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Carlo Verdone

Italian actor, screenwriter and film director

1950   -  

country of citizenship: Italy
languages spoken, written or signed: Italian
educated at: Sapienza University of Rome, Experimental Centre of Cinematography
occupation: film director, comedian, screenwriter, film editor, drummer, film producer, actor
award received: Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, David di Donatello, Nastro d'Argento, Acqui Award of History, Ciak d'oro, Premio Vittorio De Sica

Carlo Gregorio Verdone (born 17 November 1950) is an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director. Verdone is best known for his comedic roles in Italian classics, which he also wrote and directed. His career was jumpstarted by his first three successes, Un sacco bello (1980), Bianco, rosso e Verdone (1981) and Borotalco (1982). Since the 1990s, he has been introducing more serious subjects in his work, linked to the excesses of society and the individual's hardships in confronting it; some examples are Maledetto il giorno che t'ho incontrata (1992), Il mio miglior nemico (2006) and Io, loro e Lara (2010).
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