Nanni Moretti

Director, Actor, Screenwriter
One of the darlings of the Cannes Film Festival, auteur Nanni Moretti established a reputation as the Italian Woody Allen thanks to a string of wryly humorous and navel-gazing directorial efforts in which he cast ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1953 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (20)

My Mother 2015 (Movie)

Giovanni (Actor)

Girlfriend in a Coma 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

We Have a Pope 2012 (Movie)

Male Psychotherapist (Actor)

Quiet Chaos 2009 (Movie)

Pietro Paladini (Actor)

Il Caimano 2006 (Movie)

The Cayman (Actor)

The Son's Room 2002 (Movie)

Giovanni (Actor)

Aprile 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Il Giorno Della Prima di Close Up 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Domani Accadra 1994 (Movie)

Matteo the Coalman (Actor)

La Seconda Volta 1994 (Movie)

Alberto (Actor)

Il Portaborse 1992 (Movie)

Cesare Botero (Actor)

The Red Dove 1989 (Movie)

Michele Apicella (Actor)

The Mass Is Over 1988 (Movie)

Don Giulio (Actor)

Bianca 1983 (Movie)

Michele (Actor)

Sweet Dreams 1980 (Movie)

Michele Apicella (Actor)

Ecce Bombo 1977 (Movie)

Michele (Actor)

Padre Padrone 1977 (Movie)

Cesare (Actor)

I Am Self-Sufficient 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)
Director (19)

My Mother 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Customer 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

We Have a Pope 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Chacun son cinema 2007 (Movie)

("Diaro Di Uno Spettatore"/"Diary of a Moviegoer") (Director)

Il Caimano 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Words In Progress 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Son's Room 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Aprile 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Giorno Della Prima di Close Up 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

La Cosa 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Red Dove 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mass Is Over 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Bianca 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Sweet Dreams 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Ecce Bombo 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

I Am Self-Sufficient 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Come Parli Frate? 1973 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (19)

My Mother 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

We Have a Pope 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Quiet Chaos 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Il Caimano 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

Il Caimano 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Sign 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Son's Room 2002 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Son's Room 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aprile 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Giorno Della Prima di Close Up 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Cosa 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Red Dove 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mass Is Over 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bianca 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sweet Dreams 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ecce Bombo 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Am Self-Sufficient 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (16)

My Mother 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Customer 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

We Have a Pope 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Il Caimano 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Te lo leggo negli occhi 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Son's Room 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Aprile 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Domani Accadra 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Seconda Volta 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Cosa 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Il Portaborse 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Red Dove 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Notte Italiana 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Am Self-Sufficient 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (1)

La Cosa 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

One of the darlings of the Cannes Film Festival, auteur Nanni Moretti established a reputation as the Italian Woody Allen thanks to a string of wryly humorous and navel-gazing directorial efforts in which he cast himself in the lead role. Often also taking on the duties of producer and screenwriter, the eccentric visionary made an instant impression in his homeland with comedic debut "I Am Self Sufficient" (1976) and continued to showcase his distinctive blend of satire, surrealism and semi-autobiographical themes in the likes of international breakthrough "Ecce bombo" (1978), festival hit "Sogni d'oro" (1981) and arthouse favorite "La messa e finita" (1984). The following decade saw Moretti embrace his leftist leanings with several politically charged pictures, while diary-style films "Caro diario" (1993) and "Aprile" (1998) offered audiences a deeper insight into his eccentric real-life persona. Moretti achieved his biggest commercial success in the 00s with the Palme d'Or-winning family tragedy "The Son's Room" (2001) and Silvio Berlusconi-skewing comedy "Il caimani" (2006), while acclaimed performances in the former and subtle psychological drama "Quiet Chaos" (2008) proved he was just as masterful in front of the camera as he was behind it.

Relationships

Pietro Moretti

Son
born c. 1997

Silvia Nono

Companion
mother of Pietro

Milestones

2008

Receives critical acclaim for lead performance in "Quiet Chaos"

2001

Turned serious with a portrait of a grieving family in "The Son's Room/La Stanza del figlio"

1993

International breakthrough with "Caro Diario/Dear Diary"

1991

Acted in second film directed by Luchetti, "Il portaborse/The Yes-Man"

1988

Was directed by Daniele Luchetti in "Domani accadra"

1981

Made the feature "Sogni d'oro/Sweet Dreams"

1978

Debut feature "Ecce Bombo"

1977

Acted in the Taviani brothers film "Padre Padrone"

1976

First film shown in wide release throughout Italy, "Lo sono un autarichico/I Am Self-Sufficient"

1973

Feature debut. "La Sconfitta"

After completing secondary school, bought 8mm camera and began making short films

Bonus Trivia

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Moretti is the co-owner of a small movie theater, Cinema Nuovo Sacher, in his hometown of Rome.

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Moretti has directed several short films including "L'unico paese al mondo" (1994), "Il giorno della prima di Close Up" (1996) and "L'ultimo campionato" (2007).

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Moretti served as the President of the Jury at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. 

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