Domiziano Arcangeli is an Amazing Draw for any convention!
Fans love him for the numerous cult and genre films, he has worked with some of the greatest Euro-Directors in the world!. In fact, he was cast by Federico Fellini in the Academy Award winning film, “Intervista”, and has acted in more than 100 films since then!
Domiziano has a recurring spot as sexy gangster Chaka on the 2nd Season of the successful TV series “Femme Fatales”! Make sure to watch the next episode “LIBRA” which aires on August 10th, 2012!
Best known for;
ELLINI’s INTERVISTA (1987)
(Federico Fellini was actually the one who directed my very first screen test-ages ago, let’s not even say when lol- at Cinecitta’ Studios, after having me spotted on a controversial Helmut Newton’s shoot, which made the covers, back in the FAll of 1980 and Winter 1981!Lucio Fulci’s “SODOMA’s GHOST” (1989)
and Showtime 2 seasons prime time TV Series (then ahead of its time, but today gaining Cult Status) “Zalman King’s ChromiumBlue” (2002-2003).
Followed the successful Fellini film with 20th Century Fox’s “The Name of the Rose”opposite Sean Connery,later played in Sony Classics'”St. Francis of Assisi”starring with Mickey Rourke&Helena Bonham Carter, directed by legendary Liliana Cavani.
Domiziano starred in the hits, “Paprika” (1991) by Tinto Brass (of Caligula’s fame),in Giuseppe Schito’s “The Boy from Ebalus”,this Film won Top Honors at the Venice Film Festival,in 1985.
In”Pygmalion 88″, Arcangeli created the morbid, carefree protagonist, MANUEL, portraying a defining Role for that Decade, a certain kind of troubled, restless and lonely, desperate Youth.Was in Giovanni Bertolucci’s production of the Classic “Giallo””Ecstas y”(1994)&a Thriller”Intimate Crimes”.
Booked a lead role on Showtime’s TV Series”Zalman King’s Chromium Blue” (which aired for 2 years),appeared in shows such as NBC’s “The Restaurant”, WB’s “Mutant X”, E-Entertainment’s “Hugh Hefner’s:The Girls Next Door”, MTV’s “Switch Trip”, USA Network’s “Devil’s Highway” opposite Dennis Hopper, and HBO Film’s“Sin’s Kitchen” in which he played the twisted Carlton,opposite Jeffrey Wright,who marked a complete transition into his more recent image:The Villain.
Played bad-guy in an edgy martial arts Hit(a Grindhouse’s Classic Collection’s)”Samurai Avenger:The Blind Wolf”, showing a new look and superior combat skills,which also went on to win several major Awards worldwide.Played the Demon of the Apocalypse in TNT’s mini-series “Unlocking Ancient Secrets of the Bible”,a forlorn junkie in Lionsgate’s”Still Waiting”, followed by a much anticipated cameo in Universal’s “BRUNO” opposite Sasha Baron Cohen.Next to be seen on Spike Tv’s 5th Season of Hit Show”1000 Ways to Die”,he is the Lead, in Lionsgate”S”Virus X” presented by Sam Raimi,that Domiziano also Executive Produced.In 2008 Domiziano formed his own film production company Empire Films[us], which produced several upcoming films like “Lizzie”,”Box of Shadows”,a Horror/Vampire Gem”The Brides of Sodom”.
Recent works include Shoreline Entertainment’s Gothic/erotic”ORGY OF BLOOD”,”The Scarlet Worm”,a Spaghetti Western in which many famed cult actors from the 60’s/70’s are reunited,a deeply unsettling film “Sister of Night”, about the vicious&hopeless underworld of drug users in Hollywood,”Scary or Die”, a surreal horror comedy starring Disney favorite Corbin Bleu,the anticipated,TLA Horror release “Addicted to Blood”.Which came out in 2011, as Sexy Gangster ‘Chaka’ in the Hyped TV Series for Cinemax”Femme Fatales”
Domiziano won BEST ACTOR at the TENEBRIA & HAMBURG&ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVALS for his turn as a former molested child,who becomes a tormented snuff film maker,in the Awards winning film “House of Flesh Mannequins” which his company also produced.
Empire Films, has given Domiziano the opportunity to branch out and create films that are not only interesting to watch, but are beautiful works of art!