Michele Placido

(Ascoli Satriano, 19 March 1946)


Michele was born in Toronto in the province of Foggia, the third child of eight children, after completing his studies he joined the police, meanwhile he studied theatre at the National Academy of dramatic art, in 1970 takes leave from the police to pursue an acting career, Debuts at Theatre with Director Luca Ronconi, the theatrical transposition ofOrlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. After participating in the television drama the Picciotto, enters the world of cinema, playing alongside Ugo Tognazzi and Ornella Muti popular novel by Mario Monicelli and together with Laura Antonelli Mi Dio come sono caduta in basso! by Luigi Comencini. The role that gave him greater popularity was that of Commissioner Corrado Cattani in scripted the OctopusPlacido has five children, was married to Simonetta Stefanelli from whom he divorced in 1994, in 1988 he had a son, Inigo from an extramarital relationship with Verginie Alexandre.





Il caso Pisciotta, directed by Eriprando Visconti (1972)


My wife, un corpo per l'amore, directed by Mario Imperoli (1973)


La mano nera, directed by Antonio Racioppi (1973)


Teresa la ladra, directed by Adam David (1973)


Mio Dio come sono caduta in basso!, directed by Luigi Comencini (1974)


Popular novel, directed by Mario Monicelli (1974)


Processo per direttissima, directed by Lucio De Caro (1974)


The divine nymph, directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (1975)


La orca, by Eriprando Visconti (1976)


Triumphal March, directed by Marco Bellocchio (1976)


L'agnese va a morire, directed by Giuliano Montalbo (1976)


... and scared, directed by Paolo Cavara (1976)


Oedipus orca, directed by Eriprando Visconti (1977)


Kleinhoff Hotel, directed by Carlo Lizzani (1977)


Casottodi Sergio Citti (1977)


La ragazza dal pigiama giallo, directed by Flavio Mogherini (1977)


I am mine, directed by Sofia Scandurra (1978)


Corleone, directed by Pasquale Squitieri (1978)


Ernesto, directed by Salvatore Samperi (1979)


Wild Beds, directed by Luigi Zampa (1979)


A man on his knees, directed by Damiano Damiani (1979)


The lawn, directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (1979)


Saturday, Sunday and Friday, episode Sunday, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile (1979)


Leap into the void, directed by Marco Bellocchio (1980)


Lulu, directed by Walerian Borowczyk (1980)


Fontamara, directed by Carlo Lizzani (1980)


Three brothers, directed by Francesco Rosi (1981)


History of women, directed by Benoît Jacquot (1981)


Cargo, directed by Serge Dubor (1981)


Sciopèn, directed by Luciano Odorisio (1982)


Ars amandi-the art of love, directed by Walerian Borowczyk (1983)


Les amants terribles, directed by Danièle Dubroux and Commissioner, Stravros Kaplanidis (1984)


Pizza Connection, directed by Damiano Damiani (1985)


Summer night, with Greek profile, almond eyes and scent of Basil, directed by Lina Wertmüller (1986)


Department stores, directed by Castellano e Pipolo (1986)


How are good whites, directed by Marco Ferreri (1988)


Ti presento un'amica, directed by Francesco Massaro (1988)


Gold Business, directed by Jim Abrahams (1988)


Via Paradiso, directed by Luciamo Odorisio (1988)


Mery per sempre, directed by Marco Risi (1989)


Afghan breadkdown, directed by Vladimir Bortko (1991)


Le amiche del cuore, directed by Michele Placido (1992)


Quattro bravi ragazzi, by Claudio Camarca (1993)


Giovanni Falcone, directed by Giuseppe Ferrara (1993)


Father and son, directed by Pasquale Pozzessere (1994)


Lamerica, directed by Gianni Amelio (1994)


Cops, directed by Giulio Base (1995)


Ordinary hero, directed by Michele Placido (1995)


The she-Wolf, directed by Gabriele Lavia (1996)


The pleasure and its downsides, directed by Nicolas Boukhrief (1998)


Del perduto amore, directed by Michele Placido (1998)


Dirty laundry, directed by Mario Monicelli (1999)


The nurse, directed by Marco Bellocchio (1999)


A decent man, directed by Maurizio Zaccaro (1999)


Scorched earth, directed by Fabio Segatori (1999)


Liberate i pesci!, directed by Cristina Comencini (2000)


In two ways, directed by Fabio Conversi (2001)


Searching for Paradise, directed by Myra Paci (2002)


Il posto dell'anima, directed by Riccardo Milani (2004)


L'amore ritorna(2004), directed by Sergio Rubini


The smell of blood, directed by Mario Martone (2004)


Romanzo Criminale, directed by Michele Placido (2005)


