Roberto Benigni is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director of film, theatre and television. Roberto Benigni was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy. His first experiences as a theatre actor took place in Prato, 1971.
In 1975, Roberto Benigni had his first theatrical success with Cioni Mario di Gaspare fu Giulia, written by Giuseppe Bertolucci. He became famous in the 1970s for a shocking TV series called Onda Libera, on RAI2, by Renzo Arbore, in which he interpreted the satirical piece "anthem of the nimble body".
A great scandal for the time, the series was suspended due to censorship. Afterwards, Roberto Benigni appeared during a public political demonstration by the Italian Communist Party, with which he was a sympathizer.