Troisi, Massimo

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Troisi, Massimo Gender: M
born on 19 February 1953 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy, 40n50, 14e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
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Italian actor and film director whose film "Il Postino" (The Postman) won five Oscar nominations including that of Best Picture, and he, the nomination as Best Actor. With a bad heart, he had been told to protect his health or make his movie and he chose the latter. The film wrapped on 6/03/1994 and he died less than 24 hours after completion.

He was born the fifth of six kids with a dad who was a railroad stationmaster and a mom who was a housewife. At ten, he had rheumatic fever and had to be careful of exertion. At 23, he had to have a heart valve replaced.

As a youth, he turned to acting. His film debut "Back to Square Three" was a hit in Italy in 1981 and he made ten more comedies in the next decade. One of Italy's top film comedians, he always played a dumb little hapless guy. Off screen, he was a gentleman with a great sense of humor. Unmarried, he had several grand romances.

In 1992 he bought the movie rights to the book "Il Postino." He was told in 1993 that he needed a heart transplant. He put it off, saying that film was his life. This film was his death. Scheduled to fly to London three days after the wrap, he had, instead, his funeral.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Arena, Lello (born 1 November 1953)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Directing debut, "Back to Square Three")
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1992 (Bought film rights to book, "Il Postino")
  • Death by Heart Attack 3 June 1994 (Age 41)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : End Major Project 30 June 1994 (End filming of "Il Postino")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B.C. in a letter 1/1996


  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable (Gentlemanly)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty (Great sense of humor)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Attack, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Rheumatic Fever)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Bad, needed transplant)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Heart valve replaced)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Six kids)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fifth of six)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Top film comedian)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Film, "Il Postino," nominated for five awards)