Giancarlo Giannini

Giancarlo Giannini

actor, additional crew, director

Giancarlo Giannini was born on Aug 01, 1942 in Italy. Giancarlo Giannini's big-screen debut came with Libido directed by Ernesto Gastaldi in 1965, strarring Christian (as John Charlie Johns). Giancarlo Giannini is known for Catch-22 directed by George Clooney, Christopher Abbott stars as Yossarian and Kyle Chandler as Colonel Cathcart. Giancarlo Giannini has got 40 awards and 16 nominations so far. The most recent award Giancarlo Giannini achieved is Berlin Fashion Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Giancarlo Giannini plays is Book Club: The Next Chapter which will be released on May 12, 2023.

Giancarlo Giannini is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects.He was born August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. For 10 years he lived and studied in Naples, earning a degree in electronics. At 18 he enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Art D'Amico in Rome and made his stage acting debut there. His credits included performances in contemporary Italian plays as well, as in Italian productions of William Shakespeare's plays "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer's Night Dream". In 1965 he made his television debut starring as David Copperfield in the TV miniseries made by RAI ,the Italian national TV company. He made his big-screen debut in Libido (1965), a Freudian psychological thriller. Since 1966 he has been in a successful collaboration with legendary Italian director Lina Wertmüller, who made several award-winning films with Giannini as a male lead. He appears as peasant Tonino who prepares to assassinate dictator Benito Mussolini in Film d'amour et d'anarchie (1973), as a sailor in the irony-laden comedy Vers un destin insolite sur les flots bleus de l'été (1974), and as a concentration-camp survivor in the Oscar-nominated Pasqualino (1975). He also starred as a Jewish musician arrested by the Nazis in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's masterpiece Lili Marleen (1981).Giannini also made a reputation for dubbing international stars in films released on the Italian market, such as Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman, Gérard Depardieu, and Ian McKellen, among others. He received a compliment from Stanley Kubrick for his dubbing of Nicholson in Shining (1980). Giannini's fluency in English and his mastery of dialects has brought him a number of supporting roles in Hollywood productions, such as Les vendanges de feu (1995), Hannibal (2001), Darkness (2002), and Man on Fire (2004), among many others. He appears as Rene Mathis in the 21st James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), and reprises the role in the sequel, Quantum of Solace (2008).

  • Birthday

    Aug 01, 1942
  • Place of Birth

    La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
  • Also known

    John Charlie Johns

Known For


40 wins & 16 nominations

Berlin Fashion Film Festival
Best Casting
Winner - BFFF Award
The Good Italian II: The Prince Goes to Milan (2016)
Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival
Best Actor
Winner - Jury Prize
The Good Italian II: The Prince Goes to Milan (2016)
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