Adriano Celentano (Italian pronunciation: [adriˈaːno tʃelenˈtaːno]; born 6 January 1938) is an Italian singer, composer, producer, comedian, actor, film director and TV host. He is dubbed as the Molleggiato because of his dancing. Very often also the author of the music and songs (sometimes co-author of music and lyrics, even though, according to his wife Claudia Mori accredited to others), due to his career and his great successes, not only in Italy but also in the rest of the world, he is considered one of the pillars of Italian music. His character has meant that Celentano has built a persona who became a symbol and an icon for many Italians after World War II. He is recognized for having realized that something in the music business (and costume) was changing, and then to have introduced in Italy, influenced by the new stars of rock and roll from the United States, a new type of music, unbridled and with great appeal especially to young people of that time. He has acted in about 40 films and published many record albums enjoying enormous success both in music and in the world of cinema that was won by the late sixties to the early nineties with Jackpot which today remains his latest film.