Giancarlo Giannini

Actor, Producer, Director
A soulful performer in international productions since the 1960s, actor Giancarlo Giannini was a staple of the arthouse cinema scene in his native Italy before expanding to American features and even TV movies in the ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1942 in La Spezia, IT


Actor (100)

Storia di un successo 2016 (Movie)

Presidente (Actor)

New York Crossing 2015 (Movie)

Enzo (Actor)

Sleight of Hand 2015 (Movie)


AmeriQua 2013 (Movie)


Omamamia 2012 (Movie)


Bastardi 2008 (Movie)


Quantum of Solace 2008 (Movie)

Rene Mathis (Actor)

Milano Palermo: Il Ritorno 2007 (Movie)

Turi Arcangelo Leofonte (Actor)

Casino Royale 2006 (Movie)

Mathis (Actor)

Salvatore 2006 (Movie)

Timpaliscia (Actor)

Shadows in the Sun 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


Raul - Diritto di uccidere 2005 (Movie)


Tirante El Blanco 2005 (Movie)

Emperor of Byzantium (Actor)

Darkness 2004 (Movie)

Albert Rua (Actor)

Incantato 2004 (Movie)

Cesare (Actor)

Man on Fire 2004 (Movie)

Manzano (Actor)

The Whole Shebang 2004 (Movie)

Pop Bazinni (Actor)

L' Acqua, il Fuoco 2003 (Movie)


Piazza of the Five Moons 2003 (Movie)

Branco (Actor)

CQ 2002 (Movie)

Enzo (Actor)

Ciao America 2002 (Movie)

Zio Felice (Actor)

Forever 2002 (Movie)


Joshua 2002 (Movie)

Pope (Actor)

Frank Herbert's Dune 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


God's Bankers 2001 (Movie)


Hannibal 2001 (Movie)

Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi (Actor)

Momo Alla Conquista del Tempo 2001 (Movie)


Ti Voglio Bene, Eugenio 2001 (Movie)

Eugenio (Actor)

Una Noche con Sabrina Love 2001 (Movie)


Vipera 2001 (Movie)

Gustamacchia (Actor)

Francesca and Nunziata 2000 (Movie)

Prince Giordano Montorsi (Actor)

Une Lunga Lunga Lunga Notte d'Amore 2000 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

Dolce Farniente 1999 (Movie)

Count Nencini (Actor)

Vuoti a perdere 1999 (Movie)

Cesena (Actor)

The Dinner 1998 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

Heaven Before I Die 1997 (Movie)

Thief (Actor)

Mas Alla del Jardin 1997 (Movie)

Bernardo (Actor)

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca 1997 (Movie)

Taxi (Actor)

Vacation in Hell 1996 (Movie)

Ortega (Actor)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

Alberto Aragon (Actor)

La Frontiera 1995 (Movie)

Von Zirkenitz (Actor)

La Lupa 1995 (Movie)


Celluloide 1994 (Movie)

Sergio Amidei (Actor)

Like Two Crocodiles 1994 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Palermo-Milan Solo Andata 1994 (Movie)

Turi Leofonte (Actor)

Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

Inspector Bonnard (Actor)

Lo Zio Indegno 1991 (Movie)

Riccardo (Actor)

Anthony Quinn 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Divertimenti nella casa privata 1990 (Movie)


Il Male Oscuro 1990 (Movie)

Giuseppe Marchi (Actor)

Love and Anarchy 1990 (Movie)

Tunin (Actor)

Nel giardino delle rose 1990 (Movie)


Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

Sebastian Collogero (Actor)

Brown Bread Sandwiches 1989 (Movie)

Alberto (Actor)

Lili Marleen 1989 (Movie)

Robert Mendelssohn (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Claudio (Actor)

O Re 1989 (Movie)

Francesco (Actor)

Tempo Di Uccidere 1989 (Movie)

Major (Actor)

Snack Bar Budapest 1988 (Movie)

The Lawyer (Actor)

I Picari 1987 (Movie)

Guzman (Actor)

Saving Grace 1986 (Movie)

Abalardi (Actor)

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


Fever Pitch 1985 (Movie)

Charley Peru (Actor)

Ternosecco 1985 (Movie)


American Dreamer 1984 (Movie)

Victor Marchand (Actor)

Mi Manda Picone 1983 (Movie)

Salvatore (Actor)

Bello Mio Bellezza Mia 1981 (Movie)


La Vita e bella 1981 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

Buone Notizie 1978 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

Travels With Anita 1977 (Movie)

Guido (Actor)

I Nuovi Mostri 1976 (Movie)


L' Innocente 1975 (Movie)

Tullio Hermil (Actor)

A Mezzanotte va la ronda del Piacere 1974 (Movie)

Gino Benacio (Actor)

