Alessandro Benvenuti

Alessandro Benvenuti (born 31 January 1950) is an Italian actor, film director and screenwriter. He was co-founder, together with Francesco Nuti and Athina Cenci, of the comedy ensamble “GianCattivi” with whom he achieved his first successes on stage and on television. He made his film debut in “Ad Ovest di Paperino”, for which he won the 1982 Silver Ribbon for Best New Director, therefore he started a critically apprecciated career as director, screenwriter and actor of a set of original, offbeat comedies. In 1995 he won a second Silver Ribbon for the script of the film “Belle al Bar”. In 1996 he received three Globi d’oro nominations for his comedy drama film “Ivo the Genius” in the categories best film, best actor and best director.
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