restless Peter Pan
Roberto Benigni is a modern actor, producer, director and screenwriter, who is often called the Italian Pierre Richard because of the similarities in appearance and role.
He makes the whole world laugh, and even managed to tell the fate of the prisoners of fascist concentration camps with humor. Benigny’s biography is the story of a difficult and thorny path to success: from a poor Tuscan village – to the stage of the best theaters and film sets of great directors.
Childhood and youth
Roberto Remigio Benigni was born in the village of Manciano la Misericordia under the commune of Castiglion Fiorentino on October 27, 1952. His mother, Izolina, was a dressmaker, and Luigi’s father worked as a laborer, wandering around the district in search of temporary work. In addition to Roberto, they had 3 more daughters – Bruna, Anna and Albertina. Continue reading
Christian Jean-Marie Clavier, whom domestic viewers know more as Christian Clavier, was born in May 1952 in Paris. His parents were not people of art and worked in a bank. Christian himself was not particularly interested in art – he was more interested in politics. Therefore, after finishing elementary school, he went to Neuilly-sur-Seine, a commune on the western outskirts of Paris, where he entered the prestigious Lyceum of Louis Pasteur.
After graduating from the Lyceum, where Christian Clavier was carried away by political science and communist ideas (he even joined the ranks of the local Communist Party), the young man went on to study further. He chose the Paris Institute of Politics and was about to become a political scientist. Continue reading
They say that the more fun the actor on the screen, the sadder his real life. This assumption largely applies to Canadian comedian John Candy, whose biography ended in the 44th year of life. The audience remembered his roles in the comedies Splash, Cosmic Eggs, Uncle Buck, and Canadian Bacon.
Childhood and youth
John Franklin Candy was born on October 31, 1950 in Newmarket, Ontario, in the family of Sidney James and Evangeline (nee Aker). From his father, the boy inherited English and Scottish roots, and his mother was Polish and Ukrainian by origin. The house in which Candy was born is a few blocks from the residence of another Canadian comedian Jim Carrey. Continue reading