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Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino

Highest Rated: 92% Il Divo (2008)

Lowest Rated: 8% Rio, I Love You (2014)

Birthday: May 31, 1970

Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy

Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino drew widespread praise for his visually striking, complex dramas, which included such festival favorites as "The Family Friend" (2006), "Il Divo" (2008) and "The Great Beauty" (2013). Sorrentino's work drew comparisons to such legendary filmmakers as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni for its focus on changing identities at both the personal level, as embodied by the state of flux experienced by their lead figures, and on a national scope through explorations of Italy's past and present. Sorrentino rose quickly from European favorite with "Consequences of Love" (2004), which starred his frequent collaborator, Toni Servillo, to international acclaim with "Il Divo" (2008), a glossy examination of real-life Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti's controversial career. After making his first English-language feature with "This Must Be the Place" (2011), an eccentric comedy-drama with Sean Penn, Sorrentino earned some of his best reviews for "The Great Beauty" (2013), which reflected on the twilight years of a novelist (Servillo) and his beloved Rome. Paolo Sorrentino's best work offered arthouse cinema at its most visually and emotionally engaging, as well as the promise of greatness to come.

Highest rated movies

39% The Caiman

Photos

Paolo Sorrentino in the press room for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Press Room, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection Paolo Sorrentino in the press room for The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room - Oscars 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 2, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection Paolo Sorrentino in the press room for 71st Golden Globes Awards - Press Room, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 2014. Photo By: Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection IL DIVO, director Paolo Sorrentino, on set, 2008. ©Lucky Red IL DIVO, director Paolo Sorrentino, on set, 2008. ©Lucky Red

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% No Score Yet Parthenope Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massimo Troisi: Somebody Down There Likes Me Self - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 999 Self - 2023
83% 76% The Hand of God Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2021
79% 59% Loro Director,
Screenwriter
$30.4K 2018
No Score Yet 60% Them 2 (Loro 2) Director - 2018
No Score Yet 48% Them 1 (Loro 1) Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Pope: A Tale of Filmmaking Self - 2016
72% 69% Youth Director,
Screenwriter
$2.7M 2015
8% 15% Rio, I Love You Director,
Writer
- 2014
91% 81% The Great Beauty Director,
Screenwriter
$2.8M 2013
66% 58% This Must Be the Place Director,
Screenwriter
$142.2K 2011
92% 80% Il Divo Director,
Writer
$239.3K 2008
75% 73% The Family Friend Director,
Writer
- 2006
39% 61% The Caiman Aidra's husband (Character) - 2006
83% 87% The Consequences of Love Director,
Writer
- 2004
No Score Yet 79% One Man Up Director,
Writer
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dust of Naples Writer - 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alessandro Cattelan: One Simple Question Guest 2022
97% 91% My Brilliant Friend Executive Producer 2020 2022
94% 64% Homemade Director 2020
90% 82% The New Pope Director,
Writer
2020
80% 87% The Young Pope Director,
Writer
2016