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Biographies of famous:
- Anne Bancroft biography
- Biography of Joe Bastianich
- Biography of Alfred de Vigny
- Baz Luhrmann's Biography
- Reinhold Messner biography
- Karl Popper biography
- Biography of Alessandro Siani
Anne Bancroft biography
September 17, 1931
June 6, 2005
Who is Anne Bancroft?On the screen was the sultry and wistful Mrs. Robinson, the role that has characterized more; in real life was the wife of that crazy author who answers to the name of Mel Brooks. Two identities that "aficionados" of cinema fail to reconcile but she apparently lived with total nonchalance. Moreover, what kind of actress would be otherwise? And that's not to say that good Anne Bancroft is so detached from that infamous role, if it is true that today's youth remember mostly thanks to its diaphanous appearances in "the graduate," where he was losing his head to a callow, but mature and serious, Dustin Hoffman.
Daughter of first generation Italian immigrants, Anna Maria Louisa was born on September 17, 1931 Italian in New York in the Bronx. After a short training course in which it takes dance lessons and acting in 1948 enters the NYC's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he took his first stage name Anne Marno. Later takes on the surname Bancroft for tip manufacturer Darril Zanuck.
It is this period that is mostly involved with theatrical productions. When he makes his first appearance in a TV serial, in 1950, his control on the art of acting is so strict that the insiders are impressed: the hard wood of New York theaters have prepared more difficult challenges.
Paid my dues on television does not last long: even four years later, a beautiful morning on his phone rings, she answers and at the other end of the handset is a manufacturer of ready to bet on her. Some roles are minor, but in 1962 came the part of Annie Sullivan in "Anna dei miracoli", for which he won the Oscar as best actress.
Anne Bancroft in 1964 as "the pumpkin Eater", and the same year after divorcing from May in which Martin had been married from 1953 to 1957, she married the actor and Director Mel Brooks. Their marriage lasts and is one of the few really successful partnerships in the marshy and difficult world of cinema.
In 1967 the Director Mike Nichols was chosen for the already mentioned role of Mrs. Robinson in "the graduate" which gives an Oscar nomination and a notoriety that it seems. The film, like his character, are enshrined in film history thanks to the stunning soundtrack (including the song "Mrs. Robinson"), signed by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
In 1972 Anne gives birth to son Max Brooks.
The list of films to which is long, but the most famous are "two lives, a turning point" (1977, with Shirley MacLaine), "The Elephant Man" (1980, by David Lynch, starring Anthony Hopkins), "to be or not to be" (1983, with her husband Mel Brooks) and "Agnes of God" (1985, with Jane Fonda). In the 1980 film "Fatso", written and performed by herself, debut behind the camera, after being perfected in directing at the American Film Institute.
In the 90 's he continued acting, but it must be said that the roles were given mostly minor. Among the films that stood out the most in recent years in particular the rude "G.i. Jane" (1997, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen), the drama "paradise lost" (1998, with Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow).
After a long and debilitating illness Anne Bancroft died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, on June 6, 2005.
Biography of Joe Bastianich
September 17, 1968
Who is Joe Bastianich?Joseph Bastianich was born on September 17 1968 in New York City, the son of Felice and Lidia, born in Pula Cook. Her parents own two restaurants in Queens, "Buonavia" and "Second" Villa: when Joseph has thirteen, Bastianich family sells both to concentrate on investment out of another restaurant, Felidia "", located on Manhattan's East Side, near the 59th Street Bridge.
Meanwhile Joe attended Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, before enrolling at Boston College. Finished his studies, he worked on Wall Street as a bond trader at Merrill Lynch, but soon decides to leave work to devote himself to the task of restaurateur with the rest of the family. In 1993 convince mom and dad to invest in a new restaurant in Manhattan, the "beak": the initiative gets a great success from an economic point of view, to the point that the Bastianich family decides to open new premises, even outside New York.
