Marco Leonardi

Marco Leonardi

Highest Rated: 90% Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Lowest Rated: 2% Texas Rangers (2001)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1971

Birthplace: Australia

Hunky Australian-born Italian actor Marco Leonardi made a splash in the 1990s with major roles in two of Hollywood's biggest foreign language film hits--"Cinema Paradiso" and "Like Water for Chocolate"--and kept winning roles well into the 2000s in several notable films. Having moved to Italy at the age of four, Leonardi began to work in films as a teenager, memorably portraying Salvatore "Totò" Di Vita in Giuseppe Tornatore's cinematic memoir, "Cinema Paradiso." Four years later he won the lead part of the lovelorn young Pedro Muzquiz in the Mexican romance "Like Water for Chocolate." Plenty of feature work followed in Italian cinema throughout the 1990s, and, though his face was recognizable to many in the United States, he didn't make his American film debut until he starred in the 1998 Italian-American family drama "My Brother Jack." The following year Leonardi had a double-whammy, starring in the Canadian film "The Five Senses," which wove together five interconnected stories, and the horror/Western sequel "From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter," where he again had top billing. His performance caught the eye of the series originator, Robert Rodriguez, who cast Leonardi in 2003 as a bandito alongside mega-stars Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp in his action-crime-comedy "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." The following year Leonardi joined Juliet Binoche and an all-star cast in Abel Ferrara's religious-themed thriller "Mary," and since then he has divided his time between Los Angeles and Rome, working in both film capitols.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aspromonte: Land of the Forgotten Cosimo (Character) - 2019
85% 60% Martin Eden Bernardo (Character) - 2019
81% 77% From the Vine Luca (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 26% The Last Man Antonio (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soledad Unknown (Character) - 2018
80% 65% All the Money in the World Mammoliti (Character) $24.8M 2017
No Score Yet 100% Worldly Girl Celestino (Character) - 2016
90% 71% Black Souls Luigi (Character) $100.1K 2014
No Score Yet 48% Maradona, the Hand of God Diego Armando Maradona (Character) - 2007
59% 43% Mary Apostle Peter (Character) - 2005
66% 64% Once Upon a Time in Mexico Fideo (Character) $55.8M 2003
2% 29% Texas Rangers Jesus Sandoval (Character) $623.4K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Knights of the Quest Ranieri di Panico (Character) - 2001
22% 23% From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Johnny Madrid (Character) - 2000
74% 79% The Five Senses Roberto (Character) $497.1K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Brother Jack Jack Casale (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Borderland Franco Velich (Character) - 1996
77% 51% The Stendhal Syndrome Marco Longhi (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Border Franco Velich (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Frontiera Franco Velich (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Italiani Fortunato (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Italians Fortunato (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhattan Merengue Carmelo (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bandits David (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Measures Eddie Sanchez (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 33% The Rebel Sebastiano (Character) - 1993
87% 84% Like Water for Chocolate Pedro (Character) $14M 1992
No Score Yet 27% The Palermo Connection Unknown (Character) - 1991
90% 97% Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Salvatore 'Toto' Di Vita - Teenager (Character) $9.1M 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ordinary Heroes Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Godfather Emanuele Africano (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bible Collection: David Uriah (Character) 1997

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