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After taking part in many television projects, in 2016 he caught the eye by his lead role in Claudio Caligari’s film “Non essere cattivo”, presented at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and loved by public and critics, especially for the actors’ amazing performances; the film was selected also as the Italian candidate to the 2016 Academy Award as foreign film. In that same year, Alessandro played Numero 8, lead role in Stefano Sollima’s film “Suburra”: in 2016, his performances in Sollima and in Caligari’s films earned him two nominations for the David di Donatello.
Still in 2016, Alessandro won a Silver Ribbon as best new actor; the audience saw him in Michele Vannucci’s debut film “Il più grande sogno”, based on a true story; and in the short film “Ningyo” directed by Gabriele Mainetti. Both films were presented in Venice during the 73rd International Film Festival. In 2017, Alessandro was selected to represent Italy at the Berlin Festival Shooting Stars, a prestigious recognition and a springboard for the international film market. He was also awarded the Silver Ribbon as best supporting actor for “Fortunata”, and he hosted the opening and closing nights of the 74th Venice International Film Festival.
In the same year, among his various projects there was also “Fortunata”, the latest film by Sergio Castellitto, presented at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. At the end of the year Borghi was in “Suburra: Blood on Rome” first Italian production by Netflix, in “The Place”, by Paolo Genovese, and in Ferzan Ozpetek’s latest film “Napoli Velata”. In september 2018 he was in cinemas and on Netflix with “Sulla mia pelle”, a film by Alessio Cremonini in which he starred as Stefano Cucchi, presented in the Orizzonti section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, and which earned him a David di Donatello as best lead actor in March 2019.
Early in 2019 he was in movie theaters again with the film “Il primo Re”, directed by Matteo Rovere and on television in the second season of “Suburra: Blood on Rome”. He has just finished shooting “Diavoli”, a new series by Sky and Lux, directed by Nick Hurran.

photo credits: RICCARDO GHILARDI