He’s Paolo Sorrentino’s “muse” and he’s is 58 today.
2. He might have played the divo in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Il Divo”, but he’s far from being one in real life. As director Roberto Andò told me, Toni is a simple man who has become a “messenger for Italy.”
3. He’s lived in Caserta for over 5 decades and he’s been married to the same woman for 27 years.
4. He’s a winner!
He’s won 5 David di Donatellos for best actor, 2 European Film Awards for best actor, 3 Golden Ciak Awards for best actor, an Italian Golden Globe for best actor, 3 Nastri d’Argento for best actor plus a special career Nastro in 2013, along with a best actor award at the Venice Film Festival and numerous other film festival awards.