Michele Placido

1946 - Today

Photo of Michele Placido

Icon of person Michele Placido

Michele Placido (Italian: [miˈkɛːle ˈplaːtʃido]; born 19 May 1946) is an Italian actor, film director, and screenwriter. He began his career on stage, and first gained mainstream attention through a series of roles in films directed by the likes of Mario Monicelli and Marco Bellocchio, winning the Berlinale's Silver Bear for Best Actor for his performance in the 1979 film Ernesto. He is known internationally for portraying police inspector Corrado Cattani on the crime drama television series La piovra (1984–2001). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michele Placido has received more than 501,117 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Michele Placido is the 545th most popular actor (up from 579th in 2019), the 1,014th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,077th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Actor.

Michele Placido is an Italian actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in the films Il giorno della civetta, Cadaveri eccellenti, La classe operaia va in paradiso, and Il giorno della civetta 2.

Memorability Metrics

  • 500k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Michele Placidos by language


Among actors, Michele Placido ranks 545 out of 9,996Before him are Gillian Anderson, Steve Buscemi, Cantinflas, Jeremy Brett, Carole Bouquet, and Anne Hathaway. After him are Alberto Sordi, Kenneth Branagh, Björn Andrésen, Ingrid Thulin, Claudine Auger, and R. Lee Ermey.

Most Popular Actors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1946, Michele Placido ranks 81Before him are Laura Bush, Philip Pullman, Chris Slade, Ilie Năstase, Lasse Hallström, and Rade Šerbedžija. After him are Demetris Christofias, John Paul Jones, Daniel Goleman, Zhang Gaoli, Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, and Dragan Džajić.

Others Born in 1946

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Michele Placido ranks 1,014 out of 4,668Before him are Francesco Albani (1578), Roberto Cavalli (1940), Rosalba Carriera (1673), Emma Morano (1899), Giambattista della Porta (1535), and Andrea Amati (1505). After him are Alberto Sordi (1920), Charles III, Duke of Parma (1823), Alessandro Algardi (1595), Pietro Locatelli (1695), Cosimo Rosselli (1439), and Saint Cajetan (1480).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Michele Placido ranks 25Before him are Lino Ventura (1919), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Virna Lisi (1936), Gian Maria Volonté (1933), Lucia Bosè (1931), and Franco Columbu (1941). After him are Alberto Sordi (1920), Raf Vallone (1916), Daniela Bianchi (1942), Pier Angeli (1932), Totò (1898), and Eleonora Duse (1858).

Television and Movie Roles