Fabrizio Gifuni is one of the most successful actors on the Italian film and theatre scene. For more than twenty years, his work has followed an original cultural and creative path marked by an unsparing expressive urgency.
After completing his studies with Orazio Costa at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica “Silvio d’Amico” in 1992, Gifuni made his stage debut in 1993 in the role of Orestes, in Euripides’Electra directed by Massimo Castri – who subsequently directed him in Goldoni’s The Holiday Trilogy. In ’95 he began a rewarding collaboration with the Greek company directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos, with which he performed in two different versionsof Sophocles’ “Antigone” at the Greek Theater of Epidaurus and in three Asian countries (China, Japan and Korea).
During the early 2000’s, he created and performed a number of theater pieces. Together with Giuseppe Bertolucci, he developed the multiple award-winning"Gadda e Pasolini, antibiografia di una nazione (Gadda and Pasolini, the anti-biography of a nation)",which includes the shows‘Na specie de cadavere lunghissimo (Something Like a Very Long Cadaver)” (Premio Istrio 2006)and"L’Ingegner Gadda va alla guerra o della tragica istoria di Amleto Pirobutirro (Gadda Goes to War, or the Tragic History of Amleto Pirobutirro)” (2010 Ubu Prizefor Best Show and Best Actor of the year).