Riccardo Scamarcio

Last updated
Riccardo Scamarcio
Riccardo Scamarcio.jpg
Scamarcio in 2008
Born (1979-11-13) 13 November 1979 (age 40)
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Partner(s) Angela Liso (1996–2006), Valeria Golino (2006–2016)
Children1

Riccardo Dario Scamarcio (Italian pronunciation:  [rikˈkardo skaˈmartʃo] ; born 13 November 1979) is an Italian film actor and film producer.

Contents

Life and career

Scamarcio was born in Trani, Apulia, the son of Irene Petrafesa, a painter, and Emilio Scamarcio. [1]

He went to train as an actor at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema in Rome, where he now lives. His debut acting role was in a TV series in 2000, while his first ever lead role in a feature film was in Three Steps Over Heaven (2004), directed by Luca Lucini. Through this he immediately became well known to the Italian speaking public, especially a young audience. His success brought him prominence as a sex symbol and boosted requests for his acting skills, leading to his role in Texas (2005), directed by Fausto Paravidino and soon to him joining the cast of Romanzo Criminale , playing a monosyllabic, enigmatic thug character in a powerful portrait of a mafiosi community directed by Michele Placido.

In 2006 he acted in The Black Arrow, a TV series broadcast by Canale 5, adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, and took on four new film roles: My Brother Is an Only Child (2007), directed by Daniele Luchetti, based on the novel Il fasciocomunista by Antonio Pennacchi. Scamarcio won a David di Donatello nomination for Best Supporting Actor for this work. He also played in Manual of Love 2 (2007), directed by Giovanni Veronesi, Ho voglia di te (2007), directed by Luis Prieto, and Go Go Tales (2007), directed by Abel Ferrara.

In 2007 he began work on At a Glance (2008) directed by Sergio Rubini, Italians (2009), a comedy directed by Giovanni Veronesi, and The Big Dream (2009), set in Italy in 1968, directed by Michele Placido. Eden à l'Ouest, directed by Costa-Gavras, saw Scamarcio playing an illegal immigrant-cum-innocent abroad. The Cézanne Affair (2009), directed by Sergio Rubini, co-starred Scamarcio's partner, Italian-Greek actress Valeria Golino, who plays his sister.

He also starred in John Wick: Chapter 2 , playing the Italian Mob boss Santino D'Antonio, the antagonist in the film.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003 The Best of Youth Andrea Utano
Now or Never Biri
Le mani in facciaFrancescoShort film
2004 Three Steps Over Heaven Step
The Smell of Blood
2005 L'uomo perfetto Antonio
Texas Gianluca Baretti
Romanzo Criminale Nero
2007 Manual of Love 2 Nicola
Ho voglia di te Step
My Brother Is an Only Child Manrico BenassiNominated − David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor
Go Go Tales Doctor Steven
Prova a volareAlessandro
2008 At a Glance Adrian
2009 Italians Marcello Polidori
Eden Is West Elias
The Big Dream Nicola
The Front Line Sergio Segio
The Cézanne Affair Pinuccio
2010 Loose Cannons Tommaso Cantone
DiarchiaGianoShort film
2011 Polisse Francesco
The Ages of Love Roberto
2012Una commedia italiana che non fa ridereNarratorShort film
To Rome with Love Hotel Robber
The Red and the Blue Professor Giovanni Prezioso
Cosimo e NicoleCosimo
Giulia ha picchiato FilippoShort film
2013 The Informant Mario / Claudio Pasco Lanfredi
Third Person Marco
A Small Southern Enterprise Arturo
2014 A Golden Boy Davide Bias
Pasolini Ninetto Davoli
Effie Gray Rafael
2015 Wondrous Boccaccio Gentile Carisendi
You Can't Save Yourself Alone GaetanoNominated − David di Donatello for Best Actor
First Light Marco
Burnt Max
Io che amo solo te Damiano
2016 Pericle Pericle
La verità sta in cieloEnrico De Pedis
La cena di Natale Damiano
Ali and Nino Malik Nakhararyan
2017 Dalida Orlando
John Wick: Chapter 2 Santino D'Antonio
Andorra Lieutenant Afgroni
2018 Loro Sergio Morra
Welcome Home Federico
The Summer House Luca
Euphoria
2019 The Ruthless Santo Russo
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Santino D'Antoniocameos as Santino d'Antonio's corpse

Television

Music video

Theatre

Related Research Articles

Michele Placido Italian film director and actor

Michele Placido is an Italian actor and director. He is best known for the role of Corrado Cattani in the TV series La piovra.

Giovanna Mezzogiorno Italian actress

Giovanna Mezzogiorno is an Italian theatre and film actress.

Margherita Buy Italian actress

Margherita Buy is an Italian actress. She is a seven-time David di Donatello Awards winner and seven-time Nastro d'argento winner.

Giuliano Sangiorgi

Giuliano Sangiorgi is an Italian artist who has gained increasing fame as a singer, songwriter and composer, together with his rock band Negramaro.

Sergio Rubini

Sergio Rubini is an Italian actor and film director.

Carlo Verdone

Carlo Gregorio Verdone is an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director.

Violante Placido Italian actress and singer

Maria Violante Placido is an Italian actress and singer.

Antonio Luigi Grimaldi, known as Antonello Grimaldi is an Italian actor, film and television director, and screenwriter.

Elio Germano Italian actor

Elio Germano is an Italian actor. He is the recipient of many accolades, including a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and a Silver Bear for Best Actor.

Francesco Scianna Italian actor

Francesco Scianna is an Italian actor.

Cristina Serafini is an Italian actress.

Daniela Poggi

Daniela Poggi is an Italian film and stage actress and television presenter.

<i>Manual of Love 2</i>

Manual of Love 2 is a 2007 Italian romantic comedy film in four quartets directed by Giovanni Veronesi. It is the sequel of Manual of Love and was followed by Manual of Love 3.

<i>The Scent of Blood</i>

The Scent of Blood is a 2004 Italian thriller-drama film written and directed by Mario Martone. It was screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival in the Director's Fortnight section. It is based on a novel by Goffredo Parise.

<i>Italians</i> (film) 2009 film by Giovanni Veronesi

Italians is a 2009 Italian comedy film written and directed by Giovanni Veronesi. For this film Paolo Buonvino won the Silver Ribbon for best score. the film also received three nominations at David di Donatello for best score, best sound and best special effects.

<i>At a Glance</i>

At a Glance is a 2008 Italian thriller film written, directed and starred by Sergio Rubini. For his performance Riccardo Scamarcio won the 2008 Flaiano Prize for best actor.

<i>Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth</i>

Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth is a 2000 Italian television movie directed by Giulio Base and starring Michele Placido in the title role. The film is based on real life events of Roman Catholic friar and later Saint, Padre Pio.

Tre metri sopra il cielo is a 2004 film, directed by Luca Lucini, based on the novel by Federico Moccia. It was released in cinemas in Italy on 12 March 2004.

<i>Io che amo solo te</i> (film)

Io che amo solo te is a 2015 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Marco Ponti and starring Riccardo Scamarcio and Laura Chiatti. It is loosely based on a novel by Luca Bianchini, who also collaborated to the screenplay of the film. It debuted at the first place at the Italian box office.

<i>The Kings Musketeers</i> 2018 Italian comedy film

The King's Musketeers is a 2018 Italian comedy film directed by Giovanni Veronesi, loosely based on the Alexandre Dumas's novels The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After.

References