Ennio Fantastichini

Ennio Fantastichini (20 February 1955 – 1 December 2018) was an Italian actor.

Ennio Fantastichini
Fantastichini (left) with director Ferzan Özpetek (2010)
Born(1955-02-20)20 February 1955
Gallese, Italy
Died1 December 2018(2018-12-01) (aged 63)
Naples, Italy

Life and career

Born in Gallese, province of Viterbo, Fantastichini studied acting at the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico.[1] His breakout role was Tommaso Scalia in Gianni Amelio's Open Doors, a role that gave him a Nastro d'Argento, a Ciak d'oro and a special European Film Award as European Discovery of the Year.[2] In 2010, for his performance in Ferzan Özpetek's Loose Cannons, he won a David di Donatello for best supporting actor and a second Nastro d'Argento in the same category.[3][4]

Fantastichini died of leukemia in Naples on 1 December 2018, at the age of 63.[5]

Partial filmography


  1. Fabio Secchi Frau. "Ennio Fantastichini. Quella smorfia sulle labbra". MyMovies. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  3. "L'uomo che verrà miglior film ai David". RaiNews24. 7 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  4. Paola Nicita (20 June 2010). "Nastro d'argento alla Ragonese". La Repubblica. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. Morto Ennio Fantastichini: l’attore stroncato dalla leucemia
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