Valeria Golino

Born Oct 22, 1966

Valeria Golino is an Italian-Greek film and television actress. She is best known to English language audiences for the 1988 film Rain Man, and the Hot Shots! films. She has won the David di Donatello, Silver Ribbon, and Coppa Volpi awards.

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1965 Birth Born on October 22, 1965.


1986 20 Years Old Her vibrant performance received rave reviews and garnered her two prizes at the 1986 Venice Film Festival: the official Best Actress award (now called Volpi Cup) and the Golden Ciak award. … Read More
1993 27 Years Old In 1993 she was heavily involved in producing and starring in an independent feature film by James Merendino named Cat in the Box (it was never made) and because of that, she was forced to turn down a role in a movie directed by Carlo Verdone. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old In early 1996 she was supposed to play a journalist in the film Bravo Randy, directed by Alessandro D'Alatri and also starring Jovanotti, Greta Scacchi and Olivia d'Abo. … Read More
2001 35 Years Old In January 2001 she was supposed to star with Claudio Amendola in a TV mini-series called Cuore di ghiaccio, directed by Luciano Casciani, produced by Mediaset and set in Cefalù, but the project never took off the ground. … Read More
2005 39 Years Old In 2005, she was offered the leading role in Fine pena mai (2008) but she turned it down, considering herself to be too old for the part. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old In 2006 Theodoros Angelopoulos cast her in The Dust of Time (2008) after being impressed by Golino's work in Respiro.
2007 41 Years Old However the many delays in the shooting forced her to drop out of the project in late 2007 for scheduling conflicts. … Read More
2009 43 Years Old In 2009 she was the subject of the monograph Valeria Golino: Respiro d'attrice by Massimo Causo. … Read More


2016 50 Years Old In 2016 she was a member of the main competition jury of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More
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