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Michele Placido
Placido e Vincenti.jpg
Placido and Federica Vincenti
Born (1946-05-19) 19 May 1946 (age 69)
Ascoli Satriano, Apulia, Italy
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1972–present
Political party Italian Communist Party
(1966-1980s)
Religion Roman Catholicism
Spouse(s) Simonetta Stefanelli (m. 1989–94)
Federica Vincenti (m. 2012)
Children Violante (1976-)
Michelangelo (1989-)
Marco Brenno (1991-)
Gabriele (2006-)
Parent(s) Beniamino Placido and Maria Iazzetti
Relatives Donato Placido (1945-; brother)
Gerardo Amato (1949-; brother)

Michele Placido (Italian: [miˈkɛle ˈplatʃido]; born 19 May 1946) is an Italian actor and director. He is best known for the role of Corrado Cattani in the TV series La Piovra.

Life and career[edit]

Placido was born at Ascoli Satriano into a poor family from Rionero in Vulture, Basilicata; he is a descendant of the known brigand Carmine Crocco.[1] Placido had a number of jobs since his youth. He studied acting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, and with Silvio D'Amico at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his debut as an actor in the play Midsummer's Night Dream in 1969. Two years later he started film work under directors such as Luigi Comencini, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Damiano Damiani, Francesco Rosi, Walerian Borowczyk, Marco Bellocchio, Paolo Cavara and Carlo Lizzani. His first success came with the role of soldier Paolo Passeri in Marcia trionfale (1976, directed by Bellocchio), for which he won a David di Donatello. Two years later he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor award at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival for his role of the homosexual worker in ironical melodrama Ernesto (1978, by Samperi).[2]

He appeared in several TV movies in the 1970s, but 1983 marked the beginning of his greatest television popularity when he played the lead as a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani's TV series La Piovra. He went on to play the same part in the subsequent three series, until his character's assassination. Afterwards he would appear as a law enforcement official in a number of other films and TV productions dealing with organized crime, including a semi-biographical movie about Giovanni Falcone, where he acted as the titular judge. In 2008, in a reversal of roles, he portrayed longtime Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano in the TV movie L'ultimo padrino. A recognizable role to US audiences is that of an Italian businessman in the 1988 comedy Big Business.

Until a divorce in 1994, he was married to actress Simonetta Stefanelli, who is best known for having played Michael Corleone's first (Sicilian) wife in The Godfather. Their daughter Violante Placido is also an actress.

Since 2012 he has been married to actress Federica Vincenti (b. 8 November 1983) after over 10 years of dating each other

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Director[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michele Placido interview". Retrieved 3 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1978: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 

External links[edit]


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Il Messaggero

Il Messaggero
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:48:45 -0800

Michele Placido è stato in zona dopo aver ultimato le riprese di 7 minuti, il suo ultimo film incentrato sulle lotte delle donne operaie e girato a Latina, in particolare nello storico calzificio 'Dublo'. Con lui a Cori alcuni collaboratori, tra cui il ...

Il Centro

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:20:04 -0800

E infine un ospite d'eccezione Michele Placido che, accompagnato al piano dal musicista Davide Cavuti, ha recitato una selezione dei brani più belli e più vicini agli adolescenti della Divina Commedia dantesca, delle tragedie di Shakespeare e dei poeti ...

Magazine Pragma

Magazine Pragma
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:21:15 -0800

Due eventi che riporteranno Cava alla ribalta nazionale grazie al cinema ed a Pasquale Falcone. Infine, tocca al grande maestro Michele Placido, invitato come ospite d'onore alla presentazione dei progetti cinematografici. Ecco un estratto delle sue ...

RB Casting

RB Casting
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:48:45 -0800

Terminillo, 5 Febbraio 2016 – Continua con successo il Terminillo Film Festival. Sulle vette della Montagna di Roma, anche se poco innevate, oggi sono arrivati Violante Placido, Ilaria Spada, Michele Placido e Federica Vincenti, Maurizio Mattioli ...

Teatri Online

Teatri Online
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:11:22 -0800

Lo spettacolo è prodotto da Goldenart Production e vanta la regia di Michele Placido, oltre che l'interpretazione “triangolare” di Francesco Scianna, Ambra Angiolini e Francesco Biscione. Il Premio Nobel Pinter scrive “Tradimenti” partendo dalla fine ...

SalernoToday

SalernoToday
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:48:45 -0800

Sabato 23 gennaio arriva Michele Placido a Cava de' Tirreni. Alle ore 11 presso la Sala Consiliare del Palazzo di Città si terrà l'incontro con l'attore Michele Placido, in occasione della presentazione del nuovo film scritto e diretto dal cavese ...

Diario Partenopeo

Diario Partenopeo
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:16:28 -0800

Michele Placido sarà al Teatro Cilea di Napoli dal 21 al 24 gennaio con il suo “Serata d'onore“, spettacolo in cui sarà accompagnato da Gianluigi Esposito e Antonio Saturno, ospite d'eccezione Maria Nazionale. Il grande maestro del teatro e del cinema ...

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:23:22 -0800

Cinecibo e Inteli comunicazione organizzano una MasterClass con uno dei rappresentanti più rilevanti del panorama cinematografico italiano: l'attore e regista Michele Placido. L'evento si articolerà in due giornate: sabato 23 e domenica 24 gennaio ...
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