Valeria Golino

Valeria Golino is an Italian actress and director. She is best known to English-language audiences for her roles in Rain Man, Big Top Pee-wee, and the two Hot Shots! movies, particularly the olive-in-the-belly-button scene. In addition to the awards David di Donatello, Silver Ribbon, Golden Ciak, and Italian Golden Globe, she is also one of the three actresses who has won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival twice.

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Rain Man (1988)

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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Tom Cruise  •  Valeria Golino  •  Gerald R. Molen

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Tom Cruise  •  Valeria Golino  •  Gerald R. Molen

Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Valeria Golino

Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Valeria Golino

Escape from L.A. (1996)

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Stacy Keach  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Fonda

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Stacy Keach  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Fonda

Frida (2002)

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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

Hot Shots! (1991)

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The gang that created Airplane and The Naked Gun sets its sights on Top Gun in this often hilarious spoof starring Charlie Sheen, who previously only inspired laughs with his personal life. He plays Topper Harley, a fighter pilot with an ax to grind: clearing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Cary Elwes  •  Valeria Golino  •  Lloyd Bridges

The gang that created Airplane and The Naked Gun sets its sights on Top Gun in this often hilarious spoof starring Charlie Sheen, who previously only inspired laughs with his personal life. He plays Topper Harley, a fighter pilot with an ax to grind: clearing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Cary Elwes  •  Valeria Golino  •  Lloyd Bridges

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Julian Sands  •  Richard Lewis

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Julian Sands  •  Richard Lewis

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Glenn Close  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Kathy Baker

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Glenn Close  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Kathy Baker

Immortal Beloved (1994)

A chronicle of the life of infamous classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven and his painful struggle with hearing loss. Following Beethoven's death in 1827, his assistant, Schindler, searches for an elusive woman referred to in the composer's love letters as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Johanna ter Steege

A chronicle of the life of infamous classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven and his painful struggle with hearing loss. Following Beethoven's death in 1827, his assistant, Schindler, searches for an elusive woman referred to in the composer's love letters as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Johanna ter Steege

Four Rooms (1995)

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

ivans xtc. (2000)

Ivan Beckman, Hollywood's most sought-after talent agent, the darling and crown prince of La La Land, is dead. How and why did it happen? Was it drugs, murder, or perhaps something altogether more mundane? We begin with an ending and then catapult back a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Danny Huston  •  Peter Weller  •  James Merendino  •  Kate Connor

Ivan Beckman, Hollywood's most sought-after talent agent, the darling and crown prince of La La Land, is dead. How and why did it happen? Was it drugs, murder, or perhaps something altogether more mundane? We begin with an ending and then catapult back a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Danny Huston  •  Peter Weller  •  James Merendino  •  Kate Connor

Julius Caesar (2002)

Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uli Edel
CAST:  Jeremy Sisto  •  Richard Harris  •  Christopher Walken  •  Chris Noth

Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uli Edel
CAST:  Jeremy Sisto  •  Richard Harris  •  Christopher Walken  •  Chris Noth

The French Kissers (2009)

A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riad Sattouf
CAST:  Vincent Lacoste  •  Anthony Sonigo  •  Alice Trémolière  •  Noémie Lvovsky

A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riad Sattouf
CAST:  Vincent Lacoste  •  Anthony Sonigo  •  Alice Trémolière  •  Noémie Lvovsky

Le acrobate (1997)

A chemical analyst and a supermarket clerk strike up a friendship after they are brought together by the death of an elderly woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Silvio Soldini
CAST:  Valeria Golino  •  Licia Maglietta  •  Angela Marraffa  •  Mira Sardoč

A chemical analyst and a supermarket clerk strike up a friendship after they are brought together by the death of an elderly woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Silvio Soldini
CAST:  Valeria Golino  •  Licia Maglietta  •  Angela Marraffa  •  Mira Sardoč

My Place in the Sun (2007)

Three couples and a single guy, from different social and career backgrounds, and of various ages, struggle with finding happiness in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric de Montalier
CAST:  Nicole Garcia  •  Jacques Dutronc  •  André Dussollier  •  François Cluzet

Three couples and a single guy, from different social and career backgrounds, and of various ages, struggle with finding happiness in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric de Montalier
CAST:  Nicole Garcia  •  Jacques Dutronc  •  André Dussollier  •  François Cluzet

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DIRECTION:  Maria Sole Tognazzi
CAST:  Ugo Tognazzi  •  Pupi Avati  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Valeria Golino

Olé ! (2005)

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DIRECTION:  Florence Quentin
CAST:  Gad Elmaleh  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Valeria Golino  •  Gaëlle Bona

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DIRECTION:  Florence Quentin
CAST:  Gad Elmaleh  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Valeria Golino  •  Gaëlle Bona

A Joke of Destiny, Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Bandit (1983)

The internal minister's very sophisticated ultra-technological and plated car stops for a mechanical accident in front of a villa. The owner of the villa is De Andreis that immediately offers his help to save the minister entrapped inside the car. Everything has to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lina Wertmüller
CAST:  Ugo Tognazzi  •  Renzo Montagnani  •  Piera Degli Esposti  •  Gastone Moschin

The internal minister's very sophisticated ultra-technological and plated car stops for a mechanical accident in front of a villa. The owner of the villa is De Andreis that immediately offers his help to save the minister entrapped inside the car. Everything has to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lina Wertmüller
CAST:  Ugo Tognazzi  •  Renzo Montagnani  •  Piera Degli Esposti  •  Gastone Moschin

Nuts (2013)

François has everything he could ever want, until he is kicked out of the house by his wife after his umpteenth slip up; after moving back in with his parents, he vows to win her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Coridian
CAST:  Eric Elmosnino  •  Sophie Quinton  •  Valeria Golino  •  Luis Rego

François has everything he could ever want, until he is kicked out of the house by his wife after his umpteenth slip up; after moving back in with his parents, he vows to win her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Coridian
CAST:  Eric Elmosnino  •  Sophie Quinton  •  Valeria Golino  •  Luis Rego

Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (2014)

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The film is set in a world, the Popular Democratic Republic of Bubunne, in which women hold the power and men are forced to wear veils and stay at home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riad Sattouf
CAST:  Vincent Lacoste  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Didier Bourdon  •  Anémone

The film is set in a world, the Popular Democratic Republic of Bubunne, in which women hold the power and men are forced to wear veils and stay at home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riad Sattouf
CAST:  Vincent Lacoste  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Didier Bourdon  •  Anémone
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