The world of cinema, theater and TV mourn the passing of Ivano Marescotti: unforgettable roles in the films of Benigni and Zalone
Shocking news broke yesterday and left all cinema and theater enthusiasts stunned. Ivan Marescotti, a highly esteemed actor, has passed away forever at the age of 77. He had been battling an illness for years that finally defeated him.
A very serious mourning for the Italy of cinema, theater and television, for the loss of Ivano Marescotti.
Born in Bagnacavallo, in the province of Ravenna, Marescotti did not immediately start acting. After graduating from the art school, in fact, he worked for many years in the urban planning office of the municipality of Ravenna.
At the age of 35 he decides to make a change in his life, he quits and throws himself headlong into the acting. Theater first, cinema and television later.
Beyond 130 parts and roles played during a very successful career, which led him to be one of the most appreciated, awarded and esteemed actors in Italy.
Unforgettable roles in films such as Roberto Benigni, Johnny Stecchino and Il Mostro. The one in Jack Frusciante came out of the group, or that of Checco Zalone’s father-in-law in the film Cado Dalle Nubi.
Marescotti has also gone beyond the ocean, starring in several films by Hollywood. Such as Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur and Ridley Scott’s Hannibal.
He has been nominated 6 times for the Silver Ribbonwhich won in 2004 for performance in the short film Life insurance by Tommaso Cariboni and Augusto Modigliani.
Ivano Marescotti and the death of his son
Ivano Marescotti has also experienced very dramatic moments in the course of his life. The disappearance of his son Matthiaswho died at the age of just 44 from cancer, was undoubtedly the most traumatic.
The actor has recounted the event in his autobiographical book “Fatti Veri”. The text reads:
Bye Mattia, see you tomorrow, bye. She opened her eyes. Her lips made a movement, but nothing came out. I didn’t insist and he dozed off again. Leaving the room, I looked at him, lying on the bed, between two other patients. I thought that image would probably be the last of him alive.
Later he also said that it was staged on the day of his funeral. It was his way of mourning and he felt much closer to him that way, rather than mourning him on the coffin. Marescotti did the same thing on the day of his father’s funeral.
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