Toni Servillo

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Toni Servillo
Toni Servillo.jpg
Toni Servillo (right) with former President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano in 2007
Born Marco Antonio Servillo
(1959-01-25) 25 January 1959 (age 58)
Afragola, Italy
Occupation Film actor, theatre actor, theatre director, opera director
Years active 1987–present
Website www.toniservillo.it

Marco Antonio "Toni" Servillo (Italian: [ˈtɔni serˈviːllo]; born 25 January 1959) is an Italian actor and theatre director.

He has won the European Film Award for Best Actor twice, in 2008 for both Gomorrah and Il Divo and in 2013 for The Great Beauty, as well as winning the David di Donatello for Best Actor four times from 2002 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

Servillo was born 25 January 1959 in Afragola, Campania. He is the brother of musician Peppe Servillo.

Career[edit]

His international breakthrough roles came in 2008 as Giulio Andreotti in Il Divo and Roberto's boss, Franco in Gomorrah. Both films were nominated in the Golden Palm awards.

He also directed famous theatrical opera like Il marito disperato by Cimarosa and Fidelio by Beethoven for the San Carlo Opera House in Naples and Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky at the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, where in 2003 he also staged Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.

In 2013, Servillo was selected as best actor at the 26th European Film Awards for his appearance in Paolo Sorrentino's film The Great Beauty.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Since the 1960s he has lived in Caserta, with his wife and his children.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician Pietro
1993 Rasoi Il guappo Also screenwriter
1997 The Vesuvians Mayor of Naples Segment: La Salita
1998 Rehearsals for War Franco Turco
2001 One Man Up Tony Pisapia
Red Moon Amerigo
2004 The Consequences of Love Titta di Girolamo
Changing Destiny Angelo Cardi As Antonio Servillo
Notte senza fine Salem
2005 Incidenti Narrator (voice)
2007 Il pianto della statua
The Girl by the Lake Giovanni Sanzio
Don't Waste Your Time, Johnny! Maestro Domenico Falasco
2008 Gomorrah Franco
Il Divo Giulio Andreotti
Non chiederci la parola Narrator (voice)
2009 L'ultima salita
Deserto rosa
2010 Gorbaciof Gorbaciof
Noi credevamo Giuseppe Mazzini
A Quiet Life Rosario Russo
A View of Love Sergio Bartoli
2011 The Jewel Ernesto Botta
2012 It Was the Son Nicola Ciarlo
Dormant Beauty Uliano Beffardi
Il viaggio della signorina Vila Narrator (voice) Short film
2013 Long Live Freedom Enrico Oliveri / Giovanni Ernani
The Great Beauty Jep Gambardella
2016 The Confessions Roberto Salus
2017 Lasciati andare Elia
2018 Loro Silvio Berlusconi[2] Filming[3]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Sabato, domenica e lunedì Peppino Priore Television film
2014 Le voci di dentro Antonio Saporito Television film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result[4]
1998 Nastro d'Argento Best Actor The Vesuvians Nominated
2001 Venice International Film Festival Pasinetti Award Red Moon Won
2002 Golden Ciak Best Supporting Actor Nominated
David di Donatello Best Actor One Man Up Nominated
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor Nominated
2005 David di Donatello Best Actor The Consequences of Love Won
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor Won
European Film Award People's Choice Award for Best Actor Won
2008 Venice International Film Festival Pasinetti Award The Girl by the Lake Won
David di Donatello Best Actor Won
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor Won
Italian Golden Globe Best Actor Nominated
Golden Ciak Best Supporting Actor Don't Waste Your Time, Johnny! Nominated
European Film Award Best Actor Gomorrah and Il Divo Won
2009 David di Donatello Best Actor Il Divo Won
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor Won
Golden Ciak Best Actor Won
Italian Golden Globe Best Actor Gomorrah Won
2010 Rome Film Festival Best Actor A Quiet Life Won
2011 Nastro d'Argento Best Actor A Quiet Life and The Jewel Nominated
Italian Golden Globe Best Actor Gorbaciof Nominated
2013 David di Donatello Best Actor Long Live Freedom Nominated
Golden Ciak Best Actor Nominated
Dublin Film Critics' Circle Award Best Actor The Great Beauty Nominated
European Film Award Best Actor Won
Italian Golden Globe Best Actor Won
2014 David di Donatello Best Actor Won
Golden Ciak Best Actor Won
2017 David di Donatello Best Actor The Confessions Nominated
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor Lasciati andare Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners 2013". European Film Awards. European Film Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Nick Vivarelli (2017-04-10). "Paolo Sorrentino Casts Toni Servillo to Play Silvio Berlusconi". Variety. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  3. ^ Francesca Marchi (2017-07-12). "Sorrentino con il suo set al CASE di Sassa" [Sorrentino New Movie Starts Filming in Sassa] (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Toni Servillo Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 14, 2017. 

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