Pierfrancesco Favino (born 24 August 1969) is an Italian actor.
Favino was born in Rome, Italy. He has appeared in more than forty European films and television series’ since the early 1990s, including Gabriele Muccino’s The Last Kiss, Gianni Amelio’s The Keys to the House, Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Unknown Woman and Ferzan Özpetek’s Saturn in Opposition. In 1999 he starred in the HBO film Excellent Cadavers, an adaptation of Alexander Stille’s novel of the same name. In 2006 he received the David di Donatello award – the Italian equivalent of the Oscar – for his role in the crime film Romanzo Criminale, directed by Michele Placido.
1. YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT PEOPLE GIVE YOU BACK WHAT YOU GAVE THEM. I TRY TO BE… AS I AM.
2. AS AN ACTOR, WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO IS COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE – THIS IS MY AIM, MY PRINCIPLE AIM.
3. TO ME, THE WORD ‘HERO’ HASN’T GOT POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE VALUE – ‘HERO’ IS THE PERSON WHO LEADS YOU THROUGH THE STORY.
4. YOU DON’T REALLY WORK FOR AWARDS, BUT WHEN THEY COME IT’S… NICE.