Born in Fontana Liri, a small village in the Apennines, Mastroianni grew up in Turin and Rome. During World War II, he was interned in a Nazi prison, but escaped and hid in Venice.
In 1945, he started working for a film company, and began taking acting lessons. His film debut was in I Miserabili (from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables) in 1947.
He followed that with another starring role in 8 1/2.
He earned Academy Award Nominations for Dark Eyes (1988), A Special Day (1978) and Divorce, Italian Style (1963)
Marcello Mastroianni Facts
|Birth Name||Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastrojanni|
|Birthday||September 28, 1924|
|Birthplace||Fontana Liri, Italy|
|Date of death||December 19, 1996 (age 72)|
|Awards||1963 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Divorce Italian Style)|
|La Grande Bouffe|
|La dolce vita|
|Marriage Italian Style|
|Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow|
|Sophia Loren: Award Collection|
|Stay As You Are|