Sergio Castellitto

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Sergio Castellitto
Sergio Castellitto Venezia 2009.jpg
Castellitto at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, September 2009
Born (1953-08-18) 18 August 1953 (age 65)
OccupationActor
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Margaret Mazzantini (m. 1987)
Children4

Sergio Castellitto (born 18 August 1953) is an Italian actor, film director, and screenwriter.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Sergio Castellitto was born in Rome in 1953, to parents from Molise, Southern Italy.[3] After graduating from the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art in 1978, he began his theatrical career in Italian public theater with Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at the Teatro di Roma and with roles in other plays such as La Madre by Brecht, Merchant of Venice, and Candelaio by Giordano Bruno.[4] At the Teatro di Genova he starred in the roles of Tuzenbach in Chekhov's Three Sisters and Jean in Strindberg's Miss Julie, both under the direction of Otomar Krejka. In the coming years, he also starred in such theatrical productions as L'infelicità senza desideri and Piccoli equivoci at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. He also appeared in Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon.[4] During his years in the theatre, he worked alongside many famous actors, including Luigi Squarzina, Aldo Trionfo, and Enzo Muzii.

Castellitto began his film career in 1983 beside Marcello Mastroianni and Michel Piccoli in The General of the Dead Army by Luciano Tovoli.[2] He interpreted many films like Sembra morto...ma è solo svenuto directed by Felice Farina, Piccoli equivoci by Ricky Tognazzi and Stasera a casa di Alice by Carlo Verdone. He became more famous with the films The Great Pumpkin by Francesca Archibugi and The Star Maker by Giuseppe Tornatore.

In the late 1980s, Castellitto appeared in several Italian television miniseries, including Un siciliano in Sicilia (1987), Cinque storie inquietanti (1987), Piazza Navona (1988), Cinéma (1988), and Come stanno bene insieme (1989). He also appeared in the miniseries Victoire, ou la douleur des femmes (2000).[5]

Success arrived with the films La famiglia, L'ultimo bacio, Caterina in the Big City, My Mother's Smile, Mostly Martha, and especially with Don't Move, written by his wife Margaret Mazzantini. Other films that he interpreted include Il regista di matrimoni by Marco Bellocchio and La stella che non c'è by Gianni Amelio.

In France Castellitto played the male lead opposite Jeanne Balibar in Jacques Rivette's Va savoir (2001). His most recent accomplishment as actor has been in his role as Padre Pio: Miracle Man, arguably the defining role of his career.

The first film that he directed is Libero Burro, followed by Don't Move. He played the role of the antagonist, King Miraz, in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

His most recent film as director was Twice Born, which played at the Toronto Film Festival (2012), where it was not well received by much of the English speaking press.

Most recently, Castellitto appeared in the television series In Treatment in the role of Giovanni.[5]

Castellitto is married to Margaret Mazzantini with four children.

Awards[edit]

