|Born||1 August 1942|
La Spezia, Italy
(m. 1967; div. 1975)
Eurilla del Bono
|Children||4, including Adriano Giannini|
Giancarlo Giannini (born 1 August 1942) is an Italian actor, voice actor, film director and screenwriter. He won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his performance in Love and Anarchy (1973) and received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance in Seven Beauties (1975). He is also known for playing French MI6 agent Rene Mathis in the James Bond films Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). Giannini is known as the official Italian dubber of Al Pacino.
Giannini was born in La Spezia and he spent most of his childhood in the settlement of Pitelli. In 1952, Giannini and his family moved to Naples where he received a diploma in electronic engineering at the Alessandro Volta Technological State Technical Institute. During his teen years, he moved to Rome and studied at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his stage debut at the age of 18.
Giannini made his film debut in a small part in I criminali della metropoli in 1965. He appeared in supporting roles in Anzio and The Secret of Santa Vittoria, and starred in the original version of Swept Away. In 1967, he was a special guest on an episode of Mina's TV show "Sabato Sera". In 1971, he appeared in E le stelle stanno a guardare, a television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.
Giannini won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his performance in Love and Anarchy (1973). In 1976, he starred in Seven Beauties, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Giannini is known for his starring roles in films directed by Lina Wertmüller. In addition to Seven Beauties and Swept Away, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata.
Giannini has also achieved some international success. His fluency in English has brought him a number of featured roles in Hollywood productions, most notably as Inspector Pazzi in Hannibal. He also appeared in Man on Fire. Giannini played Alberto Aragón in A Walk in the Clouds in 1995, and Emperor Shaddam IV in the 2000 Dune miniseries. In 2002, he starred in the horror film Darkness. He later portrayed French agent René Mathis in the James Bond films Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
Voice acting career
Giannini has had a successful career as a voice actor and dubber. He helped with the foundation of the C.V.D. along with Renato Turi, Corrado Gaipa, Valeria Valeri, Oreste Lionello, Wanda Tettoni and other dubbers.
Giannini is the official Italian voice dubber of Al Pacino. Both he and Ferruccio Amendola were the primary dubbers of Pacino until Amendola's death in 2001 when Giannini became the sole voice dubber. He also dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice as Jack Torrance in the Italian release of The Shining and the Joker in Batman and Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and the 2010 sequel as well as dubbing other actors such as Dustin Hoffman, Gérard Depardieu, Ryan O'Neal, Jeremy Irons, Mel Gibson, Tim Allen, Leonard Whiting and Ian McKellen in some of their work.
In Giannini's animated roles, he voiced Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) in the Italian dub of the Pixar film Up. He also provided the Italian voice of Raul Menendez in the Call of Duty game franchise. Outside of dubbing, he provided a voice role in the 2001 Italian animated film Momo in which he voiced the main antagonist.
Aside from acting, Giannini takes up inventing as a hobby. Some of the gadgets he designed were used in the 1992 film Toys starring Robin Williams. Giannini also collaborated with Gabriella Greison on the book Sono ancora un bambino which was published by Longanesi in 2014. A year later, he received the Premio Cesare Pavese.
From 1967 until 1975, Giannini was married to actress Livia Giampalmo and they had two children. Their eldest son was Lorenzo, who died in 1987 from an aneurysm shortly before his 20th birthday. Their second-born son is actor Adriano Giannini, who played his father's role in the 2002 remake of Swept Away. Since 1983, he has been married to Eurilla del Bono and they have two sons, Emanuele and Francesco who are musicians.
