Ascending Hollywood Royalty
Ah, “Sweet Raf!” – He can’t believe it himself, but there IS a life in Hollywood after age 40! Leveraging his starring role in dramatic period-piece “Red Fever” – A drama about life in Hollywood during the McCarthy era – let him break through the glass-ceiling of that horrible quagmire they call “TV” and into feature-length movies. His first movie, “A Gentleman’s Word” was a deeply emotional journey into the stressful life of local politicians in antebellum Virginia. It was a critical smash success and financially almost broke even – Put it garnered him several festival wins. He flexed his comedy muscles in “Oh no, Suzanna!” and in the same year also appeared in a small yet highly memorable satire on superheroes movies called “Mutant Mayhem” in the role of villain Professor Clang. At age 41, Benucci is a dinosaur compared to the other stars and yet his comet is on the rise! Who knows where he will go next!