CLAUDIO AMENDOLA

JULY 18th

BIOGRAPHY

Actor, director, producer and TV host: CLAUDIO AMENDOLA is a multi hyphened artist. He made his debut in 1982 when he was 19 in a Mini-series "Storia d'amore e d'amicizia" (1982) directed by Franco Rossi. He was born in 1963 to Ferruccio Amendola and Rita Savagnone. Over his career he has demonstrated great versatile talent playing comedy roles as well as more dramatic ones both on the small screen and the big one. He is credited for Marco Risi's  "Soldati - 365 all'alba" (1987) and "Forever Mery" (1989). On the same year he visited the Giffoni Film Festival for the first time. In 1993 he win the David di Donatello Award for Best Actor in a supporting role in Carlo Mazzacurati's "Un'altra vita".
The 90's saw his popularity hit great heights thanks to "Ultra" by Ricky Tognazzi (1991) - his first David di Donatello nomination -, "The Escort", by Tognazzi (1993), "Policemen", by Giulio Base (1995), "Who Killed Pasolini?", by Marco Tullio Giordana (1995), Pozzessere's "Un paradiso di bugie" (1997) and "An Eyewitness Account" (1998), which garnered him David di Donatello nominations. In 1997 he lent his voice in the Disney remake of "Lady and the Tramp".
The 2000 have seen him gain even greater popularity thanks to the huge success of TV show "I Cesaroni", the Italian adaptation of Spanish format Los Serrano, which aired from 2006 to 2014. He also hosted TV shows like "Scherzi a parte" and "Le Iene". Claudio Amendola's other credits include "The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles" - which garnered him a Nastro d'Argento, award for Best Actor in a supporting role. In 2017 he earned a nomination for Best Actor in a supporting role for his film - "The Furlough".

  • Filmography:

    ATTORE

    cinema
    Lontano da dove, by Stefania Casini and Francesca Marciano (1983)
    Vacanze di Natale, by Carlo Vanzina (1983)
    Amarsi un po', by Carlo Vanzina (1984)
    Vacanze in America, by Carlo Vanzina (1984)
    The Venetian Woman, by Mauro Bolognini (1985)
    Soldati - 365 all'alba, by Marco Risi (1987)
    Days of Inspector Ambrosio, by Sergio Corbucci (1988)
    Forever Mery, by Marco Risi (1989)
    Captain Fracassa's Journey, by Ettore Scola (1990)
    Ultra, by Ricky Tognazzi (1991)
    Un'altra vita, by Carlo Mazzacurati (1992)
    The Escort, by Ricky Tognazzi (1993)
    Briganti - Amore e libertà, by Marco Modugno (1993)
    I mitici - Colpo gobbo a Milano, by Carlo Vanzina (1994)
    La Reine Margot, by Patrice Chéreau (1994)
    Policemen, by Giulio Base (1995)
    Who Killed Pasolini?, regia di Marco Tullio Giordana (1995)
    The Horseman on the Roof, by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1995)
    My Generation, by Wilma Labate (1996)
    Un paradiso di bugie, by Pasquale Pozzessere (1996)
    An Eyewitness Account, by Pasquale Pozzessere (1997)
    The Grey Zone, by Franco Bernini (1997)
    Other Men, by Claudio Bonivento (1997)
    Santo Stefano, by Angelo Pasquini (1997)
    Mare largo, by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani (1998)
    La carbonara, by Luigi Magni (1999)
    Il grande botto, by Leone Pompucci (2000)
    Johnny the Partisan, by Guido Chiesa (2000)
    Domenica, by Wilma Labate (2001)
    Sottovento!, by Stefano Vicario (2001)
    Senza freni, by Felice Farina (2003)
    Caterina in the Big City, by Paolo Virzì (2003)
    Ho visto le stelle!, by Vincenzo Salemme (2003)
    Fratella e sorello, by Sergio Citti (2005)
    Il ritorno del Monnezza, by Carlo Vanzina (2005)
    La fisica dell'acqua, by Felice Farina (2010)
    Bar Sport, by Massimo Martelli (2011) – cameo
    Cha cha cha, by Marco Risi (2013)
    The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles, by Edoardo Leo (2015)
    Suburra, by Stefano Sollima (2015)
    Il permesso - 48 ore fuori, by Claudio Amendola (2017)

    television
    Storia d'amore e d'amicizia, by Franco Rossi - TV Miniseries (1981)
    Quei trentasei gradini, by Luigi Perelli - TV film(1984)
    L'ombra nera del Vesuvio, by Steno - TV Miniseries (1987)
    Professione vacanze, by Vittorio De Sisti - TV Miniseries, episode 6 (1987)
    Little Roma, by Francesco Massaro - TV Miniseries (1987)
    Il colore della vittoria, by Vittorio De Sisti - TV Miniseries (1990)
    Pronto soccorso - TV Series, 8 episodes (1990-1992)
    Felipe ha gli occhi azzurri, by Gianfranco Albano and Felice Farina - TV Miniseries, 6 episodes (1991-1993)
    Nostromo, by Alastair Red - TV Miniseries (1996)
    Squadra mobile scomparsi, by Claudio Bonivento - TV Miniseries (1999)
    La Bibbia: Jesus, by Roger Young - TV Miniseries (1999)
    L'impero, by Lamberto Bava - TV Miniseries (2000)
    L'attentatuni, by Claudio Bonivento - TV Miniseries (2001)
    Napoléon, by Yves Simoneau - TV Miniseries (2002)
    Marcinelle, by Antonio Frazzi and Andrea Frazzi - TV Miniseries (2003)
    La caccia, by Massimo Spano - TV Miniseries (2004)
    Cefalonia, by Riccardo Milani - TV Miniseries (2005)
    48 ore - TV Series, 12 episodes (2006)
    I Cesaroni - TV Series, 142 episodes (2006-2014)
    Viaggio in Italia - Una favola vera, by Luca Miniero and Paolo Genovese - TV Film (2007)
    Tutti per Bruno - TV Series, 12 episodes (2010)
    Dov'è mia figlia?, by Monica Vullo - TV Miniseries (2011)
    Zio Gianni, by Daniele Grassetti - sitcom (2014) - episode 17 "Il sosia", guest star
    Lampedusa - Dall'orizzonte in poi - fiction - by Marco Pontecorvo (2016)

    short films
    La terraza de Miguel, by Simona Benzakein (1996)

    DUBBING
    Lilli e il vagabondo (1997)

    PRODUCER
    Melissa P., by Luca Guadagnino (2005)
    Riprendimi, by Anna Negri (2008)

    DIRECTOR
    La mossa del pinguino (2014)
    Il permesso - 48 ore fuori (2017)

    SCREENPLAY
    Il ritorno del Monnezza, by Carlo Vanzina (2005)
    La mossa del pinguino (2014)
    Il permesso - 48 ore fuori (2017)

    TV PROGRAMS
    Concerto del Primo Maggio (Rai 3: 2002-2003)
    Amore mio... diciamo così (Rai 1: 2003)
    Scherzi a parte (Canale 5: 2007, 2009)
    Let's dance (Canale 5: 2010)
    Le iene (Italia 1: 2012)
    Miss Italia (La 7: 2015)
    Grande Fratello (Canale 5: 2015)
    Pequeños gigantes (Canale 5: 2016)
    Tale e Quale Show (Rai 1: 2016)

    SPOTS
    3 (2003-2006)
    Mediaset Premium (2010-2011)
    bet365 (2016)


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