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Nino Rota (I) (1911–1979)

Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous both as a composer and as an orchestra conductor.... See full bio »


(age 67) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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The Godfather
The Godfather Composer
The Godfather: Part II
Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation Soundtrack
The Leopard
The Leopard Composer


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 2013 Sur les traces de Fellini (Documentary)
 2011/III Love Story
 2004 Amarcord de Federico (Video documentary short) (original music score, uncredited)
 2004 Le monde magique du souvenir Fellinien (Video documentary short) (original music score, uncredited)
 2001 Francis Coppola's Notebook (Video documentary short)
 2001 Gian Burrasca (TV Movie)
 2000 Alles ist ein Wunder. Ein Artistenleben (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Lev s sedoy borodoy (Short)
 1994 Den store og den lille (Short)
 1981 Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 Hurricane
 1978 Il teatro di Eduardo (TV Movie)
 1978 Quei figuri di tanti anni fa (TV Movie)
 1978 Il furto della Gioconda (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
- Episode #1.1 (1978)
 1978 Kontakt (Short)
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 Alle origini della mafia (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Omertà (1976)
- La speranza (1976)
- Gli sciacalli (1976)
- La legge (1976)
- Gli antenati (1976)
 1976 Caro Michele
 1975 E il Casanova di Fellini? (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Amarcord
 1972 Roma
 1972 The Godfather
 1970/I Waterloo
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (segment "Toby Dammit")
 1967 The Taming of the Shrew (music composed by)
 1967 La tormenta (TV Series)
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
 1965 Oggi, domani, dopodomani (segment "L'ora di punta")
 1963 Il brigante
 1963 The Leopard
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segments "Il lavoro", "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1961 The Two Shy People (TV Movie)
 1960 Purple Noon (as Nino Rotta)
 1960 La Dolce Vita
 1958 El Alamein
 1958 Fortunella
 1956 War and Peace (music score)
 1955 Io piaccio
 1955 Il Bidone
 1955 Torpedo Zone
 1955 We Two Alone
 1954 Via Padova 46
 1954 Forbidden
 1954 Mambo
 1954 La Strada (music by)
 1954 Cento anni d'amore (segments "Garibaldina", "Pendolin")
 1954 Star of India
 1953 Scampolo 53
 1953 Musoduro
 1953 Anni facili
 1953 I Vitelloni
 1953 Riscatto
 1953 The Wild Oat
 1952 I tre corsari
 1952 The Assassin
 1951 Napoleone
 1951 Anna
 1951 White Corridors (uncredited)
 1950 Vita da cani
 1949 I pirati di Capri (as Nina Rota on U.S. prints)
 1948 Woman Trouble
 1948 Guaglio
 1948 Senza pietà
 1947 Flesh Will Surrender (uncredited)
 1947 Vanità
 1944 Zazà
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