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Vincenzo Salemme

24 July 1957 in Bacoli (prov. Napoli) 




After completing high school, achieved at Liceo Umberto I in Naples, he enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Naples Federico II. He debuted in the comedy Ballad and death of a capitano del popolo, hired by Tato Russo, in 1976. The following year in Rome enters the company of Eduardo De Filippo, where he took part in Those recorded many years ago, as an extra, the cylinder and the sindaco del rione sanità, broadcast on Raiuno in the late 70. After the death of Eduardo, continues with his son James Dahl, until 1992. Meanwhile, in 1990, the cultural Association of E.T. and debuted at the Teatro Roma clock, with comedy Dreams, needs, nightmares and Revivals, consisting of two act plays Goodnight and Mr. stroke of geniusThe success achieved, will enable him to form a professional company, Who takes center stage, with the phrase "If the dream becomes a need, stops being dream.", after twenty five years of psychoanalysis, has enclosed the meaning of These two texts; in 1991 will take the show to those children, whom Stepchildren, containing The bosom friendPhone Blue and PassacantandoThe play the friend of the heart, will create one of his most famous movies. With the comedy people want to laugh, to be attended by Stefano Sarcinelli and Francesco Paolantoni, besides pay homage to what he calls a Spartan life, namely theatrical life, picks up a theme typical of his teacher Eduardo, the boundary between dream and reality come to such a success that in 2005 there will be a sequel to people want to laugh ... yet. Is the 1994 the show Get a unique act plays, including the comedy Sparrows and bats and the last wish, plays linked by the theme of friendship. In 1995, comes success with comedy ... and it's snowing outside, the brainchild of Enzo Iacchetti, and a year later with Giobbe Covatta and Francesco Paolantoni writes Me & HimOf 1996 is comedy Flowers of stroke for Cetty Sommella, directed by Maurizio Casagrande, and ' crazy in love, award-winning Patisserie femmene, Bellavista, all with the central theme of the woman and/or of betrayal.

 At the end of the years ' 90, staged By Mom there is only one, and he himself declares:


I wrote this play in 1991 and as soon as I finished I thought, "this is a text that will be in a few years."And indeed ...! I felt that the comedy was in need of rest, of sedimentation. I needed to digest it, first of all because it's a comedy full of moods that I could only manage with greater maturity, both human and artistic then because it is a play on the elderly, the inability to endure the pains, the farewells, loneliness.


In 2001, on the occasion of the inauguration of the teatro Ambra Jovinelli in Rome, it realizes I the theatre, staging excerpts from his operas. In addition to theater, Vincenzo Salemme has also acted in a few movies, debuting in the years ' 80, directed by Nanni Moretti, in dreams and the mass is endedOther films in which she starred are, there is room for everyone, Olé, BaarìaEx, life is a wonderful thing, A Christmas wedding plannerFirst movie he directed was Friend of the heart, released in December of 1998, collects billions of Liras; This is followed by love at first sight, SMS – in disguise, No problemAmong the plays, the most famous are ... and it's snowing outside!, Sparrows or bats?,the theatre, award winning Pastry Bellavistathe curious case of Felice C, DaddyOn tv was involved in two shows on Raiuno Family Show and from North to South, and I've said it all!. It is part of the Foundation's Scientific Committee of honour John Ambrosini. In 2014, takes part in the movie starring Gigi Proietti and Massimo Boldi But what a sign are you, directed by Neri Parenti.



Filmography Actor



1981/ Sweet dreams, directed by Nanni Moretti

1984/ Bianca, directed by Nanni Moretti

1985/ La messa è finita by Nanni Moretti

1990/ There is room for everyone, directed by Giancarlo Planta

1992/ Death of a Neapolitan mathematician by Mario Martone

1993/ The plunge, directed by Massimo Martella

1996/ Isolde, directed by Maurizio River

1998/ The friend of the heart, directed by Vincenzo Salemme

1999/ Love at first sight, directed by Vincenzo Salemme

2000/ Faccia di Picasso, directed by Massimo Ceccherini

2000/ Freewheeling, directed by Vincenzo Salemme

2002/ 2003 / Would to heaven!, directed by Vincenzo Salemme

2005/ Cose da pazzi, directed by Vincenzo Salemme

2006/ Olé, directed by Carlo Vanzina

2006/ Avalon, directed by Roberto Cimpanelli

2007/ SMS-Sotto mentite spogliedirected by Vincenzo Salemme

2008/ No problem, directed by Vincenzo Salemme

2009/ Ex, directed by Fausto Brizzi

2009/ Baarìa, Giuseppe Tornatore

2010/ Life is a wonderful thing, directed by Carlo Vanzina

2010/ I'm getting married at Christmas, directed by Paolo Costella

2011/ Without art nor part, directed by Giovanni Albanese

2011/ Kissed by luck, directed by Paolo Costella

2011/ Ex-friends again!, directed by Carlo Vanzina

2011/ Chocolate lessons 2, directed by Alessio Maria Federici

2012/ 10 rules to make you fall in love, directed by Cristiano Bortone

2012/ Good day, directed by Carlo Vanzina

2012/ A woman for life, directed by Maurizio Casagrande

2013/ Never United States, directed by Carlo Vanzina

2014/ Taste of you, directed by Carlo Vanzina

2014/ ... and it's snowing outside, directed by Vincenzo Salemme

2014/ But what's the 6th sign?, directed by Neri Parenti

2016/ If you leave me, it's not worth, directed by Vincenzo Salemme





1987/ A Sicilian in Sicily, directed by Pino Passalacqua, miniseries



Director and screenwriter


1998/ The friend of the heart

1999/ Love at first sight

2000/ Freewheeling

2002/ Would to heaven!

2003/ I saw the stars!

2005/ Crazy things

2007/ SMS – in disguise

2008/ No problem

2014/ ... and it's snowing outside

2016/ If you leave me, it's not worth

2016/ Before Monday, directed by Massimo Cappelli

2017/ Treasure hunt, directed by Carlo Vanzina

2017/ The contagion, directed by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini



 Voice actor


2003/ Opopomoz, directed by Enzo D ' Alò, voice of Joseph





1978/ The cylinder

1978/ Those include many years ago

1979/ The Mayor of the Health Ward

1986/ The storm

1988/ Don Giovanni

1991/ To whom the children stepchildren

1993/ People want to laugh

1993/ Sparrows or bats?

1994/ Unique Facts for comedic 

1995/ ... and it's snowing outside

1996/ Me & him

1996/ Flowers of stroke

1996/ The curious case of Felice C.

1997/ Award-winning Patisserie Bellavista

1999/ Mom there is only one

2001/ Dreams and needs

2001/ I the theatre!

2004/ People want to laugh

2005/ People want to laugh ... again!

2006/ Daddy Darling

2010/ The lobster to the poison

2012/ The Devil Keeper

2014/ Dreams and needs, nightmares and revivals

2016/ An extravagant party

2016/ Daddy Darling


Variety shows


2006/ Family show, Rai 1

2006/ Dancing with the stars, Rai 1

2009/ From North to South, and I've said it all!, Rai 1