Troisi, Massimo

(1953-1994)
   Actor, screenwriter, director. One of the most genial and popular directors of the so-called New Italian Cinema, Troisi came to films after many years of cabaret and amateur theater. He began his brief career in the late 1960s performing stand-up comedy and cabaret in Naples with the group La smorfia (The Grimace), eventually gaining a national notoriety via appearances on television programs such as Nonstop (1976) and Luna Park (1979). Deciding to branch out on his own, in 1981 he wrote, directed, and acted in his first feature film, Ricomincio da tre (I'm Starting from Three, 1981), which earned him the immediate recognition of two David di Donatello awards, including Best Film, and three Nastri d'argento. He subsequently wrote and directed himself in Scusate il ritardo (Sorry I'm Late, 1982) before pairing up with Roberto Benigni to codirect and act in the hilarious road movie through Italian history, Non ci resta che piangere (Nothing Left to Do but Cry, 1985). After acting in Cinzia Th. Torrini's Hotel Colonial (1987), he directed himself again in Le vie del signore sono finite (The Ways of the Lord Have Ended, 1987) before appearing in Ettore Scola's Splendor (1988); Che ora e (What Time Is It? 1989), for which he shared the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Festival with Marcello Mastroianni; and Il viaggio di Capitan Fracassa (The Voyage of Captain Fracassa, 1990). He directed himself again in Pensavo fosse amore, invece era un calesse (I Thought It Was Love, 1991) before making his last appearance, when already quite ill from a congenital heart ailment, in Michael Radford's Il Postino (The Postman, 1994), for which he received a posthumous Oscar nomination. His tragic early death was widely mourned by many who thought he was just reaching his artistic maturity.
   Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema by Alberto Mira

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Troisi, Massimo — (1953 1994)    Actor, screenwriter, director. One of the most genial and popular directors of the so called New Italian Cinema, Troisi came to films after many years of cabaret and amateur theater. He began his brief career in the late 1960s… …   Historical dictionary of Italian cinema

  • Massimo Troisi — Born 19 February 1953(1953 02 19) San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples, Campania, Italy Died 4 June 1994(1994 06 04) (aged …   Wikipedia

  • Massimo Troisi — (né le 19 février 1953 à San Giorgio a Cremano, dans la province de Naples en Campanie mort le 4 juin 1994 à Ostie) était un acteur, réalisateur, scénariste et metteur en scène de théâtre italien. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Acteur metteur en scène …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Massimo Troisi — Nacimiento San Giorgio a Cremano, Nápoles, Italia 19 de febrero de 1953 Fallecimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Massimo Troisi — (* 19. Februar 1953 in Neapel; † 4. Juni 1994 in Rom) war ein italienischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Autor. Leben Er begann seine Karriere mit 15 Jahren am Theater. Mit seinen Freunden Enzo Decaro und Lello Arena gründete er 1969 eine eigene… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Troisi — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alfonso Troisi (* 1973), argentinischer Fußballspieler James Troisi (* 1988), australischer Fußballspieler Licia Troisi (* 1980), italienische Fantasy Schriftstellerin Lino Troisi (1932–1998),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Massimo (disambiguation) — Massimo can refer to: Massimo, Ancient Roman noble family Camillo Massimo (1620 1677), Italian cardinal Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, Renaissance palace in Rome Istituto Massimiliano Massimo, Jesuit school in Rome San Massimo, municipality in… …   Wikipedia

  • Massimo Troisi — Cineasta italiano: director, actor y guionista cinematográfico. Nacido en San Giorgio a Cremano (Nápoles) el 19 de febrero de 1953, fallecido en Ostia (Roma) el 4 de junio de 1994. Massimo Troisi nace en un pequeño pueblecito cercano a Nápoles en …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Massimo — italienische Form von → Maximus (Bedeutung: der Größte). Namensträger: Massimo Troisi, italienischer Schauspieler …   Deutsch namen

  • BAFTA-Film-Award/Bester Hauptdarsteller — Marlon Brando konnte sich in den Anfangsjahren dreimal in Folge (1953–1955) den Preis für den Besten ausländischen Darsteller sichern. BAFTA Film Award: Bester Hauptdarsteller (Best Actor in a Leading Role) Gewinner und Nominierte in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.