Gianni Cavina

Gianni Cavina

Highest Rated: 56% The Wedding Director (2006)

Lowest Rated: 56% The Wedding Director (2006)

Birthday: Dec 09, 1940

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Italian actor and writer Gianni Cavina is best known for his remarkable long-standing collaboration with the greatly respected director Pupi Avati. A native of Bologna, Cavina got his first acting break as a player at the Teatro Stabile di Bologna, run by classical actor Franco Parenti, and moved on to become a film actor in the late 1960s with Raffaele Andreassi's war drama "Flashback." The following year, Cavina acted in the first two films by director Pupi Avati, the fantasy horror films "Thomas and the Bewitched" and "Balsamus l'uomo di Satana." Cavina became firm friends with Avati, two years his senior and also from Bologna, and discovered they shared a very similar cinematic sensibility. At Avati's request, Cavina began writing screenplays, and through the second half of the 1970s Cavina co-wrote five films with his partner, most notably the 1976 comedy musical "House of Pleasure for Women" and the 1977 mystery horror film "The House of the Laughing Windows," plus two TV mini-series. At the latest count, Cavina and Avati have teamed up, in one capacity or another, 19 times over the course of five decades, with their more recent collaborations being comedies in which Cavina has played principal roles. Away from his work with Avati, Cavina's most notable credits include the 1976 comedy "The Big Operator," starring Yves Montand; Luigi Comencini's 1979 drama "Traffic Jam," in which Marcello Mastroianni and Gérard Depardieu led an all-star cast; and Marco Bellocchio's 2006 mystery "The Wedding Director."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% Benvenuto Presidente! Signor Fausto (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 30% The Big Heart of Girls Sisto Osti (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Second Childhood Preda (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 45% The Friends at the Margherita Cafe Carlo (Character) - 2009
56% 36% The Wedding Director Smamma (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 72% Christmas Rematch Ugo Cavara (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empty Eyes Marco's Father (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up to the Angels Loris' brother (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bottleneck Pompeo (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 71% The House with Laughing Windows Coppola (Character),
Writer
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mazurka del barone, della santa e del fico fiorone Petazzoni, il servo (Character),
Writer
- 1975

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