Luca Zingaretti

Luca Zingaretti

Highest Rated: 84% My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)

Lowest Rated: 57% Perlasca (2002)

Birthday: Nov 11, 1961

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

The role that launched Luca Zingaretti to fame was Commissario Salvo Montalbano in "Detective Montalbano," a series of television movies based on a fictional novel character. The character of Montalbano was written as an archetypical Sicilian: hot-tempered, clever, quick, brooding, and self-indulgent when it came to good food. Because of the acclaim he garnered with Montalbano, Zingaretti was in high-demand for all sorts of leading parts after that point. In 2002, he starred in the Holocaust biopic "Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man," about an ordinary Italian who poses as a Spanish official to save the lives of thousands of Jewish children. Both the film and Zingaretti's performance received overwhelmingly positive reviews by audiences and critics, with lots of praise and recognition internationally. In 2005's crime drama "Alla luce del sole," Zingaretti played another do-gooder hero going against the grain, as Catholic priest Padre Puglisi, who works in a Mafia-dominated area in Palermo, determined to prevent neighborhood children from getting involved with the rampant crime. In the comedy film "Kiss Me First," Zingaretti plays the narrator and friend of two star-crossed lovers--once again, Zingaretti was the benevolent paternal figure. It was in the drama "I giorni dell'abbandono" that Zingaretti played against type, as a husband who leaves his wife, Olga, for a younger woman. Though the film focuses on Olga's emotional journey, Zingaretti's performance was given significant critical praise.

Highest rated movies

My Brother Is an Only Child
Boys Cry
Rose Island
Artemisia
Perlasca

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 75% Rose Island Giovanni Leone (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paolo Conte, via con me Self - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tuttapposto Ruggero Lipari (Character) - 2019
80% 60% Boys Cry Angelo (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heroes' Words Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partly Cloudy With Sunny Spells Giacomo (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 32% Nicholas on Holiday Le producteur (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 50% Perez. Demetrio Perez (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 58% The Commander and the Stork Avv. Malaffano (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 23% Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia Général (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 49% Immaturi: The Reunion Carlo (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 43% La kryptonite nella borsa Antonio (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 40% Mozzarella Stories Giulio Ricci (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 45% Our Life Ari (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Youngest Son Sergio Bollino (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 48% Wild Blood Osvaldo Valenti (Character) - 2008
84% 78% My Brother Is an Only Child Mario Nastri (Character) $251.0K 2007
No Score Yet 38% Days of Abandonment Mario (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 74% Come Into the Light Padre Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Give Me a Kiss Loris (Character) - 2003
57% 62% Perlasca Giorgio Perlasca (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good War Luigi Manin (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Commissario Montalbano: Il Cane di Terracota Commissario Salvo Montalbano (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comisario Montalbano: El Perro de Terracota Commissario Salvo Montalbano (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesus Peter (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Commissario Montalbano: La Voce del Violino Commissario Salvo Montalbano (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 40% You're Laughing Gino Migliori (Character) - 1998
67% 64% Artemisia Cosimo Quorli (Character) $349.9K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Octopus 8 Pietro Favignana (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vite strozzate Sergio (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abyssinia Marco (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Montalbano Salvo Montalbano (Character) 1999-2002 2005-2006 2008 2011 2013 2016-2019