Giancarlo Giannini - Rotten Tomatoes

Giancarlo Giannini

Highest Rated:   95% Casino Royale (2006)
Lowest Rated:   0% Once Upon a Crime (1991)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The First Line (Promakhos)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Dune
  • Emperor Shaddam IV
2014
No Score Yet Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi (The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die)
  • Nikita
  • Producer
  • Director
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
2008
No Score Yet The Maidens' Conspiracy (Tirante El Blanco)
  • Actor
2006
95% Casino Royale
  • Mathis
2006
No Score Yet Salvatore - Questa è la vita
  • Actor
2006
43% Shadows in the Sun
  • Father Moretti
2005
4% Darkness
  • Albert Rua
2004
39% Man on Fire
  • Manzano
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
73% The Italian Job
  • 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
67% CQ
  • Enzo di Martini
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
No Score Yet 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
39% Hannibal
  • Rinaldo Pazzi
2001
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
1989
No Score Yet The Sleazy Uncle
  • Riccardo
1989
No Score Yet Good Night, Michelangelo
  • Actor
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
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
29% 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 Life Is Beautiful
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Good News (Le buone notizie)
  • Producer
  • Husband
1979
No Score Yet A Night Full of Rain
  • Paolo
1978
91% Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze)
  • Pasqualino Frafuso
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet The Innocent
  • Tullio
1976
No Score Yet How Funny Can Sex Be
  • Actor
1976
67% Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto)
  • Gennarino Carunchio
1975
No Score Yet Immortal Bachelor
  • Gino Benacio
1975
No Score Yet The Seduction of Mimi
  • Carmelo Mardocheo/Mimí
1974
No Score Yet Fatti di Gente Perbene
  • Tullio Murri
1974
No Score Yet The Murri Affair
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet La Grande Bourgeoise
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Sensual Man
  • 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 Drama of Jealousy
  • 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

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