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Giancarlo Giannini

Giancarlo Giannini

Giancarlo Giannini has starred in more than 100 feature films. He has worked with world-renowned directors such as Luchino Visconti, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Francis Ford Coppola, and Lina Wertmuller, with whom he worked on THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI, SWEPT AWAY and SEVEN BEAUTIES.

Giannini earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in Wertmuller's SEVEN BEAUTIES as a concentration camp inmate who will do anything to survive. He won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award for his performance as a half-hearted political assassin in Wertmuller's LOVE AND ANARCHY.

Giannini's recent English language film credits include HANNIBAL opposite Anthony Hopkins, THE DISSAPPEARANCE OF GARCIA LORCA, A WALK IN THE CLOUDS, MIMIC and Francis Ford Coppola's segment of NEW YORK STORIES. Additional English language film credits are FEVER PITCH, SAVING GRACE, SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIO and ANZIO.

On television, Giannini appeared in the mini-series Jacob: A TNT Bible Story; Dune, presented on the Sci-Fi Channel; Sins with Joan Collins; and HBO Films' My Life in Umbria.

An alumnus of Rome's Theater Academy, Giannini was born in La Spezia, Italia on August 1, 1942.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Giancarlo Giannini Facts

BirthdayJuly 13, 1942 (80)

Selected Filmography

Not available.