Birth Place Matching "Sicily, Italy" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Luca Guadagnino

Director | Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino was born in 1971 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is a director and producer, known for Call Me by Your Name (2017), Suspiria (2018) and I Am Love (2009).

2. Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Actress | The World Is Not Enough

Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968) is an Italian actress who has featured in many films and television series since 1990. She has also worked as a producer, screenwriter and model. Cucinotta was born in Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. She is well known in Italy as a movie and ...

3. Frank Capra

Director | It's a Wonderful Life

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you ...

4. Frank Sivero

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Sivero (born January 6, 1952) is an American character actor, perhaps best known for playing the roles of Genco Abbandando in Mario Puzo's and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II and Frankie Carbone (based on Angelo Sepe) in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.

Sivero was born Francesco ...

5. Giuseppe Tornatore

Writer | La migliore offerta

Giuseppe Tornatore was born on May 27, 1956 in Bagheria, Sicily, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for The Best Offer (2013), The Legend of 1900 (1998) and Cinema Paradiso (1988).

6. Stefania Spampinato

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Stefania Spampinato was born Catania, Sicily, and grew up in a small town at the base of the Etna Volcano called Belpasso. She started dancing at 6 years old. Her passion for the arts at a young age was undeniable so her mother started making her dance costumes so she could afford her daughter's ...

7. Miriam Leone

Actress | Metti la nonna in freezer

Miriam Leone was born on April 14, 1985 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress, known for Metti la nonna in freezer (2018), La dama velata (2015) and Medici (2016).

8. Marianna Di Martino

Actress | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Marianna started her career as a model when she was only fifteen years old, working with top brands like Ermanno Scervino, Fendi, Giorgio Armani and appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and L'Officiel. In 2008 Marianna participated at the competition for the title of Miss Italia, gaining the ...

9. Adolfo Celi

Actor | Thunderball

Sicilian born actor/writer/director was very popular with European audiences, but largely unknown to the west apart from his portrayal of the villainous SPECTRE agent "Emilio Largo" in the spectacular James Bond film Thunderball (1965). However, due to his heavy accent, Celi's voice was dubbed by ...

10. Guido Caprino

Actor | Medici

Guido Caprino was born on January 1, 1973 in Messina, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for Medici (2016), We Believed (2010) and Il commissario Manara (2008).

11. Valeria Bilello

Actress | Sense8

Valeria Bilello was born on May 2, 1982 in Sciacca, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress, known for Sense8 (2015), One Chance (2013) and Tell No One (2012).

12. Salvatore Cascio

Actor | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Salvatore Cascio was born on November 8, 1979 in Palazzo Adriano, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for Cinema Paradiso (1988), Everybody's Fine (1990) and Cyber Eden (1992).

13. Richard Benedict

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Actor/director Richard Benedict was born Joseph Sciurba in Sicily. He came to the US with his family when he was seven. He was a prizefighter before journeying to Hollywood to break into the movies. His stocky, somewhat menacing appearance got him tough-guy and henchman roles, although he did get ...

14. Enrico Lo Verso

Actor | Così ridevano

Enrico Lo Verso was born on January 18, 1964 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for Così ridevano (1998), Hudson Hawk (1991) and Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006). He is married to Elena. They have one child.

15. Luigi Lo Cascio

Actor | La meglio gioventù

Born in Palermo, Sicily on the 20th of October, 1967. Following the family tradition, enrolled into Medicine with the intention of becoming a psychiatrist. Began performing with a group of street actors in his native Palermo. In 1989 received a small part in a theatrical production ("Waiting for ...

16. Loredana Cannata

Actress | Youth

Loredana Cannata was born on July 14, 1975 in Giarratana, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for Youth (2015), Romanzo Siciliano (2016) and È stato un piacere (2016).

17. Vincenzo Amato

Actor | Unbroken

Vincenzo Amato was born on March 30, 1966 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is known for his work on Unbroken (2014), Golden Door (2006) and Respiro (2002).