- Libido (1965) as Christian
- Rita the Mosquito (1966) as Paolo Randi
- I criminali della metropoli (1967) as Gerard Lemaire
- Don't Sting the Mosquito (1967) as Paolo Randi
- Stasera mi butto (1967) as Carlo Timidoni
- Arabella (1967) as Saverio
- Anzio (1968) as Pvt. Cellini
- Fräulein Doktor (1969) as Lt. Hans Rupert
- Le sorelle (1969) as Dario
- The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) as Fabio
- Giacomo Casanova: Childhood and Adolescence (1969) as Giacomo Casanova (voice, uncredited)
- The Pizza Triangle (1970) as Nello
- Una macchia rosa (1970) as Giancarlo
- Una prostituta al servizio del pubblico e in regola con le leggi dello stato (1971) as Walter
- Mazzabubù... Quante corna stanno quaggiù? (1971) as Lucio, the newly wed
- Un aller simple (1971) as Weber
- Mio padre monsignore (1971) as Oreste
- Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) as Inspector Tellini
- Hector the Mighty (1972) as Ulisse
- The Seduction of Mimi (a.k.a. Mimi metallurgico ferito nell'onore) (1972) as Carmelo Mardocheo detto Mimí
- Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi (1972) as Veleno
- La prima notte di quiete (1972) as Giorgio Mosca aka 'Spider'
- Love and Anarchy (1973) as Antonio Soffiantini 'Tunin'
- It Was I (1973) as Biagio Solise
- The Sensual Man (1973) as Paolo Castorini
- How Funny Can Sex Be? (1973) as Domenico ("Signora sono le 8") / Cesaretto ("Due cuori e una baracca") / Enrico ("Non è mai troppo tardi") / Lello ("Viaggio di nozze") / Giansiro ("Torna piccina mia") / The Donor ("Lavoratore italiano all'estero") / Michele Maccò ("La vendetta") / Saturnino ("Un amore difficile") / Dottor Bianchi ("L'ospite")
- Drama of the Rich (1974) as Tullio Murri
- The Beast (1974) as Nino Patrovita
- Swept Away (1974) as Gennarino Carunchio
- The Immortal Bachelor (1975) as Gino Benacio
- Seven Beauties (1975) (a.k.a. Pasqualino Settebellezze) as Pasqualino Frafuso aka Settebellezze (Nomination Academy Award for best actor)
- The Innocent (1976) as Tullio Hermil
- A Night Full of Rain (1978) as Paolo
- Blood Feud (1978) as Nicola Sanmichele detto 'Nick'
- Lovers and Liars (1979) as Guido Massacesi
- Good News (1979) as L'Innominato
- Life Is Beautiful (1979) as Antonio Murillo
- Lili Marleen (1981) as Robert
- My Darling, My Dearest (1982) as Gennarino Laganà
- Where's Picone? (1984) as Salvatore Cannavacciuolo
- American Dreamer (1984) as Victor Marchand
- Fever Pitch (1985) as Charley
- Saving Grace (1986) as Abalardi
- Ternosecco (1987) as Domenico
- The Rogues (1987) as Guzman
- Snack Bar Budapest (1988) as Avvocato
- 'o Re (1989) as Francis II of the Two Sicilies
- New York Stories (1989) as Claudio (segment "Life without Zoe")
- Blood Red (1989) as Sebastian Collogero
- The Sleazy Uncle (1989) as Riccardo
- Brown Bread Sandwiches (1989) as Alberto
- Time to Kill (1989) as Major
- Dark Illness (1990) as Giuseppe Marchi
- Nel giardino delle rose (1990) as Tramontano
- The Amusements of Private Life (1990) as Charles Renard
- Once Upon a Crime (1992) as Inspector Bonnard
- Giovanni Falcone (1993) as Paolo Borsellino
- Like Two Crocodiles (1994) as Pietro Fraschini
- A Walk in the Clouds (1995) as Alberto Aragón
- Palermo - Milan One Way (1995) as Turi Leofonte
- Celluloide (1996) as Sergio Amidei
- The Elective Affinities (1996) as Narrator (voice)
- The Border (1996) as Von Zirkenitz
- La lupa (1996) as Padre Angiolino
- The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996) as Taxi
- Ultimo bersaglio (1996) as Leo Steiner
- Más allá del jardín (1996) as Bernardo
- Cervellini fritti impanati (1996)
- Mimic (1997) as Manny
- Una vacanza all'inferno (1997) as Avv. Ortega
- Heaven Before I Die (1997) as Thief
- The Dinner (1998) as Professore
- Dolce far niente (1998) as Count Nencini
- The Room of the Scirocco (1998) as Marquis of Acquafurata
- Vuoti a perdere (1999) as Francesco Cesena
- Milonga (1999) as Commissioner
- Terra bruciata (1999) as Macrì
- Una noche con Sabrina Love (2000) as Leonardo
- Viper (2000) as Guastamacchia
- Welcome Albania (2000)
- Hannibal (2001) as Inspector Pazzi
- Una lunga lunga lunga notte d'amore (2001) as Marcello
- CQ (2001) as Enzo
- The Whole Shebang (2001) as Pop Bazinni
- Momo (2001) as Capo degli Uomini Grigi (voice)
- I Love You Eugenio (2002) as Eugenio
