When I was a kid I really enjoyed watching movies, particularly comedies. The French comic-actor Louis de Funes, the Spaghetti-Western star Bud Spencer, Tony Curtis and "Columbo" Peter Falk were actors that I looked up to. I liked to impersonate their way of speaking and their physical movements as often as I could. Perhaps this had a major influence on my decision to become an actor. Even today, when watching their films, I feel as happy and as entertained as I did when I first saw them.