2021’s House of Gucci cast guide contains plenty of recognizable modern actors playing real-world fashion powerhouses, and it’s remarkable how they compare to the real-life people they portray in the film. The story of Maurizio Gucci’s murder in 1995 made headlines and drew a lot of public attention following the arrest and conviction of Patrizia Reggiani for arranging the assassination. House of Gucci isn’t solely focused on the death of Maurizio, who rose to prominence when he took over as chairman of his family’s luxurious fashion design business.
Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by Roberto Bentivegna and Becky Johnston, House of Gucci follows Patrizia as she marries into the wealthy family in 1972 and the years thereafter that document her relationship with Maurizio, his family, and the orchestration of his death two decades later — all based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. House of Gucci has a great cast, though the actors’ appearance has been heavily criticized by the real-life Gucci family because they believe they look nothing like them. For comparison, here is the cast and character guide to House of Gucci, with side-by-side images of the actors alongside their real-life counterparts.
Lady Gaga As Patrizia Reggiani
Patrizia Reggiani is infamous for hiring someone to kill her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995. She was convicted in 1997 and sentenced to 29 years in prison (though she only served 18 years). In House of Gucci, Patrizia is portrayed by singer-turned-actress Lady Gaga, who is best known for playing Ally in the remake of A Star is Born alongside Bradley Cooper. Lady Gaga also starred in Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and American Horror Story: Hotel. She’s also due to star alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux.
Adam Driver As Maurizio Gucci
Maurizio Gucci was the head of the House of Gucci fashion house before his murder in 1995. He was married to Patrizia from 1972 until 1985, with their divorce being finalized a year before his death. Maurizio Gucci is played by Adam Driver in House of Gucci. The actor is most famous for playing Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars trilogy, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Driver is also known for his roles in Marriage Story, The Last Duel, BlacKkKlansman, Inside Llewyn Davis, Frances Ha, and the HBO series Girls.
Jared Leto As Paolo Gucci
Paolo Gucci was the former vice-president of Gucci’s fashion company and a designer who was always an outsider within the family business. In House of Gucci, Paolo is portrayed by Jared Leto, who is best known for his roles in Dallas Buyers Club, as the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Blade Runner 2049, Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, and My So-Called Life. Leto is almost unrecognizable in the role, and his Paolo Gucci performance is a significant improvement on the almost-universally-planned Morbius a year later.
Jeremy Irons As Rodolfo Gucci
Rodolfo Gucci is the son of House of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci and the father of Maurizio Gucci. He was also an actor who was active in film from 1929 until the 1940s. Rodolfo is played by Jeremy Irons in House of Gucci. Irons has been in a plethora of films over the decades, most notable for voicing Scar in the animated The Lion King, playing Adrian Veidt in HBO’s Watchmen, and taking on the role of Alfred in the DC Extended Universe, where he played the famous butler in Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor also starred in Assassin’s Creed, Red Sparrow, Kingdom of Heaven, The Time Machine, and The Man in the Iron Mask.
Al Pacino As Aldo Gucci
Aldo Gucci is the eldest son of House of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, the brother of Rodolfo Gucci, and the uncle of Maurizio Gucci. Aldo is played by the acclaimed Al Pacino, who is perhaps most famous for starring in The Godfather. Pacino also starred in Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, the Amazon series Hunters, Ocean’s Thirteen, Insomnia, Scarface, and Donnie Brasco.
Jack Huston As Domenico De Sole
Domenico De Sole was the former CEO of Gucci Group whose tenure brought the company out of near bankruptcy in the 1990s. Jack Huston plays Domenico in House of Gucci. The actor is known for films like Kill Your Darlings, American Hustle, Ben-Hur, the TV series Fargo, Boardwalk Empire, and The Irishman.
Salma Hayek As Giuseppina Auriemma
Giuseppina Auriemma, also known as “Pina,” is a psychic who was very close with Patrizia Reggiani. In House of Gucci, she is portrayed by Salma Hayek, who is known for her roles in Frida, Desperado, Dogma, Marvel’s Eternals, Grown Ups, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and many more. Hayek has also guest starred in TV series 30 Rock and Ugly Betty.
House Of Gucci Supporting Cast & Characters
Camille Cottin as Paola Franchi – Paola Franchi is an interior designer and former model. She was the live-in partner of Maurizio Gucci for five years and a childhood friend growing up. They were together when he was killed in 1995. Franchi is portrayed by Camille Cottin, who starred in Stillwater, Call My Agent!, and guest starred in a few episodes of Killing Eve.
Youssef Kerkour as Nemir Kirdar – Nemir Kerdar was an Iraqi businessman who did business with Gucci. Youssef Kerkour appeared in the series Home, Netflix’s Cursed, Marcella, and Dracula.
Mădălina Diana Ghenea As Sophia Loren – Sophia Loren is an esteemed Italian actress who was well-known for wearing Gucci fashion and starred in Nine, Man of La Mancha, and A Special Day. Loren is played by Mădălina Diana Ghenea in House of Gucci, a Romanian actress who has starred in Dom Hemingway, Zoolander 2, and All You Ever Wished For.
Reeve Carney As Tom Ford – Tom Ford is a filmmaker and fashion designer who was once the creative director at Gucci. He’s portrayed by Reeve Carney, who is best known for Gemini, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and Penny Dreadful.
Vincent Riotta as Fernando Reggiani – Fernando Reggiani is Patrizia’s adoptive father and a rich entrepreneur. Vincent Riotta appeared in Nine, Rush, Inferno, and Under the Tuscan Sun.
Mehdi Nebbou as Said – Said is vaguely an Arab royal who works alongside Nemir, who acts as his representative. Mehdi Nebbou has guest starred in Homeland, and starred in the TV series The Last Word and Baby.
Miloud Mourad Benamara as Omar – Though his title isn’t specified, Omar is an Arab royal who works with Nemir in forging a business relationship with Gucci. Miloud Mourad previously starred in the short films Humam and The Beautifulist Party.
Florence Andrews as Jenny Gucci – Jenny Gucci is Paolo Gucci’s wife. Florence Andrews made her acting debut in House of Gucci.