In 1997 Joe's parents divorced after a marriage that lasted over thirty years: Happy decides to leave the business of restaurateur, and sells its shares to Joseph and daughter Tanya. Joe Bastianich, at that point, choose to invest, and together with chef Mario Batali opens the "Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca", receiving three stars from the gourmet guide "New York Times". The collaboration between the two continues and translates into the other seven restaurants, all in New York: "Lupa", "bait", "Mono House", the "Bar" "Jamón", "Eight", the "place" and the "Eataly". Business is good, the Big Apple and beyond: a Los Angeles Bastianich inaugurates the "Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza", while in Las Vegas are opened the "B & B Ristorante, Enoteca San Marco and Carnevino.
In 2002 Joe Bastianich publishes the book "Italian Wine: the regional wines of Italy", written two years earlier after a trip to Italy in the company of David Lynch, an expert on American wines. In 2005 the James Beard Foundation and the magazine "Bon Appétit" award as "Outstanding Bastianich wine and spirits professional", while three years later still the James Beard Foundation awarded him (with Batali) recognition for "Outstanding Restaurateur Award. In 2010 the "place" has the honor of being the first Italian restaurant to receive four stars from the New York Times.
In the same year, Bastianich also becomes a television face, being chosen as one of three members of the jury of "Masterchef Usa" (at his side there is Graham Elliot and Gordon Ramsay), talent show set in the kitchen. Not only United States, however: Joe Bastianich is called as a juror by the Italian version of "Masterchef," which airs on Sky from September 2011, alongside Carlo Cracco and Bruno Barbieri. The success of the program in Italy is extraordinary, to the point that the talent is reconfirmed for 2012 and moved on Sky.
That same year, Joe Bastianich publish "Restaurant Man", his autobiography, and is sentenced, together with Mario Batali, to provide compensation records (more than five million dollars) to its employees (over 1,000), guilty of having stolen part of their gratuities (the complaint started two years earlier by Hernand Ricardo Alvarado and Stephane Capsolas, Cook and waitress at Babbo in Manhattan) to pay the salaries of sommeliers. In 2013 Bastianich in Italy opened the restaurant "Orsone" in Cividale del Friuli (where it already owns the farm Bastianich), and once again vowed to "Masterchef" Italy. Also performs with his band (The Ramps) to "Blue Note" in Milan.
Biography of Alfred de Vigny
March 27, 1797
September 17, 1863
Who is Alfred de Vigny?Alfred Victor de Vigny was born in Loches (France) on March 27, 1797 in an aristocratic family: her father is a veteran of the seven years ' war; She is the mother, 20 years younger than his father, to educate Alfred during his early years, inspired by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. As with many noble families in France, after the revolution, the standard of living of the De Vigny is lowered strongly. Only after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, in 1814 he returned the monarchy of Louis XVIII, brother of Louis XVI.
Right in 1814 Alfred de Vigny is a second lieutenant in the "gendarmes"; his military career continued the following year when enters the Royal Guard and foot in 1823 when he was promoted to captain; as an officer is posted at the border during the war with Spain; resigns then in 18Later she moved to Paris with his wife, Lydia Bunbury, whom he had married in 1825.
De Vigny became a member of the Cenacle, romanticist intellectual circle, which meets at the home of Victor Hugo.
Always drawn to literature, and particularly gifted in French and biblical history, Alfred de Vigny began writing verses in 18His first collection ("Poèmes") appears in 1822; in 1826, a new edition ("Poèmes antiques et modernes"), where it adds others, such as "Malcolm" (Moses), "Eloa, Le Déluge (the flood) and" Le Cor "(the hunting horn). In 1837 he adds new ones: "La Neige", "Madame de Soubise", "La Frégate", "Sérieuse", "Paris", "Les Amants de Montmorency.
The work in prose narrative titled "Cinq-Mars" in 1826: a historical novel inspired by Henry conspiracy of Cinq-Mars, young Marquis of Effiat, arranged to remove the Cardinal Richelieu. Alfred de Vigny, giving much credit to the character of Cinq-Mars, sided in favor of an aristocracy remained faithful to an ideal. The author takes the liberty of significantly alters the historical events: his story mentions that the plot had been driven by personal ambition and not by loyalty to the King.
Vigny also works in collaboration with Emile Deschamps to produce a version of "Romeo and Juliet" in 1827; two years later reworks "The More de Venise" (Il Moro di Venezia). 1831 presents "La Maréchale d'ancre", his first play original: a historical drama on the events of the reign of Louis XIII of France. In this time he met the actress Marie Dorval, which becomes his mistress until 1838.
