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Alessandro Gassman

Alessandro Gassman

Alessandro Gassman is the son of legendary Italian actor Vittorio Gassman and Juliette Mayniel.

Alessandro Gassman made his film debut at age 17 in Di Padre In Figlio, which he co-wrote and co-directed with his father. In 1986, Gassman starred in La Monaca Di Monza, directed by Luciano Odorisio, and then in L'Altra Enigma, directed by Vittorio Gassman and Carlo Tuzzi.

Gassman had the starring role in Pino Quartullo's When We Were Repressed, followed by Bigas Luna's Macho. He then appeared, under John Irvin's direction, in A Month by the Lake, also starring Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox and Uma Thurman.

In 1996, Gassman starred in Angelo Longoni's Uomini Senza Donne, followed by Giulio Base's Lovest. Gassman won wide acclaim for his performance as a young architect who discovers himself in Ferzan Ozpetek's The Turkish Bath.

He then starred in Alessandro Benvenuti's I Miei Piu Cari Amici, and reunited with director Angelo Longoni on Facciamo Fiesta. Next came Mi Fai Un Favore directed by Giancarlo Scharchilli.

More recently, Gassman starred in Philomene Esposito's Toni, Giulio Base's La Bomba, Ugo Fabrizzio Girodani's Coconut Heads, Giuseppe Ferrara's The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair, and Luciano Ororisio's Guardina Delle Nuvole.

Gassman appeared in the television mini-series Dalida.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Alessandro Gassman Facts

BirthdayFebruary 24, 1965 (56)
BirthplaceRome, Italy

Selected Filmography

Transporter 2
Transporter 1 and 2 Blu-ray
Transporter 1 and 2
David's Birthday
Profumo Di Donna
Se Dio vuole
The Dinner
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