Luca Marinelli

Luca Marinelli (born 22 October 1984) is an Italian actor.

Luca Marinelli
Marinelli at the European Shooting Stars Award in 2013
Born (1984-10-22) 22 October 1984
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Rome to a father of south Italian ancestry from Apulia, Marinelli enrolled at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2009.[1] Pretty active on stage since 2006, his breakout role was Mattia, the leading character in the Saverio Costanzo's 2010 drama film The Solitude of Prime Numbers.[1] In 2013 he was appointed EFP Shooting Star at the Berlin International Film Festival for his performance in Paolo Virzì's Every Blessed Day.[2]

He won the David di Donatello and the Nastro d'Argento for his supporting role as the antagonist Fabio "The Gipsy" in the Italian superhero film They Call Me Jeeg.


Year Title Notes
2010 The Solitude of Prime Numbers
2011 The Last Man on Earth
2011 Waves
2011 Nina
2012 Mary of Nazareth
2012 Every Blessed Day Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe for Best Actor
2013 The Great Beauty
2015 Il mondo fino in fondo
2015 Don't Be Bad Won–Pasinetti Award for Best Actor
Won–Vittorio Gassman Award for Best Actor
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actor
2016 They Call Me Jeeg Won–David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor
Won–Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actor
Won–Golden Ciak for Best Supporting Actor
2017 Il padre d'Italia Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe for Best Actor
2017 Rainbow: A Private Affair Won–Italian Golden Globe for Best Actor (ex-aequo with Toni Servillo for The Girl in the Fog)
2018 Trust (U.S. TV series) FX Original Mini Series
2019 Martin Eden Won–Volpi Cup for Best Actor
2019 The Old Guard Post-production


  1. Luca Volpe. "Luca Marinelli Il Mattia de La solitudine dei numeri primi". MyMovies. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. Adam Dawtrey (26 January 2013). "Marinelli's talents on display in 'Day'". Variety. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
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