In 1835 is staged the drama "Chatterton" in which Marie Dorval plays the role of Kitty Bell. "Chatterton" is considered one of the most important French romantic dramas, taken from one of the three episodes of "Zan" (which he had already written in 1832) in which the author develops the idea of the poet outcast of modern society.
Always the same year "Servitude et grandeur militaires" (military size and Servitude), a re-enactment of soldier's long experience of Vigny. Despite its success as an author, you cannot consider his personal life as happy. The marriage deeply disappoints him: his wife soon proves to be a superficial woman, little interested in literature and becomes physically obese people; the relationship with Marie Dorval becomes stormy and characterized by jealousy, so that his literary talent as a result eclipsed by others.
After her mother's death in 1838, Alfred de Vigny inherits the property of Maine-Giraud, at Angoulême, where he retired and where he wrote some of his most famous poems, including "La Mort du lup" (The death of the Wolf) and "La Maison du berger" (La casa del pastore), which Marcel Proust considers as the best poetry of the 19th century.
In 1845, after several attempts he was elected a member of the "Académie française", context in which Vigny is rudely received by Molé.
During the last years of his life to publish, although stops continues to write; her diary is considered by modern academic work on itself. Vigny is in fact consider a philosopher rather than a literary author; It is also worth mentioning that it is one of the first French authors became interested in Buddhism. If his life philosophy is pessimistic and stoical, must be given the importance it gives to the brotherhood among men, as well as the values of culture, knowledge and solidarity.
It takes several years to write the second volume of poems "Les Destinées" (the destiny) that ends with his final message to the world, "L'esprit pur" (pure spirit); This work was published after his death in Paris on September 17, 1863, a few months after the death of his wife. Vigny died of stomach cancer at the age of 96 years, after a year of physical sufferings borne with courage.
Buried in the cemetery of Montmartre, a few years after his death is published "Journal d'un poète" (1867), a collection of philosophical notes, sketches and reflections published by Louis Ratisbonne.
-Le Bal (1820)
-Éloa, ou La soeur des anges (1824)
-Poèmes antiques et modernes (1826)
-La maréchale d'ancre (1831)
-Quitte pour la peur (1833)
Servitude et grandeur militaires-(1835)
-Les Destinées (1864)
-Journal d'un poète (1867)
-Ouvres complètes (1883-1885)
Baz Luhrmann's Biography
September 17, 1962
Who is Baz Luhrmann?Baz Luhrmann (real name Mark Anthony Luhrmann), born on September 17, 1962 to Herons Creek (Australia) is considered the new visionary genius of filmmaking. Spent much of his childhood in the countryside in Herons Creek, where his father ran a gas station, a pig farm and the cinema village after his parents ' separation, Baz moves to Sidney with mother and siblings.
Teenager already interested in acting and began to cultivate the dream of an acting career; However, when he enrolled at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts, includes that is not her way and began to devote himself to staging a play of his own design, "Strictly Ballroom"; After a debut as an actor in 1981 alongside Judy Davis in the film "Winter of our dreams" by John Duigan, he decided to dedicate himself to the Theatre: with his Six Year Old Company brings his opera on tour in Australia in 1987 resulting in widespread acclaim as a stage director. "Strictly Ballroom", revised and corrected with the help of co-screenwriters, will become a movie in 1992 for taking down the Australian box office.
During the 1980s and much of the 1990s, he produced and directed musical performances and adaptations of famous works like "La Bohème" by Puccini, which he set in the 1950s.
In 1992 he made his debut behind the camera with the film version of "Ball Room dance contest" (his play) winner of several international awards.
The big success came with "Romeo + Juliet", a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play, starring Leonardo Di Caprio explosive (at the time of the explosion of his career) and Claire Danes and nominated for an Oscar for best art direction.