- Ciao America (2002) as Zi' Felice
- The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002) as Flavio Carboni
- Joshua (2002) as The Pope
- Darkness (2002) as Albert Rua
- The Council of Egypt (2002) as Narrator (voice)
- Mario Monicelli, l'artigiano di Viareggio (2002) as Himself
- Incantato (2003) as Cesare
- My House in Umbria (2003, TV Movie) as Inspector Girotti
- Five Moons Square (2003) as Branco
- L'acqua... il fuoco (2003) as David
- Forever (2003) as Giovanni
- Man on Fire (2004) as Miguel Manzano
- 13 at a Table (2004) as Older Giulio
- Raul: Straight to Kill (2005) as Giudice Porfirio
- The Shadow Dancer (2005) as Father Moretti
- Tirant lo Blanc (2006) as Emperor of Visantia
- Salvatore - Questa è la vita (2006) as Timpaliscia
- Casino Royale (2006) as René Mathis
- Milano Palermo - Il ritorno (2007) as Turi Leofonte
- Bastardi (2008) as Il Gatto
- Quantum of Solace (2008) as René Mathis
- La bella società (2010) as Dott. Guarrasi
- La prima notte della luna (2010) as Ivan
- Omamamia (2012) as Lorenzo
- AmeriQua (2013) as Don Cesare Ferracane
- Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi (2013) as Nikita
- Promakhos (2014, directed by Coerte Voorhees, John Voorhees) as Petros
- Shades of Truth, (2015, directed by Liana Marabini) as Aaron Azulai
- On Air: Storia di un successo (2016) as Presidente
- Il ragazzo della Giudecca (2016) as Giudice Mangrella
- Prigioniero Della Mia Liberta (2016)
- Oggi a te... domani a me (2016)
- Nobili bugie (2017) as Franco
- The Neighborhood (2017) as Gianluca Moretti
- Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017) as Catarella
- Pipi, Pupu & Rosemary: the Mystery of the Stolen Notes (2017) as Narrator (voice)
- Liubov pret-a-porte (2017) as Giorgio's father
- The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) as Professor Eduardo Amaldi
- Magical Nights (2018) as Leandro Saponaro
- Across the River and Into the Trees (TBA)
- "Sabato Sera" (1967, one episode)
- E le stelle stanno a guardare (1971) as Arthur Barras
- Sins (1986)
- Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) as Emperor Shaddam IV
- Catch-22 (2019) as Marcello
- Leonardo (2021) as Verrocchio
- Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon
- Steve Burns in Cruising
- Ivan Travalian in Author! Author!
- Richard Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross
- Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman
- Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way
- Vincent Hanna in Heat
- Mayor John Pappas in City Hall
- Richard III in Looking for Richard
- Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco
- John Milton / Satan in The Devil's Advocate
- Lowell Bergman in The Insider
- Tony D'Amato in Any Given Sunday
- Will Dormer in Insomnia
- Viktor Taransky in Simone
- Starkman in Gigli
- Walter Burke in The Recruit
- Shylock in The Merchant of Venice
- Willy Bank in Ocean's Thirteen
- Val in Stand Up Guys
- Marvin Schwarzs in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman
- Jack Kevorkian in You Don't Know Jack
- Phil Spector in Phil Spector
- Joe Paterno in Paterno
- Meyer Offerman in Hunters
- Jack Torrance in The Shining
- Jack Napier / Joker in Batman
- David Locke in The Passenger
- Jimmy Hoffa in Hoffa
- Jerry Black in The Pledge
- Harry Sanborn in Something's Gotta Give
- Frank Costello in The Departed
- Thomas Levy in Marathon Man
- Pope John XXIII in John XXIII: The Pope of Peace
- Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
- Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- Andrew Shepard in The American President
- Buddy Ackerman in Swimming with Sharks
- Richard III in Richard III
- Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
- Larry Kelly in Callas Forever
- Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause
- John Valentine in Twilight Zone: The Movie
- Mark in Zabriskie Point
- Georges Danton in Danton
- Obelix in Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar
- Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo
- Joseph Fouché in Napoléon
- Andrei Chikatilo in Evilenko
- Prince Hamlet in Hamlet
- Tony in Looking for Mr. Goodbar
- Crowe Wheelwright in Lawman
- Charles Serking in Tales of Ordinary Madness
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