Carlo Verdone

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Carlo Verdone
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Born (1950-11-17) 17 November 1950 (age 63)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, director
Years active 1975–present

Carlo Verdone (born 17 November 1950) is an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director.

Early life[edit]

Carlo Verdone was born in Rome to Mario Verdone, an important Italian film critic, and during his youth he earned a degree in Modern Literature at Sapienza University of Rome and a degree in Film Direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. During the 1970s he started a television career highlighting his varied comic style.

Movie career[edit]

Verdone made his debut as director in 1980 with the movie Un sacco bello, in which he played three different characters. He used the same formula of the first work in 1981, when he directed Bianco, rosso e Verdone, a funny movie about three different men during election day in Italy. The movie, produced by Sergio Leone, was a great success in Italy, thanks to his brilliant comic energy and to his odd characters. Carlo Verdone, in a long directing career, has refined very well his style, using very much the typical standard of the commedia all'italiana and paying attention to social themes and to pondering stories. In 2005 he took part in the Italian blockbuster romantic comedy named Manuale d'amore, and in the sequels named Manuale d'amore 2 - Capitoli successivi (2007) and Manuale d'amore 3 (2011), both directed by Giovanni Veronesi.

He starred in Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty in 2013.

Filmography[edit]

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