Luca Zingaretti

The role that launched Luca Zingaretti to fame was Commissario Salvo Montalbano in "Detective Montalbano", a series of television movies based on a fictional novel character. The character of Montalbano was written as ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1961

Filmography

Actor (24)

Perez. 2014 (Movie)

Demetrio Perez (Actor)

Astérix et Obélix: Au Service de sa Majesté 2012 (Movie)

Général (Actor)

La kryptonite nella borsa 2011 (Movie)

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Il figlio più piccolo 2010 (Movie)

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La nostra vita 2009 (Movie)

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My Brother is an Only Child 2008 (Movie)

Mario Nastri (Actor)

Wild Blood 2008 (Movie)

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Tutte Le Donne Della Mia Vita 2007 (Movie)

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A Casa Nostra 2006 (Movie)

Ugo (Actor)

Alla Luce Del Sole 2005 (Movie)

Don Pino (Actor)

I giorni dell'abbandono 2005 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Non Prendre Impegni Stasera 2005 (Movie)

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Perlasca 2005 (Movie)

Giorgio Perlasca (Actor)

The Good War 2002 (Movie)

Luigi Manin (Actor)

Artemisia 1998 (Movie)

Cosimo Quorli (Actor)

Rewind 1998 (Movie)

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Tu Ridi 1998 (Movie)

Migliori (Actor)

Les Coleurs de diable 1997 (Movie)

Marc Lauzon (Actor)

The Anniversary 1997 (Movie)

Michele (Actor)

Strangled Lives 1996 (Movie)

Sergio (Actor)

The Pack 1993 (Movie)

Ottorino (Actor)

Abyssinia 1992 (Movie)

Marco (Actor)

The Gold Rimmed Glasses 1987 (Movie)

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Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The role that launched Luca Zingaretti to fame was Commissario Salvo Montalbano in "Detective Montalbano", a series of television movies based on a fictional novel character. The character of Montalbano was written as an archetypical Sicilian: hot-tempered, clever, quick, brooding, and self-indulgent when it came to good food. Because of the acclaim he garnered with Montalbano, Zingaretti was in high-demand for all sorts of leading parts after that point. In 2002, he starred in the Holocaust biopic "Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man", about an ordinary Italian who poses as a Spanish official to save the lives of thousands of Jewish children. Both the film and Zingaretti's performance received overwhelmingly positive reviews by audiences and critics, with lots of praise and recognition internationally. In 2005's crime drama "Alla luce del sole", Zingaretti played another do-gooder hero going against the grain, as Catholic priest Padre Puglisi, who works in a Mafia-dominated area in Palermo, determined to prevent neighborhood children from getting involved with the rampant crime. In the comedy film "Kiss Me First", Zingaretti plays the narrator and friend of two star-crossed lovers--once again, Zingaretti was the benevolent paternal figure. It was in the drama "I giorni dell'abbandono" that Zingaretti played against type, as a husband who leaves his wife, Olga, for a younger woman. Though the film focuses on Olga's emotional journey, Zingaretti's performance was given significant critical praise.

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