no it was not an actual guy acting as Ezio, that man was Giovani. Ezio's father, the action short takes place just moments before ac2 starts
omg was that an actual guy acting as Ezio??? holy hell, i WANT ASSASSIN'S CREED 2!!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!
They should make an Assassin's Creed movie that elaborates on Altair or Eztio or a whole new character. I think that, if they approached it right and got a nice script writer and director, it could actually do pretty well. I know I'd go see it a few times. :)