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Federico Fellini (1920–1993)

The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school) -... See full bio »


(age 73) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 12 Oscars. Another 66 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita Writer
Amarcord Writer
Nights of Cabiria


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 2017 The Thousand Miles (inspired by) (pre-production)
 1987 Intervista (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Ginger and Fred (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 And the Ship Sails On (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 City of Women (story)
 1978 Orchestra Rehearsal (story) / (writer)
 1976 Fellini's Casanova (screenplay)
 1974 Pasqualino Cammarata... capitano di fregata (idea - uncredited)
 1973 Amarcord (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 Roma (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Fellini Satyricon (adaptation and screenplay)
 1969 Sweet Charity (based upon the screenplay by: "Nights of Cabiria")
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (adaptation - segment "Toby Dammit")
 1965 Juliet of the Spirits (screenplay) / (story)
 1963 (screenplay) / (story)
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1960 La Dolce Vita (screenplay) / (story)
 1958 Fortunella (writer)
 1957 Nights of Cabiria (screenplay) / (story)
 1955 Il Bidone
 1954 La Strada (story and screenplay)
 1953 I Vitelloni (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Europe '51 (uncredited)
 1952 The White Sheik (screenplay) / (story - as F. Fellini)
 1951 Position Wanted (screenplay)
 1951 Four Ways Out (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 Variety Lights (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Path of Hope (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Flowers of St. Francis (screenplay collaborator)
 1950 The Ways of Love (story by)
 1949 The Mill on the Po (screenplay)
 1949 City of Pain (writer)
 1949 In the Name of the Law (screenplay)
 1948 Without Pity (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 L'amore (story - segment "Il miracolo")
 1947 Bullet for Stefano (screenplay)
 1947 Flesh Will Surrender (screenplay)
 1946 Return of the Black Eagle (uncredited)
 1946 Paisan (screenplay and dialogue) / (story - as F. Fellini)
 1945 Rome, Open City (collaboration on screenplay)
 1945 Chi l'ha visto? (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 Tutta la città canta (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 Apparition (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 The Last Wagon (screenplay)
 1943 The Peddler and the Lady (adaptation)
 1942 I cavalieri del deserto (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1942 3/4 of a Page (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 Before the Postman (story - as Federico)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (Italy): Directed commercial for Pasta Barilla See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 41 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Federico | F. Fellini | Fellini


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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Personal Quote:

We don't really know who woman is. She remains in that precise place within man where darkness begins. Talking about women means talking about the darkest part of ourselves, the undeveloped part, the true mystery within. In the beginning, I believe man was complete and androgynous-both male and female, or neither, like angels. Then came the division, and Eve was taken from him. So the problem for... See more »


In the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), 7 of Fellini's films are listed: La Strada (1954), Nights of Cabiria (1957), La Dolce Vita (1960), (1963), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Fellini Satyricon (1969) and Amarcord (1973). See more »


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