Francesco Nuti

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Francesco Nuti
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Born (1955-05-17) 17 May 1955 (age 61)
Prato, Italy
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1982-present

Francesco Nuti (born 17 May 1955) is an Italian actor, film director and screenwriter.


Born in Prato, Nuti began his professional career as an actor in the late 1970s, when he formed the cabaret group Giancattivi together with Alessandro Benvenuti and Athina Cenci. The group took part in the TV shows Black Out and Non Stop for RAI TV, and shot their first movie, Ad ovest di Paperino (1981), under Benvenuti's direction,

The following year Nuti abandoned the trio and began a solo career with three movies directed by Maurizio Ponzi: Madonna, che silenzio c'è stasera (1982), Io, Chiara e lo Scuro and Son contento (1983). Starting in 1985, he began to direct his movies, scoring an immediate success with the films Casablanca, Casablanca and All the Fault of Paradise (1985), Stregati (1987), Caruso Pascoski di padre polacco (1988), Willy Signori e vengo da lontano 1990 and Donne con le gonne (1991). In 1988 he also participated in the Sanremo Festival with the song "Sarà per te", later recorded by Mina. In 1992 he sang with Mietta in "Lasciamoci respirare", written by singer-songwriter Biagio Antonacci.

The 1990s were however a period of decline for the Tuscan director, with poorly successful movies such as OcchioPinocchio (1994), Mr. Fifteen Balls (1998), Io amo Andrea (2000) and Caruso, zero in condotta (2001). In the following years Nuti also started to suffer from depression and alcoholism. Just before returning to direct a movie (Olga e i fratellastri Billi), on 2 September 2006 he was admitted to the hospital Policlinico Umberto I in Rome, after a severe fall.[1]

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  1. ^ (Italian) Article on Rai News website

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