Marcello Fonte
Born (1978-11-07) 7 November 1978 (age 42)
Years active1997–present

Marcello Fonte (born 7 November 1978) is an Italian actor. He received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Dogman.


Fonte lived his childhood and adolescence in the suburbs of Reggio Calabria, where at the age of 10 he learned to play the snare drum in the town's band. He then moved to Rome in 1999, where he worked as guardian at the Teatro Valle and became passionate about acting and got small parts in television and film productions.[1]

In 2018, Fonte received critical acclaim for his performance in Matteo Garrone's Dogman[2] and was awarded the Best Actor Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[3] For this role, Fonte has also been awarded the European Film Award for Best Actor at the 31st European Film Awards.[4]

Partial filmography




  1. ^ "Marcello Fonte - Planet Film". Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ ""Sognavo in silenzio l'arte da un cantina occupata. Ero un intruso e oggi sono Dogman. Un film che è un universo d'amore"". Huffington Post. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Cannes, Palma d'oro a Kore'eda. E l'Italia vince con Marcello Fonte e Alice Rohrwacher". La Repubblica. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Marcello Fonte vince come miglior attore agli Efa". La Repubblica. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
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