Roberto Benigni

  • Born: (Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy)

Roberto Remigio Benigni is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director.

He co-wrote, directed and acted in the 1997 film Life Is Beautiful, which garnered him the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also portrayed Inspector Clouseau's son in Son of the Pink Panther (1993) and has collaborated with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch in three of his films: Down by Law (1986), Night on Earth (1991) and Coffee and Cigarettes (2003).

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