In 1999 produced the highly successful song "Everybody is free (To wear sunscreen)" and, especially, in 2001, he directed "Moulin Rouge" starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, presented with success at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, set in the Bohemian Paris, is once again characterized by a strong visual component and visionary, surreal scene. The soundtrack for the movie-musical notes as inclue "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles, "Roxanne" by the Police, "The Show Must Go On" by Queen and "Your Song" by Elton John, reinterpreted and presented to tie the plot and storyline development.
"Moulin Rouge" won two Academy Awards ("best scenes" and "best costume design") and 3 Golden Globe ("best motion picture (musical/comedy)", "best original score" and "best actress (musical/comedy)" Nicole Kidman).
In 2008 hits theaters (in Italy comes at the beginning of 2009) "Australia", another effort by Baz Luhrmann: it is a true to its blockbuster epic starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
Reinhold Messner biography
September 17, 1944
Who is Reinhold Messner?Reinhold Messner, Mountaineer and writer born on September 17, 1944 in Brixen, is the second child of nine siblings. After his studies of surveyor and in Padua University, began his career as a young climber, becoming known in the 1960s for a series of risky solitary climbs. From at least 30 years is one of the leading figures of the World Mountaineering: 3500 scale made by him, about 100 are world premieres, opening new routes, in winter and solo (some not yet repeated) and by limiting to a strict minimum the use of artificial means.
His childhood was marked by the first climb done at the age of five with his father on "Geisler", a mountain range near his birth logo, Brixen. Afterwards, he began a series of ascents in the Dolomites with his brother Günther. From all this kicks off his passion for the mountains, which leads due to "discover" the ice with the first ascents of Mont Blanc, to make releases on other continents, as well as experimenting with 6,000 ascended meters above sea level in the Andes mountains. When his name begins to circulate among the insiders, that receives, along with his brother Günther, its first call to join an expedition, that of Nanga Parbat, a mountain that would shake anyone veins. That's the first big adventure Messner discovering the 8,000 meters, the share that will make him famous in the annals of mountaineering. Messner has climbed some of the world's longest wall, and all fourteen 8000-metre peaks above on the globe.
A start though overly dramatic, a climb of Nanga Parbat, tragic, that saw the death of Guenther to climb, and the traumatic amputation of toes as a result of severe frostbite. Thus the natural Reinhold didn't want to leave, a wish that would hit anyone. But Messner is not "anyone" and, in addition to his great love for the mountain, one thing has always been: the great will and determination of mind, put at the service of political battles at the side of the Greens for the preservation and protection of the environment (sadly famous are, for example, the atrocities perpetrated against Indian mountains).
Then the great and painful decision to continue with his life of adventure. So you throw in more risky undertaking, the climbing Everest in Alpine style, without the aid of oxygen. After the resounding success of this enterprise, I try another even more reckless: the ascent of Everest.
Reinhold Messner achieves these results thanks to the study of the great climbers of the past, where in his Museum in sulden garnered by each of these objects that tell of their life. It's so tied to their memory and what they represent that same Messner confessed to schedule his expeditions through the study of their adventures.
Another outstanding enterprise of this character was the first crossing of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole (along with Arven Fuchs), accomplished without engines or dogs, but only with muscle strength or wind; Similarly, in 1993, with the second brother Hubert, crossed Greenland.
Messner also has complete physical knowledge of his country, having performed many times around the borders of South Tyrol with Hans Kammerlander, climbing not only peaks but stopping even to speak and discuss with farmers and those living in difficult places, trying to understand their needs.
Character known internationally, he lectured in the United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Argentina and Spain; He was collaborator of hundreds of documentaries and has written dozens of publications on many different magazines (time, Atlas, Jonathan Stern, Bunte, Geo, National Geographic, etc.). Among the awards he has received include the "ITAS" (1975), "Foothills" (1968), "Dav" (1976/1979); There are also many awards obtained in Italy, United States, Nepal and Pakistan.
At the age of 60 years, Messner has made yet another company walking the Gobi desert of Asia. It took eight months to travel 2000 km, making his solitary journey, carrying a backpack of over 40 kg with a water reserve of 25 litres.
Elected as an independent on the list of Italian Green, he was a member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2004.
His latest publication is "all my tops" (Corbaccio), published at the end of March 2011, summarizing sixty years of life through photographs of his greatest adventures.
