Since TikTok was made in 2016 by a Chinese company named ByteDance, several creators have taken advantage of the short-video clip platform to garner attention, share ideas, make a living, and for some, skyrocket to global fame – a typical example is Khaby Lame. Some creators make funny videos, some dance videos, and some animations; the content types are endless.
Some TikTok creators go viral for their unique content; for others, they jump on trending sounds or filters to reach a wider audience. However, Arnaldo Mangini stands out; he went viral simply by having the exact resemblance to Mr. Bean, a famous comedy character portrayed by British actor Rowan Sebastian Atkinson. Have the natural act of resembling Mr. Bean landed him trouble? Yes, it has more details on that in his career section.
Arnaldo Mangini is a TikTok creator who gained popularity for resembling the famous comedy character Mr. Bean. Born in Italy in 1973, Arnaldo spent his childhood interested in comedy and entertainment, which he later combined with his education in art to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Arnaldo faced issues due to his Mr. Bean copy-act, which hindered his ability to appear in TV shows or movies. However, he gained popularity on TikTok and other social media platforms and continues to pursue his dreams through these channels.
While many TikTok content creators mimic the looks of celebrities, such as Priscila Beatrice resembling Rihanna and Vampy Jordan looking like Johnny Depp, none of them have achieved the same level of precision as Arnaldo, who emulates Mr. Bean with uncanny accuracy. So, how about we explore more about Arnaldo?
|Italian Mr. Bean
|Date of birth
|December 4, 1973
|50 years old
|Place of birth
|6’4” (191 cm)
|86 kg (190 pounds)
|Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara
|Comedian, YouTuber, actor, social media influencer, author
|1 – 3 million dollars
Born on December 4, 1973, in Torvaianica, in Rome, Italy, Arnaldo Mangini is a renowned personality who, despite his public presence, has managed to keep his family life entirely private. His early life consisted of growing up in Italy, moving to the Netherlands when he was 5, and experiencing the life and culture of the people of Zwolle.
While he has never mentioned anything about his parents, he has revealed that he has a sister, his only sibling named Teresa Mangini, whom he staged shows with when they were younger.
His family lived in Rome until he was five, after which they moved to Zwolle in the Netherlands, where he spent six years. Arnaldo was the closest to his father of all his siblings; he accompanied his father to coffee shops and clubs even when he was not of age.
At the age of 12, Mangini’s family returned to Italy and settled in Stiava, a village in Massarosa, Lucca. Throughout his childhood, Arnaldo had a deep interest in comedy and entertainment; he often staged shows at home with his sister, coercing his relatives to attend.
Arnaldo had high school education at Liceo Artistico, class of 1998, and later enrolled at Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, a prestigious public tertiary art academy in Carrara, Tuscany. In 2014, he studied Clownerie at Nouveau Clown Institute Vienna. And eventually, Arnaldo would combine his skills acquired from school with his persona to attain fame online. He decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, and he has since become a renowned personality known for his hilarious conduct and comical actions.
Was resembling Mr. Bean a curse or a blessing? Arnaldo’s first job was as a waiter; at that time, he lived an average lifestyle.
He later went into entertainment, and in 1996, he auditioned for a TV show at the Zelig in Milan, Italy. He made it to the big screens appearing on shows that aired on TV broadcasts such as Rai Italia, Mfe – MediaForEurope NV – MFE-MediaForEurope), and Sky Italia.
He went on to create his show, “The Arnaldo Mangini Show,” which landed him in trouble with Rowan Sebastian’s team. Notably, his show garnered attention across Europe, but it was unclear who was on screen, whether it was Rowan Sebastian or someone else. Rowan’s appearance and style of comedy are similar to what Arnaldo exhibits, leading to confusion.
In 2001, Arnaldo Mangini was featured in four TV commercials where he played the doctor role. However, Rowan Atkinson’s team filed a lawsuit against the company responsible for the commercials. The legal action was because Arnaldo’s resemblance to Mr. Bean was so striking that it confused the public, who couldn’t distinguish between the original character and Arnaldo’s act.
It turns out that producing a commercial or movie with someone like Arnaldo, who looks like Mr. Bean, can lead to severe issues and hinder Arnaldo’s dream of becoming an actor.
Arnaldo was not deterred; he hosted another comedy show in 2016 called ZEN&NOW. The same year, he celebrated 20 years of his career with a comedy show titled Mr. Bean Double Party. In 2020, he appeared on an iUmor TV program in Romania and played Il messaggero in a film titled L’uomo Samargantico. Additionally, he participated in an event by Walliance company, among other activities.
Looking like Mr. Bean meant that Arnaldo could not feature in TV shows or movies, and act the way he wanted, so he turned to free media, social media, to achieve his dreams.
How Arnaldo Became Famous
When you land on any of Arnaldo’s social media pages, you would think it was Mr. Bean who has gone the extra, but it’s not Mr. Bean; it’s Arnaldo. Although he started his Mr. Bean double act in the last 1990s, he started gaining traction in 2019 with the help of Tiktok.
Before the advent of Tiktok, Arnaldo had a small audience on his YouTube account he created in 2007, and on his Instagram account, which he launched on January 4, 2013, with an image of a cat. He shared his comic videos on YouTube, which got thousands of views on average. His Instagram account was his photo dump; he thoroughly documented his life there. His funny videos and the fact that he accurately mimicked Mr. Bean earned him a massive fanbase of people who want to see a more extra Mr. Bean. He has Mr. Bean’s body and facials in a standard setting, so it is a no-brainer for him to play the part. To date, many still wonder if Arnaldo is Mr. Bean. Watch one of his videos below and tell us your thoughts about his act.
Arnaldo Mangini’s Net Worth
Arnaldo’s Tiktok account, which is verified, has about more than 30 million followers making him the 77th most-followed content creator on TikTok. For the benefits, his video has many views, fetching him money too. For any of his videos on TikTok, he makes about 2 to 4 cents per 1000 views. That is low, but the numbers increase as his views increase. His net worth is estimated to be around 1 – 3 million dollars, according to tuko.co.ke.
On average, Arnaldo gets 728,200 views, according to tiktokviewcount.com, and 206 million likes on his account as of April 2023. From these numbers, he earns $7,000 per video on average and has made roughly $2,060,000 from Tiktok. Consider that TikTok started the Creator Fund in 2021, so his earnings can be 25% – 40% lower than stated. Aside from the low revenue from TikTok Creator Fund, Arnaldo gets massive gifts from his dedicated fans when he goes live on TikTok. His fans flood his live video sending him virtual gifts, which in turn amount to money. However, Tiktok takes 50% of the virtual gifts worth and also restricts accounts from withdrawing more than $1000 daily.
During a particular live video on April 24, 2023, Arnaldon received more than 10000 coins as of the time I left the live video. He engages his audience with magic tricks and a mix of Mr. Bean’s comedy.
From running his shows to stage bookings to having millions of online followers, Arnaldo made his audience smile and enjoy every moment. He went on to write a book titled The Power of a Smile, which he released on April 26, 2022. The book recaps his early life and how he abandoned his friends, leading him to depression. He shared experiences in life which made him understand that “laughing (and making people laugh) has a magical power.”
Arnaldo is not known to be married; his relationship is something he has consciously kept away from anyone and doesn’t want to share even a tip. He is said to have a daughter, Fabiola Baglieri, who appeared in some of his videos, but that is untrue. He met Fabiola Baglieri, another internet sensation, on Tiktok after he commented on one of her videos.