Who is Paolo Sorrentino?
Paolo Sorrentino is a famous Italian professional film director, screenwriter, and writer. His 2013 movie La Grande Bellezza received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the Bafta Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Sorrentino was honored with eight David di Donatello and six Nastro d’Argento in Italy.
His direction and screenplays comprise II divo, The Consequences of Love, The Family Friend, This Must Be the Place, and the 2016 TV series The Young People. They have earned three Cannes Lions, four Venice Film Festival Awards, and four European Film Awards.
Sorrentino works with writers and producers such as Francesca Cima and Nicola Giuliano, Luca Bigazzi, and Toni Servillo. Actors in his movies consist of Sabrina Ferilli, Isabella Ferrari, Sean Penn, Fanny Ardant, Elena Sofia Ricci, Frances McDormand, and Riccardo Scamarcio. As well as Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Jude Law, Filippo Scotti, Nanni Moretti, Antonio Albanese, Carlo Verdone, and Frank Langella. Sorrentino has also served with songwriters Paloma Faith, Antonello Venditti, and Mark Kozelek and has written three books published in Italian.
Paolo Sorrentino Career
Sorrentino’s first movie as a screenwriter, The Dust of Naples, was launched in 1998. He then started directing short films such as L’amore non ha confini in 1998 and La notte lunga in 2001. His feature-length breakthrough was One Man Up (L’uomo in piu), for which he received the Nastro D’Argento prize. Paolo later got international fame in 2004 for his thriller The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore). The movie, which explores the mindset of a lonely businessman being used as a pawn by the Mafia, received many awards and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
His following feature, The Family Friend (L’amico di famiglia) was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May and the London Film Festival in October 2006. The film tells the story of a malicious septuagenarian loan shark who develops a fixation with the daughter of one of his customers. He made his acting breakout with a cameo appearance in Nanni Moretti’s movie The Caiman (II caimano). The movie was shown at the 2006 London Film Festival.
How old is Paolo Sorrentino?
Paolo Sorrentino is aged 51 as of 2021, having been born on May 31, 1970, in Naples, Campania, Italy. He shares his birthday with famous people including Clint Eastwood, Colin Farrell, Gregory Harrison, Roma Maffia, Walt Whitman, Kyle Secor, Brooke Shields, Joe Namath, Evan Fong, Farrah Abraham, and Nate Robinson, among others.
Paolo Sorrentini Family
Who are Paolo Sorrentino’s parents?
Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples, Campania, to his parents, Salvatore Sorrentino and Concetta Romano. Not much is known about his parents but they died and left him orphaned at the age of 16.
Does Paolo Sorrentino have siblings?
Sorrentino was born to his parents into a family of three children. He has two siblings, namely Marco Sorrentino and Daniela Sorrentino.
Paolo Sorrentino Education
Sorrentino’s high school educational information is not disclosed to the media. He attended the University of Naples Federico II/ It is also known that he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at The American University of Rome in 2015. He attended
Paolo Sorrentino Interests
Sorrentino has revealed himself as not being religious. He is into acting appearing once in a cameo.
Paolo Sorrentino Wife
Sorrentino is currently married to his beautiful and loving wife, Daniela D’Antonio. The couple has been happily married with two children in their marriage together.
Paolo Sorrentino Kids
Sorrentino and his sweetheart Daniela have two children together in their marriage. Their children are a son, Carlo Sorrentino, and a daughter, Anna Sorrentino.
Paolo Sorrentino Height
Sorrentino has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 85 kg (187.39 lbs).
His next movie, II Divo, is a dramatised biopic of Giulio Andreotti, the controversial Italian politician. The feature, which received the Prix du Jury at Cannes Film Festival sees him reunited with The Consequences of Love star Toni Servillo, who plays the part of Andreotti.
Sorrentino wrote the screenplay for a movie version of Niccolo Ammaniti’s Ti prendo e ti porto via (Steal You Away) in 2009. This Must Be the Place marked the English-language feature breakout of the Italian filmmaker. The plot focuses on a middle-aged, wealthy rock star, played by two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn, who becomes bored in his retirement and takes on the quest of finding the guard of the German camp. The German camp, was where his father was imprisoned, who now lives in hiding in the United States. The movie was co-written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello and premiered in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Sorrentino’s movie The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards. It received the Bafta award for Best Film Not in the English Language at the 67th British Academy Film Awards. The film also received the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It also earned several accolades at the 2013 European Film Awards, such as ”Best Film” and ”Best Director” for Sorrentino. His second English-language movie Youth (2015), features Michael Caine as a retired orchestra conductor. The film competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
It was later revealed in 2019 that he would be directing Jennifer Lawrence as mob informant Arlyne Brickman in Mob Girl. The movie is an adaptation of the book of the same title by Teresa Carpenter. He will also be working as a co-producer of the movie with Lawrence and co-writing the screenplay. His 2021 feature, The Hand of God (E stata la mano di Dio), filmed in Naples, contains autobiographical elements. The movie reunited him with Toni Servillo, and it was picked as the Italian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
Paolo Sorrentino’s Net Worth
Italian film director, screenwriter, and writer Sorrentino has been active in his career from 1994 to the present. He has directed and written numerous Italian films including several English-language films. Sorrentino has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $18 million as of 2022.