Roberto Benigni

Roberto Benigni

Highest Rated: 90% Caterina Goes to Town (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Pinocchio (2002)

Birthday: Oct 27, 1952

Birthplace: Manciano La Misericordia, Italy

Boasting a genuine gift for physical comedy, the exuberant Roberto Benigni started his career in underground theater and later attained great popularity in Italian films and television. Discovered while performing comic monologues in Rome, Benigni began to write and act in various Italian productions, earning significant local fame. Thanks to the imaginative casting of director Jim Jarmusch, he had his international breakout role in the laidback farce "Down by Law" (1986), despite speaking no English at the time. He was also determined to push boundaries in cinema, choosing risky subject matter rarely utilized in comedy. An attempt to present him to mainstream American audiences as a successor to Peter Sellers in "Son of the Pink Panther" (1993) did not fly, but Benigni's earnest comedy-drama about the Holocaust, "Life is Beautiful" (1997), became a groundbreaking global success and the highest grossing foreign language film in America. Benigni's obvious comedic abilities and artistic daring marked him as one of the most important comedians of his generation.

Highest rated movies

Down by Law
Pinocchio
Life Is Beautiful
Night on Earth
Coffee and Cigarettes
To Rome With Love
Johnny Stecchino
Luna

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paolo Conte, via con me Self - 2019
83% 40% Pinocchio Geppetto (Character) $1.8M 2019
46% 40% To Rome With Love Leopoldo (Character) $16.7M 2012
No Score Yet 25% Silvio Forever Himself (archive footage) (Character) - 2011
20% 84% The Tiger and the Snow Attilio de Giovanni (Character),
Director,
Writer
$9K 2005
64% 75% Coffee and Cigarettes Roberto (Character) $2M 2003
90% 77% Caterina Goes to Town Self $293.3K 2003
0% 32% Pinocchio Pinocchio (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$3.7M 2002
No Score Yet 42% Asterix & Obelix vs. Caesar Lucius Detritus (Tullius Destructivus / Catastrofus) (Character) $2.1M 1999
80% 96% Life Is Beautiful Guido Orefice (Character),
Director,
Writer
$57.6M 1997
40% 83% The Monster Loris (Character),
Director,
Producer
$635.6K 1994
6% 18% Son of the Pink Panther Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau Jr (Character) $2.4M 1993
75% 91% Night on Earth Driver (Character) $2M 1992
46% 85% Johnny Stecchino Dante/Johnny Stecchino (Character),
Director,
Writer
$623.5K 1991
No Score Yet 61% The Voice of the Moon Ivo Salvini (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 82% The Little Devil Giuditta (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1988
87% 94% Down by Law Roberto (Character) $106.5K 1986
No Score Yet 69% Nothing Left to Do but Cry Saverio (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1984
No Score Yet 67% Clair de Femme Le barman du Clapsy's (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 63% Seeking Asylum Roberto (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tigers in Lipstick The principal (Character) - 1979
46% 69% Luna Upholsterer (Character) - 1979

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