Roberto Benigni

by andrew on April 16, 2014

"Pinocchio" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Roberto Remigio Benigni

Place of Birth: Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Date of Birth: 27 October, 1952

Ethnicity: Italian

Roberto Benigni is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life Is Beautiful (1998). The film also won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Roberto is the son of Isolina Papini and Luigi Benigni. He was raised Catholic.

He is married to actress Nicoletta Braschi, who has starred in most of the films he has directed.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

fuzzybear44 May 15, 2016 at 1:55 am

Italian,would have thought Ashkenazi

andrew May 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm

well, I guess you watched “Life is beautiful”.

typepope May 29, 2018 at 5:17 am

Ashkenazi Jews have substantial Italian ancestry, and strongly overlap with Sicilians and south Italians genetically…

phaedra May 15, 2016 at 1:01 am

Looks more German than Italian (Hans Zimmer)

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm

he does not look german

he could pass for german half italian but not full german

he played jews and italians in many movies

it would be unrealistic if he would play a german

you are really dumb

HANS ZIMMER and he have got the bald head in common nothing more

by the way HANS ZIMMER is not full german

he is half jewish

andrew July 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm


he has played a Jewish character only in “Life is beautiful”, he is not a prolific actor and in recent years he has been more active in tv shows and reading of Dante.

andrew November 14, 2015 at 12:18 pm

add this: he’s married to actress Nicoletta Braschi, who has starred in most of the films he has directed.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 5:40 am

He looks like a clown without makeup.

andrew September 28, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Roberto’s father was actually named Luigi.

andrew September 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

I think the text needs some corrections

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