Giancarlo Giannini

Highest Rated: 94% Casino Royale (2006)
Birthday: Aug 1, 1942
Birthplace: La Spezia, Italy
An alumnus of Rome's Theater Academy, Giancarlo Giannini could have enjoyed a comfortable career as a suave, mustachioed, two-dimensional leading man. But Giannini prefers the creative challenges provided by the complex, contrary characters conjured up by his longtime collaborator, writer/director Lina Wertmuller. His association with Wertmuller dates back to 1965, when he appeared in her Theatre Academy stage production 2 Plus 2 is No Longer Four. He went on to star in many of her TV productions and in her breakthrough theatrical feature The Seduction of Mimi (1967); later on, he and Wertmuller formed their own production company, Liberty Films. In contrast with many another image-conscious male star, Giannini has shown no hesitation in playing self-involved jerks with profound character flaws. In 1973, he won the Cannes Film Festival "Best Actor" award for his performance as a half-hearted political assassin in Wertmuller's Love and Anarchy. Three years later, he earned an Oscar nomination for his work in Wertmuller's Seven Beauties (1976) as a concentration camp inmate who'll do anything to survive--including submitting to the kinky fantasies of the grotesquely unlovely female camp supervisor. While his appearances in other director's films are seldom as memorable as his pairings with Wertmuller, Giancarlo Giannini has worked harmoniously with filmmakers as diverse as Visconti, Fassbinder and Coppola.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story Narrator / Italian 2018
No Score Yet The Neighborhood Gianluca Moretti 2017
50% Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle Actor 2017
No Score Yet The First Line (Promakhos) Actor 2014
No Score Yet La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi (The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die) Director Producer Nikita 2013
No Score Yet Oma in Roma Lorenzo 2012
No Score Yet AmeriQua Don Cesare Ferracane 2012
No Score Yet La bella società Actor 2010
65% Quantum of Solace Mathis $168.5M 2008
No Score Yet The Maidens' Conspiracy (Tirante El Blanco) Actor 2006
94% Casino Royale Mathis $167.1M 2006
No Score Yet Salvatore - Questa è la vita Actor 2006
43% Shadows in the Sun Father Moretti 2005
4% Darkness Albert Rua $22.1M 2004
39% Man on Fire Manzano $77.7M 2004
No Score Yet Dracula's Curse Actor 2004
No Score Yet L'acqua... il fuoco (L'eau... le feu)(The Water... the Fire) Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Whole Shebang Pop Bazinni 2003
71% Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere) Cesare 2003
No Score Yet Five Moons Plaza (Piazza delle Cinque Lunes) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Ciao America Zio Felice 2002
No Score Yet Dracula's Curse Actor 2002
66% CQ Enzo di Martini $0.4M 2002
22% Joshua The Pope 2002
No Score Yet The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (I banchieri di Dio) (The God's Bankers) Flavio Carboni 2002
No Score Yet I Love You Eugenio (Ti voglio bene Eugenio) Eugenio 2002
40% My House in Umbria Insp. Girotti 2002
No Score Yet Francesca e Nunziata (Francesca and Nunziata) Giordano 2001
No Score Yet Una Noche Con Sabrina Love Actor 2001
38% Hannibal Rinaldo Pazzi $163.9M 2001
No Score Yet Dune Emperor Shaddam IV 2000
No Score Yet La Cena (The Dinner) Professor 1998
No Score Yet Cuori in campo (Greener Fields) (World Cup '98) Actor 1998
61% Mimic Manny 1997
29% The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca Taxi 1997
No Score Yet Heaven Before I Die Thief 1997
No Score Yet Celluloide (Celluloid) Sergio Amidei 1995
42% A Walk in the Clouds Alberto Aragon 1995
No Score Yet Like Two Crocodiles (Come due coccodrilli) Father 1995
No Score Yet Jacob Laban 1994
0% Once Upon a Crime Insp. Bonnard 1991
No Score Yet Il Sole Anche di Notte (Night Sun) (The Sun Also Shines at Night) Sergio Giuramondo 1990
No Score Yet Time To Kill Major 1989
No Score Yet Goodnight, Michaelangelo Alberto 1989
73% New York Stories Claudio $10.8M 1989
No Score Yet The Sleazy Uncle Riccardo 1989
No Score Yet Snack Bar Budapest Avvocato 1988
No Score Yet Blood Red Sebastian Collogero 1988
No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema Actor 1987
No Score Yet Momo Actor 1986
No Score Yet Saving Grace Abalardi $10.8M 1986
No Score Yet American Drive-In Actor 1985
14% Fever Pitch Charley 1985
No Score Yet Sins D'Itri 1985
17% American Dreamer Victor Marchand 1984
No Score Yet Where's Picone? Salvatore 1984
No Score Yet My Darling, My Dearest (Bello mio, bellezza mia) Actor 1982
40% Lili Marleen Robert Mendelsson 1981
No Score Yet Blood Feud Nicola Sanmichele detto 'Nick' 1980
No Score Yet Viaggio con Anita (Lovers & Liars) (Travels with Anita) Guido Massacesi 1979
No Score Yet Good News (Le buone notizie) Husband Producer 1979
No Score Yet A Night Full of Rain Paolo 1978
85% Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze) Pasqualino Frafuso Producer $12.5K 1976
No Score Yet The Innocent Tullio 1976
65% Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto) Gennarino Carunchio $8.4K 1975
No Score Yet Immortal Bachelor Gino Benacio 1975
No Score Yet The Seduction of Mimi Carmelo Mardocheo/Mimí 1974
No Score Yet Sensual Man Actor 1974
No Score Yet Fatti di Gente Perbene Tullio Murri 1974
No Score Yet The Murri Affair Actor 1974
No Score Yet Sessomatto (How Funny Can Sex Be?) Cesaretto 1973
No Score Yet Love and Anarchy Tunin 1973
No Score Yet La Tarantola dal Ventre Nero (Black Belly of the Tarantula) Inspector Tellini 1972
No Score Yet La Prima notte di quiete (Indian Summer) (The Professor) Marcello 1972
No Score Yet Jealousy, Italian Style (Dramma della gelosia) Nello 1970
67% The Secret of Santa Vittoria Fabio 1969
No Score Yet Arabella Saverio 1969
No Score Yet A Pink Stain Actor 1969
67% Anzio (Lo sbarco di Anzio) Pvt. Cellini 1968
No Score Yet Non stuzzicate la zanzara (Don't Sting the Mosquito) Actor 1967
No Score Yet Rita la zanzara (Rita the Mosquito) Actor 1966

TV

CREDIT
71% Frank Herbert's 'Dune'
2000
Emperor Shaddam IV
  • 2018
  • 2000
No Score Yet Catch-22
2019
Marcello

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