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Raoul Bova

Bova co-starred opposite Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun. One of the most well-known actors on the contemporary Italian film scene, Bova debuted in Una Storia Italiana (1991) and won critical attention in Comincio Tutto Per Caso (1993), performing alongside Margherita Buy in a leading role, which gained him widespread public recognition.

Bova first achieved European fame with the film Piccolo Grande Amore when he co-starred with Susannah York, Burt Young and Paul Freeman. He next appeared in the successful film La Piovra, for which he won a Telegatto, the Italian version of an Emmy Award.

In the popular films La Lupa (1995) and Palermo Milano Solo Andata (1995), he starred with Giancarlo Giannini; in Il Sindaoo with Anthony Quinn and Carole Bouquet; and in the film Madame D (2000), a French remake of the famous Madame de, he toplined with Maz Ophuls.

In I Cavalieri Che Fecero L'Impresa (2001), directed by Pupi Avati, Bova worked with F. Murray Abraham. He then performed in Francesca a Nunziata (2001), directed by Lina Wertmuller and co-starring with Sophia Loren. With Ultimo (1998), Bova won a second 'Telegatto'. Avenging Angelo (2001) marked his first appearance in an American production; the film also starred Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe. Bova played St. Francis in Francesco (2000).

His recent film, La Finestra Di Fronte, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek, was the top grossing Italian film in Italy this year and won five 'David di Donatello' Awards (the Italian Oscar), including Best Film.

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Raoul Bova Facts

BirthdayAugust 14, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceRome, Italy
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Raoul Bova compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Alien Vs. Predator
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Company
Treasure Guards
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
The Tourist
Avenging Angelo
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