Alessandro Haber

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Alessandro Haber
Alessandro Haber in 2010
Born (1947-01-19) 19 January 1947 (age 76)
Occupation(s)actor, comedian, director, songwriter
Years active1967 – present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
SpouseAntonella Bavaro

Alessandro Haber (born 19 January 1947) is an Italian actor, film director and singer.

Haber was born in Bologna in a Jewish family of mixed ancestry (his father was a Romanian Jew and his mother Italian) and spent his childhood in Israel. His movie debut was in 1967 with La Cina è vicina by Marco Bellocchio. His first leading role was in Pupi Avati's Regalo di Natale.[1][2][3][4][5]

Haber directed his only movie in 2003 with Scacco pazzo.[6][7]

He is also a distinguished theatre actor, having performed amongst others in Orgia by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, L'avaro by Molière, Zio Vania by Anton Chekhov, Dialogo by Natalia Ginzburg and Arlecchino by Carlo Goldoni.

He has been touring theatres since 2006 with Tango d'amore e di coltelli, with music by Ástor Piazzolla, based on a text by Jorge Luis Borges.[8]

He has won three Nastro d'Argento, one David di Donatello, one Premio Gassman, one Premio IDI and one theatre critics' award. In 2021, the actor was also awarded the Special Nastro d'Argento 2021.[9]

As a singer, he has released three albums: Haberrante, Qualcosa da dichiarare and Il sogno di un uomo. His greatest success was the single "La valigia dell'attore", written for him by Francesco De Gregori.

In June 2011 Haber attempted to kiss actress Lucia Lavia onstage during a rehearsal for Othello at the Teatro Romano di Verona. She responded by slapping him and he immediately slapped her back while accusing her of being "cold." After the intervention of both their lawyers, the theater forced Haber to leave the production and he was replaced by Franco Branciaroli.[10]

In 2017 he has interpreted Gabriele Tinti's poetry giving voice to the masterpieces in the National Archaeological Museum, Naples and in the Capitoline Museums.[11]

Select filmography[edit]


As an actor[edit]

As a director[edit]


  • 1995: Haberrante
  • 1999: Qualcosa da dichiarare
  • 2003: Il sogno di un uomo



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  2. ^ "ALESSANDRO HABER BIOGRAFIA e FILM". Archived from the original on October 8, 2009. Retrieved July 24, 2009. (in Italian)
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  6. ^ (in Italian)
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  8. ^ (review - in Italian)
  9. ^ "Haber, Alessandro nell'Enciclopedia Treccani". (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  10. ^ "Attualità. Botte in scena tra Haber e Lucia Lavia. Su "Io donna". - LeiWeb". Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011. (In Italian)
  11. ^ "Il portale sulla letteratura di Rai Cultura".
  12. ^ "Alessandro Haber - IMDb". Archived from the original on December 9, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Premi Nastri 1990 -". Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2009.
  14. ^ "Premi Nastri 1994 -". Archived from the original on February 18, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2009.
  15. ^ "Ente David di Donatello - Accademia del Cinema Italiano". Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2009.
  16. ^ "Premi Nastri 1995 -". Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2009.
  17. ^ "..:::Premio Gassman:::.. - Offline". Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved July 24, 2009.

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