Massimo Ruggero in “Devils”
Alessandro Borghi stars as Massimo Ruggero, a talented Italian, who is the Head of Trading at NYL, in the series “Devils” on The CW. Self-sufficient, a penetrating gaze, quick mind, ruthless: his traders blindly trust his instincts. Son of a poor Italian fisherman, he left Italy and sacrificed even his wife to get where he is, protégé of his CEO, the fatherly Dominic Morgan (Patrick Dempsey). But when Dominic betrays him, Massimo starts open warfare against him: determined to find out the truth, he will come to learn that finance is more than just money and that he already has blood on his hands.
After many roles in several television series, in 2016 Borghi starred in the co-leading role in Claudio Caligari’s “Non Essere Cattivo,” presented during the 72nd Venice Film Festival and acclaimed by critics and the public for the fantastic performances by the actors involved; Italy has also selected it as its candidate film for the foreign-language Academy Award. Later that year, Borghi played the leading role in Stefano Sollima’s crime movie “Suburra.” Thanks to his interpretations in “Suburra” and “Non essere cattivo,” Borghi gained two nominations for the David di Donatello.
In 2016, Borghi also appeared in Michele Vannucci’s debut film “Il Più Grande Sogno,” which was based on a true story. He also played the leading role in Gabriele Mainetti’s short movie “Ningyo.” Both movies were presented during the last 73rd Venice Film Festival. The same year, Borghi won the prestigious Nastro d’Argento as best actor revelation.
Borghi was chosen in 2017 to represent Italy at the Shooting Stars Film Festival in Berlin. During the same year, he was seen in “Fortunata” by Sergio Castellitto, which was presented during the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Moreover, the stars with a leading role in “Suburra-the series,” the first Italian production by Netflix, and in “Napoli Velata,” by director Ferzan Ozpetek. He is also among the protagonists of “The Place,” by director Paolo Genovese.
In 2018, Borghi starred in Alessio Cremonini’s movie “Sulla mia pelle,” released on Netflix and distributed to the cinema, where he plays Stefano Cucchi; this film was presented in the Orizzonti section during the 75th Venice Film Festival. Because of his outstanding interpretation in the movie, Borghi wins the prestigious David di Donatello Award for Best Actor.
Back on the big screen in 2019, Borghi played the leading role in the historical drama film “Il primo Re,” by director Matteo Rovere, and again on Netflix with the second season of “Suburra-the series.”
Later this year, Borghi can be seen in Paolo Genovese’s latest movie “Supereroi.”
He is currently back on set, shooting the third season of “Suburra-the series.”