Roberto Benigni


Roberto Remigio Benigni , an Italian actor better known as Roberto Benigni , is a renowned Italian actor , producer , comedian , screenwriter and director in both the film and television fields. Benigni became famous after winning an Oscar for best actor for starring in one of the best roles in his life, a father in Life is beautiful .


Personal information

  • When was he born:  10/27/1952
  • Where he was born: Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Who is Roberto Benigni?

Roberto Benigni is a famous performer , producer and director of cinema of origin Italian who managed to achieve a high international recognition as a director and protagonist with his participation in Life is beautiful movie that was won three Oscar of the Academy of Hollywood .

  • Biography of Roberto Benigni
  • Relations
  • Roberto Benigni films
  • Acknowledgments
  • Quotes by Roberto Benigni

Biography of Roberto Benigni

He was born on October 27, 1952 in Manciano La Misericordia, Arezzo province, Italy . His parents were farmers, Luigi Benigni and Isolina Papini . He was raised under the Catholic religion and even worked as an altar boy. Eventually he entered a seminary in Florence which he then dropped out in 1966 to finish his secondary education at the Datini technical commercial institute where he graduated as an accountant .

His career as an actor started it in the theaters of Rome , one of the most important comedians of Italy. He started working as a director in the early eighties. After his debut in Tu mi turbi, he also participated in some Italian cinema hits . It was characterized by handling a typical Tuscan type of humor , creating a completely personal, deconsecrated and funny comic prototype . In her roles, she tries to work on her mimicry and body language, without neglecting his ability to play with words to obtain surreal or grotesque comic effects .

In 1997 , Roberto Benigni surprised the whole world with the extraordinary level of a film he directed and starred in: Life is beautiful . A film that skillfully managed to combine a tender sense of humor with the most gruesome of tragedies, a blow to the Jewish holocaust through hope . In the United States , the film was one of the highest grossing in history , so much so that it even managed to win three of the most important Oscars .


Roberto Benigni has been married to Nicoletta Braschi since December 26, 1991.

Roberto Benigni films

Some of the most important films by Roberto Benigni have been the following:

  • To Rome with Love , a romantic comedy written by Woody Allen with an excellent international cast.
  • Life is Beautiful , a film made by himself, which tells how a father protects his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp.
  • Under the Weight of the Law , an independent black and white film.
  • The Son of the Pink Panther an American film directed by Blake Edwards.
  • The monster, Italian film directed by Roberto with the collaboration of Vicenzo Cerami.
  • Pinocchio , a film in which he participated in the script and the production and which is considered the most expensive film in the entire history of Italian cinema .


Roberto Benigni obtained the following recognitions throughout his career:

  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Letters from the University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Honorary Degree in Psychology from the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Letters from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
  • Honorary Degree in Modern Philology from the University of Florence, Italy.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Letters from the University of Malta.
  • Honorary Degree in Modern Philology from the University of Calabria, Italy.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Letters from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • He was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the film Life is Beautiful.
  • He won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for Life is Beautiful.
  • He won the BAFTA Award as Best Actor for Life Is Beautiful and was also nominated for best original screenplay for the same film.
  • He also won the Best Actor Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his participation in the film Life is Beautiful.

Quotes by Roberto Benigni

The best phrases pronounced by Roberto Benigni and of which we have knowledge are the following:

  • Good morning princess . I dreamed all night with you. We were going to the movies and you were wearing that pink dress that I like so much. I only think of you princess … I always think of you.
  • Good morning princess, I have not stopped dreaming of you.
  • Do you know how long it took Eva to choose the right fig leaf ? How am i doing? How am i doing? How am i doing? It has plucked all the vines of the earthly paradise.
  • Being a comedian today I think is a joyous job. Comedians are great onanists.
  • Asking me what transgression is is like asking the peasant what the shovel is.
  • Die I do not like at all. It’s the last thing I’ll do.
  • The wives of politicians do all, charity. By force. They have a sense of guilt for what their husbands steal.
  • Perhaps if Freud had read Pinocchio instead of reading Sophocles , he would have invented the Geppetto complex.

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