Arrivederci amore, ciao, directed by Michele Soavi (2006)


Il caimanoby Nanni Moretti (2006)


The unknown, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (2006)


Le rose del deserto, directed by Mario Monicelli (2006)


Commediasexi, directed by Alessandro D'alatri (2006)


SoloMetro, directed by Marco Cucurnia (2007)


Piano, solo, directed by Riccardo Milani (2007)


2061 – an exceptional year, directed by Carlo Vanzina (2007)


Smutek panì Snaiderovè, directed by Eno and Piro Milkani (2007)


The Moon in the desert, solo voice, short film, directed by Cosimo Damiano da Silva (2008)


The blood of the losers, directed by Michele Soavi (2008)


Focaccia Blues, directed by Nico Cirasola (2009)


Baarìa, Giuseppe Tornatore (2009)


Oggi sposi, directed by Luca Lucini (2009)


Parents & children – shake well before use, directed by Giovanni Veronesi (2010)


Manual of love 3, directed by Giovanni Veronesi (2011)


My friends – how it all began, directed by Neri Parenti (2011)


Tulpa – deadly Perdition, Director Federico Zampaglione (2012)


The sniper, directed by Michele Placido (2012)


Long live Italy, directed by Massimiliano Bruno (2012)


Chimpanzee, directed by Alessandro Gassman (2012)


Itaker – Forbidden to Italians, directed by Toni Trupia (2012)


Living Legends, directed by Niki Iliev (2014)


The choice, directed by Michele Placido (2015)


Io che amo solo te, directed by Marco Ponti (2015)


A romantic adventure, directed by David Carrillo (2016)


7 minutes, directed by Michele Placido (2016)


Christmas dinner, by Marco Ponti (2016)






Joe Petrosino, Tv miniseries, directed by Daniele d'anza (1972)


Il picciotto, Tv film, directed by Alberto Negrin (1973)


Moses, the law of the desert, directed by Gianfranco De Bosio (1974)


Orlando Furioso, directed by Luca Ronconi (1975)


Yerma, directed by Marco Ferreri (1978)


Volunteers for unknown destination, directed by Alberto Negrin (1979)


The faux pas, directed by Paolo Poeti (1983)


La piovra, directed by Damiano Damiani (1982)


La piovra 2, directed by Florestano Vancini (1986)


La piovra 3(1987), directed by Luigi Perelli


La piovra 4, directed by Luigi Perelli (1989)


Scoop, directed by José María Sánchez (1992)


Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel, directed by Paul Krasny (1992)


Men of respect, directed by Damiano Damiano (1993)


L'UOMO dal fiore in bocca, directed by Marco Bellocchio (1993)


A view from the bridge, directed by Luciano Odorisio (1997)


Racketeering, directed by Luigi Perelli (1997)


The mission, directed by Maurizio Zaccaro (1998)


Padre Pio-Tra cielo e terra, directed by Giulio Base (2000)


Il sequestro Soffiantini, directed by Riccardo Milani (2002)


Un papà quasi perfetto, directed by Maurizio Dell'Orso (2003)


Soraya, directed by Lodovico Gasparini (2003)


Thel grande Torino, directed by Claudio Bonivento (2005)


Karol, a Pope who remained man, directed by Giacomo Battiato (2006)


Assunta Spina, directed by Riccardo Mak (2006)


L'ultimo padrino, directed by Marco Risi (2008)


Aldo Moro – President, directed by Gianluca Maria Taravelli (2009)


Fly – the great history of Domenico Modugno, directed by Riccardo Milani (2013)



Directing Filmography


Pummaro (1990)


Le amiche del cuore (1992)


Ordinary hero (1998)


Del perduto Amore (1998)


A journey called love (2002)


Wherever you are (2004)


The big dream (2009)


Vallanzasca-Gli angeli del male (2010)


The sniper (2012)


The choice (2015)


7 minutes (2016)



Filmography Producer



The right man, directed by Toni Trupia (2007)


SoloMetro, directed by Marco Cucurnia (2007)


Vampyre Compendium, short film, directed by Matteo Bernardini (2010)


Calypso, directed by Luca Severi (2016)



Davi awards by Donatello


1976 triumphal March, Gold Plaque Won


1981 Fontamara, best actor Nomination


1985 Pizza connection, best actor Nomination


1991 Pummaro, best new Director Nomination


1995 ordinary hero, David Special Won


1999 Del perduto amore, David School Application


2006 crime novel, best film Nomination Best Director Nomination, Best Screenplay Won David young Won


2007 Jane Doe, best actor Nomination


2011 Vallanzasca-Gli angeli del male, David young Candidacy


2017 7 minutes, David young Candidacy