Film and stage actor remembered for films like 1981's "Three Brothers". He was a two-time winner of the Nastro d'Argento, the oldest film award in Europe.
He was a medical and law student before getting his big break with a role in the acclaimed film "Waiting for Godot" at twenty-one.
He played the role of Arjuna in the ten-hour play "Mahabharata" in 1985.
He is the younger brother of Vincenzo Mezzogiorno.
He co-starred with Golden Globe-winning German actress Nastassja Kinski in the French film "Moon in the Gutter".