Alessandro Gassman biography

Alessandro Gassman

Date of Birth: February 24, 1965

The son of legendary Italian actor Vittorio Gassman and French actress Juliette Mayniel, it was only natural that Alessandro Gassman would follow in their footsteps. Born in Rome, he made his film debut at age 17 in Di Padre In Figlio (1982), which he co-wrote and co-directed with his father. In 1986, Gassman starred in La Monaca Di Monza, directed by Luciano Odorisio, then in Pino Quartullo’s When We Were Repressed (1992), followed by Bigas Luna’s Macho (1993). He then appeared in A Month by the Lake (1995) with Vanessa Redgrave and Uma Thurman.

Gassman received wide acclaim for his performance as a young architect who discovers himself in Ferzan Ozpetek’s The Turkish Bath (1997), then won a Golden FIPA at the Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming for his work in the miniseries La Guerra e finita (2002). He made his big screen American film debut in Transporter 2 (2005).

Married since 1998, he and his wife Sabrina have a son, Leo.

Alessandro Gassman Filmography


  • Transporter 2 (2005)
  • Guardiani delle nuvole (2004)
  • I banchieri di Dio (2002)
  • Teste di cocco (2000)
  • La Bomba (1999)
  • Toni (1999)
  • I miei più cari amici (1998)
  • Steam (1998)
  • Facciamo fiesta (1997)
  • Lovest (1997)
  • The Turkish Bath (1997)
  • Stella's Favor (1996)
  • Uomini senza donne (1996)
  • A Month by the Lake (1995)
  • Sì, ma vogliamo un maschio (1994)
  • Macho (1993)
  • Ostinato destino (1992) .... Marcello
  • When We Were Repressed (1992)
  • I soliti Soliti ignoti vent'anni dopo, I (1987)
  • La monaca di Monza (1986)
  • Di Padre In Figlio (1982)

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