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Giorgio Cantarini

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Name  Giorgio Cantarini
Role  Actor
Siblings  Lorenzo Cantarini

Giorgio Cantarini wearing black jacket and dark blue long sleeves

Full Name  Giorgio Cantarini
Born  12 April 1992 (age 31) (1992-04-12) Orvieto, Italy
Movies  Life Is Beautiful, Gladiator
Parents  Tina Cantarini, Rimazio Cantarini
Nominations  Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Similar People  Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Horst Buchholz

Il premio oscar giorgio cantarini racconta il fratello dei dear jack

Giorgio Cantarini (12 April 1992) is an Italian actor who, to date, has appeared in two Academy Award winning films: 1997's Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella) and 2000's Gladiator.


Young Giorgio Cantarini in a scene from the 1997 movie, La vita é bella

Radiogiornale incontra l attore giorgio cantarini

Early life

Young Giorgio Cantarini in his curly hair and light blue polo

Raised in Orvieto, Italy, Giorgio Cantarini is born to Giuseppe Cantarini and Giovanna Martini. The couple separated after Giorgio's fifth birthday. His family nickname is "Gio".


Young Giorgio Cantarini wearing brown hat and black shirt

Cantarini made his film debut in the 1997 Roberto Benigni directed comedy-drama Life is Beautiful, playing Benigni's four-year-old son 'Giosuè Orefice', who is sent with his Jewish-Italian father to a German concentration camp during World War II. The film won three Academy Awards. In 1998, Cantarini was awarded alongside his Life Is Beautiful castmates with a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and the same year he won the Young Artist Award.

Giorgio Cantarini's tight lipped smile while wearing striped sweatshirt

His second film appearance was in the 2000 Ridley Scott-directed period action/drama Gladiator. Giorgio was cast as the son of Oscar winner Russell Crowe's character 'Maximus'.

In 2001, Cantarini appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame American television film adaptation of author Eric Newby's autobiographical novel Love and War in the Apennines (retitled In Love and War) as 'Slavko'.

In 2005 Cantarini competed in Ballando con le Stelle, the Italian reality television version of the series Dancing With The Stars.

Personal life

Cantarini currently resides in Viterbo, Italy with his mother and brother Lorenzo.


Giorgio Cantarini Wikipedia