RETURN to climbing MOUNTAINS as a form of life-thoughts and images. Photographs of Ernst Pertl. Athesia, Bolzano.
SIXTH GRADE of Vittorio Varale, Reinhold Messner, Dominic a. Rajpal. R. m. and chapter author: developments. Longanesi & c. editori, Milano.
Chronicle of an expedition MANASLU in the Himalayas. Görlich editore SpA, Milan.
The 7th grade Climbing the impossible. Görlich editore SpA, Milan.
Adventure experiences a mountaineer MOUNTAINEERING on five continents. Athesia, Bolzano.
DOLOMITES. The VIE FERRATE equipped routes 60 between the Brenta and Dolomites. Athesia, Bolzano.
LIFE AMONG the STONES People worldwide-Highlanders before they succumb. Athesia, Bolzano.
ARENA of SOLITUDE yesterday today tomorrow Expeditions. Athesia, Bolzano.
TWO and EIGHT from Lhotse at Hidden Peak. Dall'Oglio editore.
WALLS of WORLD history-Vie-experiences. Athesia, Bolzano.
EASTERN ALPS: the VIE FERRATE equipped routes 100 from Lake Garda to the Ortles, Bernina at the Semmering, Reinhold Messner and Werner Beikircher. Athesia, Bolzano.
EVEREST. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
NANGA PARBAT. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
THE LIMIT OF LIFE. Zanichelli, Bologna Publishing House.
K2 by Reinhold Messner and Alessandro Gogna. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
SEVENTH GRADE Clean climbing-rock climbing. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
MY WAY. Dall'Oglio editore.
ICE HORIZONS from Tibet to Everest. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
3 x 8000 my great year Himalaya. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
ALL MY TOPS A biography in images from the Dolomites to the Himalayas. Zanichelli, Bologna Publishing House.
TURQUOISE GODDESS The ascent Cho Oyu. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
RACE TO THE SUMMIT. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
Free climbing by PAUL PRESS a book conceived and curated by Reinhold Messner. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
DOLOMITES. Fact, myth and passion of Jul b. Laner, Reinhold Messner and Jakob Tappeiner. Tappeiner, Bolzano.
SURVIVED my 14 eight-thousanders. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
ANTARCTICA: Heaven and hell. Garzanti Editore, Milan.
The FREEDOM to GO where I want my alpinist's life. Garzanti Editore, Milan.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS AND THE MOST FAMOUS CLIMB. Vallardi, Lainate.
AROUND THE SOUTH TYROL. Garzanti Editore, Milan.
MONTE ROSA WALSER MOUNTAIN of Reinhold Messner, Enrico Rizzi and Luigi Zanzi. Enrico Monti Foundation, Anzola d'Ossola.
A WAY OF LIFE IN A WORLD TO LIVE IN. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
13 MIRRORS of MY SOUL. Garzanti Editore, Milan.
OVER the EDGE-Everest-North Pole South Pole. The great adventures of the three poles of the Earth. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara.
HERMANN BUHL high without compromise. By Reinhold Messner and Horst Höfler. Vivalda, Torino Publishers.
YOU WON'T FIND the boundaries of the soul with Michael Messner Albus. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Milan.
YETI LEGEND AND TRUTH. Feltrinelli Traveller, Milan.
ANNAPURNA 50 years of an eight-thousander. Vivalda, Torino Publishers.
SAVE THE ALPS. Bollati Boringhieri, Turin.
Karl Popper biography
July 28, 1902
September 17, 1994
Who is Karl Popper?20th-century thought, giant Karl Raimund Popper occupies a crucial position within the philosophy of science of the 20th century, having operated a real dividing line in the epistemological debate; so much so that one can safely say, and there is also the manuals, as in philosophy there is a before and an after Popper Popper. Its so-called critical rationalism in fact led him to develop models applicable not only in scientific research but also the theoretical dimension as a whole.
But what he said exactly the great thinker, born in Vienna on July 28, 1902? Before his "advent", then school of thought was the fashion empiristica epistemology, exemplified by the so-called "Vienna Circle", with whose Poppers came into contact in 1934, based on the belief that scientific laws are the result of inductive processes, i.e. processes which operate through generalizations based on observational evidence then draw general laws.
