Giancarlo Giannini

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Giancarlo Giannini

Born

8/1/1942, La Spezia, Italy

Birth Name

Giancarlo

Gender

Male

Also Known As

G.Giannini
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Biography

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Giancarlo Giannini was born on August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. He lived and studied for ten years in Naples, Italy, where he earned a diploma in electronics.
At 18 he enrolled and made his theatrical debut in the "Silvio D'Amico Academy of Dramatic Art" in Rome.…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1994 Giannini won a Nastro d'Argento for Best Male Dubber, when he dubbed Al Pacino in Carlito's way.

    • Giannini earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 1976, for his role in Lina Wertmuller's Pasqualino Settebellezze.

    • Giannini has two sons: Lorenzo, born in 1967, and Adriano, born in 1971.

    • Giancarlo Giannini dubbed these actors during his dubbing career:
      Al Pacino
      - Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
      - Cruising (1980)
      - Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
      - Scent of a Woman (1992)
      - Carlito's Way (1993)
      - Looking for Richard (1996)
      - City Hall (1996)
      - Heat (1995)
      - Donnie Brasco (1997)
      - The Devil's Advocate (1997)
      - The Insider (1999)
      - Any Given Sunday (1999)
      - Insomnia (2002)
      - S1m0ne (2002)
      - The Recruit (2003)
      - Gigli (2003)
      - The Merchant of Venice (2004)
      - Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
      - Righteous Kill (2008)
      Jack Nicholson
      - Professione: Reporter (1975)
      - The Shining (1980)
      - Batman (1989)
      - Hoffa (1992)
      - The Pledge (2001)
      - Something's Gotta Give (2003)
      - The Departed (2006)
      Michael Douglas
      - Wall Street (1987)
      - The American President (1995)
      Gérard Depardieu
      - Danton (1983)
      - Astérix et Obélix contre César (1999)
      Dustin Hoffman
      - Marathon Man (1976)
      Mel Gibson
      - Hamlet (1990)
      Harvey Keitel
      - Il mio west (1998)
      Richard Gere
      - Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
      Mark Frechette
      - Zabriske point (1970)
      Malcolm McDowell
      - Evilenko (2004)
      Ryan O'Neal
      - Barry Lyndon (1975)
      Ian McKellen
      - Richard III (1995)
      Kevin Spacey
      - Swimming with Sharks (1994)
      Paul Sorvino
      - Streghe verso nord (2001)
      David Hemmings
      - Blowup (1966)
      John Lithgow
      - Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
      Tim Allen
      - The Santa Clause (1994)
      John Lone
      - The Last Emperor (1987)
      Leonard Whiting
      - Romeo and Juliet (1968)
      Jason Miller
      - The Exorcist (1973)
      Jeremy Irons
      - Callas Forever (2002)
      Chazz Palminteri
      - Excellent Cadavers (1999)
      Klaus Maria Brandauer
      - Mephisto (1981)
      Graham Faulkner
      - Fratello sole, sorella luna (1972)
      Julian Sands
      - Il sole anche di notte (1990)
      Josè Wilker
      - Dona Flor e seus dois maridos (1976)
      Jacques Perrin
      - Il deserto dei Tartari (1976)

    • Since he has a diploma in electronics he developed a passion for inventions, one of his creations is the jacket Robin Williams wore in Toys (1992).

    • Giannini dubbed Jack Nicholson in the Italian release of The
      Shining
      and received congratulations from the movie director, Stanley Kubrick.

    • He is 5' 8½" (1.74 m).

    • He's been married with actress/director Livia Giampalmo from 1967 to 1975.

  • Quotes

    • Giancarlo Giannini (about Italian health minister proposing legislation that would require a health warning to be posted on screen whenever an actor or actress lights a cigarette): Anyone can go to the tobacconist to buy cigarettes while it will become impossible to enjoy a film in peace.

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