Gianni Cavina

Italian actor and writer Gianni Cavina is best known for his remarkable long-standing collaboration with the greatly respected director Pupi Avati. A native of Bologna, Cavina got his first acting break as a player at ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1940

Filmography

Actor (15)

Il cuore grande delle ragazze 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Una Sconfinata Giovinezza 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gli Amici del bar Margherita 2009 (Movie)

Nonno (Actor)

The Wedding Director 2008 (Movie)

Smamma (Actor)

Christmas Rematch 2004 (Movie)

Ugo (Actor)

La Luce Negli Occhi 2000 (Movie)

Marco's Father (Actor)

La Strelle Nel Fosso 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Via degli angeli 1999 (Movie)

Loris' Brother (Actor)

Midsummer Night Dance 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Festival 1997 (Movie)

Renzo Polpo (Actor)

Onorevoli Detenuti 1997 (Movie)

Bartolomeo Bonfiglio (Actor)

We Three 1991 (Movie)

Cousin (Actor)

Le Grand embouteillage 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Regalo di Natale 1986 (Movie)

Ugo (Actor)

La Locandiera 1979 (Movie)

Fabrizio (Actor)

Biography

Italian actor and writer Gianni Cavina is best known for his remarkable long-standing collaboration with the greatly respected director Pupi Avati. A native of Bologna, Cavina got his first acting break as a player at the Teatro Stabile di Bologna, run by classical actor Franco Parenti, and moved on to become a film actor in the late 1960s with Raffaele Andreassi's war drama "Flashback". The following year, Cavina acted in the first two films by director Pupi Avati, the fantasy horror films "Thomas and the Bewitched" and "Balsamus l'uomo di Satana". Cavina became firm friends with Avati, two years his senior and also from Bologna, and discovered they shared a very similar cinematic sensibility. At Avati's request, Cavina began writing screenplays, and through the second half of the 1970s Cavina co-wrote five films with his partner, most notably the 1976 comedy musical "House of Pleasure for Women" and the 1977 mystery horror film "The House of the Laughing Windows", plus two TV mini-series. At the latest count, Cavina and Avati have teamed up, in one capacity or another, 19 times over the course of five decades, with their more recent collaborations being comedies in which Cavina has played principal roles. Away from his work with Avati, Cavina's most notable credits include the 1976 comedy "The Big Operator", starring Yves Montand; Luigi Comencini's 1979 drama "Traffic Jam", in which Marcello Mastroianni and Gérard Depardieu led an all-star cast; and Marco Bellocchio's 2006 mystery "The Wedding Director".

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