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Mario Monicelli (1915–2010)


Mario Monicelli was born on May 15, 1915 in Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for The Organizer (1963), La grande guerra (1959) and Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958). He was married to Antonella Salerni and Chiara Rapaccini. He died on November 29, 2010 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »

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(age 95) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 La nuova armata Brancaleone (Short) (credit only - credit only)
 2000 Come quando fuori piove (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
 1999 Un amico magico: il maestro Nino Rota (Documentary) (writer)
 1999 Panni sporchi (writer)
 1991 Rossini! Rossini! (story and screenplay)
 1987 I picari (screenplay) / (story)
 1985 Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (screenplay)
 1982 Amici miei - Atto II° (writer)
 1981 Il marchese del Grillo (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Viaggio con Anita (screenplay)
 1979 Gran bollito
 1977 Un borghese piccolo piccolo (screenplay)
 1976 Signore e signori, buonanotte (written by - as Monicelli)
 1974 Romanzo popolare (as Monicelli)
 1973 Vogliamo i colonnelli (as Monicelli)
 1970 Brancaleone alle Crociate (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1970 Le coppie
 1969 Toh, è morta la nonna! (writer)
 1966 I nostri mariti (writer - segment "Il marito di Olga")
 1966 L'armata Brancaleone (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1965 Casanova 70 (story and screenplay)
 1964 Frenesia dell'estate (screenplay)
 1963 The Organizer (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
 1961 A cavallo della tigre (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Risate di gioia (story and screenplay)
 1959 La grande guerra (story and screenplay)
 1958 Angel in a Taxi (screenplay)
 1958 Big Deal on Madonna Street (screenplay)
 1957 A Tailor's Maid (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1956 Donatella (screenplay)
 1955 Totò e Carolina (screenplay)
 1954 Forbidden
 1954 Guai ai vinti (screenplay)
 1954 Violenza sul lago (screenplay)
 1953 Un turco napoletano (dialogue)
 1953 Perdonami! (writer)
 1953 The Unfaithfuls (screenplay)
 1953 Fatal Desire
 1952 Cani e gatti
 1952 Totò a colori (screenplay)
 1951 Napoleone
 1951 Tizio, Caio, Sempronio (as Monicelli)
 1951 Guardie e ladri (screenplay)
 1951 O.K. Nero (story & screenplay)
 1951 The Naked and the Wicked (original screenplay - as Monicelli)
 1951 Accidenti alle tasse!! (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 È l'amor che mi rovina (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 Double Cross (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 È arrivato il cavaliere! (screenplay)
 1950 Outlaw Girl (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Vita da cani (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Soho Conspiracy (from an original story - as M. Monicelli)
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy (screenplay)
 1950 L'inafferrabile 12 (screenplay - as Monicelli)
 1950 Botta e risposta (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 How I Discovered America (writer)
 1949 Marechiaro (screenplay - uncredited)
 1949 The Iron Swordsman (writer)
 1949 Lure of the Sila (writer)
 1949 Totò cerca casa (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Fame and the Devil (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Bitter Rice (collaboration - uncredited)
 1949 In the Name of the Law (screenplay)
 1948 Accidenti alla guerra!... (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 Fifa e arena (screenplay)
 1948 Come persi la guerra (screenplay)
 1948 The Mysterious Rider (story and screenplay)
 1948 L'eroe della strada (story and screenplay)
 1948 Mad About Opera (story)
 1948 Gioventù perduta (screenplay)
 1948 L'ebreo errante (writer)
 1948 Tempesta su Parigi (screenplay)
 1948 Caccia all'uomo (screenplay)
 1947 Il corriere del re (screenplay)
 1947 La figlia del capitano (adaptation and screenplay - as M. Monicelli)
 1946 Peddlin' in Society (screenplay - uncredited)
 1946 Return of the Black Eagle (screenplay)
 1946 L'angelo e il diavolo (screenplay)
 1945 Abbasso la miseria! (screenplay)
 1945 Fear No Evil (story & screenplay)
 1944 I bambini ci guardano (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 Cortocircuito (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1942 La donna è mobile (screenplay)
 1941 Brivido (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1940 La granduchessa si diverte (screenplay - uncredited)
 1939 Il documento (screenplay)
 1935 I ragazzi della via Paal (Short)
 1934 Il cuore rivelatore (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Michele Badiek | M. Monicelli | Monicelli

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

The themes that make one laugh always stem from poverty, hunger, misery, old age, sickness, and death. These are the themes that make Italians laugh, anyway.

Trivia:

Monicelli died on November 29, 2010 at the age of 95, after committing suicide by jumping from a window of the San Giovanni hospital in Rome, where he was admitted a few days earlier for prostate cancer. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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