Roberto Benigni

1952 - Today

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Roberto Remigio Benigni (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto beˈniɲɲi]; born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful (1997), for which he received the Academy Awards for Best Actor (the first for a non-English speaking male performance) and Best International Feature Film. Benigni made his acting debut in 1977's Berlinguer, I Love You, which he also wrote, and which was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roberto Benigni has received more than 2,072,185 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Roberto Benigni is the 164th most popular actor (up from 183rd in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 492nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Actor.

Roberto Benigni is most famous for his 1997 film Life is Beautiful. The film tells the story of an Italian Jew, Guido, who tries to protect his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp by pretending that it is all just a game.

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  • 71

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Among actors, Roberto Benigni ranks 164 out of 10,030Before him are Joan Fontaine, Sandra Bullock, Geraldine Chaplin, Nick Nolte, Richard Harris, and Kevin Costner. After him are Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ben Affleck, Jet Li, Rock Hudson, Rudolph Valentino, and Caitlyn Jenner.

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Among people born in 1952, Roberto Benigni ranks 8Before him are Patrick Swayze, Harvey Weinstein, Steven Seagal, Liam Neeson, Orhan Pamuk, and Vajiralongkorn. After him are Park Geun-hye, Christopher Reeve, Mickey Rourke, Jostein Gaarder, Robert Zemeckis, and Sylvia Kristel.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Roberto Benigni ranks 442 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Sergius I (650), Pope Celestine IV (1200), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), Giovanni Trapattoni (1939), Pope Stephen IV (770), and Pope-elect Stephen (700). After him are Oriana Fallaci (1929), Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Clement III (1130), Gaius Maecenas (-68), Arturo Toscanini (1867), and Rudolph Valentino (1895).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Roberto Benigni ranks 8Before him are Bud Spencer (1929), Terence Hill (1939), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Yves Montand (1921), and Monica Bellucci (1964). After him are Rudolph Valentino (1895), Giulietta Masina (1921), Lucia Bosè (1931), Franco Nero (1941), Anna Magnani (1908), and Silvana Mangano (1930).

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