Ficarra e Picone

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Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone at the 2010 Giffoni Film Festival.

Salvatore Ficarra (Palermo, 27 May 1971) and Valentino Picone (Palermo, 23 March 1971) are an Italian comedy duo who work on stage, films, television and books as Ficarra e Picone.

Life and career[edit]

They started in 1993 as comedy trio with Salvatore Borrello performing together on stage as Chiamata Urbana Urgente.[1]

Remained in two, they kept that name until 1998, when they began to use their surnames: Ficarra & Picone.[1]

In 2000 Ficarra e Picone made their film debut with Chiedimi se sono felice, by Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo and two years later they made the first film as main actors, Nati stanchi.[1]

In 2007 they debuted as directors alongside Gianbattista Avellino with the film Il 7 e l'8, for which they were nominated to David di Donatello for Best New Director[2] and to Silver Ribbon in the same category.[3]

Also in 2007 they were featured as comic characters in the story "Zio Paperone e il rapimento teatrale" (trad. Uncle Scrooge and the theatrical kidnapping), published in the number 2678 of "Topolino".[1][4]



  • 2003 – Vuoti a perdere, Kowalsky editore
  • 2004 – Stanchi, Kowalsky editore
  • 2005 – Diciamoci la verità, Mondadori
  • 2007 – Sono cose che capitano, Mondadori



  1. ^ a b c d "Ficarra & Picone anno per anno". La Repubblica. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ "David di Donatello, Tornatore protagonista". DG Mag. 8 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Ficarra e Picone candidati ai Nastri d'Argento". La Repubblica. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Ficarra e Picone anche su Topolino". 12 March 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Premio Charlot a Ficarra e Picone". TGCOM. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Ecco "Capri Hollywood", passerella per star". Corriere del Mezzogiorno. 26 December 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  7. ^ "In diretta su Rai1 da Lecce il 40° Premio Barocco". Cannibali. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2012.

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