Giancarlo Giannini on the Walk of Fame
The Italian actor
Giancarlo Giannini on the Walk of Fame, it’s certainly very rare to see an Italian actor in the most famous street of Los Angeles and the international cinema. In fact Giancarlo Giannini will be only the sixteenth Italian to be part of this tribute to the best actors, directors and actresses of all time. In fact, Giannini will be among the few fortunate to have his name forever imprinted in a star on the famous Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has also announced that the very Italian Luciano Pavarotti will have a star in his honor, unfortunately he died a few years ago.
“I am very happy for this important recognition, I dedicate this precious star to Franco Zeffirelli and Lina Wertmüller”, said the actor. The actor had his only Oscar nomination in 1976 thanks to his performance in the film “Pasqualino Settebellezze”. The Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini also said he was very happy for the recognition of yet another Italian actor.
The list of other famous Italians on the Walk of Fame will be presented below. Gina Lollobrigida, Rodolfo Valentino, Sophia Loren, Enrico Caruso, Arturo Toscanini, Renata Tebaldi, Beniamino Gigli. And then Andrea Bocelli, Anna Magnani, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, Ezio Pinza, Licia Albanese, Bernardo Bertolucci and finally Ennio Morricone. In short, the names just listed certainly correspond to what Italian culture has transmitted abroad and at home in the last century.
But those who cherished Giancarlo Giannini loved him for those ramblings in Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto (with Mariangela Melato). In 1973 Giannini also received the Prix d’interprétation masculine at the Cannes Film Festival for Love and Anarchy. He also won six David di Donatello, five Nastri d’argento and five Globi d’oro.
Giannini has already received a walk of fame in Toronto (Canada) in 2009. In short, in his long career he has received countless awards that have made him known throughout the world. Thanks to him, Italian culture and in particular Lina Wertmüller’s films have been honored and recognized all over the world. In fact, in 2020 Lina Wertmüller received the Honorary Oscar Award in Los Angeles. With a speech that made everyone present laugh and excited.