Luca Marinelli

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Luca Marinelli
Luca Marinelli after the European Shooting Stars Award Ceremony (cropped).jpg
Marinelli at the European Shooting Stars Award in 2013
Born (1984-10-22) 22 October 1984 (age 35)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActor
Partner(s)Alissa Jung

Luca Marinelli (born 22 October 1984) is an Italian actor. He is best known for the roles of Mattia in The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010), Guido in Every Blessed Day (2012), Andrea in The Great Beauty (2013), Cesare in Don't Be Bad (2015), The Gipsy in They Call Me Jeeg (2016), Primo in the 2018 TV series Trust, the title character of Martin Eden (2019) and Nicky in The Old Guard (2020).

In 2016 he won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor for They Call Me Jeeg, and in 2019 he won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his portrayal of the titular character Martin Eden at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome to a father of south Italian ancestry from Apulia, Marinelli enrolled at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2009.[2] Pretty active on stage since 2006, his breakout role was Mattia, the leading character in the Saverio Costanzo's 2010 drama film The Solitude of Prime Numbers.[2] In 2013 he was appointed EFP Shooting Star at the Berlin International Film Festival for his performance in Paolo Virzì's Every Blessed Day.[3]

He won the David di Donatello and the Nastro d'Argento for his supporting role as the antagonist Fabio "The Gipsy" in the Italian superhero film They Call Me Jeeg.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Solitude of Prime Numbers Mattia Balossino (adult)
2011 The Last Man on Earth Roberta
2012 Every Blessed Day Guido Caselli
2012 Mary of Nazareth Joseph Television movie
2012 Nina Fabrizio
2012 Waves Gabriele
2013 The Great Beauty Andrea
2015 Il mondo fino in fondo Loris
2015 Don't Be Bad Cesare
2015 They Call Me Jeeg Zingaro
2016 A Dangerous Fortune Mickey Miranda Television movie
2016 Slam Valerio
2017 Il padre d'Italia Paolo
2017 Let Yourself Go Ettore
2017 Rainbow: A Private Affair Milton
2018 Trust Primo FX original miniseries (8 episodes)
2018 Fabrizio De André: Principe libero Fabrizio De André
2018 Ricordi? Lui
2019 Martin Eden Martin Eden
2020 The Old Guard Niccolò di Genova (Nicky)
2020 Diabolik Diabolik Post-production

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations received by Luca Marinelli
Award Year Work Category Result
Ciak d'oro 2016 They Call Me Jeeg Best Supporting Actor Won
David di Donatello 2012 Every Blessed Day Best Actor Nominated
2015 Don't Be Bad Best Actor Nominated
2016 They Call Me Jeeg Best Supporting Actor Won
2019 Martin Eden Best Actor Nominated
Italian Golden Globe 2012 Every Blessed Day Best Actor Nominated
2017 Il padre d'Italia Best Actor Nominated
2017 Rainbow: A Private Affair Best Actor Won[i]
Nastro d'Argento 2012 Every Blessed Day Best Actor Nominated
2016 They Call Me Jeeg Best Supporting Actor Won
2017 Il padre d'Italia Best Actor Nominated
Venice International Film Festival 2015 Don't Be Bad Pasinetti Award for Best Actor Won
2019 Martin Eden Volpi Cup for Best Actor Won
Vittorio Gassman Award 2015 Don't Be Bad Best Actor Won

^[i] Ex-aequo with Toni Servillo for The Girl in the Fog.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Ariston. "Venice: Todd Phillips' 'Joker' Wins Golden Lion, Roman Polanski Wins Silver Lion". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Luca Volpe. "Luca Marinelli Il Mattia de La solitudine dei numeri primi". MyMovies. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  3. ^ Adam Dawtrey (26 January 2013). "Marinelli's talents on display in 'Day'". Variety. Retrieved 28 February 2014.

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