Massimo Girotti

Massimo Girotti


Massimo Girotti was born on May 18, 1918 in Italy. Massimo Girotti's big-screen debut came with Tosca directed by Carl Koch in 1941, strarring Angeloti (uncredited). Massimo Girotti is known for Facing Windows directed by Ferzan Özpetek, Giovanna Mezzogiorno stars as Giovanna and Massimo Girotti as Simone. The most recent award Massimo Girotti achieved is David di Donatello Awards. The upcoming new movie Massimo Girotti plays is Facing Windows which will be released on Jun 18, 2004.

Manly, chiseled, exceedingly handsome, very agile Massimo Girotti was an engineering student and polo/swimming star before entering films in 1939. He began auspiciously in serious leads, most notably Roberto Rossellini's La proie du désir (1946), Luchino Visconti's Les amants diaboliques (1943) and Vittorio De Sica's La porte du ciel (1945), while his physical stature and all-round athletism were put to good use in actioneers such as Spartacus (1953) in which he played the pre-Kirk Douglas slave-turned-leader role of Spartacus. By the 60s, however, Girotti was reduced to support roles in swashbuckling adventure and badly-dubbed sand-and-spear spectacles, appearing only occasionally in well-mounted films of quality, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini's Théorème (1968), Bernardo Bertolucci's Le dernier Tango à Paris (1972) and Visconti's L'innocent (1976). He died only a few weeks before the release of his last film, Ferzan Özpetek's La fenêtre d'en face (2003).

  • Birthday

    May 18, 1918
  • Place of Birth

    Mogliano, Marche, Italy

Known For


5 wins & 0 nominations

David di Donatello Awards
Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista)
Winner - David
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore Non Protagonista)
Winner - Silver Ribbon
Best Actor (Migliore Attore Protagonista)
Winner - Silver Ribbon
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