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Paolo Genovese

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Paolo Genovese
Gianni Profita Alessandro Gassmann Silvio Orlando Genovese and Luca Miniero.
Born20 August 1966 (1966-08-20) (age 57)
Rome, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Paolo Genovese (born 20 August 1966) is an Italian director and screenwriter.

Life and career


Born in Rome, after graduating in Economics and Business Genovese started his career at McCann Erickson, directing over one hundred commercials and winning several awards.[1][2] In 1998 he started collaborating with Luca Miniero co-writing and co-directing the short film La scoperta di Walter; the duo made their feature film debut in 2002, with the critically acclaimed comedy film A Neapolitan Spell.[1][2]

Genovese made his solo-directing debut in 2010, directing The Santa Claus Gang.[1][2] In 2016, his film Perfect Strangers won the Award for Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film at the Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded best film at the David di Donatello Awards.[3][4]

On November 9, 2019, it was announced that Hollywood Gang, Leone Film Group and Lotus Productions will co-produce the Genovese's The First Day Of My Life from a screenplay by Kirk Jones, Marco Belardi, Andrea Leone and Raffaella Leone.[5] Principal photography began on January 18, 2021 and was scheduled to conclude on March 19, 2021 in Rome, Italy.[6][7]




  1. ^ a b c Luca Volpe. "Paolo Genovese". MyMovies. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Roberta D’Amico. "Paolo Genovese, un regista da 'incantesimo napoletano'". Eco del Cinema. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  3. ^ Gordon Cox (21 April 2016). "Tribeca Film Festival: Demetri Martin's 'Dean,' Documentary 'Do Not Resist' Win Top Awards". Variety. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ Nick Vivarelli (18 April 2016). "'They Call Me Jeeg' Dominates Italy's David di Donatello Awards". Variety. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ Grater, Tom; Tartaglione, Nancy (9 November 2019). "'300' Outfit Hollywood Gang To Co-Produce Paolo Genovese's 'The First Day Of My Life'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Film and TV Projects Going Into Production - The First Day of My Life". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on 26 March 2021. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  7. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (4 March 2021). "'The Departed' & '300' Producer Gianni Nunnari Acquires Novel 'The German Girl' For TV Adaptation". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 July 2021.