Sergio Castellitto was born in Rome in 1953, to parents from Molise, Southern Italy. After graduating from the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art in 1978, he began his theatrical career in Italian public theater with Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at the Teatro di Roma and with roles in other plays such as La Madre by Brecht, Merchant of Venice, and Candelaio by Giordano Bruno. At the Teatro di Genova he starred in the roles of Tuzenbach in Chekhov's Three Sisters and Jean in Strindberg's Miss Julie, both under the direction of Otomar Krejka. In the coming years, he also starred in such theatrical productions as L'infelicità senza desideri and Piccoli equivoci at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. He also appeared in Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon. During his years in the theatre, he worked alongside many famous actors, including Luigi Squarzina, Aldo Trionfo, and Enzo Muzii. Castellitto began his film career in 1983 beside Marcello Mastroianni and Michel Piccoli in The General of the Dead Army by Luciano Tovoli. He interpreted many films like Sembra morto...ma è solo svenuto directed by Felice Farina, Piccoli equivoci by Ricky Tognazzi and Stasera a casa di Alice by Carlo Verdone. He became more famous with the films The Great Pumpkin by Francesca Archibugi and The Star Maker by Giuseppe Tornatore. In the late 1980s, Castellitto appeared in several Italian television miniseries, including Un siciliano in Sicilia (1987), Cinque storie inquietanti (1987), Piazza Navona (1988), Cinéma (1988), and Come stanno bene insieme (1989). He also appeared in the miniseries Victoire, ou la douleur des femmes (2000).Success arrived with the films La famiglia, L'ultimo bacio, Caterina in the Big City, My Mother's Smile, Mostly Martha, and especially with Don't Move, written by his wife Margaret Mazzantini. Other films that he interpreted include Il regista di matrimoni by Marco Bellocchio and La stella che non c'è by Gianni Amelio. In France Castellitto played the male lead opposite Jeanne Balibar in Jacques Rivette's Va savoir (2001). His most recent accomplishment as actor has been in his role as Padre Pio: Miracle Man, arguably the defining role of his career. The first film that he directed is Libero Burro, followed by Don't Move. He played the role of the antagonist, King Miraz, in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. His most recent film as director was Twice Born, which played at the Toronto Film Festival (2012), where it was not well received by much of the English speaking press. Most recently, Castellitto appeared in the television series In Treatment in the role of Giovanni.Castellitto is married to Margaret Mazzantini with four children.
Movies & TV shows
Il talento del calabrone
Dj Steph is a young radio deejay on the rise, who gained a lot of popularity on social media and every evening hosts a radio show with a large following, during which he receives calls from his fans. ...
Il cattivo poeta
The Mafia family Patern have been dressed by the Gamache tailors for the last three generations. Vince works on behalf of Frank and his son Giaco. Vince, reckless and rash, wants to impress the godfat...
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Meraviglie - La penisola dei tesori
The country of Italy is beautiful.
Two lovers are stuck in boring relationships because of lean finances. When a person is tricked into thinking he's rich, he takes very drastic action.
We are all equal before the law, but some are just more equal than others.
Aldo Moro - il Professore
The story of the last 55 days of Aldo Moro, seen from the point of view of his students.
Piccoli crimini coniugali
Gilles is suffering from amnesia as the result of a mysterious accident.
The story of a young mother with a failed marriage behind her, who fights daily for her dream to open a hair salon, challenging her fate in an effort to free herself and gain independence and right to...
Marco Ferreri: Dangerous But Necessary
Marco Ferreri: Dangerous But Necessary is a trip through the auteur's singular cosmos - at once supernatural and earthbound. He dropped out of his studies to become a veterinarian, choosing instead to...
1 TV show
Saverio Costanzo is the director of In Treatment and he has starred in the series.
There is a full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian con...
A Perfect Family
A man plans the perfect Christmas for his perfect little family... but who is who when nobody is who they say they are?!
The film consists of two episodes, telling two different stories about two different countries.
