Roberto Benigni Overview

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Born: October 27, 1952

Born in Misericordia, Italy, Roberto Benigni learned to improvise songs and poems while in his teens. Although his early ambitions were to become either a priest or an accountant, he instead became part of Rome's underground theater in the late 1960s. His onscreen debut came in the film Berlinguer ti voglio bene (1977), which he co-wrote. Soon after, he landed his own TV series, which propelled him to stardom in his native country and gained him notice in the international film industry. In 1986... See All


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