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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 »

Died:

(age 73) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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

Known For

8½
Writer
(1963)
La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita Writer
(1960)
Amarcord
Amarcord Writer
(1973)
The Nights of Cabiria
(1957)

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 2017 The Thousand Miles (inspired by) (announced)
 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 The 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 Francesco, giullare di Dio (screenplay collaborator)
 1950 The Ways of Love (story by)
 1949 The Mill on the Po (screenplay)
 1949 La città dolente (writer)
 1949 In the Name of the Law (screenplay)
 1948 Senza pietà (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 Roma città aperta (collaboration on screenplay)
 1945 Chi l'ha visto? (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 Tutta la città canta (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 Apparizione (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 L'ultima carrozzella (screenplay)
 1943 The Peddler and the Lady (adaptation)
 1942 I cavalieri del deserto (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1942 Quarta pagina (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 Avanti c'è posto... (story - as Federico)
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Other Works:

Sweet Charity (1966). Musical comedy. Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on the screenplay "Nights of Cabiria" by Federico Fellini. Musical Director: Fred Werner. Dance arrangements by Fred Werner. Music orchestrated by 'Ralph Burns.' Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by ... 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

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

Our dreams are our real life. My fantasies and obsessions are not only my reality, but the stuff of which my films are made. See more »

Trivia:

His ten favorite films are The Circus (1928), Any of Marx Brothers or Laurel and Hardy films, Stagecoach (1939), Rashômon (1950), Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Paisà (1946), The Birds (1963), Smultronstället (1957) and 8½ (1963). See more »

Trademark:

Score by Nino Rota See more »

Nickname:

FeFe See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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