Fatti di Gente Perbene 1974 (Movie)

Tullio Murri (Actor)

Seven Beauties 1974 (Movie)

Pasqualino Settebellezze (Actor)

Il Bestione 1973 (Movie)

Nino Patrovita (Actor)

Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzuro mare d'Agosto 1973 (Movie)

Gennarino Carunchio (Actor)

Tutto a Posto e Niente In Ordine 1973 (Movie)


Paolo Il Caldo 1972 (Movie)

Paolo Castorini (Actor)

Sessomatto 1972 (Movie)


Ettore lo Fusto 1971 (Movie)


La Prima Notte di Quiete 1971 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

La Tarantola dal Ventre Nero 1971 (Movie)

Inspector Tellini (Actor)

Mimi Metallurgico Ferito Nell 'Onore 1971 (Movie)

Mimi (Actor)

Sono Stato Io 1971 (Movie)

Biagio Solise (Actor)

Mio Padre Monsignore 1970 (Movie)


Arabella 1969 (Movie)

Saverio (Actor)

Fraulein Doktor 1969 (Movie)

Lieutenant Hans Ruppert (Actor)

The Pizza Triangle 1969 (Movie)


The Secret of Santa Vittoria 1969 (Movie)

Fabio (Actor)

Anzio 1968 (Movie)

Cellini (Actor)

Don't Sting the Mosquitoa 1966 (Movie)

Paolo Randi (Actor)

Greener Fields (TV Show)


Jacob (TV Show)


My House in Umbria (TV Show)


Sins (TV Show)

Producer (2)

Buone Notizie 1978 (Movie)


Seven Beauties 1974 (Movie)

Director (1)

Ternosecco 1985 (Movie)



A soulful performer in international productions since the 1960s, actor Giancarlo Giannini was a staple of the arthouse cinema scene in his native Italy before expanding to American features and even TV movies in the 1980s and beyond. His melancholic demeanor made him ideal for downtrodden Everymen or other hard-luck types for whom life is a daily act of survival. He received his greatest showcases from director Lina Wertmuller, who cast him in nearly all of his films, most notably "Seven Beauties" (1973), which earned him an Oscar nomination as a concentration camp inmate who debases himself to stay alive. Unlike many of his contemporaries from Europe, Giannini was remarkably active in the 1990s and early 2000s, where his mastery of English and a variety of accents gained him entry into the American market. There, he lent solid support to a number of high-profile pictures, including "A Walk in the Clouds" (1995), "Hannibal" (2001), "Casino Royale" (2006) and its sequel, "Quantum of Solace" (2008). Giannini's enormously empathetic presence and vast body of well-regarded work made him one of the most respected international performers of the latter half of the 20th century and beyond.


Lorenzo Giannini

Born in 1967 mother, Livia Giampalmo

Livia Giampalmo Screenplay

Married from 1967-1975

Adriano Giannini

Born May 10, 1971 mother, Livia Giampalmo co-starred with Madonna in Guy Ritchie's "Swept Away" (2002), a remake of the original 1974 film in which his father played the same role


Accademia Nazionale di Arti Drammatica




Reprised role of René Mathis in "Quantum of Solace"; second collaboration with Craig as Bond


Cast as René Mathis in "Casino Royale" opposite Daniel Craig in his first film as James Bond


Cast in Tony Scott's "Man of Fire" co-starring Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning


Starred opposite Maggie Smith in the HBO special "My House in Umbria"


Cast as Inspector Pazzi in "Hannibal" the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs"


Co-starred in the sci-Fi thriller "Mimic"


Played the role of the protective father in "A Walk in the Clouds"


Played Laban, father-in-law of "Jacob" in the TNT miniseries


Starred in the Eugene Levy directed comedy "Once Upon a Crime..."


TV debut in the Cinemax documentary, "Anthony Quinn"


Starred in the "Life without Zoe" (directed by Francis Ford Coppola) segment of "New York Stories"


Made directorial debut with "Ternosecco"; also co-starred


Co-starred with JoBeth Williams in "American Dreamer"


Appeared in Fassbinder's "Lili Marleen"


Starred in the Italian film "Seven Beauties" for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor


Produced first feature, Wertmuller's "Pasqualino Settebellezze"; also played the title character


First leading role as Mimi in Wertmuller's "Mimi Metallurgico Ferito Nell 'Onore"


Appeared in first US production, "The Secret of Santa Vittoria"


First collaboration with Lina Wertmuller, the stage production of "Two and Two Are No Longer Four"


Had first film collaboration with Lina Wertmuller, "Rita la Zanzara"


Made feature film debut in "Fango sulla Metropoli"


Played the male lead in a production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"


Made stage debut playing Puck in production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Bonus Trivia


He dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice in the Italian release of both "The Shining" (1980) and "Batman" (1989).