Roberto Benigni

Really funny Italian actor who has also directed movies such as Johnny Stecchino and Life Is Beautiful.

Life Is Beautiful (1997) -- The first half of the movie is one of the best simple, romantic love stories ever put on the screen.  The second half, where Benigni pretends a WWII concentration camp is a game to prevent his son from having to face the harsh reality of their situation, surprisingly works (once you realize that this is, in fact, what the rest of the movie us up to).  Funny and touching throughout. A

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