Giancarlo Giannini

Biography: Giancarlo Giannini was born on August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. He lived and studied for ten years in Naples, Italy, where he earned a diploma in electronics.
At 18 he enrolled and made his theatrical debut in the “Silvio D’Amico Academy of Dramatic Art” in Rome. On stage he performed in various plays such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer's Night Dream and Giovanni Verga’s La lupa and worked with famous Italian director Franco Zeffirelli and actress Anna Magnani.
Giannini made his cinematographic debut in 1965 in the thriller Libido, and two years later had the leading role in a TV mini-series dedicated to Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. Ultimately important is Giannini’s collaboration with Italian world-famous director Lina Wertmuller, started in 1966, in several award-winning movies where Giannini appeared as lead actor. Giannini is also famous thanks to his reputation of great dubber in international movies’ Italian releases: he gave his voice to
Giancarlo Giannini was born on August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. He lived and studied for ten years in Naples, Italy, where he earned a diploma in electronics.
At 18 he enrolled and made his theatrical debut in the “Silvio D’Amico Academy of Dramatic Art” in Rome. On stage he performed in various plays such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer's Night Dream and Giovanni Verga’s La lupa and worked with famous Italian director Franco Zeffirelli and actress Anna Magnani.
Giannini made his cinematographic debut in 1965 in the thriller Libido, and two years later had the leading role in a TV mini-series dedicated to Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield.
Ultimately important is Giannini’s collaboration with Italian world-famous director Lina Wertmuller, started in 1966, in several award-winning movies where Giannini appeared as lead actor.
Giannini is also famous thanks to his reputation of great dubber in international movies’ Italian releases: he gave his voice to stars such as Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman.
He also appeared in numerous Hollywood movies such as Ridley Scott’s Hannibal (2001) and Tony Scott’s Man on Fire (2004). His most recent big screen appearance is in Martin Campbell’s Casino Royale, the 21st installment of James Bond series.
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Giancarlo Giannini's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 80 Casino Royale
Lowest Metascore: 15 Darkness
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
13 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 The Catcher Was a Spy Jun 22, 2018 Professor Eduardo Amaldi / Professor Eduardo Amaldi 6.4
tbd Behind the White Glasses Apr 21, 2017 Himself tbd
58 Quantum of Solace Nov 14, 2008 Rene Mathis 6.3
80 Casino Royale Nov 17, 2006 Rene Mathis / Rene Mathis tbd
15 Darkness Dec 25, 2004 Albert Rua 9.0
48 Incantato Sep 24, 2004 Cesare / Cesare 8.0
47 Man on Fire Apr 23, 2004 Manzano 8.9
38 Joshua Sep 20, 2002 The Pope 7.0
39 Ciao America Sep 20, 2002 Zi' Felice / Zi' Felice tbd
56 CQ May 24, 2002 Enzo / Enzo tbd
57 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 Insp. Renaldo Pazzi 7.2
55 Mimic Aug 22, 1997 Manny / Manny 8.0
54 A Walk in the Clouds Aug 11, 1995 Alberto Aragon tbd
35 Once Upon a Crime... Mar 6, 1992 Inspector Bonnard tbd