Popper distances itself from this type of belief, especially with the publication of his first work "logic of scientific discovery" (which at the time attracted a multifaceted and in-depth debate globally), denying that scientific theories originate from induction. Falsificationism of Popper, the philosopher shaped by theory and resuming partly from Hume, observational evidence can neither give rise to scientific theories, nor confirm; the experience actually can only disprove assumptions that are processed independently of experience itself.
Any hypothesis can be observed, Popper-confirmed. A very high number of comments does not switch from a multitude of particular utterances to a general law. For example, the fact that all swans we have seen so far, Baird does not allow us to conclude that all swans are white: maybe next we meet are black. Which would therefore crumble so painstakingly built theory. This demonstrates, as Popper continually stresses, as one observation contrary can erode the castle of thousands of observations designed to corroborate the theory.
In the light of these observations, what is it that makes then to establish a strict demarcation between what we can define science and what is not?
The conclusion of the viennese thinker is what makes "scientific" really a particular hypothesis is the possibility of rebuttal. When the case based on some theory does not occur this same theory is irretrievably refuted and should be abandoned.
In light of these intellectual conquests Popper challenged major viewpoints of philosophy of his time: in addition to the above mentioned logical positivism, he boasted of having demolished, the philosopher launched heavy attacks also to Marxism, the son of historical determinism that philosophy and psychoanalysis. And, it goes without saying, astrology and occult sciences,
downgraded to the rank of "not science" because unable to admit any rebuttal. In the case of astrology, then, the question becomes obvious as well, think about it, this is despite impressive practice happens that acts a kind of retroactive effect, so that all that occurs is in fact compatible with its principles.
In short, a theory that resists attempts by increasingly severe refutation is a good theory and is, for every test that it exceeds, increasingly supported, although any scientific theory, even the best, will sooner or later permanently supplanted by another that better resists rebuttals. This is according to Popper the advancement of scientific knowledge.
After this resounding exploits and three years after the publication of the essay that gave him the fame (the previously mentioned "logic of scientific discovery"), Popper decided, being of Jewish family and fearing that the Nazis might invade Austria (as it happened), leaving Vienna, to arrive in New Zealand where he was appointed Professor of philosophy at the University of New Zealand.
Here by the time the results came with other thinker of extraordinary importance, this time in the field of social and political theories, always in the wake of his and his idea of falsificationism to science, becoming a true champion of freedom and rights.
Scientific progress, in fact, is favored by those societies that are guaranteed freedom of thought and the free exchange of ideas.
These are open societies. They oppose the closed societies. In recent political authoritarianism is based on philosophical concepts that are in direct opposition to critical rationalism championed by Popper. Totalitarianism coincides with the idea of a rationality that governs the totality of phenomena and determining infallibly the essence.
From these sources is what Popper calls "Historicism", according to which the course of human events is predetermined by rational design inherent to it. Is this historicist view, in particular, the doctrine of Karl Marx, which leaves the land of scientific analysis, he had already started to become the Prophet of a new company. But the fathers of the "closed society" and of totalitarian regimes from which they are dominated are primarily in the history of philosophy, Hegel and Plato, with their all-encompassing concepts of rationality and story that do not allow the control to be part of the experience.
Abandoned teaching in 1969 moved in 1985 to Kenley (London), where he remained until his death (September 17, 1994).
Popper had numerous awards for his research, including the appointment as a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the International Academy for Philosophy of Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Honorary Member of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He was knighted in 1965 and awarded many honorary degrees (England, New Zealand, United States).
His works have been translated into the major languages of the world.
Biography of Alessandro Siani
Who is Alessandro Siani?Alessandro Siani, whose real name is Eddie, was born on 17 September 1975 in Naples. Young began his career as a stand-up comedian, debuting in Tunnel Laboratory, local Cabaret of Santa Chiara.
In 1995, only twenty years old, he won the Premio Charlot as best actor of the year. In 1998 participated in the festival of cabaret and television debut Francavilla during the third edition of "Telegaribaldi", Neapolitan tv program in which it is noted in the trio named "upside down", which also includes Peppe Laurate and Francesco Albanese.
