Ezio Greggio

Ezio Greggio

actor, producer, writer

Ezio Greggio was born on Apr 07, 1954 in Italy. Ezio Greggio's big-screen debut came with Italian Fast Food directed by Lodovico Gasparini in 1986.

Ezio Greggio is born in Cossato, Italy on the 7th of April 1954. He is a Tv show host, Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter. His success and fame within the movie and tv industry has spanned over 40 years.Television. In October 1978 he starts off his career with La Sberla on RaiUno. In 1981 he is one of the protagonists of Tutto Compreso on RaiDue. His first major debut in Italian Tv comes in 1983 with the first edition of the famous Drive In on Italia Uno. This was a variety tv show that brought him to win 26 Telegatti Awards over the span of his long career. In September 2009 he received again the prestigious Political Satire Prize of Forte Dei Marmi. On 19th October 2012 he collected the Una Vita Per Cinema Prize in Rome and on the 31st of October in Monte Carlo, the 2012 Premio Cultura Award, an award given to Italian personalities present in the principality of Monaco who distinguished themselves in the artistic, musical, literary and cultural fields. On the 7th of November 1988, he hosts with Gianfranco D'Angelo the first episode of the first year of Striscia La Notizia, a satirical news tv show for which Ezio Greggio has become the face of and ambassador for over 32 years. He also won a Platinum Telegatto Award for the 2007/2008 season, 31 Tv Oscar Awards (in 2013 a Platinum Tv Oscar Award for the 3.500 episodes of Striscia La Notizia he hosted) and other journalistic awards. Since 1988, Ezio Greggio has hosted over 4.000 episodes of satirical news television show, Striscia la Notizia to this day.Cinema. As an actor, Ezio Greggio has performed in over 30 films between cinema and TV movies over the years. He has been directed by some of the most important and well known comedy directors in Italy and Internationally, such as Carlo Vanzina, Castellano, Pipolo, Neri Parenti, Pupi Avati, Mel Brooks and Nick Hamm. In 2008 he is one of the leading men in Pupi Avati's Il Papà Di Giovanna, which had its first screening at the Venice Film Festival. This was his first dramatic role. The film had great success on its opening night at the 65th Venice Film Festival and further down the road upon its release, it continued to get acclaimed success from the the most renowned and respected critics in Italy and internationally. For his role, Ezio won the Nastro D'Argento, Globo D'oro Speciale dalla stampa estera, Premio Internazionale Ennio Flaiano, Taormina Arte Award at the Taormina Film Festival and the Premio Reggio Calabria Film Festival. Ezio has also directed 4 films. In 2011 he direct and stars in the very first Italian 3D movie of all time, Box Office 3D-the film of films. This film was presented at the 68th Venice Film Festival, inaugurating the Sala Grande. The movie was one of the most viewed at the Venice Film Festival and in cinemas in Italy in 2011. Box Office 3D also received a major prize at the Festival del Cinema di Pompei. In 2015 and 2018 he was awarded the Ischial Global Film Festival Legend Award. In 2016 and 2019 he received the Troisi Prize in Salina, on the occasion of the Mare Festival. Also in Salina, in 2017, during the same event, he collected the CRAL Premio Metropolitan City of Messina. In July 2019 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICFF Film Festival in Toronto where 2 of his films were screened in Toronto and Montreal. At this Festival, he received the Excellence Award from the Italian Ambassador to Ottawa, Claudio Taffuri.Monte Carlo Film Festival. Ezio Greggio is the President and presenter of the Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival. This is the only festival worldwide that is entirely dedicated to Comedy. In 2022 it had its 19th edition. The festival was initially founded and created by Greggio and the legendary Italian director, Mario Monicelli. Ever since it has helped to expand and help the genre remain in the forefront of worldwide cinema and also helping young up and coming directors and actors emerge into the industry by giving them a platform to show their art. The festival's success in the last few years has put it in the ranks of all of the most well-known and well respected festivals in the world. Over the last 19 years the MCFF has had Emir Kusturica, Claude Lelouch, John Landis, Michael Radford, Peter Bogdanovich, Gabriele Muccino and Vittorio Storaro as Presidents of the Jury. Greggio was awarded the honour for his efforts in the construction of the Monte Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie.Books, Solidarity Associations and Other Awards. As author, Ezio Greggio has written 5 successful books, all edited by Mondadori. The books are titled, Presto che è tardi (1997), Chi se ne fut-fut (1998), È lui o non è lui? Cerrrto che è lui (1999), E su e giù e trik e trak (2003), In una certa manieeera (2005). With the royalties these books have received, Ezio Greggio founded the, Ezio Greggio's Association for Premature Babies, who in collaboration with Un Calcio Al Bisogno and with the Italian National Magistrates Association, have donated in over 25 years of activity, incubators , respirators and monitors in neonatal centres in over 70 hospitals in Italy, saving over 15.000 babies lives. In December 2005, in honour of the 10 years of his association, Greggio was awarded the title of "Neonatologist ad Honorem" in Pavia by the Italian Neonatology Society. In 2015 on the occasion of the 20 years of his activity, he received an important recognition in Bergamo for the commitment and great generosity in favour of newborns and for always being in unison with Italian Neonatologists. In addition, on June 6th 2015, he collected the Friend Of Children award in Rome awarded by the Italian society of Pediatrics for his commitment to the rights and health of infants and children and for the initiatives to benefit the weakest and more fragile. On May 16 2019, as part of the XXI Congress of the Italian Society of Pediatrics, Ezio received the Burgio Prize, in memory of the greatest Italian paediatrician, for the commitment made in favour of premature babies. For some years, the Ezio Greggio Association has become international and has also made donations to foreign countries.Institutional Offices. In April 2015, Ezio Greggio was the most voted in his constituency in the elections called by the Italian State in foreign cities for the Presidency of the Principality of Monaco of Com.It.Es (Committee of Italians Abroad). The Com.It.Es is a representative body of Italians, established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, which collaborates with the Italian Embassy of Monaco, where the Com.It.Es has its headquarters.

  • Birthday

    Apr 07, 1954
  • Place of Birth

    Cossato, Piedmont, Italy
  • Also known



9 wins & 0 nominations

Flaiano International Prizes
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Golden Pegasus
Golden Globes, Italy
Il papà di Giovanna (2008)
Winner - Special Jury Award
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