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  • Massimo Troisi

    Born on February 19, 1953 in San Giorgio a Cremano, Campania, Italy

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Il Postino (1994)

Massimo Troisi as "Mario Ruoppolo"

When exiled Cuban poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret) arrives on a tiny Italian isle, there's so much new mail that Mario (Massimo Troisi), an unemployed, uneducated layabout, is hired as a postman. His job is simply to deliver Neruda's daily mail. Mario soon becomes a student of the poet, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid (Maria Grazia Cucinotta) and tell about the struggles of the working-class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman turns into a changed man.

Academy Award (1995) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

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