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Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 - December 19, 1996) was an Italian actor.

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 soon became a major international romantic star, starring in Big Deal on Madonna Street, and especially when Federico Fellini cast him in La Dolce Vita, with Anita Ekberg, in 1960.

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)

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Marcello Mastroianni Facts

Birth NameMarcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastrojanni
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1924
BirthplaceFontana Liri, Italy
Date of deathDecember 19, 1996 (age 72)
Awards1963 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Divorce Italian Style)

Selected Filmography

La Grande Bouffe
La dolce vita
8 1/2
The Assassin
Marriage Italian Style
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Sophia Loren: Award Collection
Stay As You Are
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