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Monica Bellucci Career Milestones

Monica Bellucci Career Milestones

Born: Monica Anna Maria Bellucci
Birth Date: September 30, 1964
Birth Place: Città di Castello, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Height: 5′ 7¼” (1,71 m)

Monica Bellucci was born and raised in Città di Castello in Umbria, Italy, and is one of the world’s most recognizable and renowned actresses of our time. Soon after starting her law studies at the University in Perugia at 18 years old, Bellucci’s modeling career took off.

Over the years, she has worked with such great photographers as Oliviero Toscani, Fabrizio Ferri, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon and Peter Lindberg. But her heart has always been in cinema as it gives her the chance to express herself fully. Her acting career started with an attention-grabbing small appearance in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dracula.”

Today, she’s a world-renowned actress who has worked with a collection of the most talented directors in the United States and Europe. Bellucci most recently appeared in the Golden Globe®–nominated foreign film “Baaria” directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and in Rebecca Miller’s “Private Lives of Pippa Lee” with Robin Wright Penn, Keanu Reeves and Alan Arkin.

In the United States, Bellucci has appeared in the action thriller “Shoot ’Em Up” with Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti; Terry Gilliam’s “The Brothers Grimm” opposite Heath Ledger and Matt Damon; Spike Lee’s “She Hate Me”; Mel Gibson’s award-winning “Passion of the Christ”; “The Matrix Revolutions” and “The Matrix Reloaded,” directed by the Wachowski Brothers; and Antoine Fuqua’s “Tears of the Sun” with Bruce Willis. Following “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” she will be seen in “The Whistleblower” opposite Rachel Weisz and the late Vanessa Redgrave.

In Europe, Bellucci’s film credits include “Don’t Look Back,” costarring Sophie Marceau; Alain Corneau’s “The Second Wind,” opposite Daniel Auteuil; “The Stone Council,” opposite Catherine Deneuve; “N,” in which she again teamed up with Daniel Auteuil; “Sheitan,” opposite Vincent Cassel; “How Much Do You Love Me,” costarring Gerard Depardieu; the critically acclaimed “Remember Me, My Love,” directed by Gabriele Muccino; Gaspar Noe’s “Irreversible”; and Golden Globe®–nominated “Malena.”

Bellucci has been with French actor Vincent Cassel for 14 years and is the mother of their five-year-old daughter, Deva.

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In Theaters: Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Nicolas Cage

Inception

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.

Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

Related Link: Inception Full Production Notes

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Related Link: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Full Production Notes

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