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Marcello Mastroianni
Born Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni
28 September 1924(1924-09-28)
Fontana Liri, Italy
Died 19 December 1996 (aged 72)
Paris, France
Years active 1947–1996
Spouse(s) Flora Carabella (1950-1996)

Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (28 September 1924 – 19 December 1996) was an Italian film actor. His honours have included British Film Academy Awards, Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe Award.

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Personal life

Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, a small village in the Apennines, the son of Ida (née Irolle) and Ottone Mastroianni, who ran a carpentry shop.[1] Mastroianni grew up in Turin and Rome. During World War II, he was interned in a German prison, but he escaped and hid in Venice. Mastroianni was married to Italian actress Flora Carabella (1926 - 1999) from 1948 until his death. They had one child together, Barbara. His brother Ruggero Mastroianni (1929 - 1996) was a highly regarded film editor who not only edited a number of his brother's films, but appeared alongside Marcello in Scipione detto anche l'Africano, a spoof of the once popular peplum/sword and sandal film genre released in 1971.

Mastroianni had a daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, with the actress Catherine Deneuve, his longtime lover during the seventies. Both his daughters and Deneuve were at his bedside when he died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72, as was his partner at the time, author and filmmaker Anna Maria Tatò.[2][3] The Trevi Fountain in Rome, associated with his role in Fellini's La dolce vita, was symbolically turned off and draped in black as a tribute.[3][4]

Career

In 1945, Mastroianni started working for a film company and began taking acting lessons. His first role was in I Miserabili (1948). He soon became a major international celebrity, starring in Big Deal on Madonna Street; and in Federico Fellini's La dolce vita with Anita Ekberg in 1960, where he played a disillusioned and self-loathing tabloid columnist who spends his days and nights exploring Rome's high society. Mastroianni followed La dolce vita with another signature role, that of a film director who, amidst self-doubt and troubled love affairs, finds himself in a creative block while making a movie in Fellini's . His prominent films include La dolce vita; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Marriage Italian-Style; A Special Day and Ready to Wear, opposite Sophia Loren. Mastroianni and Loren were one of the most successful and enduring screen couples of cinema history, paired up in 14 movies over twenty years.

Mastroianni, Dean Stockwell and Jack Lemmon are the only actors to have been twice awarded the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Mastroianni won it in 1970 for Dramma della gelosia - tutti i particolari in cronaca and in 1987 for Dark Eyes.

