Francesco Salvi

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Francesco Salvi

Francesco Salvi (born 7 February 1953) is an Italian actor, writer, comedian, singer and architect.

Biography[edit]

Born in the northern town of Luino, near the Italian border with Switzerland, Salvi started his career in the mid-1980s. His performances over the years have included but are not limited to: cabaret, cinema, animated cinema, music, writing, theatre and television, with varying degrees of success.[1][2]

During 1985-1987, Francesco Salvi was one of the main characters of the satirical TV variety show Drive In.[1][3]

From 1988 to 1989, Salvi hosted his own television program, MegaSalviShow;.[1][4] The title song of the show, C'è da spostare una macchina (Gotta Move a Car), of which Salvi was author and singer, gained a great commercial success, topping the Italian hit parade.[5][6] In 1989 he also made his directorial debut with the film Vogliamoci troppo bene[7][8] (Let's love too much) and took part in the Sanremo Music Festival with the song Esatto (Correct), which obtained critical and commercial success.[9][10][11] He later took part to three more editions of the Festival between 1990 and 1996.

In 1991, he took part to the musical L'Odissea, a satirical music show inspired from Homer's Odyssey, aired by Canale 5 and directed by Beppe Recchia. Salvi interpreted Telemachus and Polyphemus, while Andrea Roncato played Ulysses and pornographic actress Moana Pozzi played Penelope.[1][12] The same year Salvi starred in another satirical musical show, inspired by Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers: I Tre Moschettieri, in which he played Athos.[13]

On 1 March 1992, Francesco Salvi appeared in comics in the comic magazine Topolino, issue 1982, in the comic strip Pippo e e l'ospite d'onore ("Goofy and the guest star"), which Salvi co-authored.[14] In the same year, he hosted the Italia 1 television show La strana coppia ("The Odd Couple"), together with fellow Italian comedian Massimo Boldi.[15]

During 1995 and 1996, Salvi worked with Disney for the radio program Radiotopogiro, aired by Rai Radio 2.[16] He also took part in Antonio Ricci's satirical television show Striscia la notizia, both as host and as fake cultural correspondent.[1]

In 1997, he voiced the title-character in the Rai animation series Lupo Alberto.[17][18]

In 2001 Salvi played his first dramatic role in the film The Comeback,[19][20] and was nominated for Silver Ribbon for best actor.[21] From 2004 he started working in the successful television series Un medico in famiglia, in which he starred for three seasons.[22]

In 2006, Francesco Salvi co-hosted the third edition of the reality show La Fattoria (Italian version of The Farm), set in Morocco.[23] In the same year he starred in the television shows Suonare Stella and Comedy Club (where he taught comedy to Italian singer Syria)[24] and had a significant role in the crime film 10th & Wolf.[25]

In 2008, Salvi was the recipient of the "Penisola Sorrentina Arturo Esposito" Best Male Character Award.[26][27]

Francesco Salvi is the most cited author in Gino e Michele's jokes book anthology Anche le formiche nel loro piccolo si incazzano (Even ants, as small as they are, get pissed off).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Aldo Grasso. Storia della televisione italiana. Garzanti, 2004. 
  2. ^ Mariella Tanzarella (15 April 2009). "La terza vita di Salvi 'Leggetemi, vi stupirò'". La Repubblica. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Matrix analizza fenomeno Drive In". TGCOM. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Adele Callotti (14 November 1988). "Si Salvi chi può". La Stampa. 
  5. ^ "Salvi, il comico viaggia a 45 giri". La Repubblica. 10 January 1989. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Ornella Rota (17 February 1989). "Disco d'oro per Salvi, il demenziale a 18 carati". La Stampa. 
  7. ^ Alberto Farassino (22 July 1989). "Salvi: C'è da spostare una macchina da presa". La Repubblica. 
  8. ^ Silvia Fumarola (19 October 1989). "Parla Francesco Salvi il "saggio filosofo" della demenzialità". La Repubblica. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Leoncardo Settimelli. Tutto Sanremo. Gramese, 1991. pp. 158–159. 
  10. ^ Ernesto Assante (1 March 1990). "Via, fate largo è arrivato Salvi!". La Repubblica. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Davide Martini (14 February 2011). "Sanremo-story: cantanti per un giorno". SuperEva. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Beniamino Placido (15 December 1991). "Torna a casa Ulisse, Penelope va alla guerra". La Repubblica. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Moschettieri in musical". La Stampa. 4 June 1991. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  14. ^ I Grandi Classici Disney. Disney Italia (281). April 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ Persivale Matteo (12 August 1992). "Adesso Boldi e Salvi si inventano fratelli". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Il Radio - Varietà alla milanese". La Repubblica. 6 October 1995. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Il nuovo Lupo Alberto avra' la voce di Salvi". Corriere della Sera. 30 October 1997. 
  18. ^ Arianna Ravelli (13 November 2003). "Permette? Lupo Alberto". Corriere Della Sera. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Francesco Salvi pugile di periferia nel film "La rentrée"". Corriere della Sera. 29 September 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  20. ^ Enzo Natta (4 November 2001). "Salvi, e il comico sale sul ring". Famiglia Cristiana. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  21. ^ Melanie Rodier (June 25, 2002). "Hour Of Religion tops Nastro d'Argento award nominations". Screen International. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  22. ^ Antonio Dipollina (7 April 2007). "Il Medico, la fiction ammazzacaffè". La Repubblica. 
  23. ^ Antonio Dipollina (17 February 2006). "C' è Pierino, un gigante nella Fattoria". La Repubblica. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "Calà, D'Angelo e Zuzzurro: la comicità degli anni '80". Il Giornale. 16 May 2006. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  25. ^ Ed Blank (3 August 2006). "Sketchy '10th & Wolf' strong in performance, production". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  26. ^ Luca De Franco (29 July 2008). "Elisa Longini, il volto nuovo della musica italiana". Affaritaliani. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  27. ^ [1]"Penisola Sorrentina Arturo Esposito” Award, 2008 edition (PDF, in Italian)

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