|Occupation Actor, Dubber|
Years active 1965–present
|Name Giancarlo Giannini|
|Born 1 August 1942 (age 73) (1942-08-01) La Spezia, Liguria, Italy|
Education Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico
Children Adriano Giannini, Lorenzo Giannini
Spouse Eurilla del Bono (m. 1983), Livia Giampalmo (m. 1967–1975)
TV shows Frank Herbert's Dune, E le stelle stanno a guardare
Movies Casino Royale, Swept Away, Quantum of Solace, Seven Beauties, The Seduction of Mimi
Similar People Adriano Giannini, Lina Wertmuller, Mariangela Melato, Livia Giampalmo, Dino Risi
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Giancarlo Giannini ([dʒaŋˈkarlo dʒanˈniːni]; born 1 August 1942) is an Italian actor and voice-over artist.
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Life and career
Giannini was born in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. He studied at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, and made his film debut in a small part in I criminali della metropoli in 1965. He appeared in supporting roles in Anzio and The Secret of Santa Vittoria, and starred in the original version of Swept Away. In 1971, he appeared in E le stelle stanno a guardare, a television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.
In 1976, he starred in Seven Beauties, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, which is unusual in that his performance was given entirely in Italian. He dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice in the Italian release of both The Shining and Batman; he is the official Italian dubber of Al Pacino. His fluency in English has brought him a number of featured roles in Hollywood productions, most notably as Inspector Pazzi in Hannibal. He also appeared in Man on Fire.
Giannini's best-known starring roles have been in films directed by Lina Wertmüller. In addition to Swept Away and Seven Beauties, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata.
He played the role of the protective father, Alberto Aragón, in A Walk in the Clouds in 1995. He played the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in the 2000 Dune miniseries. In 2002, he starred in the horror film Darkness.
Perhaps his best-known recent role is as French agent René Mathis in the 21st and 22nd James Bond films, Casino Royale and its sequel Quantum of Solace.
He has a son, Adriano Giannini, who is also an actor and dubber. In 2002, Adriano reprised his father Giancarlo's role in the remake of Swept Away.
In 2009, Giannini received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.