Alessandro Benvenuti

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Alessandro Benvenuti
Benvenuti 2008.jpg
Alessandro Benvenuti in 2008
Born (1950-01-31) 31 January 1950 (age 68)
Pelago, Italy
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1977–present

Alessandro Benvenuti (born 31 January 1950) is an Italian actor, film director and screenwriter.[1] He was co-founder, together with Francesco Nuti and Athina Cenci, of the comedy ensemble "GianCattivi" with whom he achieved his first successes on stage and on television.[2][3] He made his film debut in Ad Ovest di Paperino, for which he won the 1982 Silver Ribbon for Best New Director,[4] therefore he started a critically appreciated career as director, screenwriter and actor of a set of original, offbeat comedies.[2] In 1995 he won a second Silver Ribbon for the script of the film Belle al Bar.[4] In 1996 he received three Globi d'oro nominations for his comedy drama film Ivo the Genius in the categories best film, best actor and best director.[5]

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  1. ^ "Alessandro Benvenuti". mymovies. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori, Volume 1. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  3. ^ Gianni Canova. Enciclopedia del cinema. Garzanti, 2009. ISBN 881150516X.
  4. ^ a b Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  5. ^ "Cinema: Ivo il tardivo pluripremiato ai Globi". Adnkronos. 14 June 1996. Retrieved 18 October 2013.

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