Massimo Girotti was an athlete and engineering student before he turned to acting in 1939. For six decades, Girotti was one of Italy's most enduring leading men, working with great Italian directors like Roberto Rossellini (Desiderio, 1943), Luchino Visconti (Ossessione, 1943 and L'Innocente, 1976), Vittorio De Sica (The Gate of Heaven, 1946) and Bernardo Bertollucci (Last Tango in Paris, 1972). With well over 100 films and countless television shows to his credit, Girotti hadn't been on the big screen in five years when he was cast in Facing Windows. Massimo Girotti passed away on January 3, 2003. He subsequently won a David Award for Best Actor - his only nomination in a sixty-four year career - for his touching and skilled rendering of a man tortured by the choices he made in the past.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Massimo Girotti Facts
|Birthday||May 18, 1918|
|Date of death||January 5, 2003 (age 84)|