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Valeria Golino

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Date of Birth: 22 October 1965Naples, Campania, Italy

Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Short Biography: The second child of an Italian germanist and a Greek painter, Valeria Golino grew up in Naples until her parents parted. After three years in Athens with her mother and another three in Naples with her father, she began to work as a model. She left high school after her first movie and didn't study performing arts at all. In 1985 she got the leading role in Little Flames (1985) by Peter Del Monte and the next year won the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for A Tale of Love (1986). After some European co-productions (Last Summer in Tangiers (1987), The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987), Three Sisters (1988)) she began to work in Hollywood (Big Top Pee-wee (1988)). She soon gained prominent roles in Rain Man (1988), Hot Shots! (1991) and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993). Now she works in the US (Clean Slate (1994), An Occasional Hell (1996)), Europe (The King's Whore (1990), Immortal Beloved (1994)) and in Italy. too, especially with young directors (Come due coccodrilli (1994), Le acrobate (1997), Shooting the Moon (1998)). In 1994 she produced and acted in I sfagi tou kokora (1996) by Greek director Andreas Pantzis. Her voice is more appreciated in Hollywood (where she took speech therapy) than in Italy (where she is sometimes dubbed); in "The Slaughter of the Cock" she acts as a deaf and dumb woman. She speaks four languages: Italian, Greek, French and English. Her brother is a musician and their uncle Enzo Golino is a famous journalist.

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Euforia (2018)

# 16656 IMDb R 

Euforia (2018)

(Euphoria)

Director: Valeria Golino

Drama (1h 55min)

Italy Italy

Rated 6.7 after 514 votes on 05-Nov-19.

1 win & 21 nominations

A difficult situation gives two distant brothers the opportunity to get to know each other better. Matteo is a successful young entrepreneur, open-minded, charming and dynamic. His brother Ettore still lives in the small provincial town where they were born and teaches at the local college. He is a cautious and honest man. Both will discover that a very close link brings them closer together.

Il capitale umano (2013)

# 11497 IMDb

Il capitale umano (2013)

(Human Capital)

Director: Paolo Virzì

Drama (1h 49min)

Italy Italy, France France

Rated 7.3 after 9,984 votes, 63% postive reviews on 18-Oct-18.

45 wins & 29 nominations

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004)

# 01488 IMDb

36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004)

(Department 36)

Director: Olivier Marchal

Drama, Crime (1h 50min)

France France

Rated 7.2 after 15,152 votes on 27-Oct-18.

9 nominations

In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion and the imminent departure of the Chief sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne. Their competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality until there (...)

Julius Caesar (2002)

# 12664 IMDb

Julius Caesar (2002)

(Caesar)

TaglineFeared by enemies. Betrayed by friends.

Director: Uli Edel

Biography, Drama, History, War (4h)

USA USA, Germany Germany, Italy Italy, Netherlands Netherlands

Rated 6.7 after 2,347 votes on 07-Nov-18.

1 win & 4 nominations

Epic look at Julius Caesar, Rome's last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the Roman Republic. Chronicles his campaigns in Gaul and Egypt, his rivalry with General Pompey, and his eventual assassination at the hands of Brutus and Cassius.

Frida (2002)

# 00328 IMDb

Frida (2002)

TaglinePrepare to be seduced

Director: Julie Taymor

Biography, Drama (2h 03min)

USA USA, Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

Rated 7.4 after 73,462 votes, 61% postive reviews on 14-Feb-19.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 28 nominations

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and (...)

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

# 02841 IMDb

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

TaglineA man only sees what a woman wants him to know.

Director: Rodrigo García

Drama, Romance (1h 49min)

USA USA

Rated 6.5 after 6,235 votes, 76% postive reviews on 18-May-19.

1 win & 1 nomination

An anthology of five loosely connected stories dealing with a variety of very different women in dealing with their own life problems. The first story "This is Dr. Keener" features Glenn Close as a doctor looking after her invalid mother who comes to realize that her own life is passing her by. The second story "Fantasies About Rebecca" features Holly Hunter as a wealthy bank manager who doesn't (...)

