Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1942-08-01
119 Movies · 9 TV Series
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Early life. Giannini was born in La Spezia and he spent most of his childhood in the settlement of Pitelli. In 1952, Giannini and his family moved to Naples where he received a diploma in electronic engineering at the Alessandro Volta Technological State Technical Institute. During his teen years, he moved to Rome and studied at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his stage debut at the age of 18. Acting career. Giannini made his film debut in a small part in I criminali della metropoli in 1965. He appeared in supporting roles in Anzio and The Secret of Santa Vittoria, and starred in the original version of Swept Away. In 1967, he was a special guest on an episode of Mina's TV show "Sabato Sera". In 1971, he appeared in E le stelle stanno a guardare, a television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.Giannini won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his performance in Love and Anarchy (1973). In 1976, he starred in Seven Beauties, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Giannini is known for his starring roles in films directed by Lina Wertmüller. In addition to Seven Beauties and Swept Away, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata.Giannini has also achieved some international success. His fluency in English has brought him a number of featured roles in Hollywood productions, most notably as Inspector Pazzi in Hannibal. He also appeared in Man on Fire. Giannini played Alberto Aragón in A Walk in the Clouds in 1995, and Emperor Shaddam IV in the 2000 Dune miniseries. In 2002, he starred in the horror film Darkness. He later portrayed French agent René Mathis in the James Bond films Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). Voice acting career. Giannini has had a successful career as a voice actor and dubber. He helped with the foundation of the C.V.D. along with Renato Turi, Corrado Gaipa, Valeria Valeri, Oreste Lionello, Wanda Tettoni and other dubbers.Giannini is the official Italian voice dubber of Al Pacino. Both he and Ferruccio Amendola were the primary dubbers of Pacino until Amendola's death in 2001 when Giannini became the sole voice dubber. He also dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice as Jack Torrance in the Italian release of The Shining and the Joker in Batman and Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and the 2010 sequel as well as dubbing other actors such as Dustin Hoffman, Gérard Depardieu, Ryan O'Neal, Jeremy Irons, Mel Gibson, Tim Allen, Leonard Whiting and Ian McKellen in some of their work.In Giannini’s animated roles, he voiced Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) in the Italian dub of the Pixar film Up. He also provided the Italian voice of Raul Menendez in the Call of Duty game franchise. Outside of dubbing, he provided a voice role in the 2001 Italian animated film Momo in which he voiced the main antagonist. Other ventures. Aside from acting, Giannini takes up inventing as a hobby. Some of the gadgets he designed were used in the 1992 film Toys starring Robin Williams. Giannini also collaborated with Gabriella Greison on the book Sono ancora un bambino which was published by Longanesi in 2014. A year later, he received the Premio Cesare Pavese. Personal life. From 1967 until 1975, Giannini was married to actress Livia Giampalmo and they had two children. Their eldest son was Lorenzo, who died in 1987 from an aneurysm shortly before his 20th birthday. Their second-born son was actor Adriano Giannini, who played his father's role in the 2002 remake of Swept Away. Since 1983, he has been married to Eurilla del Bono and they have two sons, Emanuele and Francesco who are musicians.In 2009, Giannini received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is currently set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2021.
Movies & TV Series
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
Italy, 1990. On the night when Italy's national football team is eliminated from the World Cup by Argentina on penalty kicks, a well-known film producer is found dead in the Tiber River. The main susp...
The Catcher Was a Spy
Former major league baseball player Moe Berg lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services in World War II Europe.
Sono Gassman! Vittorio re della commedia
This brisk, engaging documentary surveys the life, work, and legacy of Vittorio Gassman, the Italian screen icon who began his illustrious career as a serious dramatic stage actor before going on to s...
Prigioniero Della Mia Libertà
Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle
After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia.
Giorgio urgently needs to find a job but his only chance is in a Fashion House in Rome so he to pretend being gay in order to succeed in the fashion industry. But suddenly after meeting a Russian girl...
A brash group of hoodlums have been doing minor crime jobs in their neighborhood since they were kids until they step on the wrong toes and get caught up in a war with an old-school mafia king pin and...
