Valeria Golino

1965 - Today

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Valeria Golino (born 22 October 1965) is an Italian actress and film director. She is best known to English-language audiences for her roles in Rain Man, Big Top Pee-wee, and both films in the Hot Shots! franchise. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valeria Golino has received more than 3,260,397 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Valeria Golino is the 1,567th most popular actor (up from 1,602nd in 2019), the 2,085th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,048th in 2019) and the 57th most popular Italian Actor.

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  • 3.00

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Among actors, Valeria Golino ranks 1,567 out of 13,578Before her are Maïwenn, Tod Browning, Paul Lukas, Jim Carter, Stephen Rea, and Lew Ayres. After her are Eric McCormack, Rocío Dúrcal, Drew Barrymore, Ben Cross, J. T. Walsh, and Marie-France Pisier.

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Among people born in 1965, Valeria Golino ranks 63Before her are Nicholas Sparks, Sam Mendes, Frank Grillo, Linda Evangelista, Zakir Naik, and KRS-One. After her are Katarina Witt, Yahya Jammeh, Satoshi Tajiri, Darko Pančev, Haddaway, and Scottie Pippen.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Valeria Golino ranks 2,085 out of 5,161Before her are Sabinus Julianus (300), Theophylact I, Count of Tusculum (860), Alvise Vivarini (1445), Enrico Mattei (1906), Giuliano Montaldo (1930), and Hermas (150). After her are Guidobaldo del Monte (1545), Luchino Visconti (1287), Eleanor of Naples, Duchess of Ferrara (1450), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895), Raniero Cantalamessa (1934), and Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano (1743).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Valeria Golino ranks 57Before her are Isa Miranda (1909), Nicoletta Braschi (1960), Nino Castelnuovo (1936), Kaspar Capparoni (1964), Franco Citti (1935), and Anthony Steffen (1930). After her are Laura Betti (1927), Massimo Girotti (1918), Lina Cavalieri (1874), Gloria Guida (1955), Mariangela Melato (1941), and Mario Brega (1923).

Television and Movie Roles

Rain Man
When car dealer Charlie Babbitt learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has a savant older brother named Raymond and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.
Hot Shots!
Ramada Thompson / Scarlett O'Hara / Lois Lane
The gang that created Airplane and The Naked Gun sets its sights on Top Gun in this often hilarious spoof starring Charlie Sheen, who previously only inspired laughs with his personal life. He plays Topper Harley, a fighter pilot with an ax to grind: clearing the family name. He gets involved in a relationship with Valerie Golino, a woman with an unusually talented stomach. But his mission is to avenge his father. Lloyd Bridges, late in his career, revealed an aptitude for this kind of silliness, here as a commander who is both incredibly dim and delightfully accident prone. Directed by Jim Abrahams, the film makes fun of a variety of other films as well, from Dances with Wolves to The Fabulous Baker Boys. It was so successful that they all returned in the sequel, Hot Shots! Part Deux.
Four Rooms
It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.