Escape from L.A. (1996)

# 07250 IMDb

Escape from L.A. (1996)

TaglinePlan your escape this Summer

Director: John Carpenter

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller (1h 41min)

USA USA

Rated 5.7 after 63,243 votes, 54% postive reviews on 27-Feb-19.

2 nominations

The year is 2013 and Snake Plissken is back but this time it's L.A., which through the agency of earthquakes has become an island of the damned. But something has gone wrong in this new moral order, because the President's daughter has absconded to L.A. with a detonation device, and Snake is commandeered to retrieve it. But just below the surface there is a coiled Snake ready to strike.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

# 01643 IMDb

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Director: Mike Figgis

Drama, Romance (1h 51min)

France France, USA USA, UK UK

Rated 7.5 after 103,624 votes, 82% postive reviews on 06-Oct-18.

Won Oscar. Another 25 wins & 17 nominations

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Four Rooms (1995)

# 00923 IMDb

Four Rooms (1995)

TaglineTwelve outrageous guests. Four scandalous requests. And one lone bellhop, in his first day on the job, who's in for the wildest New year's Eve of his life.

Director: Allison Anders (segment "The Missing Ingredient"), Alexandre Rockwell (segment "The Wrong Man"), Robert Rodriguez (segment "The Misbehavers"), Quentin Tarantino (segment "The Man from Hollywood")

Comedy (1h 38min)

USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 90,302 votes on 18-May-19.

1 win & 1 nomination

This movie features the collaborative directorial efforts of four new filmmakers, each of whom directs a segment of this comedy. It's New Year's Eve at the Mon Signor Hotel, a former grand old Hollywood hotel, now fallen upon hard times. Often using physical comedy and sight gags, this movie chronicles the slapstick misadventures of Ted, the Bellhop. He's on his first night on the job, when he's (...)

Immortal Beloved (1994)

# 02365 IMDb

Immortal Beloved (1994)

TaglineThe genius behind the music. The madness behind the man. The untold love story of Ludwig von Beethoven.

Director: Bernard Rose

Biography, Drama, Music, Romance (2h)

UK UK, USA USA

Rated 7.5 after 20,956 votes on 20-Jul-18.

As the tagline reveals, this movie deals with life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had many women in his life.

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

# 09921 IMDb

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

TaglineJust Deux it.

Director: Jim Abrahams

Action, Comedy, War (1h 26min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 78,357 votes on 28-Jun-19.

1 win

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm. The president is Tug Benson, who also likes to be in on the action. Basically, it's a send-up of all the big shoot-em-up (...)

The Indian Runner (1991)

# 04019 IMDb

The Indian Runner (1991)

Director: Sean Penn

Drama (2h 07min)

USA USA, Japan Japan

Rated 7.1 after 7,655 votes on 01-Jan-19.

1 nomination

An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother see's and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things which his brother desperately tries to point out to him. Frank understands the atrocities of life as a big picture, Joe does not, Joe is content to enjoy (...)

Hot Shots! (1991)

# 00738 IMDb

Hot Shots! (1991)

TaglineThe mother of all movies!

Director: Jim Abrahams

Action, Comedy, War, Romance (1h 24min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 89,094 votes, 61% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

1 win

"Top Gun" meets "Airplane!" Ace pilot Topper Harley is asked to come back to the Navy for a special assignment (he dropped out to go live with Native Americans after an incident made him doubt his abilities). He has personality conflicts with the other Top Gun, as they are both romantically interested in the same woman. An aerospace company's owner is trying to sabotage the mission so the current (...)

Rain Man (1988)

# 00163 IMDb

Rain Man (1988)

Director: Barry Levinson

Drama (2h 13min)

USA USA

Rated 8.0 after 439,017 votes, 65% postive reviews on 24-Apr-19.

Won 4 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 13 nominations

Charley is a hustler. He's been on his own long enough to know how to work people and situations. He finds that the father who threw him out as a teen ager has died. He's left him a now antique convertible and something more important, a previously unknown brother, Raymond. Raymond has Asperger's Disorder, but is able to calculate complicated mathematical problems in his head with great speed and (...)

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