Paolo Sorrentino Biography
Paolo Sorrentino is an Italian film director, screenwriter, and writer. His 2013 film La Grande Bellezza was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Bafta for Best Foreign Language Film. In Italy, he received five David di Donatello and six Nastro d’Argento.
Sorrentino’s journey in the world of cinema began with a notable acting debut in Nanni Moretti’s 2006 film, “The Caiman” (Il caimano). This film was not only a significant start but also made its mark at the prestigious London Film Festival, introducing Sorrentino to the international cinematic stage.
Sorrentino’s knack for dramatized biographies found its expression in his subsequent work, “Il Divo.” This film delved into the life of Giulio Andreotti, a controversial Italian politician. The powerful storytelling and outstanding performances were evident when the film received the prestigious Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, establishing Sorrentino as a talented director with an ability to captivate audiences.
In 2019, Paolo Sorrentino unveiled a promising project that piqued the interest of movie enthusiasts worldwide. He was set to direct none other than the renowned Jennifer Lawrence in “Mob Girl.”
The film, based on Teresa Carpenter’s book of the same name, delves into the intriguing life of mafia informant Arlyne Brickman. Notably, Sorrentino took on a multifaceted role in this project as he not only directed the film but also participated in co-production alongside Jennifer Lawrence, further showcasing his commitment to the project.
An additional feather in Sorrentino’s directorial cap was “The Hand of God” (stata la mano di Dio), released in 2021. This film, set against the backdrop of Naples, ventured into more personal aspects of the director’s life. In interviews, Sorrentino expressed how this project represented a “radically different movie” in terms of style and acknowledged the autobiographical elements woven into the narrative. The film resonated with audiences and was chosen as Italy’s submission for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
Paolo Sorrentino Age
Sorrentino is 53 years old as of 2023, he was born on May 31, 1970, in Naples, Campania, Italy.
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Paolo Sorrentino Wife | Children
Sorrentino is married to his loving wife Daniela D’Antonio. In their marriage, Sorrentino and his wife have been blessed with two wonderful children, Anna Sorrentino, and Carlo Sorrentino.
Paolo Sorrentino Height
Sorrentino stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Paolo Sorrentino Family
Sorrentino was born in the Naples neighborhood of Arenella in 1970 and became an orphan after both of his parents died when he was 16 years old. Paolo graduated from the University of Naples Federico II.
Paolo Sorrentino’s Net Worth
Sorrentino has an estimated net worth of $17 million as of 2023 from his career.
Paolo Sorrentino Movies
- The Great Beauty
- The Hand of God
- The Young Pope
- The New Pope
- This Must Be the Place
- One Man Up
- The Family Friend
- Mob Girl
- The Caiman
- The Dust of Naples
- Three Touches
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