27 aprile Racconto di un evento
The documentary starts from the sanctification of Pope Giovanni XXIII and Pope Giovanni Paolo II and tells the scenes on the figures of the two saints and popes of Pope Francesco I, with a stock image...
The First Line
Two Athenian attorneys pursue litigation for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. As the bronze statue of Athena Promakhos used to stand guard in front of the Parthenon, both must find the courage to ...
The Gentleman's Wager
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Un angelo all'inferno
The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die
Elderly Italian who immigrated to Canada after killing a famous soccer player in a car accident must pay off his gambling debts by agreeing to become a human prey in a deadly manhunt organized by his ...
AmeriQua is the story of a lazy recent graduate, Charlie (Bobby Kennedy), whose rich parents cut him off with a $5000 check and an ultimatum to start a life of independence and responsibility. Instead...
The Maidens' Conspiracy
Constantinople, 1401. The emperor of Byzantium asks the famous knight Tirant lo Blanc to free the city from the siege of the Turks. After his victory, Tirant will have to face a more difficult task: t...
A Beautiful Vacation
This 2006 documentary was filmed on the occasion of director Dino Risi's ninetieth birthday. It features interviews with his collaborators, friends, and family, as well as Risi himself, who talks cand...
Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terro...
Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing "Man on Fire"
A documentary on the making of the 2004 film, Man on Fire, mixing movie clips, behind the scenes shots, and interviews of cast and crew. The program covers the flick’s genesis and very long path to th...
Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker
A documentary on the director’s career, featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and filmmakers.
Shadows in the Sun
An aspiring young writer tracks a literary titan suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.
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The Heart Elsewhere
The Pope's tailor sends his son, a virgin at 35, to Bologna hoping he will find a woman. Nello, a classicist moved by the romantic poetry of Ovid, proves to be a good teacher and also falls hopelessly...
Three women are in three different places, and it is the story of them all. Stefania, whose husband has left her for a younger woman, lives alone and types fiction teleplays for a living. She decides ...
My House in Umbria
Emily Delahunty is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, ...
Five Moons Plaza
Just the night before his retirement District Attorney Saracini is given a film showing the kidnapping of Aldo Moro. As the District Attorney takes on the case he along with his team finds more compe...
Il Consiglio D'Egitto
Having recently earned his college degree, Lorenzo Primavera (Eddie Malavarca) leaves his home in Boston to travel to his family's ancestral homeland in Italy -- as was requested by his late grandfath...
Ti voglio bene Eugenio
Headed by the brash young American investment banker Jonathan Barker and his fiancée Mina, a group of young adventurers are seeking new opportunities in Budapest. When the mysterious Count Tepes summo...
Francesca e Nunziata
At the beginning of the century, in Italy, a wealthy woman Francesca (Loren), adopts a poor little girl named Nunziata. The years pass, Nunziata falls in love Federico (Bova), her adoptive brother, so...
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair
A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bri...
A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Momo is a shy and affectionate girl who has found new friends and a house in the middle of some ruins of an old amphitheater. But suddenly, a day, the "Grey Men" burst in the city in order to rob peop...
The Whole Shebang
On a mission to save his family's fireworks business, a man becomes distracted after he falls in love.
A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation...
After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in...
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
Frank Herbert's Dune
Frank Herbert's Dune is a three-part miniseries written and directed by John Harrison and based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune.
Set in 1940’s and 50’s Sicily (Paternò), we follow the fortunes of Rosetta from the time she’s twelve (Larissa Volpentesta) and living with her drunken father Leone (Harvey Keitel) – he’d turned to al...
A Night with Sabrina Love
In Curuguazu, located in the Argentinian countryside, seventeen year-old Daniel Montero has been raised by his grandmother for the past three years since the death of his parents in a car accident. Da...
A celebrity is murdered in broad daylight in the streets of Rome. Behind the murder lies a much more complex truth. The tracks, surrounded by a sultry milonga, leading to a gay commissioner.
