Raoul Bova

Recent Role:

Star on Treasure Guards

Born:

8/14/1971, Rome, Italy

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  • Raoul currently lives in Rome with his wife Chiara Giordano and their two children, Alessandro Leon and Francesco.
    He is considered to be one of the most handsome Italian actors for his appearance and figure, for the intensity of his green and grey eyes, and for his glance.
    He debuted in the leading role of "Una Storia Italiana" (1991), a role that gained him widespread public recognition. He caught the attention of critics in "Cominciò tutto per caso" (1993), where he performed alongside Margherita Buy.

    Raoul achieved European fame with the film "Piccolo grande amore" (which translates to "Pretty Princess") (1993). He co-starred with Susannah York, Burt Young, Paul Freeman and became a public favorite thanks to the wildly successful film "La Piovra" ("The Octopus") (1994) winning a "Telegatto" (The Italian version of the Emmy Award)

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    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Rome, Italy

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  • Quotes (5)

    • Raoul Bova: What's better: man or woman? Well...to love: the women, to born: I am satisfied to have been a man.

    • Raoul Bova: (about doing a love scene) I'll tell you, the love scene is always very, very difficult to shoot because you have all the crew around you and looking at you and when you are kissing someone, they say, `Don't put your hand on my shoulder because you're touching my hair' and something like that. And I say okay, okay. When you push the cheek, they're like, `Don't push the cheek' and I say okay. And you have to be very romantic and you say, okay. How can you enjoy the love scene?

    • Raoul Bova: (about his wife Chiara Giordano) To meet her was a sign of destiny, and I thank God for that: our union is cemented by the same principles, by the same ideals of life.

    • Raoul: (On what acting has taught him) It taught me to be selfless. By digging into my characters, when I find myself, for example, with my wife, automatically I try to imagine her mood, I try to put myself in her shoes. That’s why often, I find myself saying she is right, even apologize to her. I wonder if that’s a good thing...

    • Raoul: (On what he hates the most) Looking without acting upon it. And complaining. I detest anyone who pities him or herself without trying to change the hand they were dealt.

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    • Raoul confesses an interest in Buddhism and Judaism.

    • Raoul often says that if he was not an actor he would have opened a sports bar and become a physical education instructor.

    • Raoul loves to collect Bonzai trees.

    • Raoul's favorite singers are Laura Pausini, Jovanotti, and Pino Daniele. His favorite actors are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Paul Newman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

    • Raoul has two sisters: Tiziana and Daniela. He also has two nieces: Flaminia and Beatrice.

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