Alessandro Gassmann (born Alessandro Gassman; born 24 February 1965) is an Italian actor.
Gassmann at the 2008 Venice Film Festival
24 February 1965
Sabrina Knaflitz (m. 1998)
(?–1998; broken engagement)
He debuted at 17 in the autobiographical film Di padre in figlio, written and directed with his father, under whose tutoring he later studied in the Theatre Workshop of Florence. Among his theatrical activity, he was noted for his playing in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Affabulazione (1984).
In 1996 he began an artistic partnership with his friend Gianmarco Tognazzi with whom he co-acted in popular movies like Uomini senza donne, Facciamo festa, Teste di cocco, Lovest, I miei più cari amici and Natale a Beverly Hills, in the theatrical version of Some Like It Hot and as dubbers of the Disney cartoon Eldorado. In 1997 he imposed internationally with Ferzan Özpetek's Hamam.
He was subsequently chosen by Yves Saint Laurent as testimonial for his perfume Opium, and posed in a nude calendar for the Italian magazine Max. He also became a testimonial for Lancia of Musa, as well as appearing in an ad for the Glen Grant liquor. As an actor, he worked for several TV miniseries and, in France, in the action movie Transporter 2 (opposite Jason Statham), produced by Luc Besson. In 2006, Gassmann appeared in the comedy Non prendere impegni stasera.
He then took part in TV dramas such as Piccolo mondo antico, Le stagioni del cuore, La guerra è finita and La Sacra Famiglia; he also acted in the US action film Transporter 2 and in Italy in the comedy Non prendere impegni stasera.
In 2008 he acted in the film Caos calmo as the brother of the main lead, interpreted by Nanni Moretti. For this role, he was honoured by many awards: the David di Donatello award for a supporting actor, the Ciak d'oro, the Nastro d'Argento and the Globo d'oro of the foreign press. In the same year, he adapted for the stage the teleplay 12 Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose in 1954 that was made into a film by Sidney Lumet in 1957: the performance was taken up again in 2009, year in which he also appeared as leading actor in 4 padri single by Paolo Monico, Ex by Fausto Brizzi and Il compleanno by Marco Filiberti as well in the TV miniseries Pinocchio directed by Alberto Sironi.
He is acting Tutor in Cinecittà at Act Multimedia.
Gassmann is reportedly 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) tall. He has been married to Sabrina Knaflitz since 1998, who gave birth to their son Leo the same year.
He is of Jewish descent.
- Big Deal After 20 Years, directed by Amanzio Todini (1987)
- Devils of Monza, directed by Luciano Odorisio (1987)
- When We Were Repressed, directed by Pino Quartullo (1992)
- Ostinato destino, directed by Gianfranco Albano (1992)
- Golden Balls, directed by Bigas Luna (1993)
- Sì, ma vogliamo un maschio, directed by Giuliano Biagetti (1994)
- A Month by the Lake, directed by John Irvin (1995)
- Uomini senza donne, directed by Angelo Longoni (1996)
- Stella's Favor, directed by Giancarlo Scarchilli (1996)
- Facciamo fiesta, directed by Angelo Longoni (1997)
- Lovest, directed by Giulio Base (1997)
- Hamam, directed by Ferzan Özpetek (1997)
- I miei più cari amici, directed by Alessandro Benvenuti (1998)
- Toni, directed by Philomène Esposito (1999)
- La bomba, directed by Giulio Base (1999)
- Teste di cocco, directed by Ugo Fabrizio Giordani (2000)
- The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair directed by Giuseppe Ferrara (2002)
- Guardians of the Clouds, directed by Luciano Odorisio (2004)
- La sperarazione, directed by Mariano Provenzano (2005)
- Transporter 2, directed by Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen (2005)
- Don't Make Any Plans for Tonight, directed by Gianluca Maria Tavarelli (2006)
- Quiet Chaos, directed by Antonello Grimaldi (2008)
- The Seed of Discord, directed by Pappi Corsicato (2008)
- 4 padri single, directed by Paolo Monico (2009)
- Ex, directed by Fausto Brizzi (2009)
- David's Birthday, directed by Marco Filiberti (2009)
- The Father and the Foreigner, directed by Ricky Tognazzi (2009)
- Natale a Beverly Hills, directed by Neri Parenti (2009)
- Basilicata Coast to Coast, directed by Rocco Papaleo (2010)
- The Woman of My Dreams, directed by Luca Lucini (2010)
- The Dinner, directed by Ivano De Matteo (2014)
- God Willing, directed by Edoardo Falcone (2015)
- The Last Will Be the Last, directed by Massimiliano Bruno (2015)
- Il nome del figlio, directed by Francesca Archibugi (2015)
- Torn - Strappati, directed by Alessandro Gassmann (2015)
- Onda su onda, directed by Rocco Papaleo (2016)
- Non c'è più religione, directed by Luca Miniero (2016)
- Cinderella the Cat, directed by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri and Dario Sansone
- Beata ignoranza, directed by Massimiliano Bruno (2017)
- The Prize, directed by Alessandro Gassmann (2017)
- Una storia senza nome, directed by Roberto Andò (2018)
- Non ci resta che il crimine, directed by Massimiliano Bruno (2019)
- Croce e delizia, directed by Simone Godano (2019)
- Un bambino di nome Gesù, directed by Franco Rossi (1987)
- Il commissario Corso, directed by Gianni Lepre and Alberto Sironi (1987)
- Il giudice istruttore (1 episodio, 1987)
- L'altro enigma, directed by Vittorio Gassman and Carlo Tuzii (1988)
- Il commissario Corso (1 episode)
- La primavera di Michelangelo, directed by Jerry London (1991)
- Comprarsi una vita, directed by Domenico Campana (1991)
- Ulisse e la balena bianca, directed by Rubino Rubini (1992)
- Schneewittchen und das Geheimnis der Zwerge, directed by Ludvík Ráza (1992)
- Due volte vent'anni, directed by Livia Giampalmo (1993)
- La famiglia Ricordi, directed by Mauro Bolognini (1995)
- Sansone e Dalila, directed by Nicolas Roeg (1996)
- Nuda proprietà vendesi, directed by Enrico Oldoini (1997)
- Nessuno escluso, directed by Massimo Spano (1997)
- Lourdes, directed by Lodovico Gasparini (2000)
- Crociati, directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard (2001)
- Piccolo mondo antico, directed by Cinzia Th. Torrini (2001)
- La guerra è finita, directed by Lodovico Gasparini (2002)
- Le stagioni del cuore, directed by Antonio Luigi Grimaldi (2004)
- Dalida, directed by Joyce Buñuel (2005)
- The Holy Family, directed by Raffaele Mertes (2006)
- Codice rosso (12 episodi, 2006)
- Pinocchio, directed by Alberto Sironi (2008)
- I Cesaroni (2 episodes, 2008)
- Natale per due, directed by Giambattista Avellino (2011)
- I bastardi... (2017)
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