  • 1990 David di Donatello Award for Best Supporting Actor (for Tre colonne in cronaca)
  • 1993 David di Donatello Award for Best Actor (for Il grande cocomero)
  • 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (for Il grande cocomero)
  • 1995 Venice Film Festival Pasinetti Award for Best Actor (for The Star Maker)
  • 1996 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Actor (for The Star Maker)
  • 2000 Mons International Festival Grand Prize (for Libero Burro)
  • 2002 European Film Award for Best Actor (for Mostly Martha)
  • 2002 Flaiano Film Festival Audience Award for Best Actor (for My Mother's Smile)
  • 2002 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (for My Mother's Smile)
  • 2002 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Actor (for My Mother's Smile)
  • 2002 Mons International Festival Award for Best Actor (for Mostly Martha)
  • 2003 Flaiano International Prize Golden Pegasus for Best Television Actor (for Ferrari)
  • 2003 Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor (for Mostly Martha, Unfair Competition, and Who Knows?)
  • 2004 David di Donatello Award for Best Actor (for Don't Move)
  • 2004 Flaiano Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film (for Don't Move)
  • 2004 Golden Globe Award for Best Film (for Don't Move)
  • 2005 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Screenplay (for Don't Move)
  • 2006 Venice Film Festival Pasinetti Award for Best Actor (for The Missing Star)
  • 2007 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists European Silver Ribbon (for his masterclass at Cannes)
  • 2009 Rome Film Fest Award for Best Actor (for Raise Your Head)[6]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Three Brothers Terrorist Uncredited
1981 Carcerato Scapricciatiello
1983 The General of the Dead Army The Expert
1984 Western di cose nostre TV Movie
1984 Il momento magico Roberto
1986 Carefree Giovanni Giovanni Senzapensieri / Il Duca di Cantelmo
1986 Sembra morto... ma è solo svenuto Romano Duranti
1987 The Family Carletto, as a man
1987 Dolce assenza Vittorio
1987 Non tutto rosa
1987 Il mistero del panino assassino
1988 Love and Fear Roberto
1988 The Big Blue Novelli
1989 Little Misunderstandings Paolo
1990 Un cane sciolto Magistrato De Santis TV Movie
1990 Tre colonne in cronaca Quinto Cecconi - il giornalista
1990 Alberto Express Alberto Capuano
1990 I taràssachi
1990 Una fredda mattina di maggio Ruggero Manni
1990 Stasera a casa di Alice Filippo
1991 Un cane sciolto 2 Dario De Santis TV Movie
1991 The Flesh Paolo
1991 Rossini! Rossini! Gioacchino Rossini, giovane
1992 Un cane sciolto 3 Magistrato De Santis TV Movie
1992 Nero Federico
1992 Nessuno Elio Tropia
1993 The Great Pumpkin Arturo
1993 Toxic Affair Mister Ray-Ban
1994 With Closed Eyes Alberto
1995 The Star Maker Joe Morelli
1995 Il grande Fausto Fausto Coppi TV Movie
1996 Le cri de la soie Gabriel de Villemer
1996 Portraits chinois Guido
1996 Hotel paura Carlo Ruggeri
1996 Silenzio si nasce Il Forte
1997 Quadrille Carl Herickson
1997 Pronto Tommy 'the Zip' Bucks TV Movie
1997 Don Milani: Il priore di Barbiana Don Lorenzo Milani TV Movie
1998 Que la lumière soit Dieu le touriste
1998 For Sale Luigi Primo
1999 Libero Burro Libero Burro
2000 Padre Pio: Miracle Man Padre Pio da Pietrelcina / Francesco Forgione TV Movie
2001 The Last Kiss Prof. Eugenio Bonetti
2001 Unfair Competition Leone DellaRocca
2001 Laguna Joe / Thomas' uncle
2001 Who Knows? Ugo
2001 Mostly Martha Mario
2002 My Mother's Smile Ernesto Picciafuocco
2003 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari TV Movie
2003 Caterina in the Big City Giancarlo Iacovoni
2004 Don't Move Timoteo
2004 Ne quittez pas! Félix Mandel
2004 Maigret: La trappola Jules Maigret TV Movie
2004 Maigret: L'ombra cinese TV Movie
2006 The Wedding Director Franco Elica
2006 Paris, je t'aime Le mari (segment "Bastille")
2006 The Missing Star Vincenzo Buonavolontà
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Le chef de gare French version, Voice
2008 Fuga per la libertà: L'aviatore Massimo Teglio TV Movie
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Lord Miraz
2008 O professore Pietro Filodomini
2009 Italians Fortunato (first segment)
2009 Around a Small Mountain Vittorio
2009 Bets and Wedding Dresses Franco Campanella
2009 Raise Your Head Mero
2010 Love & Slaps Marcello Sinibaldi
2012 Twice Born Giuliano [5]
2012 A Perfect Family Leone
2013-2015 In Treatment Giovanni Mari 37 episodes
2014 La buca Oscar
2017 Piccoli crimini coniugali
2017 Fortunata Infermiere / Carabiniere
2018 Il tuttofare Toti Bellastella

Director[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Libero Burro
2004 Don't Move
2010 Love & Slaps
2012 Twice Born
2015 You Can't Save Yourself Alone
2017 'Lucky

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sergio Castellitto: Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Sergio Castellitto". Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  3. ^ any grografy books
  4. ^ a b "Sergio Castellitto". Filmbug. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Sergio Castellitto: Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  6. ^ "Awards for Sergio Castellitto". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 1 May 2013.

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