Pierfrancesco Favino

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Pierfrancesco Favino
Pierfrancesco Favino 2008 cropped.jpg
Favino in 2008
Born (1969-08-24) 24 August 1969 (age 45)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

Pierfrancesco Favino (born 24 August 1969) is an Italian actor.

Life and career[edit]

Favino was born in Rome, Italy. He has appeared in more than forty European films and television series' since the early 1990s, including Gabriele Muccino's The Last Kiss, Gianni Amelio's The Keys to the House, Giuseppe Tornatore's The Unknown Woman and Ferzan Özpetek's Saturn in Opposition. In 1999 he starred in the HBO film Excellent Cadavers, an adaptation of Alexander Stille's novel of the same name. In 2006 he received the David di Donatello award - the Italian equivalent of the Oscar - for his role in the crime film Romanzo Criminale, directed by Michele Placido.

In 2006 he portrayed Christopher Columbus in Twentieth Century Fox's Night at the Museum. In 2008 he played General Glozelle, the leader of Miraz's Telmarine troops in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.[1] He has worked with American director Ron Howard twice: in the 2009 film Angels & Demons, the adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dan Brown, in which he played the role of Inspector Ernesto Olivetti, and in the 2013 film Rush, in which he played the role of Formula One racing car driver Clay Regazzoni.

Other significant roles include the partisan leader Peppi Grotta in Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna in 2008, the sadistic riot control force policeman Cobra in Stefano Sollima's ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards in 2012, the anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli in Marco Tullio Giordana's Piazza Fontana, and the W.H.O. doctor in Marc Forster's apocalyptic-horror World War Z (2013).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1995 Pugili Pugile Lino Capolicchio
1997 Physical Jerks (In barca a vela contromano) Castrovillari Stefano Reali
1997 The Prince of Homburg (Il principe di Homburg) Sparren Marco Bellocchio
1998 Dolce far niente Rossini Nae Caranfil
1999 Excellent Cadavers Mario Ricky Tognazzi
2000 La Carbonara The sergeant Luigi Magni
2001 The Last Kiss (L'ultimo bacio) Marco Gabriele Muccino
2001 Da zero a dieci Biccio Luciano Ligabue
2001 Let's Have the Truth About Love (La verità, vi prego, sull'amore) Michaelangelo Francesco Apolloni
2002 I Am Emma (Emma sono io) Carlo Francesco Falaschi
2002 El Alamein: The Line of Fire (El Alamein - La linea del fuoco) Sergeant Rizzo Enzo Monteleone
2003 Instructing the Heart (Al cuore si comanda) Riccardo Giovanni Morricone
2003 Past Perfect (Passato prossimo) Filippo Maria Sole Tognazzi
2004 Our Italian Husband (Mariti in affitto) Vincenzo Scocozza Ilaria Borrelli
2004 The Keys to the House (Le chiavi di casa) Alberto Gianni Amelio
2005 Sorry, You Can't Get Through! (Nessun messaggio in segreteria) Piero (shy) Paolo Genovese and Luca Miniero
2005 Amatemi Claudio Renato De Maria
2005 Romanzo Criminale Libano Michele Placido
2006 The Unknown Woman (La sconosciuta) Donato Adacher Giuseppe Tornatore
2006 Night at the Museum Christopher Columbus Shawn Levy
2007 Saturn in Opposition (Saturno contro) Davide Ferzan Özpetek
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian General Glozelle Andrew Adamson
2008 Miracle at St. Anna Peppi ”The Great Butterfly” Grotta Spike Lee
2008 The Man Who Loves (L'uomo che ama) Roberto Maria Sole Tognazzi
2009 Angels & Demons Inspector Ernesto Olivetti Ron Howard
2010 Unlikely Revolutionaries (Figli delle stelle) Pepe Lucio Pellegrini
2010 Kiss Me Again (Baciami ancora) Marco Gabriele Muccino
2010 Come Undone (Cosa voglio di più) Domenio Silvio Soldini
2011 The Perfect Life (La vita facile) Mario Lucio Pellegrini
2012 The Entrepreneur (L'industriale) Nicola Giuliano Montaldo
2012 ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards Cobra Stefano Sollima
2012 A Flat for Three (Posti in piedi in paradiso) Fulvio Brignola Carlo Verdone
2012 Garibaldi's Lovers (Il comandante e la cicogna) Giuseppe Garibaldi (voice only) Silvio Soldini
2012 Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (Romanzo di una strage) Giuseppe Pinelli Marco Tullio Giordana
2013 World War Z WHO Doctor Marc Forster
2013 Rush Clay Regazzoni Ron Howard
2014 Without Pity Mimmo Michele Alhaique
2015 Une mère Pierre Christine Carrière
2015 Suburra Filippo Malgradi Stefano Sollima

Television[edit]

Year Title
1991 Una questione privata (TV film)
1993 Amico mio (TV series)
1996 Correre contro (TV film)
1998 Amico mio 2 (TV series)
1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (TV film)
2000 Padre Pio (TV film)
2001 La sindone (TV film)
2001 24 ore, 14 ostaggi (TV film)
2001 Giuda (TV film)
2001 Tommaso (TV film)
2003 Ladri ma non troppo (TV film)
2003 Ferrari (TV film)
2004 Part-time (TV film)
2005 Gino Bartali - L'intramontabile (TV film)
2007 Liberi di giocare (TV film)
2009 Pane e libertà (TV film)
2011 Il generale della Rovere (TV film)
2014 Marco Polo (TV series)

Short films[edit]

Year Title
1994 Tutti i giorni sì
1996 B.B.K.
1996 Baci proibiti, segment of Corti stellari
2000 Adidabuma
2004 Non ci sarebbe niente da fare!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pierfrancesco Favino Cast as Glozelle". NarniaWeb. 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 

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