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Michele Placido

Michele Placido

Italian film director and actor
Michele Placido
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Intro Italian film director and actor
Is Film director Actor Screenwriter Film actor
From Italy
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 19 May 1946, Ascoli Satriano, Province of Foggia, Apulia, Italy
Age 75 years
Star sign Taurus
Spouse: Simonetta StefanelliFederica Vincenti
Children: Violante PlacidoBrenno Placido
Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico
Experimental Centre of Cinematography
Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic  
Silver Bear for Best Actor 1979
David di Donatello for Best Script 2006
Targa d'Oro 1976
prix David Giovani 2006
Giffoni Film Festival 1997
Globo d'oro 1985
Globo d'oro 2012
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor 1976
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor 1985
Nastro d'Argento for Best Director 2006
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Michele Placido ([miˈkɛːle ˈplaːtʃido]; born 19 May 1946) is an Italian actor and director. He is best known for the role of Corrado Cattani in the TV series La piovra.

Life and career

Placido was born at Ascoli Satriano, into a poor family from Rionero in Vulture, Basilicata; he is a descendant of the known brigand Carmine Crocco. Placido had a number of jobs since his youth. He studied acting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, and with Silvio D'Amico at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his debut as an actor in the play Midsummer Night's Dream in 1969. Two years later he started film work under directors such as Luigi Comencini, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Damiano Damiani, Pasquale Squitieri, Francesco Rosi, Walerian Borowczyk, Marco Bellocchio, Paolo Cavara and Carlo Lizzani. His first success came with the role of soldier Paolo Passeri in Marcia trionfale (1976, directed by Bellocchio), for which he won a David di Donatello. Two years later he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor award at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival for his role of the homosexual worker in ironical melodrama Ernesto (1978, by Samperi).

He appeared in several TV movies in the 1970s, but 1983 marked the beginning of his greatest television popularity when he played the lead as a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani's TV series La piovra. He went on to play the same part in the subsequent three series, until his character's assassination. Afterwards he would appear as a law enforcement official in a number of other films and TV productions dealing with organized crime, including a semi-biographical movie about Giovanni Falcone, where he acted as the titular judge. In 2008, in a reversal of roles, he portrayed longtime Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano in the TV movie L'ultimo padrino. A recognizable role to US audiences is that of an Italian businessman in the 1988 comedy Big Business.

Until a divorce in 1994, he was married to actress Simonetta Stefanelli. Their daughter Violante Placido is also an actress.

In 2012 he married actress Federica Vincenti (born 8 November 1983) after over 10 years of dating. The couple divorced in December 2017.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 28 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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