Luca Pasquale Medici
3 June 1977
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
Checco Zalone (Italian pronunciation: [ˌkekko dzaˈloːne], modeled on the Apulian insult "Che cozzalone!", lit. What a stupid!), art name of Luca Pasquale Medici (born 3 June 1977), is an Italian actor, musician, singer-songwriter, imitator, comedian, and screenwriter.
Biography and career
Born in Bari, after being a regular in many editions of the Canale 5 variety show Zelig, he became famous in 2006 thanks to the song Siamo una squadra fortissimi, celebrating the Italian team just before the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In January 2016, his film Quo Vado? grossed over €22m (£16.5m) over the three-day holiday weekend at the beginning of the year, nearly equalling the total that Star Wars: The Force Awakens film had made in three weeks.
- Zalone, Checco, in Treccani, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. 15 March 2011.
- Hoad, Phil. "Backward-looking The Force Awakens might pay the price beyond the west". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- "Quo Vado? has beaten Star Wars at the box office". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
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