Raoul Bova
Raoul Bova is an Italian
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Bova was born in Rome
Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in . The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.Rome's history spans two and a half...

 to Calabria
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n parents. At the age of 16 he became a local champion in the 100 meter backstroke. At the age of 21 he joined the Italian Army
Italian Army
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 and performed his military duty in the Bersaglieri
The Bersaglieri are a corps of the Italian Army originally created by General Alessandro La Marmora on 18 June 1836 to serve in the Piedmontese Army, later to become the Royal Italian Army...

 (sharpshooters) corps. He enrolled in the ISEF, the Italian Institute of Physical Education, but dropped out to pursue a career in acting. He studied at the school Beatrice Bracco in Rome and also studied acting with Michael Margotta
Michael Margotta
Michael Margotta is an American actor of Italian descent who currently serves as Artistic Director of The Actor's Center—ROMA after an industry appreciated but popularly under noticed career in Hollywood...

. In March 2000, he married Chiara Giordano. They have three children, Alessandro Leon, Francesco and Sophia. On 15 October 2010, Raoul Bova was nominated Goodwill Ambassador
FAO Goodwill Ambassador
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 of the Food and Agriculture Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization
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 of the United Nations (FAO).


  • Treasure Guards (2011, TV movie)
  • Nessuno mi può giudicare (2011)
  • Come un delfino (2011), miniseries
  • Immaturi (2011)
  • The Tourist
    The Tourist (2010 film)
    The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French action film Anthony Zimmer....

  • Scusa ma ti Voglio Sposare (2010)
  • La nostra vita
    La nostra vita
    La nostra vita is a 2010 Italian film directed by Daniele Luchetti. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, with Elio Germano sharing the prize for Best Actor with Javier Bardem for his role in the Mexican film Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.-Cast:* Elio...

  • Ti presento un amico
    Ti presento un amico
    -Cast:* Raoul Bova as Marco* Martina Stella as Gabriella* Sarah Felberbaum* Kelly Reilly* Barbora Bobulova* Stefano Macchi* Alessandro Bolide...

  • Baaria - La porta del vento
    Baarìa - La porta del vento
    Baarìa is a 2009 Italian film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It was the opening film of the 66th Venice International Film Festival in September 2009.-Plot:...

  • Bolt (2008)
  • Scusa ma ti chiamo amore
    Scusa Ma Ti Chiamo Amore
    Scusa ma ti chiamo amore is a 2008 Italian film starring Raoul Bova and Michela Quattrociocche.Alex Belli is a 37 year old advertising executive whose fiancée Elena has just left him, and who is having difficulty at work trying to think of a good advertising campaign for a new Japanese product....

  • Milano-Palermo: il ritorno (2007)
  • Io, l'altro (2007)
  • What About Brian
    What About Brian
    What About Brian is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dana Stevens and co-produced by J.J. Abrams' company Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on April 16, 2006, on ABC, as a midseason replacement and concluded on March 26, 2007...

     (2006, TV Series)
  • Attacco allo stato (2005, TV)
  • Karol: A Man Who Became Pope
    Karol: A Man Who Became Pope
    Karol: A Man Who Became Pope is a 2005 TV miniseries directed by Giacomo Battiato, and created as a Polish-Italian-French-German and Canadian joint cooperation project...

     (2005, TV)
  • La Fiamma sul ghiaccio (2005)
  • Alien vs. Predator
    Alien vs. Predator (film)
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  • Ultimo (2004, TV)
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 film based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir of the same name. The film was directed by Audrey Wells and starred Diane Lane.-Plot:...

  • Facing Windows
    Facing Windows
    Facing Windows is a 2003 Italian movie directed by Ferzan Özpetek.Tagline: Desire knows no bounds.-Plot:...

     (La finestra di fronte, 2003)
  • Francesco (2002, TV)
  • Avenging Angelo
    Avenging Angelo
    Avenging Angelo is a 2002 American film directed by Martyn Burke that stars Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe. This is the last film in which Anthony Quinn appeared...

  • Madame de... (2001, TV)
  • Francesca and Nunziata (Francesca e Nunziata, 2001, TV)
  • The Knights Who Made the Enterprise (I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa]], 2001)
  • Il Testimone (2001, TV)
  • Distretto di polizia
    Distretto di Polizia
    Distretto di Polizia is an Italian television series....

     (2000, TV Series)
  • Terra bruciata (1999)
  • Ultimo 2 - La sfida (1999, TV)
  • Hercules
    Hercules (1997 film)
    Hercules is a 1997 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The thirty-fifth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker...

     (1999 Italian voice)
  • Rewind (1998)
  • Coppia omicida (1998)
  • La Piovra 9 - Il patto (1998, TV)
  • Ultimo (1998) (TV)
  • The Fourth King
    The Fourth King
    The Fourth King is a 2005 German / Swiss / Swedish film directed by Michael Ekbladh and Ted Sieger.- Plot summary :...

     (Il Quarto re, 1997, TV)
  • La Piovra 8 - Lo scandalo (1997, TV)
  • La Lupa (1996)
  • La Frontiera (1996)
  • The Nymph (Ninfa plebea, 1996)
  • The Mayor (Il sindaco, 1996)
  • Palermo-Milan One Way (Palermo Milano solo andata, 1995)
  • La Piovra 7 (1994, TV miniseries)
  • It All Started by Chance (Cominciò tutto per caso, 1993)
  • Pretty Princess (Piccolo grande amore, 1993)
  • Crazy Underwear (Mutande pazze, 1992)
  • When We Were Repressed (Quando eravamo repressi, 1992; uncredited)
  • Una Storia italiana (1992) (TV)

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