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  1. June 10: Iss. 23Read the original story

    22 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Paper

    Three years ago, Italian actor-writer-director and comic cult hero Roberto Benigni made a huge splash on these shores with his Holocaust tragicomedy, "Life Is Beautiful," which made loads of money and won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, finally establishing Benigni to a wide American audience, something his earlier, distinctive physical comedies failed to do. Comment .

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  2. Renzi welcomed us in the nudeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | ANSA.it

    Rome, January 28 - Director, actor and comic Roberto Benigni on Thursday quipped that Premier Matteo Renzi had welcomed him and another three Oscar-winning Italian directors in the nude. Referring to the embarrassing case of a nude statue cover-up during the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier this week, Benigni told reporters: "Renzi brought us to Palazzo Chigi to solve the statue problem.

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  3. Ian McKellen Says Gay People Are 'Disregarded' By Hollywood and the OscarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WFNT-AM Burton

    ... to put it back in my pocket twice." That's just devastating. (McKellen lost to Jim Broadbent for Iris and Roberto Benigni for Life Is Beautiful .) And McKellen's words do put into context how often straight actors playing gay men or women are ...

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  4. Ian McKellen Sounds Off on Oscar Diversity: 'No Openly Gay Man Has Ever Won'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | ETonline

    ... McKellen was first nominated in 1999 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Gods and Monsters , losing out to Roberto Benigni for Life Is Beautiful . Then in 2002, McKellen came up short on his Supporting Actor nomination for The Lord of the Rings: ...

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  5. This just in... Academy's New Diversity Plans AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... the major change. It's no longer a lifetime appointment (unless you are an actual nominee or winner so yes Roberto Benigni gets to stay) but a ten year appointment. Members must be active in film during the decade to renew their membership when it's ...

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  6. Comedian, cardinal, inmate present Pope Francis book on mercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Globe Catholic Newspaper

    Arms flailing, the exuberant and perhaps hyperactive Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni described Pope Francis as a masterful minister of God's mercy, which is always active and always on the move.

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  7. Cecily Strong Shares the Secret to Her Saturday Night Live SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2014 | Vanity Fair

    ... which is nice. It's all very new. So who knows if it'll be a thing? But it's still fun. He reminds me of Roberto Benigni in a way. We've talked every day for two months. I'm not rushing into anything, I promise. If I were too emotionally attached, ...

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  8. Francis lays out case for mercy in 1st book as popeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Post and Courier

    ... featuring Francis' secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and “Life Is Beautiful” actor Roberto Benigni, signaling the importance Francis places on getting the message out. In the book, Francis insists that his now-infamous ...

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  9. Names and facesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | NWAonline

    Italian actor Roberto Benigni, right, and Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Piero Parolin pose for photographers during the official launch of Pope Francis' first book 'The Name of God is Mercy ', in Rome, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. a Oscar-winning actor and director Roberto Benigni gave Pope Francis two thumbs up Tuesday, delivering one of his rapid-fire monologues and praising the pope as a fountain of mercy who is "dragging the whole church toward Christianity."

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  10. Benigni on Pope Francis: A fountain, waterfall of mercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The China Post

    Oscar-winning actor and director Roberto Benigni gave Pope Francis two thumbs up Tuesday, delivering one of his rapid-fire monologues and praising the pope as a fountain of mercy who is "dragging the whole church toward Christianity." At perhaps the most unusual Vatican book launch ever, Benigni was joined by the Vatican secretary of state, the Vatican spokesman and the Vatican publisher, as well as a Chinese prison inmate, to premier "The Name of God is Mercy."

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  11. Why Oscar Winner Roberto Benigni Is Helping Promote Pope Francis...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Hollywood Reporter

    The 'Life is Beautiful' star and director jokes that as a child he wanted to be pope himself and says "I would do anything for Pope Francis: Swiss guard, Popemobile driver, anything!" Oscar-winning actor and director Roberto Benigni , a devout Catholic, on Tuesday joined the launch of Pope Francis' new book, lauding the pontiff and saying he felt moved to be part of the promotion for the book. He appeared with Vatican secretary of state Pietro Parolin to unveil The Name of God Is Mercy , which is based on an interview between the pope and journalist Andrea Tornielli.

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  12. Comedian Roberto Benigni pitches Pope Francis' book on mercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | The Gazette

    Italian actor Roberto Benigni, far right, takes a copy of Pope Francis' book "The Name of God is Mercy" as he arrives during a news conference for the launch of the book at the Vatican on January 12, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi VATICAN CITY Italian comedian Roberto Benigni is best known for his goofy humor and slapstick sketches, but he may turn out to be the perfect pitchman for Pope Francis' new book-length interview on mercy.

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  13. Life Is Beautiful' comic Roberto Benigni pitches Pope Francis' book on mercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Vatican City a Italian comedian Roberto Benigni is best known for his goofy humor and slapstick sketches, but he may turn out to be the perfect pitchman for Pope Francis' new book on mercy. After all, Benigni won an Oscar in 1999 for his movie "Life Is Beautiful," which improbably, and successfully, used humor to underscore the horrors of the Holocaust.

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  14. Comedian Roberto Benigni pitches Pope Francisa book on mercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Religion News Service

    Italian actor Roberto Benigni, far right, takes a copy of Pope Francis' book "The Name of God is Mercy" as he arrives during a news conference for the launch of the book at the Vatican on Jan. 12, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-BENIGNI, originally transmitted on Jan. 12, 2016.

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  15. It's time for mercy, pope saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | ANSA.it

    Rome, January 12 - It's time for earthly justice to show God's mercy, Pope Francis says in a new book presented in Rome Tuesday with comedian and director Roberto Benigni among those on hand. Among other things, Francis says in The Name of God Is Mercy, it must also cover the treatment of gays, who must not be marginalised.

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  16. Cardinal, clown and convict back Pope's mercy missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Yahoo!

    ... the defining theme of both Francis's papacy and the ongoing Catholic Jubilee Year. Oscar-winning actor Roberto Benigni was the star attraction at the launch, starting his presentation in stand-up style: "There was a Venetian cardinal, a Tuscan comic ...

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  17. Benigni hails pope as man of mercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | ANSA.it

    Vatican City, January 12 - Italian Oscar-winning actor Roberto Benigni praised Pope Francis as a man full of mercy on Tuesday at a presentation of the pope's new book on the topic. Comedian Benigni joined Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and rehabilitated Chinese prisoner, Zhang Agostino Jianqing, at the launch of The Name of God is Mercy, a book based on an interview between the pope and journalist Andrea Tornielli.

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  18. Francis lays out case for mercy in first book as popeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 10 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... discussion featuring Francis' secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and L ife Is Beautiful actor Roberto Benigni, signaling the importance Francis places on getting the message out. Francis has made clear from the start of his pontificate ...

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  19. Francis gives case for mercy in his first book as pontiffRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 10 | Seattle Times

    ... discussion featuring Francis' secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and 'Life Is Beautiful' actor Roberto Benigni, signaling the importance Francis places on getting the message out. In the book, Francis insists that his now-infamous "Who am ...

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  20. Pope Francis claims he is a 'sinner in God's mercy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 10 | Daily Mail

    ... discussion featuring Francis' secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and 'Life Is Beautiful' actor Roberto Benigni, signaling the importance Francis places on getting the message out. His thoughts around the church's teaching on homosexuality ...

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