Michele Placido (born May 19, 1946 in Ascoli Satriano) is an internationally known Italian actor and director. He is best known for the role of Corrado Cattani in the TV series La Piovra.
Growing up in a poor family, Placido had a number of jobs since his youth. He studied acting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, and with Silvia D'Amica at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his debut as an actor in the play "Midsummer's Night Dream" in 1969. Two years later he started film work under directors such as Luigi Comencini, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Damiano Damiani, Francesco Rossi, Walerian Borowczyk, Marco Bellocchio and Carlo Lizzani. His first big success came with the role of soldier Paolo Passeri in Marcia trionfale (1976, d. Marco Bellocchio) for which he won a David di Donatello. Two years later he won the Golden Bear award for the best actor in Berlin for his role of the homosexual worker in ironical melodrama Ernesto (1978, d. Salvatore Samperi).
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Il caimano (English: The Caiman, which means a type of crocodile) is an Italian comedy-drama movie released in 2006, directed by Nanni Moretti and featuring Silvio Orlando and Margherita Buy.
Focusing on Silvio Berlusconi's vicissitudes, it was released just before the beginning of the Italian general election, 2006, in which Berlusconi lost. It has been one of the most successful films of 2006 in Italy.
The movie is the story of a cockeyed film producer, Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando) who did some trash movies with his wife Paola (Margherita Buy) in the 1970s. He decides to shoot a film about Silvio Berlusconi, namely Il Caimano ("The Caiman").
The production of the film is rife with problems, including the defection of the main actor (Michele Placido), but the plot of Il Caimano also deals with the domestic issues between Bonomo and Paola until their final separation.
Despite growing evidence that his film will never be completed, Bonomo decides to shoot the last scene, which shows...,
Lamerica is an award-winning 1994 film directed by Gianni Amelio.Gino (played by Enrico Lo Verso) and Fiore (Michele Placido) are Italian racketeers who come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge and choose Spiro Tozaj/Michele Talarico (Carmelo Di Mazzarelli), an old man in a prison, who turns out to be an Italian veteran from World War II. Easily confused and utterly impoverished, this elderly former political prisoner seems the perfect choice, until he unexpectedly disappears. Gino is assigned to find him, setting out a journey that leads him to discover Spiro's tragic personal history and become intimately acquainted with the full extent of Albanian poverty. The two follow a group of Albanians who are headed for Italy in search for a better life. The Albanian exodus parallels that of Italians for the United States, which is where Spiro believes that they are heading.Films by year: 1905–1939 • 1940s&...,
Michele Placido was born