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Roberto Benigni


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Birth Name: Roberto Benigni
Born: 10/27/1952
Birth Place: Arrezzo, Tuscany, IT

Roberto Remigio Benigni was born on Oct. 27, 1952 in Manciano, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. He grew up with three sisters in the small village of Misericordia and was sent by his parents to Florence to study for the priesthood. However, Benigni ran away and joined a circus, and by the late 1960s, he was performing solo in a Rome theater. Guiseppe Bertolucci, brother of acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci, caught one of Benigni's performances and hired him to write and star in the TV miniseries "Onda libera" ("Free Wave") (1976) and the comedy feature, "Berlinguer: I Love You" (1977), both of which earned Benigni considerable notice. Additional roles followed in the sexy comedy "Tigers in... Continue Bio >>


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