Lino Capolicchio, Italian actor, screenwriter, and film director has reportedly passed away. Lino Capolicchio won a special David di Donatello acting award for his role in Vittorio de Sica’s 1970 film, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.
Lino Capolicchio died at the age of 78 years old after a long time illness. The actor’s major part of his lifestyle was hidden from the media. He didn’t spark any kind of love controversies throughout his magical career of 51 years.
Born in Merano, in the province of Bolzano, he grew up in Turin, at Borgo San Donato; in the Piedmontese capital he had his first theatrical experiences, under the direction of Massimo Scaglione.
As a teacher, from 1984 to 1987 Lino Capolicchio devoted himself to teaching at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome with the chair of acting. During this period he has the opportunity to discover new talents such as Francesca Neri, Sabrina Ferilli and Iaia Forte. Many were the students of the directing course who followed his didactic activity, including a young Paolo Virzì. Francis Ford Coppola, who once went to Rome, asked to be able to attend one of his lessons.
During the auditions for the film Pugili he discovers a very talented young actor with the now famous name: Pierfrancesco Favino. And again, in preparing the cast for his feature film Diario di Matilde Manzoni, he chooses only very prepared but still little known to the general public, such as Alessio Boni, and as director of photography he accepts the collaboration of a rookie Arnaldo Catinari.
Capolicchio was a well-known television actor before breaking into film with an uncredited role in Franco Zeffirelli’s The Taming of the Shrew in 1967. He appeared in over seventy films and television dramas. In 1995 he wrote and directed Pugili, an award-winning film about the world of boxing.
For three seasons, Capolicchio provided the voice for Bo Duke in the Italian broadcasts of The Dukes of Hazzard.
He made his debut in theatrical direction at the Foligno Baroque Festival in 1987 with a play entitled Baroque signs – Chronicle of the 17th century from Gesualdo da Venosa to Masaniello through the iconography of Velasquez and Caravaggio.
He then made his debut in film directing with an episodic film on the world of boxing Pugili (1995), with the collaboration of Tiberio Mitri and Duilio Loi , awarded at the Turin Film Festival (1997) as best film by the international press. The film was followed in 2002 by Matilde Manzoni’s Diary
È morto ieri sera a Roma #LinoCapolicchio: attore, sceneggiatore e regista. Tra i suoi film più celebri ricordiamo ‘Il giovane normale’ di Dino Risi e ‘Il giardino dei Finzi Contini’ di Vittorio De Sica, che gli valse il #DavidDiDonatello nel 1971. pic.twitter.com/nokRiapFeO
— La Ragione (@LaRagione_eu) May 4, 2022
Lino Capolicchio left the world at the age of 78 on the 3rd of May. After the tragic news, people are keen to know about his illness and cause of death, which has not been officially announced.
The acting sensation Lino has been part of more than 25 movies throughout his career, initially debuting in 1967. The news has come as a shock, and people are expressing their concerns on social media.