Paolo Sassanelli
Born29 October 1958 (1958-10-29) (age 65)
Bari, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Paolo Sassanelli (born 29 October 1958) is an Italian stage, film and television actor and director.

Life and career

Born in Bari, Sassanelli made his stage debut in his hometown in the second half of the 1980s.[1] He then moved to Rome and had his breakout in the early 1990s with the role of Gabriele Serra in the TV-series Classe di ferro.[1][2] In 2014, Sassanelli won the Nastro d'Argento for best supporting actor for his performance in the crime-comedy film Song'e Napule.[3] His short film debut Guerra (War) won as best fiction at The Palace International Short Film Festival, in 2010.

Selected filmography



  1. ^ a b Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. pp. 182–3. ISBN 8884402697.
  2. ^ Fabio Secchi Frau. "Paolo Sassanelli: Classe? Di ferro!". MyMovies. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ Arianna Finos (June 29, 2014). "Nastri d'argento, trionfo di Virzì ma tanto spazio ai giovani". La Repubblica. Retrieved 5 November 2015.