Raoul Bova

Raoul Bova


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.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

  • One of my pref!

    Raul Bova is not only a gorgeous man but, most important, a great actor! On the Italian scene, in my opinion, is the most talented actor of the last twenty years.

    In his youthness he's been a good swimmer who won a some internationals competition.

    In 1992 he starts his acting career with "Una storia italiana" based on the life of the Abbagnale brothers, Italian rowing olympic golden medals; he reach fame in 1993 with "Piccolo grande amore" and then in 1995 with "Palermo-Milano solo andata".

    In 2002 he arrives in USA with the movie "Avenging Angelo= and in 2004 with "Alien vs Predator".

    In 2008 he acted in "Scusa ma ti chiamo amore" a movie based on a Alessandro Moccia book, one of the most famous Italian writers between teenagers. He plays a 40 years old single man who fell in love with a 17 years old girl. The critic has been really good, confirming Bova as great actor.moreless