In 1994, the advertisement of a well-known ice cream brand, directed by Daniele Luchetti, makes him very popular.
Some of his films:
“Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo” directed by Enza Negroni
“Piccoli maestri” directed by Daniele Luchetti
“Ormai è fatta” directed by Enzo Monteleone with whom he won the Grolla d’Oro as Best Main Actor
“Un uomo perbene” directed by Maurizio Zaccaro whit whom he won the Grolla d’Oro as Best Main Actor
“Capitaës de Abril” directed by Maria de Medeiros
“Come quando fuori piove” directed by Mario Monicelli
“Radiofreccia” di Luciano Ligabue with whom he won several awards: David di Donatello, Ciak d’Oro and Amidei Award as Best Main Actor
“L’Ultimo bacio” and “Baciami ancora” directed by Gabriele Muccino
“Saturno contro” and “Le fate ignoranti” directed by Ferzan Özpetek. For this last film, he won the Nastro d’Argento 2001, the Ciak d’Oro and the Globo d’Oro of the Foreign Press Association in Italy as Best Main Actor.
“La Stanza del figlio” directed by Nanni Moretti
“Santa Maradona” directed by Marco Ponti
“L’Amore ritrovato” directed by Carlo Mazzacurati
“Romanzo criminale” and “Un viaggio chiamato amore” directed by Michele Placido with whom he won the Coppa Volpi as Best Main Actor within the 59th edition of the Venice Film Festival
“La vita facile” directed by Lucio Pellegrini.
In 2006 he goes back to theatre with “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley (2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), directed by Sergio Castellitto.
In 2012, he plays the theatre play “Furioso Orlando” and “Giocando con Orlando” in the season 2013/2014, both taken from the chivalric poem by Ludovico Ariosto. The play was adapted and directed by Marco Baliani.
In subsequent seasons 2014/2015/2016 he played “Decamerone, vizi, virtù, passioni” taken from “Decamerone” by Giovanni Boccaccio, theatrical adaptation and direction by Marco Baliani.
He lived between Italy and France, where he founded a production company named “Stephen Greep”. He was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Ministry of Culture.
In France, he worked in films like: “La faute á Fidel” directed by Julie Gavras, “Les brigades du tigre” directed by Jérôme Cornuau, “Un baiser s’il vous plaît” directed by Emmanuel Mouret, “Les deux mondes” directed by Daniel Cohen, “Le jeune fille et les loups” directed by Gilles Legrand, “Baby blues” directed by Diane Bertrand, “Je ne dis pas non” directed by Iliana Lolic, “Nous trois” directed by Renaud Bertrand, “Tous le soleils” directed by Philippe Claudel, “Mafiosa” a tv series for Canal +, directed by Pierre Leccia.
In 2013, he debuted as a director with the short film “Io non ti conosco”, produced by Yoox Group in which he is also the main actor (he won the Nastro d’Argento 2014 as Best First Film Director). A year later, for Peugeot Italy, he produces three short films: “Last Tango”, “Parking” and “Autostop”. Recently, always for Peugeot Italy, he is both actor and director of three innovative videos for the Oculus virtual reality technology.
“Il clan dei camorristi” Italian TV Series
“Viaggio sola” directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi
“L’arbitro” directed by Paolo Zucca
“La nostra terra” directed by Giulio Manfredonia
“Veloce come il vento” with whom he won the Nastro d’Argento 2016 as Best Main Actor
“1992” Sky TV Series directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi of which is both creator and the main actor
“The Young Pope” directed by Paolo Sorrentino
In 2016 he is awarded with the Gian Maria Volonté Award.