Carlo Monni

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Carlo Monni
Carlo Monni.jpg
Monni during a show (2008)
Born (1943-10-23)23 October 1943
Campi Bisenzio, Florence
Died 19 May 2013(2013-05-19) (aged 69)
Occupation Actor

Carlo Monni (23 October 1943 – 19 May 2013) was an Italian film, television and stage actor.

Born in Campi Bisenzio, Florence, Monni started his artistic activity in early seventies, as an actor in the Tuscan vernacular comic theater.[1] After having played some minor roles in a number of low-budget films, the popularity came in the second half of 1970s, as the sidekick of his real life friend Roberto Benigni in a series of successful stage works, TV-programs, and then films (Berlinguer, I Love You, Seeking Asylum, Tu mi turbi, Nothing Left to Do But Cry).[1][2] From then Monni started a productive career as a character actor, collecting over 300 appearances between cinema and theater.[3]


  1. ^ a b Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. p. 52. ISBN 8884402697. 
  2. ^ Massimo Giraldi; Enrico Lancia; Fabio Melelli. Cento caratteristi del cinema italiano. Gremese Editore, 2006. pp. 142–143. ISBN 8884403839. 
  3. ^ Iacopo Gori (20 May 2013). "Addio al poeta che amava il vento Grazie Carlo, per la bellezza che ci hai regalato". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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Further reading[edit]

  • Andrea Mancini, Carlo Monni. Tragedia di un uomo buffone, Titivillus, 2009, ISBN 8872182719.
  • Sandro Bartolini, Baciami francese. Le avventure giovanili di Carlo Monni, Pacini Fazzi, 2013, ISBN 8865501936.