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      Laura Morante

      Laura Morante

      Highest Rated: 85% The Son's Room (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 24% Romeo & Juliet (2013)

      Birthday: Aug 21, 1956

      Birthplace: Santa Fiora, Italy

      With her dark, sultry looks, Laura Morante certainly fit the mold of an Italian screen siren, but in an industry where equality can be hard to come by, Morante strove to be a strong role model for female actors and directors in Italy, and her efforts paid off over a long career in the cinema. Born on August 21, 1956 in Santa Fiora, Italy, Morante came from a large family of nine siblings. Her father was a magistrate, and her aunt was acclaimed novelist Elsa Morante. Morante first started off as a dancer, then moved on to theater, where she began acting. Morante debuted on television in "Amleto di Carmelo Bene (da Shakespeare a Loforgure)" (1978) where she played Ofelia. She then made her feature debut in "Lost and Found" (1980), which was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci, the brother of renowned Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. This led to Morante working with Bernardo on "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" (1981). Morante continued to work regularly in her native land and in France, where she was also very well known. In addition to her big screen work, Morante starred in a TV version of "Richard III," "Riccardo III (da Shakespeare) secondo Carmelo Bene" (1981), as well as the small-screen artist biopic "Goya" (1985). Moving into the new millennium, Morante put in acclaimed performances in "The Son's Room" (2001), which won the prestigious Palme d'Or, and "The Dancer Upstairs" (2002), which was directed by John Malkovich. For the Italian dub of "The Incredibles" (2004), Morante provided the voice of Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl. Morante made her writing / directing debut with "Cherry on the Cake"(2012), which she also starred in. "Cake" was a romantic comedy where Morante turned to Freudian psychology, as well as the Peanuts comic strips, for inspiration. Morante drew on the character of Lucy Van Pelt for her role in the film.

      Highest rated movies

      The Son's Room
      Mascarade
      Private Fears in Public Places
      Orchestra Seats
      The Ties
      The Hummingbird
      Molière
      Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man

      Photos

      Laura Morante REMEMBER ME, MY LOVE, (aka RICORDATI DI ME), Laura Morante, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, 2003. ©Roadside Attractions MOLIERE, Laura Morante, 2007. ©Sony Classics BIANCA, from left: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, 1984 DANCER UPSTAIRS, Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, 2002, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DANCER UPSTAIRS, Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, 2002, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE SON'S ROOM, (aka LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO), from left: Laura Morante, Nanni Moretti, 2001. ©Miramax THE SON'S ROOM, (aka LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO), Laura Morante, Nanni Moretti, 2001. ©Miramax THE SON'S ROOM, (aka LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO), Laura Morante, 2001. ©Miramax THE SON'S ROOM, (aka LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO), from left: Jasmine Trinca, Laura Morante, Nanni Moretti, 2001. ©Miramax THE SON'S ROOM, (aka LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO), from left: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, 2001. ©Miramax THE SON'S ROOM, (aka LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO), Laura Morante, 2001. ©Miramax FAUTEUILS D'ORCHESTRE, (aka AVENUE MONTAIGNE, aka ORCHESTRA SEATS), Laura Morante (third row back, second from left), 2006. ©ThinkFilm A FAREWELL TO FOOLS, from left: Gheorghe Visu, Daniela Nane, Harvey Keitel, Nicodim Ungureanu, Adina Cartianu, Laura Morante, Alexandru Bindea, 2013. ©Monterey Media A FAREWELL TO FOOLS, from left: Adina Cartianu, Harvey Keitel, Alexandru Bindea, Laura Morante, Daniela Nane, Gabriela Baluta, 2013. ©Monterey Media A FAREWELL TO FOOLS, Laura Morante, 2013. ©Monterey Media THE DANCER UPSTAIRS, Laura Morante, Javier Bardem, 2002, (c) Fox Searchlight THE SON'S ROOM, (aka LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO), from left: Nanni Moretti, Jasmine Trinca, Laura Morante, 2001. ©Miramax MOLIERE, Laura Morante, 2007. ©Sony Classics MOLIERE, Laura Morante, 2007. ©Sony Classics

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Across the River and Into the Trees Contessa Contarini (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hummingbird Letizia Carrera (Character) - 2022
      83% No Score Yet Mascarade Giulia (Character) - 2022
      71% No Score Yet The Hummingbird Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masquerade Julia (Character) - 2022
      73% No Score Yet The Ties Unknown (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 88% The Stolen Caravaggio Amalia Roberti (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La profezia dell'armadillo Zero's Mother (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob & Marys Marisa (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Solo Flavia (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'età d'oro Arabella (Character) - 2016
      54% 60% God Willing Carla (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 43% Con il sole negli occhi Unknown (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No One Can Brush My Hair Like the Wind Arianna (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ogni maledetto Natale Maria / Ludovica (Character) - 2014
      40% 23% A Farewell to Fools Margherita (Character) - 2013
      24% 46% Romeo & Juliet Lady Montague (Character) $1.2M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ciliegine Amanda (Character),
      Director
      - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apartment in Athens Zoe Helianos (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Slap Marina Sinibaldi (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love & Slaps Marina Sinibaldi (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 23% Love & Slaps (La bellezza del somaro) Unknown (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of My Father Self - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Youngest Son Fiamma (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 35% Il grande sogno Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 50% The Anarchist's Wife Lucienne (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Whole Life Ahead Voce Narrante (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tutta la vita davanti Voce narrante (Character) - 2008
      68% 79% Molière Elmire Jourdain (Character) $634.3K 2007
      77% 53% Private Fears in Public Places Nicole (Character) $134.2K 2006
      74% 70% Orchestra Seats Valentine Lefort (Character) $2.0M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Liscio Monica (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 49% Empire of the Wolves Mathilde Wilcrau (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 44% Nero Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have No Fear Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'amore è eterno finché dura Tiziana Mercuri (Character) - 2004
      53% 59% Remember Me, My Love Giulia Ristuccia (Character) $15.4K 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Journey Called Love Sibilla Aleramo (Character) - 2002
      64% 76% The Dancer Upstairs Yolanda (Character) $2.4M 2002
      41% 31% Hotel Greta (Character) $28.8K 2001
      85% 81% The Son's Room Paola (Character) $1.0M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vajont: La diga del disonore Tina Merlin (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Is My Son? Luisa Ellis (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First Light of Dawn Anna (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Free the Fish! Mara (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 20% The Naked Eye Begoña (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 64% Ferie d'agosto Cecilia (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dreyfus Case Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Juste avant l'orage Unknown (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Sun Beats Laura (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les garçons de la rue Panisperna Laura (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 71% Man on Fire Unknown (Character) $435.3K 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La Vallée fantôme Dara (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Distant Lights Renata (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hovering Over the Water Laura Rossellini (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'air du crime Alice (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blow to the Heart Giulia (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 74% Sweet Dreams Silvia (Character) - 1981
      67% 64% Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man Laura (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oggetti smarriti Sara (Character) - 1980