Fabrizio Gifuni
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Born (1966-07-16) 16 July 1966 (age 56)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Fabrizio Gifuni (born 16 July 1966) is an Italian stage, film and television actor. He won two Silver Ribbons and a David di Donatello Award.

Life and career

Born in Rome, the son of the politician Gaetano, Gifuni enrolled at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1992.[1][2] He made his film debut in 1996, in La bruttina stagionata.[1][3] Two years later he had his breakout role as Pelaia in Gianni Amelio's The Way We Laughed, then in 1999 he received a nomination for Best Actor at the David di Donatello for his performance in A Love.[1][4]

In 2002 Gifuni was appointed EFP Shooting Star at the Berlin International Film Festival for his performance in Giuseppe Bertolucci's Probably Love.[5] In 2003 thanks to his performance in The Best of Youth he received her second nomination for David di Donatello and won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor along with the rest of the male cast.[1] He received a third nomination for David di Donatello in 2012, for Marco Tullio Giordana's Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy.[6]

In 2014 he won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor and the Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor for his role in Human Capital.

Personal life

Gifuni is married to actress Sonia Bergamasco.[7]

He was son of politician Gaetano Gifuni, former Secretary General of the Italian President from 1992 to 2006 and former Minister for Parliamentary Relations in 1987.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b c d Fabio Secchi Frau. "Fabrizio Gifuni. L'arte del ritrarre". MyMovies. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Alla Berlinale la Francia occupata di Tavernier". Corriere della Sera. January 18, 2002. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  3. ^ Roberto Chiti; Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I Film. Gremese Editore, 2002.
  4. ^ Maria Pia Fusco (April 14, 2000). "Soldini e Tognazzi in corsa per i David". La Repubblica. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  5. ^ Ed Meza (January 22, 2002). "Szabo to mentor Shooting Stars". Variety. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  6. ^ Anna Finos (April 13, 2012). "Giordana, Moretti, Sorrentino sfida a tre per i David 2012". La Repubblica. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  7. ^ Giorgio Dell’Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 9788831795999.