18. Carlo Sposito

Actor | Teodora, imperatrice di Bisanzio

Carlo Sposito was born on May 1, 1924 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Carlo Esposito. He was an actor, known for Theodora, Slave Empress (1954), The Naked and the Wicked (1951) and Flying Squadron (1949). He died on September 9, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

19. Giuseppe Sulfaro

Actor | Malèna

Giuseppe Sulfaro was born on October 7, 1984 in Messina, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for Malena (2000), A Hero... in Rome (2006) and Don Matteo (2000).

20. Nicole Grimaudo

Actress | Mine vaganti

Nicole Grimaudo was born on April 22, 1980 in Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress, known for Loose Cannons (2010), Baarìa (2009) and Handsome Anthony (2005).

21. Anna Kanakis

Actress | I nuovi barbari

Anna Maria Kanakis was born on February 1, 1962 in Messina, Sicily, Italy. The daughter of a Greek father and a Sicilian mother, Kanakis was an avid reader while growing up. Anna was elected Miss Volcano at age fifteen after she was discovered going wild on a dance floor in Volcano Island where she...

22. Pietro Scalia

Editor | Gladiator

Though he's cut celluloid for some of the best in the business, chances are many film lovers wouldn't even recognize the name Pietro Scalia in a lineup of Hollywood's best film editors. Born in Sicily in 1960, Scalia resided in Switzerland before heading to Los Angeles to continue his education. ...

23. Isabella Ragonese

Actress | Tutta la vita davanti

Isabella Ragonese was born on May 19, 1981 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress, known for Tutta la vita davanti (2008), The First Assignment (2010) and La nostra vita (2010).

24. Lando Buzzanca

Actor | La parmigiana

Gerlando Buzzanca, best known as Lando Buzzanca, is an Italian theatrical, film and television actor, whose career spanned over 55 years. Born in Palermo the son of a cinema projectionist, at 16 years old Buzzanca left the high school and moved to Rome to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. In ...

25. Wally Cassell

Actor | White Heat

Wally Cassell was born on March 3, 1912 in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy as Oswaldo Castellano. He was an actor, known for White Heat (1949), Story of G.I. Joe (1945) and Law and Order (1953). He was married to Marcy McGuire. He died on April 2, 2015 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

26. Daniela Giordano

Actress | I barbieri di Sicilia

Daniela Giordano was born on November 7, 1946 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Giordano attended school in Milan, Italy, where she lived with her family for ten years before returning to Palermo at age fourteen. Daniela was the winner of several local beauty pageants in her home town of Palermo and, in ...

27. Margareth Madè

Actress | Baarìa

Margareth Madè was born on June 22, 1982 in Paternò, Sicily, Italy as Margareth Tamara Maccarrone. She is an actress, known for Baarìa (2009), Andron (2015) and My House Is Full of Mirrors (2010). She has been married to Giuseppe Zeno since August 20, 2016. They have one child.

28. Francesco Scianna

Actor | Baarìa

Francesco Scianna was born on March 25, 1982 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for Baarìa (2009), Angel of Evil (2010) and Ben-Hur (2016).

29. Frank Puglia

Actor | 20 Million Miles to Earth

Puglia started his career at age 15 when he joined a traveling operetta company. Frank appeared in Italian opera from the age of 13. He came to the U.S. in 1907 and worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theatre group in New York. In 1921, while appearing on stage, he was spotted by ...

30. Donatella Finocchiaro

Actress | Angela

Donatella Finocchiaro was born on November 16, 1970 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for Angela (2002), The Wedding Director (2006) and Galantuomini (2008).

31. Salvatore Corsitto

Actor | The Godfather

Salvatore Corsitto was born on January 9, 1913 in Canicattini Bagni, Sicily, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Godfather (1972) and What Are Best Friends For? (1973). He died on April 6, 1999.

32. Franco Diogene

Actor | Midnight Express

Franco Diogene was born on October 20, 1947 in Catania, Sicily, Italy as Concetto Francesco Diogene. He was an actor, known for Midnight Express (1978), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Interzone (1989). He was married to Mariella Denari. He died on May 28, 2005 in Genova, Italy.

33. Franco Franchi

Actor | Il sogno di Zorro

With to Totò and Peppino De Filippo, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia has been the best couple of the Italian comic cinema. Both sicilian, of Palermo, began on the roads of sicilian city, in the tradition of the ballad singer and the actors of the Comedy of the Art. Scenes, imitations, witticism...

