Massimiliano De Serio is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed films "The Great Beauty," "The Son of No One," "The First Beautiful Thing," and "The Place Beyond the Pines."
De Serio was born in Naples, Italy in 1972. He studied film and drama at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and the University of Florence. After completing his studies, he went on to work as a production assistant for a number of Italian television shows and commercials. In 2003, he wrote, directed, and produced his first short film, "Il fiume di cristallo," which won several awards at the Milan Film Festival.
In 2006, De Serio's feature film debut, "The Great Beauty," was released. The film follows a jaded author who returns to the bustling city of Rome and is confronted with his past. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning numerous awards and nominations, including four Golden Globe nominations and an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2011, De Serio wrote and directed the crime drama "The Son of No One," starring Al Pacino and Channing Tatum. The film follows a young police officer who is assigned to investigate his own past, leading to a series of unexpected revelations. The film was a modest box office success and won praise from critics.
In 2012, De Serio wrote and directed the comedy-drama "The First Beautiful Thing." The film follows the story of a divorced couple who reunite to care for their elderly mother. The film received positive reviews and was nominated for numerous awards, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2013, De Serio wrote and directed the crime drama "The Place Beyond the Pines," starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. The film follows the story of a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to crime to support his family. The film was a commercial and critical success, earning numerous awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.
De Serio continues to work as a director, producer, and screenwriter. His latest film, "The World is Ours," is currently in post-production and is scheduled for release in 2021. He is also attached to direct the upcoming film, "The Last Supper," which is currently in pre-production.
Throughout his career, Massimiliano De Serio