Toni Servillo: Master of His Craft

Feb 14, 2023 402

Named by Vogue Italy as the most versatile performer in the history of Italian cinema, Toni Servillo has earned a reputation as a masterful character actor with the ability to hauntingly transform himself into dark, troubled protagonists who seem indifferent to the dubious methods they employ to get what they want. 

Born in 1958 in Afragola, a town in the province of Naples, Servillo began his acting career on stage during the 1970s, founding Teatro Studio in Caserta and participating in a number of productions in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Influenced by Eduardo De Filippo, he interpreted several of the legendary actor and playwright’s roles and writings.

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