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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 of Orlando 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 I God as I fell down! 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.





1972/ The Pisciotta Case, directed by Eriprando Visconti 

1973/ My wife, a body for love, directed by Mario Imperoli 

1973/ The Black Hand, directed by Antonio Racioppi

1973/ Teresa la ladra, directed by Adam David 

1974/ My God how I fell down!, directed by Luigi Comencini 

1974/ Popular novel, directed by Mario Monicelli 

1974/ Process for direct, directed by Lucio De Caro 

1975/ The divine nymph, directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi 

1976/ The orca, by Eriprando Visconti 

1976/ Triumphal March, directed by Marco Bellocchio 

1976/ The Agnes Goes to Die, directed by Giuliano Montalbo 

1976/ ... and scared, directed by Paolo Cavara 

1977Oedipus orca, directed by Eriprando Visconti 

1977/ Kleinhoff Hotel, directed by Carlo Lizzani 

1977/ Casotto di Sergio Citti 

1977/ The girl in yellow pajamas, directed by Flavio Mogherini 

1978/  I am mine, directed by Sofia Scandurra 

1978/ Corleone, directed by Pasquale Squitieri 

1979/ 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 

1980/ Leap into the void, directed by Marco Bellocchio 

1980/ Lulu, directed by Walerian Borowczyk 

1980/ Fontamara, directed by Carlo Lizzani

1981/ Three brothers, directed by Francesco Rosi 

1981/ History of women, directed by Benoît Jacquot 

1981/ Cargo, directed by Serge Dubor 

1982/ Sciopèn, directed by Luciano Odorisio 

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

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

1985/ Pizza Connection, directed by Damiano Damiani 

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

1986/ Department stores, directed by Castellano e Pipolo 

1988/ How are good whites, directed by Marco Ferreri 

1988/ Meet a friend, directed by Francesco Massaro 

1988/ Gold Business, directed by Jim Abrahams 

1988/ Via Paradiso, directed by Luciamo Odorisio 

1989/ Mery Forever, directed by Marco Risi 

1991/ Afghan breadkdown, directed by Vladimir Bortko 

1992/ The friends of the heart, directed by Michele Placido 

1993/ Four good guys, by Claudio Camarca 

1993/ Giovanni Falcone, directed by Giuseppe Ferrara 

1994/ Father and son, directed by Pasquale Pozzessere 

1994/ Lamerica, directed by Gianni Amelio

1995/ Cops, directed by Giulio Base

1995/ Ordinary hero, directed by Michele Placido 

1996/ The she-Wolf, directed by Gabriele Lavia 

1998/ The pleasure and its downsides, directed by Nicolas Boukhrief 

1998/ Of the lost love, directed by Michele Placido 

1999/ 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 

2000/ Free the fish!, directed by Cristina Comencini 

2001/ In two ways, directed by Fabio Conversi 

2002/ Searching for Paradise, directed by Myra Paci

2004/ The Place of the Soul, directed by Riccardo Milani 

2004/ Love returns, directed by Sergio Rubini

2004/ The smell of blood, directed by Mario Martone 

2005/ Criminal Novel, directed by Michele Placido

2006/ Goodbye love, hello, directed by Michele Soavi 

2006/ The Caiman by Nanni Moretti 

2006/ The unknown, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore 

2006/ The Roses of the Desert, directed by Mario Monicelli 

2006/ Comedy sexi, directed by Alessandro D'alatri 

2007/ Metro only, directed by Marco Cucurnia

2007/ Slowly, just, directed by Riccardo Milani 

2007/ 2061 – an exceptional year, directed by Carlo Vanzina 

2007/ Smutek panì Snaiderovè, directed by Eno and Piro Milkani

2008/ 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 

2009/ Focaccia Blues, directed by Nico Cirasola 

2009/ Baarìa, Giuseppe Tornatore 

2009/ Oggi sposi, directed by Luca Lucini 

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

2011/ Manual of love 3, directed by Giovanni Veronesi

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

2012/ 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

2015/ The choice, directed by Michele Placido 

2015/ I who love only you, directed by Marco Ponti 

2016/ A romantic adventure, directed by David Carrillo 

2016/ 7 minutes, directed by Michele Placido 

2016/ Christmas dinner, by Marco Ponti 






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

1973/ Il picciotto, Tv film, directed by Alberto Negrin

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

1975/ Orlando Furioso, directed by Luca Ronconi 

1978/ Yerma, directed by Marco Ferreri 

1979/ Volunteers for unknown destination, directed by Alberto Negrin 

1983/ The faux pas, directed by Paolo Poeti 

1982/ The Octopus, directed by Damiano Damiani 

1986/ The Octopus 2 , directed by Florestano Vancini 

1987/ The Octopus 3, directed by Luigi Perelli

1989/The Octopus 4 directed by Luigi Perelli 

1992/ Scoop, directed by José María Sánchez 

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

1993/ Men of respect, directed by Damiano Damiano 

1993/ The man from the flower in the mouth, directed by Marco Bellocchio 

1997/ A view from the bridge, directed by Luciano Odorisio 

1997/ Racketeering, directed by Luigi Perelli 

1998/ The mission, directed by Maurizio Zaccaro 

2000/ Father Pio-Between heaven and earth, directed by Giulio Base 

2002/ The Soffiantini kidnapping, directed by Riccardo Milani 

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

2003/ Soraya, directed by Lodovico Gasparini 

2005/ The grande Torino, directed by Claudio Bonivento

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

2006/ Assunta Spina, directed by Riccardo Mak 

2008/ The Last Godfather, directed by Marco Risi 

2009/ Aldo Moro – President, directed by Gianluca Maria Taravelli 

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



Directing Filmography


1990/ Pummaro 

1992/ The friends of the heart 

1998/ Ordinary hero 

1998/ Of the Lost Love 

2002/ A journey called love 

2004/ Wherever you are 

2009/ The big dream 

2010/ Vallanzasca-The Angels of Evil 

2012/ The sniper 

2015/ The choice 

2016 / 7 minutes 



Filmography Producer



2007/ The right man, directed by Toni Trupia

2007/ SoloMetro, directed by Marco Cucurnia 

2010/ Vampyre Compendium, short film, directed by Matteo Bernardini

2016/ Calypso, directed by Luca Severi 



David 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/ The Lost Love, 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-The Angels of Evil, David young Candidacy

2017/ 7 minutes, David young Candidacy