Incontro con Rosario Fiorello (Close Encounter with Rosario Fiorello)
60 min. | Unknown
Famous for his start as an entertainer at vacation resorts and his legendary rejection at his audition with legendary Italian tv presenter Pippo Baudo, Rosario was a smash hit as the host of several seasons of Karaoke, a programme that turned into a social phenomenon.
In 1993 he became the host of Festivalbar, working with Claudio Cecchetto. That year he won a Telegatto award as the Personality Revelation of the Year and one as the Programme Revelation of the year; the following year he was chosen as Male Personality of the year. Following his fifth place at Sanremo music festival, in 1995, he took on a series of important roles as a television host, during which he progressively developed and imposed his style, distinguished by his light touch and perfect comedy timing. His excellent singing skills and remarkable talent as an imitator led to his incredibly successful eight-year run as the host of Viva Radio2.
His versatility opened the doors of cinema – he appeared in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley with Matt Damon and Jude Law, in which he sang Carosone's hit song Tu vuò fà l'americano - and voice acting: he has been the voice talent of animated cartoon characters such as Dimitri in Anastasia, Johan Padan – the character created by Dario Fo, Garfield the cat in the homonymous film, and served as the narrating voice for the documentary March of the Penguins.