% The Legend of 1900 Farmer (Character) $259.1K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animal Lust Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous Gilda L'uomo (Character),
- 1985
No Score Yet 71% Zeder Stefano (Character) - 1983
64% 60% Inferno Carlo (Character) - 1980
96% 86% Deep Red Carlo (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Sospetto Giacomo La Rosa (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 23% Beyond the Door Robert Barrett (Character) - 1974