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Massimo Troisi

Highest Rated: 94% The Postman (1994)

Lowest Rated: 94% The Postman (1994)

Birthday: Feb 19, 1953

Birthplace: San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy

One of Italy's best-loved performers, Troisi (pronounced Troy-EE-zee) had worked his way through the cabaret circuit and TV in the 1970s to emerge as a top comedic performer in films. He was born outside of Naples, Italy to a large family and began performing as a teenager in local theater productions. At age 14, he suffered a bout of rheumatic fever which left him with a weakened heart, yet he went on to become one of the founders of the comedy trio La Smorfia/The Grimace. They were immediately successful and made numerous appearances on Italian TV. Troisi worked at perfecting a comic style that was delicate and more melancholic than the typical gag-based, vulgar humor popular in 1980s Italy.

Highest rated movies

The Postman




94% 94% The Postman Mario Ruoppolo (Character),
$17.1M 1994
No Score Yet 86% The Voyage of Captain Fracassa Pulcinella (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 82% What Time Is It? Michele, the son (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 78% Splendor Luigi (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Colonial Werner (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 73% Nothing Left to Do but Cry Mario (Character),
- 1984