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Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone (1961) and directed The Grim Reaper (1962). His second film, Before the Revolution... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Me and You (screenplay)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (written by - segment "Histoire d'eaux")
 2001 The Triumph of Love (written by)
 1998 Besieged (writer)
 1996 Stealing Beauty (story)
 1993 Little Buddha (story)
 1990 The Sheltering Sky (screenplay)
 1987 The Last Emperor (screenplay)
 1985 Cartoline dalla Cina (TV Short documentary) (commentary)
 1979 Luna (story) / (writer)
 1976 1900 (written by)
 1976 Il silenzio è complicità (Documentary)
 1972 Last Tango in Paris (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 L'inchiesta (TV Movie)
 1970 The Conformist (screenplay)
 1969 Love and Anger (screenplay - segment "Agonia")
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (from a story by)
 1968 Partner (story and screenplay)
  La via del petrolio (TV Series documentary) (screenplay - 3 episodes, 1967) (story - 3 episodes, 1967)
- Attraverso l'Europa (1967) ... (screenplay) / (story)
- Il viaggio (1967) ... (screenplay) / (story)
- Le origini (1967) ... (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 Il canale (Documentary short) (concept)
 1964 Before the Revolution (story and screenplay)
 1962 The Grim Reaper (screenplay)
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My way of directing actors is always, first of all, to be very curious about what they really are because you can't lie to the camera. I try to get close to the person's reality and then use what I find there in the direction of the character. Since I think the camera sees the truth, I prefer to go with the actor - like Brando, for instance - because if you involve actors in the whole process, ... See more »


Son of poet Attilio Bertolucci and Ninetta Giovanardi. See more »


Often references famous painters or art movements. See more »

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