Arts - 2 Settembre Dynamic Roberto Benigni Hits Bari and Enchantingly Makes Life More Beautiful About his meetings in Hollywood with Francis Ford Coppola, Robin Williams and Liz Taylor, Roberto Benigni reveals: "Coppola spoke only in Neapolitan, actually, he spoke through Neapolitan songs. It was on that occasion that he told me that he was working on a movie about Pinocchio and that he wanted me in the role of Geppetto…... Robin Williams called me to tell me that Liz Taylor wanted to meet me for dinner at their home, because she and her companion Rod Steiger really loved ‘Life is Beautiful’ a lot. Nicoletta and I flew there with a private plane that Robin had offered us…. And when we were at Liz Taylor’s home, at a certain point Steiger took my arm and asked me if I could help Liz find work. Can you believe this?”.