In the sketch of the trio, Alessandro Siani plays an arrogant and rude boy, Danny, that rejects the courtship of Ivana, fat and ugly woman (played by Laurate) while the dj Shanz-Lecco (Albanian) shouting slogans. The following year, on the occasion of the fourth edition of "Telegaribaldi", as well as Danny Alexander also has the role of Alex Damiani, a Prosecutor.
The years 2000
After doing part of the cast of "pirates", broadcast presented by Biagio Izzo, in 2002 Siani leads "Maradona" Show on Telecapri, accompanied by Alan De Luca. On Telenapoli the show features 34 "Movida", in which likes to dub some pieces of "steel Jeeg" in Neapolitan, renaming it "Giggig steel robot"; then in 2003 he debuted nationally on Raidue, doing comedy team of "Bulldozer", broadcast presented by Federica Panicucci.
In 2004 is on Raiuno in "Sunday" and "Guarda che luna", and then give life to the play "Fiesta", produced together with Carmela Nappo and Francesco Albanese, which helps it to become an idol in Campania and southern Italy regions, thanks to the invention of different catchphrases.
The show, which for more than a month is staged at Teatro Diana Napoli, is followed in 2005 by the tour of "all good", Siani on stage. In 2006 the theatre is again the protagonist of "keep me in mind" and debut at the cinema in Francesco Martinotti comedy "I'm leaving you because I love you too", which also deals with the subject and screenplay with Director and Francesco Albanese.
Nominated for best actor at the Giffoni Film Festival, is called to play alongside Sabrina Ferilli, Massimo Ghini and Christian De Sica in "Christmas in New York". At the same time, Alessandro Siani is often on television in "Quelli che ... il calcio, posted at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples.
Starting from December 2006 Saini is the host of "free" program aired on Raidue but canceled after two episodes due to low ratings.
In 2007, while the market is distributed on Dvd of the show "keep me in mind", the Neapolitan comedian leads on Raidue "Tribbù" along with Serena Garitta. A few months later is still in cinemas alongside Christian De Sica, acting for Neri Parenti in "Christmas cruise". In 2008 finds himself behind the camera Francesco Ranieri Martinotti in "the second time you never forget".
The years 2010
Having proposed a new theatrical performance titled "more than before" (and later "more than before ... international"), in 2010 is the film's protagonist Siani "Benvenuti al Sud", Italian sauce remake of the French comedy "down to the North", which sees him play alongside Claudio Bisio and Valentina Lodovini. The comedy, directed by Luca Miniero, gets a resounding commercial success, reaching 30 million euros, and coming in fifth place in the list of collections in Italy more than ever.
Also in 2010, Siani is dedicated to writing her first book, entitled "Un napoletano as me ... and what do you say to or nod. The book, published by Rizzoli and written in collaboration with Francesco Albanese, usually is a kind of actor's Declaration of love to the city of Naples, which gets positive feedback, selling 10,000 copies in less than a week and forcing the reprint of more 5 thousand copies after only a few days.
The following year, Alessandro Siani is dedicated to providing dubbing voice of Francesco Bernoulli in the animated film "Cars 2"; at the same time, he took part in the comedy "worst week of my life", by Alessandro Genovesi, together with Cristiana Capotondi and Fabio De Luigi.
In January of 2012 is back with "Welcome to the North", sequel to "Welcome to the South": in this case, the box office takings are very significant, exceeding the 27 million. Later, the actor is one of the hosts of the 62nd Edition of the "Festival di Sanremo", before the tour of the play "are in the area.
In 2013 he shot his first feature film is the comedy "abusive", which sees him even acting together with Sarah Felberbaum and Christian De Sica: the film turns out to be a great success, earning more than fifteen million.
Given the positive results obtained as a Director, in 2014 (the year is also engaged in theater with Sal Da Vinci for the musical "Star", of which he is Director) Siani back behind the camera, and starting from may begins to turn on Costiera Amalfitana "miracles" are accepted, that sees comedy also starring Serena Autieri and Fabio De Luigi. The film is distributed in cinemas from January 2015, achieving excellent takings once again. February was again a guest of the Festival di Sanremo (2015).