Giancarlo Giannini biography

Giancarlo Giannini

Actor, Film actor

1942 –

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Who is Giancarlo Giannini?

Giancarlo Giannini is an Italian actor and dubber.

Giannini was born in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. He studied at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, and made his film debut in a small part in Fango sulla 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 1971, he appeared in E le stelle stanno a guardare, a television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.

In 1976, he starred in Seven Beauties, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, which is unusual in that his performance was given entirely in Italian. He dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice in the Italian release of both The Shining and Batman; he is the official Italian dubber of Al Pacino. 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's best-known starring roles have been in films directed by Lina Wertmüller. In addition to Swept Away and Seven Beauties, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata.

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Born
Aug 1, 1942
La Spezia
Also known as
  • G. Giannini
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Italian people
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico

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on July 23, 2013

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