#164 Giuseppe

Jackie Brown (1997)
“Dovevo cominciare a lavorare per una compagnia svedese e dovevo parlare in inglese. Ho pensato di fare un corso, ma io l’inglese già lo sapevo, avevo solo bisogno di parlarlo e di superare la timidezza. Sono timido, introverso, ho pensato quindi di buttarmi in qualcosa che mi creava imbarazzo, così ho deciso di fare un corso di teatro. All’inizio tremavo, dopo un anno invece salivo sul palco e mi sentivo a casa, la gente si divertiva, ero brillante. Mi hanno detto che secondo loro io da giovane mi vestivo in modo bizzarro, con acconciature strane, pensavano fossi eccentrico. In realtà ai tempi l’unica cosa che mi caratterizzava era la coppola, quel cappello l’ho preso da Samuel L. Jackson in questo film e ho pensato che dovevo sceglierlo perché quel look ha influenzato moltissimo la mia vita. Il suo personaggio ha uno stile fighissimo per uno come me che veniva dalla periferia di Napoli e la coppola per me è stata molto importante in quegli anni, quando entravo nei locali con quei cappelli strani gli altri avevano un pretesto per parlare con me”

“When I started working for a Swedish company I had to speak in English. I thought about taking a course, but I already knew English, I just needed to speak it and overcome my shyness. I am shy, introverted, so I thought of throwing myself into something that made me embarrassed, so I decided to take a theater course. At first I was shaking, but after a year I would go up on stage and feel at home, people were having fun, I was brilliant. They told me that, in their opinion, as a young man I dressed in a bizarre way, with weird hairstyles, they thought I was eccentric. Actually at the time the only thing that characterized me was the flat cap, I took that hat from Samuel L. Jackson in this film and I chose it because that look has influenced my life a lot. His character has a very cool style for someone like me who came from the outskirts of Naples and the flat cap was very important for me in those years, when I walked into clubs with those strange hats, the others had an excuse to talk to me”

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