Awards and recognition

Filmography and Awards

Year Film Role Notes
1939 Marionette Extra Uncredited
1944 I bambini ci guardano Extra Uncredited
1948 I Miserabili Un Rivoluzionario
1949 Vent'anni
1950 Domenica d'agosto Ercole Nardi
Contro la legge Marcello Curti
Vita da cani Carlo Danesi
Cuori sul mare Massimo Falchetti
1951 Atto d'accusa Renato La Torre
Passaporto per l'oriente Aldo Mazzetti
Parigi è sempre Parigi Marcello Venturi
1952 La muta di Portici Extra Uncredited
Sensualità Carlo Santori
Tragico ritorno Marco
L'eterna catena Donna Sofia
Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna Marcello
Penne nere Pietro Cossuti
1953 Lulù Soletti
Febbre di vivere Daniele
Non è mai troppo tardi Riccardo
Gli eroi della domenica Carlo Vagnetti
Il viale della speranza Mario
1954 Schiava del peccato Giulio
La principessa delle Canarie Don Diego
Cronache di poveri amanti Ugo
Tempi nostri Segment “Il Pupo”
Giorni d'amore Pasquale Droppio Nastro d'Argento Best Actor
Casa Ricordi Gaetano Donninzetti
Peccato che sia una canaglia Paolo
1955 Tam tam mayumbe Alessandrini
La bella mugnaia Luca
1956 La fortuna di essere donna Corrado Betti
1957 Il medico e lo steegone Dr. Francesco Marchetti
Padri e figli Cesare
La ragazza della salina Piero
Il momento più bello Pietro Valeri
Le notti bianche Mario Nastro d'Argento Best Actor
1958 Racconti d'estate Marcello Mazzoni
Amore e guai Franco
I soliti ignoti Tiberio
1960 La Dolce Vita Marcello Rubini Nastro d'Argento Best Actor
Il bell'Antonio Antonio Magnano
1961 Il nemico di mia moglie Marco Tornabuoni
Un ettaro di cielo Severino Balestra
Ferdinando I, re di Napoli Gennarino
1966 Fantasmi a Roma Reginaldo
La notte Giovanni
L'assassino
Divorzio all'italiana Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor
David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
1962 Vita privata
Cronaca familiare
1963 I compagni
Ieri, oggi, domani BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
David di Donatello for Best Actor
1964 Matrimonio all'italiana David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe Henrietta Award - World Film Favorite Actor
1965 Oggi, domani e dopodomani episodie L'uomo dei cinque palloni
Casanova 70 San Sebastian International Film Festival Prize San Sebastian
La decima vittima
1966 Io, io, io... e gli altri
Nominated - Golden Globe Henrietta Award - World Film Favorite Actor
1967 Lo straniero
1968 Questi fantasmi
Amanti
1970 The Pizza Triangle Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
I girasoli
Leo the Last
Giochi particolari
1971 Correva l'anno di grazia 1870
The Priest's Wife
Permette? Rocco Papaleo
1972 Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres
What?
1972 Mordi e fuggi
La Grande Bouffe
Niente di grave: suo marito è incinto
Rappresaglia
L'idolo della città
1978 Touche pas à la femme blanche
Allonsanfàn
1950 La pupa del gangster
Divina creatura
Per le antiche scale
La donna della domenica
1977 Mogliamante
Una giornata particolare Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – David di Donatello for Best Actor
Doppio delitto
1978 Giallo napoletano
Ciao maschio
Così come sei
Blood Feud (film)
1979 L'ingorgo - Una storia impossibile
1980 La terrazza
La città delle donne
1981 Fantasma d'amore
La pelle
1982 La Nuit de Varennes| Phaedra
Oltre la porta
1983 Storia di Piera Sant Jordi Awards Best Performance in a Foreign Film
Il generale del armata morta
1984 Enrico IV
1985 Le due vite di Mattia Pascal
Maccheroni
1986 Il volo
Ginger e Fred David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor
Sant Jordi Awards Best Performance in a Foreign Film
1987 Intervista
Miss Arizona
Oci ciornie Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
David di Donatello for Best Actor
Nastro d'Argento Best Actor
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
1989 Splendor
Che ora è? Venice Film Festival - Volpi Cup
1990 Stanno tutti bene
Cin cin
Verso sera Nastro d'Argento Best Actor
Honorary Golden Lion
1991 To meteoro vima tou pelargou
Le voleur d'enfants
1992 Used People Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1993 Un, deux, trois, soleil Venice Film Festival - Volpi Cup for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1994 Prêt-à-Porter National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble
1995 Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma
Al di là delle nuvole
Sostiene Pereira David di Donatello for Best Actor
1996 Trois vies et une seule mort Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Silver Wave

References

  1. ^ Rothe, Anne; Maxine Block, Charles Moritz, Marjorie Dent Candee (1958). Current Biography Yearbook. Hw Wilson Co.. p. 261. 
  2. ^ "Marcello Mastroianni, known as 'Latin Lover,' dies". CNN. 19 December 1996. http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9612/19/mastroianni.obit/. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Actor dies at age 72". Associated Press. The News (Boca Raton, Florida). 20 December 1996. p. 4A. http://news.google.ca/newspapers?id=B8UPAAAAIBAJ&pg=6709,701773. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  4. ^ Wiegand, Christopher. Federico Fellini: ringmaster of dreams, 1920-1993. p. 83. ISBN 9783822815908. http://books.google.com/books?id=M5ypTi3n0X0C&pg=PA83. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Marcello Mastroianni >> Awards". Variety. http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/Awards/34173/Marcello+Mastroianni.html?dataSet=1. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  6. ^ a b c IMdB

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