Laura Morante

Laura Morante

Highest Rated: 85% The Son's Room (2001)

Lowest Rated: 40% A Farewell to Fools (2013)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1956

Birthplace: Santa Fiora, Italy

With her dark, sultry looks, Laura Morante certainly fit the mold of an Italian screen siren, but in an industry where equality can be hard to come by, Morante strove to be a strong role model for female actors and directors in Italy, and her efforts paid off over a long career in the cinema. Born on August 21, 1956 in Santa Fiora, Italy, Morante came from a large family of nine siblings. Her father was a magistrate, and her aunt was acclaimed novelist Elsa Morante. Morante first started off as a dancer, then moved on to theater, where she began acting. Morante debuted on television in "Amleto di Carmelo Bene (da Shakespeare a Loforgure)" (1978) where she played Ofelia. She then made her feature debut in "Lost and Found" (1980), which was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci, the brother of renowned Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. This led to Morante working with Bernardo on "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" (1981). Morante continued to work regularly in her native land and in France, where she was also very well known. In addition to her big screen work, Morante starred in a TV version of "Richard III," "Riccardo III (da Shakespeare) secondo Carmelo Bene" (1981), as well as the small-screen artist biopic "Goya" (1985). Moving into the new millennium, Morante put in acclaimed performances in "The Son's Room" (2001), which won the prestigious Palme d'Or, and "The Dancer Upstairs" (2002), which was directed by John Malkovich. For the Italian dub of "The Incredibles" (2004), Morante provided the voice of Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl. Morante made her writing / directing debut with "Cherry on the Cake"(2012), which she also starred in. "Cake" was a romantic comedy where Morante turned to Freudian psychology, as well as the Peanuts comic strips, for inspiration. Morante drew on the character of Lucy Van Pelt for her role in the film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 83% The Stolen Caravaggio Amalia Roberti (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet La profezia dell'armadillo Zero's Mother (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob & Marys Marisa (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solo Flavia (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2016
54% 61% God Willing Carla (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 43% Con il sole negli occhi Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet No One Can Brush My Hair Like the Wind Arianna (Character) - 2014
40% 23% A Farewell to Fools Margherita (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 47% Romeo & Juliet Lady Montague (Character) $1.2M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apartment in Athens Zoe Helianos (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 23% Love & Slaps (La bellezza del somaro) Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of My Father Herself (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Youngest Son Fiamma (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 35% Il grande sogno Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Whole Life Ahead Voce Narrante (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% The Anarchist's Wife Lucienne (Character) - 2008
69% 79% Molière Elmire Jourdain (Character) $634.3K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liscio Monica (Character) - 2006
77% 53% Private Fears in Public Places Nicole (Character) $134.2K 2006
74% 70% Orchestra Seats Valentine Lefort (Character) $2M 2006
No Score Yet 44% Nero Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 49% Empire of the Wolves Mathilde Wilcrau (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have No Fear Unknown (Character) - 2005
55% 60% Remember Me, My Love Giulia Ristuccia (Character) $15.4K 2003
64% 76% The Dancer Upstairs Yolanda (Character) $2.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Journey Called Love Sibilla Aleramo (Character) - 2002
85% 82% The Son's Room Paola (Character) $1M 2001
41% 31% Hotel Greta (Character) $28.8K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vajont: La diga del disonore Tina Merlin (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Is My Son? Luisa Ellis (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Light of Dawn Anna (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free the Fish! Mara (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% The Naked Eye Begoña (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 64% Ferie d'agosto Cecilia (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dreyfus Case Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Juste avant l'orage Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Sun Beats Laura (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les garçons de la rue Panisperna Laura (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Vallée fantôme Dara (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 73% Man on Fire Unknown (Character) $435.3K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hovering Over the Water Laura Rossellini (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'air du crime Alice (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blow to the Heart Giulia (Character) - 1982
75% 62% Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man Laura (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 70% Sweet Dreams Silvia (Character) - 1981

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