1952 - Born on the 27th of October in Misericordia, province of Arezzo, Italy. Italian actor, movie director, and screenwriter.
1972 - His first experiences as theatre actor began in Prato.
- Moved to Rome where he took part in some experimental theatre spectacles.
1975 - Benigni met his first theatrical success with Cioni Mario di Gaspare fu Giulia.
1977 - Starred in the film Berlinguer ti voglio bene by Giuseppe Bertolucci.
1983 - Directed the movie Tu mi turbi (You upset me).
1984 - Played in Non ci resta che piangere ("Nothing left to do but cry").
1986 - Benigni starred in the film by American director Jim Jarmusch "In Down By Law" as Bob.
1991 - In Night on Earth where he plays a cabbie in Rome.
1993 - He starred in Son of the Pink Panther, directed by veteran Blake Edwards.
1998 - Co-wrote, directed, and starred in movie "Life Is Beautiful" (also "La Vita e bella"as Guido Orefice)
2001 - He directed Pinocchio, one of the most costly films of Italian cinema.
2003 - Starred in the first of Jarmusch's series of short films, Coffee and Cigarettes.
2005 - Benigni's latest film is La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow), about the Iraq War.
- On 15th of October, he performed an impromptu strip tease on Italy's most watched evening news program.
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