Dino De Laurentiis
Since his first movie, L'ultimo Combattimento, (1940) he has produced nearly 150 movies todate. In the early years de Laurentiis produced neo classical art films as Bitter Rice (1946) and the Fellini classics La Strada (1954) Nights of Cabiria (1956). In his later choice of stories he displayed a strong preference for adaptations of successful books, especially sweeping classics like the Bible, Barabbas (1961), or Dune (1984).
He has 4 children with his previous wife, actress Silvana Mangano who passed away in 1989. Today, he is married to the movie producer Martha Schumacher and they have two daughters.
In 2001 he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Dino De Laurentiis Facts
|Birthday||August 8, 1919|
|Birthplace||Torre Annunziata, Campania, Italy|
|Date of death||November 10, 2010 (Beverly Hills, California, USA, age 91)|
|Height||5' 4" (1m63)|