34. Aldo Baglio

Actor | Tre uomini e una gamba

Aldo Baglio was born on September 28, 1958 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Cataldo Baglio . He is an actor and writer, known for Tre uomini e una gamba (1997), Chiedimi se sono felice (2000) and Fuga da Reuma Park (2016). He is married to Silvana Fallisi. They have two children.

35. Claudio Gioè

Actor | Ti racconto una storia

Claudio Gioè was born on January 27, 1975 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for Ti racconto una storia (2005), Past Perfect (2003) and La mafia uccide solo d'estate (2016).

36. Mario Balotelli

Self | 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League

Mario Balotelli was born on August 12, 1990 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Mario Barwuah.

37. Giusy Buscemi

Actress | Medici

Giusy Buscemi was born on April 13, 1993 in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress, known for Medici (2016), Il paradiso delle signore (2015) and Un passo dal cielo (2011). She has been married to Jan Michelini since May 14, 2017. They have one child.

38. Dario Aita

Actor | La mafia uccide solo d'estate

Dario Aita was born on January 25, 1987 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor, known for La mafia uccide solo d'estate (2016), Caffè (2016) and L'allieva (2016).

39. Ciccio Ingrassia

Actor | Amarcord

He met Franco Franchi in 1954, and they formed a memorable duo in over 130 films, but he showed his talent in many films of important Italian directors, Fellini, Comencini and Pasolini. His performance in Fellini's film Amarcord (1973) was memorable. His only son, Giampiero, is an appreciated actor...

40. Pif

Director | La mafia uccide solo d'estate

Pif was born on June 4, 1972 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Pierfrancesco Diliberto. He is a director and actor, known for The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013), At War with Love (2016) and E noi rimanemmo solo a guardare (2020).

41. Daniele Ciprì

Cinematographer | È stato il figlio

Daniele Ciprì was born on August 17, 1962 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is a cinematographer and director, known for It Was the Son (2012), Lo zio di Brooklyn (1995) and Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003).

42. Daniela Rocca

Actress | Divorzio all'italiana

Daniela Rocca was born on September 12, 1937 in Acireale, Sicily, Italy. She was an actress, known for Divorce Italian Style (1961), Revenge of the Barbarians (1960) and Esther and the King (1960). She died on May 28, 1995 in Milo, Sicily.

43. Henry Armetta

Actor | Speed to Burn

Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New ...

44. Barbara Tabita

Actress | Mariottide

Barbara Tabita was born on February 13, 1975 in Augusta, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress, known for Mariottide (2016), Come se fosse amore (2002) and Sara May (2004).

45. Franco Maresco

Director | Belluscone. Una storia siciliana

Franco Maresco was born on May 5, 1958 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Belluscone. Una storia siciliana (2014), Lo zio di Brooklyn (1995) and Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003).

46. Roberto Andò

Director | Le confessioni

Roberto Andò was born on January 11, 1959 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Confessions (2016), Long Live Freedom (2013) and The Prince's Manuscript (2000).

47. Marcello Mazzarella

Actor | Placido Rizzotto

Marcello Mazzarella was born in Erice, Sicily, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Placido Rizzotto (2000), Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999) and L'ombra delle muciare (2017).

48. Crescenzo G.P. Notarile

Cinematographer | Gotham

Crescenzo G.P. Notarile was born in Palermo Sicily, and raised in Brooklyn New York. He lives in Los Angeles California, and in Soho New York, and has been bi-coastal for the past 20 years. He is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 600, and has been for 18 years. He has won a National Emmy Award for '...

49. Vittorio De Seta

Director | Banditi a Orgosolo

Vittorio De Seta was born on October 15, 1923 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Bandits of Orgosolo (1961), Un uomo a metà (1966) and Isole di fuoco (1955). He died on November 28, 2011 in Sellia Marina, Calabria, Italy.

50. Marcello Perracchio

Actor | Il commissario Montalbano

Marcello Perracchio was born on January 16, 1938 in Modica, Sicily, Italy. He was an actor, known for Inspector Montalbano (1999), La piovra (1984) and The Flower in His Mouth (1975). He died on July 29, 2017 in Ragusa, Sicily.

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