Ivano Marescotti

Ivano Marescotti (born 4 February 1946) is an Italian actor.

Ivano Marescotti
Marescotti in 2014
Born (1946-02-04) 4 February 1946
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Life and career

Born in Villanova di Bagnacavallo, province of Ravenna, Marescotti long worked as a clerk in the urban sector of the Councillorship of Ravenna.[1][2] He started acting just at 35 years old, first in local amateur stage works, then in some major stage companies.[1][2]

In films, after some small film roles Marescotti had his breakout role in 1991 as Tobia the chemist in the Silvio Soldini's comedy film L'aria serena dell'ovest.[1] From then Marescotti started appearing in dozens of films, usually in supporting roles, establishing himself as one of the most active character actors in the Italian cinema of the 1990s and 2000s.[1] In recent years, he also took part to several international productions.[2]

In 2004 he won a Silver Ribbon for the short film Assicurazione sulla vita.[2] In 2007 he was elected in Bologna to the regional constituent assembly of the Democratic Party.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Chiti, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
  2. Giorgio Dell’Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 978-88-317-9599-9.
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