Stefano Accorsi

Stefano Lelio Beniamino Accorsi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsteːfano akˈkorsi]; born 2 March 1971) is an Italian actor.

Stefano Accorsi
Stefano Lelio Beniamino Accorsi

(1971-03-02) 2 March 1971
Bologna, Italy
Nationality Italy

Early life and background

Accorsi was born in Bologna. He graduated from Bologna's Theatrical School in 1993, and acted in the theatre for several years before moving to cinema.


In 1995 he played the lead in Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo, one of his best known films.

In 1998 he worked with Daniele Luchetti in I Piccoli Maestri, which competed for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. In the same year he won three prizes for his role in Radiofreccia, directed by rock star Luciano Ligabue, including David di Donatello for Best Actor.

He was the lead in the successful film L'ultimo bacio (The Last Kiss).

He won the leading role in Maria de MedeirosCapitães de Abril (April Captains), and has worked with director Nanni Moretti in The Son's Room.

In 2001, Accorsi also had the leading role in Ferzan Özpetek's Le fate ignoranti (His Secret Life – Festival Title/The Ignorant Fairies – International Title), which was in competition at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival. This film was a big success in Italy and in Turkey, and Accorsi, who played the role of a homosexual man, won three awards for his interpretation.

He also starred in David Blair's Tabloid TV (UK) and in Marco Ponti's Santa Maradona.

Then Accorsi acted in the TV film Il giovane Casanova by Giacomo Battiato.

His next film was Un viaggio chiamato amore (A Journey Called Love) which took part in the Venice International Film Festival 2002 and for which he won the Coppa Volpi, the award for best male performance as the Italian poet Dino Campana.

He didn't make any more films for about a year, during which time he went to France. He went to the Venice International Film Festival 2003 as a member of the jury. In 2004 he shot two movies: Ovunque sei, directed by Michele Placido, where he plays the role of an emergency care doctor; and L'amore ritrovato, directed by Carlo Mazzacurati.

Accorsi worked with Diane Kruger in Les Brigades du Tigre (2005) and with Julie Depardieu in La Faute à Fidel. He was featured in Un baiser s'il vous plaît in 2007 and its sequel Baciami ancora in 2010.

Personal life

Accorsi was engaged to Corsican supermodel Laetitia Casta. They have one son and one daughter together, Orlando, born on 21 September 2006 and Athena, born on 29 August 2009.

He is an agnostic.[1]



Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref
Ciak d'oro2001Le fate ignoranti-Best ActorWon
David di Donatello1999RadiofrecciaDavid di DonatelloBest ActorWon[2]
2000Ormai è fatta!David di DonatelloBest ActorNominated[2]
2001L'ultimo bacioDavid di DonatelloBest ActorNominated[2]
2005Provincia meccanicaDavid di DonatelloBest ActorNominated[2]
2013A Five Star LifeDavid di DonatelloBest Supporting ActorNominated[2]
2017Veloce come il ventoDavid di DonatelloBest ActorWon[2]
European Film Awards2001Le fate ignorantiAudience AwardBest ActorNominated
Flaiano Film Festival2007Saturn in OppositionFlaiano PrizeBest ActorWon[3]
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists2001Le fate ignorantiNastro d'ArgentoBest ActorWon
2006Provincia meccanicaNastro d'ArgentoBest ActorNominated
Venice Film Festival2002Un viaggio chiamato amoreVolpi CupBest ActorWon[4]


  1. "Stefano Accorsi". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. "Ente David di Donatello – Accademia del Cinema Italiano". Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  3. "Flaiano Film Festival". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  4. "La Biennale di Venezia – The awards of the Venice Film Festival". Retrieved 23 January 2011.
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