Stefano Accorsi is performing on stage in "DECAMERONE vices, virtues, passions" loosely based on the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. Directed by Marco Baliani, this theatrical adaptation is taking place from today until 17 January at Teatro Elfo Puccini in Milan. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
Accorsi is an accomplished actor in contemporary Italian cinema. Born in
Bologna in 1971, Accorsi has been compared to Al Pacino with his intense style
and brooding looks. After graduating from high school in 1990, famed director,
Pupi Avati, chose him to costar in his film "Fratelli e sorelle"
(Brothers and Sisters). He enjoyed the experience so much, he enrolled in the
Theatre School in Bologna, graduating in 1993. In the mid 90’s Accorsi went
back and forth with film and theater roles. Then in 1998, he accepted a role in
the highly acclaimed, "Radiofreccia", the story of a group of friends
in the 70’s who decide to set up an independent radio station which became the
voice their generation. Luciano Ligabue, musician-turned-director, made the
film, which won several awards including the David di Donatello and the Premio
Amidei. Accorsi was awarded the Ciak
d'Oro as Best Actor.
Accorsi’s most prolific year came in 2001, when his true acting ability was revealed. Among his roles during that year was a psychiatry patient in Nanni Morretti’s "La Stanza del figlio" (The Son’s Room), a flamboyant homosexual in Ferzan Ozpetek’s "Le fate ignorante" (His Secret Life) and a young husband who has an affair with an even younger woman in Gabrielle Muccino’s "L’ultimo bacio" (The Last Kiss). Each of those characters has his own idiosyncrasies, obsessions, secrets and passions. Accorsi nailed all of those personality traits without any inhibitions and gave harrowing performances that continue to draw in audiences, keeping those films relevant today.
His latest success to reach beyond Italian borders is the series, “1992”, a political thriller set during the infamous “Mani Pulite” corruption investigations. The series, which is broadcast on Sky TV, has earned a slew of awards and praises. Many of Accorsi's films have achieved international recognition