Diego Abatantuono

Diego Abatantuono

actor, writer, director

Diego Abatantuono was born on May 20, 1955 in Italy. Diego Abatantuono's big-screen debut came with Young, Violent, Dangerous directed by Romolo Guerrieri in 1976, strarring Lucio. Diego Abatantuono is known for I'm Not Scared directed by Gabriele Salvatores, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón stars as Anna and Dino Abbrescia as Pino. Diego Abatantuono has got 7 awards and 11 nominations so far. The most recent award Diego Abatantuono achieved is David di Donatello Awards. The upcoming new movie Diego Abatantuono plays is La mia banda suona il pop which will be released on Feb 20, 2020.

He was born in Milan in 1955. His mother, Rosa, was from Como (a city in Northern Italy), and his father, Matteo, was from Puglia (the "heel" of the Italian peninsula). He grew up in a suburbia quarter of Milan. His mother worked as a wardrobe maid at the "Derby", a well-known theater where lots of the most popular Italian comedians performed. Diego's uncle owned the place, which Diego visited since when he was a child. He was first employed as a light technician, then he began to perform as the "terruncello", the guy who lives in the North of Italy but still retains his Southerner accent. He began his career as a comedian at the end of the 70es, but he really succeeded in the 80es with blockbuster Italian comedies. His first dramatic role was in 1985 with Pupi Avati's movie "Regalo di Natale", which acknowledged him as a truly gifted actor. In 1985 he met Gabriele Salvatores, who directed him in many important movies (e.g. the Academy Award winner Mediterraneo). His filmography witnesses his versatile acting. Recently he starred in the Italian Tv serial "Il giudice Mastrangelo", where he has the role of a judge from Milan who returns to his native Puglia to solve mysteries and crimes. His entire career seems to pay tribute to his Northern and Southern origins.

  • Birthday

    May 20, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Milan, Lombardy, Italy
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Known For


7 wins & 11 nominations

David di Donatello Awards
Winner - Special David
Golden Ciak Awards
Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore Non Protagonista)
Winner - Golden Ciak
Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista)
Winner - Golden Ciak
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