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Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini, Art Director (1920-1993)

Fellini was born on 20th January 1920, in Rimini, where he spent his childhood and youth.
His cinematographic "initiation" took place at the Cinema Fulgor. In the hometown he gave the first evidence of his talent as a caricaturist. After moving to Rome in 1939, he collaborated with humorous magazines. He then wrote scripts and gags for the theater and for the radio. In 1943 he married the actress Giulietta Masina, the protagonist of many of his films and the companion of his life. The comedian Macario introduce him in the world of cinema. After collaborating as a screenwriter with some "second class" films, he met Roberto Rossellini, for whom he screened “Roma città aperta” and “Paisà”.
He made his directorial debut in 1951 with “Luci del Varietà”, shot with Alberto Lattuada. In 1952 he directed “Lo sceicco bianco”. Then followed “I vitelloni”(1953) and “La strada” (1954), his first Oscar Award. He obtained the second Oscar with “Le notti di Cabiria” (1957). The protagonist of both films was his wife Giulietta.
Among his subsequent films: “La dolce vita” (1959), Palma d'oro in Cannes, “8 and 1/2” (1963), third Oscar, “Fellini-Satyricon “(1969), “Rome” (1972), “Amarcord” (1973), fourth Oscar, “Casanova” (1976), “Prova d'orchestra” (1979), “E la nave va” (1983), “Ginger and Fred” (1985) and “La voce della luna” (1990), his latest film. In 1993 he was awarded the fifth Oscar, the Academy's Lifetime Achievement.
He died in Rome on October 31st, 1993. He rests in the cemetery of Rimini.

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Last update date: 04/03/2019 - 12:54