Antonio Rocco Papaleo (16 August 1958) is an Italian actor, film director and singer.
Born in Lauria (Basilicata), he moved to Rome to study math at university but left soon to attend the theatre school. He made his theatrical debut in 1985 acting Sussurri rapidi by Salvatore di Mattia.
In 1989, he made his first cinema appearance in Senza Pelle, directed by Alessandro D'Alatri and appeared in the television series Classe di ferro.
He is known for his long collaboration with director Leonardo Pieraccioni. He also starred in films like Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess (2009) by Hiroshi Nishitani and What a Beautiful Day (2010) by Gennaro Nunziante.
He made his debut as a film director in Basilicata coast to coast (2010), winning a Nastro d'Argento and a David di Donatello award for Best New Director. He presented the Sanremo Music Festival 2012, along with Gianni Morandi and Ivana Mrazova
Il male oscuro (1989),
I laureati (1995),
Ferie d'agosto (1995),
Viola Kisses Everybody (1998),
Volesse il cielo! (2002),
Il paradiso all'improvviso (2003),
Il pranzo della domenica (2003),
I Love You in All the Languages in the World (2005),
Una moglie bellissima (2007),
Cado dalle nubi (2009),
Io & Marilyn (2009),
Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess (2009),
Basilicata Coast to Coast (2010),
What a Beautiful Day (2011),
Finally the Happiness (2011),
Escort in Love (2011),
È nata una star? (2012),
Una piccola impresa meridionale (2013),
A Boss In The Living Room (2014),
Classe di ferro (1989-1991),
Quelli della speciale (1992),
Padre Pio - Tra cielo e terra (2000),
Vola Sciusciù (2000),
Cuore contro cuore (2004),
Sanremo Music Festival (2012)
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