Adriano Giannini

Active - 2001 - 2016  |   Born - May 10, 1971 in Rome, Italy  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance

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  • Began his career at 18 behind the scenes of his mother's movie Evelina and Her Sons.
  • Grew up in a filmmaking family; father is Giancarlo Giannini.
  • For 10 years worked as an assistant cameraman and cameraman on various productions.
  • First appearance on screen was in 2001's Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli.
  • Starred opposite Madonna in the 2002 U.S. remake of Swept Away; played the role his father originated in the 1975 Italian version; Madonna was unaware of the connection until after she chose him.
  • In Italy, dubbed Heath Ledger's lines as The Joker in The Dark Knight and won the 2009 Silver Ribbon Award for Best Voice Actor; his father dubbed Jack Nicholson's Joker role in 1989's Batman.
  • Directed the 2009 short film Il Gioco (The Game).
  • His first role in a U.S. TV series came in 2012 as Giancarlo Rossi in Missing.
  • Speaks fluent Italian, English, French and Spanish.