Raise Your Head
Mero, a skilled shipyard worker, is a single father. His son Lorenzo, born from a relationship with an Albanian girl, is his only reason for living. The father dreams that the boy will become a champi...
Around a Small Mountain
Vittorio stops to help Kate when her car breaks down on a mountain road. When they meet again, Vittorio discovers that Kate has rejoined a circus after a long time away. He begins to learn about the ...
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the ...
Paris, Je T'Aime
Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian lif...
The Missing Star
Labourer Vincenzo travels from Italy to China in search of a machine with a deficiency that was produced in the now defunct establishment at which Vincenzo worked for years.
The Wedding Director
Franco Elica is a film director casting a remake of a pious melodrama in Rome. He's melancholy, heading south for a break. On a beach, he meets a man who films weddings and is roped into helping film ...
Marcello, una vita dolce
After shooting to fame with Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” (1960), actor Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996) starred in more than 160 films in his nearly half-a-century career. Directors Mario Canale...
Maigret: L'ombra cinese
During a night of debauchery in a refined mansion a young student he preferred to go away nauseated while the old lady Mithilde continued to spy on the movements of the other guys. Late at night, she ...
Ne quittez pas!
While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia, a simple woman from slums in the...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Caterina in the Big City
When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient ex...
Story of Enzo Ferrari's rise from a successful race driver to one of the most famous entrepreneurs of all time. Being interviewed by a fictitious, intrusive young journalist he recalls his setbacks an...
Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to each other battle for more and more customers. The tough competition brought by Leone is the reason why Umberto constantly loses clients. When the ri...
Va Savoir (Who Knows?)
Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
The Last Kiss
Giulia and Carlo have been together for three years, but Giulia's announcement that she is pregnant sends Carlo into a panic. Carlo was terrified at his imminent entry into the adult world of irrevers...
Raised by an uncle in New York after his parents died in an attack orchestrated by the mafia, Thomas, now an adult, is sent to live in Italy. There, while his tortured past and the death of his parent...
Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful...
1 TV show
Padre Pio: Miracle Man
The amazing details and events in Padre Pio's life as a boy and throughout his 50 years as a friar. Padre Pio was a man of great faith and devotion, deep spiritual concern for others, and great compas...
A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interview...
Harry Arno is a Miami Beach bookie who finds himself in trouble with his mob bosses for reasons he can't quite figure out. When an assailant attempts to kill him, he decides that it's time to retire, ...
Carl Herickson, a big American film star, unwillingly upsets a Parisian trio: a newspaper editor, his theater actress wife, and their fiery journalist best friend.
There is a comedy about a woman who is no longer a top model and has to find a new occupation. When her boyfriend leaves, she becomes hysterical, conjuring up schemes for revenge. These dramatics make...
The Great Pumpkin
An epileptic 12-year-old girl, Pippi, is hospitalized in the psychiatric ward instead of the neurological ward, due to an administration error. Out of this mistake begins the difficult journey towards...
Right after she moves in with him, Frederico's new girlfriend Francesca sends him back to her former boyfriend's apartment to fetch her something she forgot - but he's surprised to find him lying ther...
Tre colonne in cronaca
A Roman newspaper, directed by Landolfi (Volonte) comes up against the ambitions of Mr Spano and a financier Lombard, this Leporino (Ackland). The idea is to make the climb to the newspaper, but the a...
A young Italian, living in Paris with his French wife, is about to become a father. Before the baby is born, Alberto must repay his father for every expense from his own birth until he left home.
"The Family," an album with a velvet cover, is intended to touch the extended family of man. The central story of this 80 year saga begins with the birth of Carlo, a baby in his grandfather's lap, and...
In this entertaining drama, "Carefree Giovanni" (Sergio Castellitto) is the beleaguered last heir to a dukedom closely associated with the great artist Leonardo da Vinci. As the curtain opens, one of ...
The General of the Dead Army
In the early 1960s, nearly 20 years since the Second World War ended, an Italian general, accompanied by a priest who is also an Italian army colonel, is sent to Albania to locate and collect the bone...
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