This movie depicts the two years that young Stendhal spent in Italy. Stendhal, that time still known simply as Henri Beyle, is living the life of a wanderer, looking for a direction in his life, meeti...
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Más allá del jardín
Palmira, a woman belonging to the Sevillian aristocracy, as well known for her decrepitude and hypocrisy as the rest of her population, enters into an emotional crisis when she reaches maturity.
Il maresciallo Rocca
Il maresciallo Rocca is an Italian television series.
Palermo-Milano Solo Andata
The Amusements of Private Life
Life With The Kids
The story of one man dealing with an unexpected series of events, discovering his youth once again in the relationship with a much younger woman and finally coming to grips with his age, and the fact ...
Nel giardino delle rose
A successful businessman is haunted by the memories of his mother.
Brown Bread Sandwiches
A 1957 period piece about Italian immigrants in Toronto.
Lo zio indegno
Time to Kill
1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so Silvestri continues...
New York Stories
Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and b...
Set in the Napa Valley in 1895, an immigrant family struggles to keep their vineyards from industrialists.
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Sins is a 1986 CBS television miniseries starring Joan Collins. An adaptation of the 1982 novel of the same name by Judith Gould, it is the story of a woman who survives the horrors of the Nazi occupa...
A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach t...
A disaffected media executive who spends his days watching violent programming on the six television screens in his office and his evenings is neglecting his frustrated wife at home.
Lovers and Liars
American actress on vacation in Italy falls for her friend's married Italian lover.
Life Is Beautiful
A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
After the death of her husband, Titina Paterno, a widow in a small coastal town in Sicily, went insane. She keeps telling people that the fascist bigwig of the region was the one responsible for the c...
A Night Full of Rain
A liberated American photographer falls for a narrow minded journalist. She couldn't live with him or without him.
Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who...
The Immortal Bachelor
Tina is being tried for the murder of her lover. The violent nature of their relationship, revealed in the trial, seems to make it obvious that she accidentally killed him during a fight. The lone fem...
A spoiled rich woman and a brutish Communist deckhand become stranded alone on a desert island after venturing away from their cruise.
The Murri Affair
Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, the dead husb...
How Funny Can Sex Be? is an eight-episode anthology film about love, sex and marriage in contemporary, mid-'70s Italy.
Sono stato io!
Love and Anarchy
Set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, the story centers on Tunin, a farmer turned anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to kill Benito Mussolini. There he falls in love...
The Sensual Man
From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, Paolo makes ...
Don Camillo and the Contestants
Mayor Peppone might very well lose the elections and Don Camillo makes sure that the mayor's delinquent son gets his act together while his own niece makes Peppone think she is pregnant by his son.
The Seduction of Mimi
Voting against the Mafia in what he thinks is a secret ballot costs Sicilian laborer Mimi his livelihood. He leaves his wife, flees to Turin and romances a Communist organizer - but he just can’t shak...
Hector the Mighty
Flim also known as: Ettore lo fusto. A creative take of the Greek myth of Helen of Troy. An Edmondo Amati film directed by Enzo G. Castellari.
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the local high school replacing another teacher. His relat...
Mazzabubù... quante corna stanno quaggiù?
During a monologue on the theme of adultery, a man reviews a series of famous and anonymous cases of conjugal betrayals ...
Mio padre Monsignore
The Black Belly of the Tarantula
serial crimes where victims are paralyzed and their bellies are ripped open with a sharp knife are investigated by Inspector Tellini.
Una macchia rosa
A photographer comes back to Italy after a trip to India and struggles to adjust to his new life.
A Drama of Jealousy (And Other Things)
Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist rallies, and enjoy the filthy beach of Ostia. Will the hostile environmen...
Diana is divorcing her husband, and decides to spend winter at her younger sister's home. Adultery and saphic love will enter her life, amidst sad remembrances and with unsuspected consequences.
A seductive and ruthless spy in the service of Germany steals state secrets- including the formula for poison gas-from England and France during World War I. British intelligence, in turn, tries to hu...
The Secret of Santa Vittoria
During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
1 Movie · 1 TV Series