Valerio Mastandrea

Valerio Mastandrea (born 14 February 1972) is an Italian film, stage and television actor.

Valerio Mastandrea
Mastandrea in 2010
Born (1972-02-14) 14 February 1972
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Rome, while being a student of philosophy, in the early 1990s Mastandrea enjoyed some success thanks to the semi-regular participation to the Canale 5 late night talk show Maurizio Costanzo Show.[1]

After some occasional participations to stage plays and films, he had his breakout with the role of Tarcisio in the 1995 crime film Palermo - Milan One Way by Claudio Fragasso. In 1997 he got his first leading role in the sleeper box office hit We All Fall Down.[1]


Mastandrea won the David di Donatello for Best Actor for his role in The First Beautiful Thing in 2010.[2]

In 2013, he won both the David di Donatello for Best Actor for his performance in Ivano De Matteo's Balancing Act and the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Roberto Andò's Long Live Freedom.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. p. 31. ISBN 8884402697.
  2. "Virzì's The First Beautiful Thing sets out to conquer Hollywood". cineuropa. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  3. "David di Donatello, il trionfo di Tornatore". Corriere della Sera. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

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