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Dino Risi (1916–2008)

Dino Risi became a movie director by chance. In 1940 he met Alberto Lattuada at a friend's boutique. Lattuada told him they needed an assistant director for the movie Piccolo mondo antico (1941). Risi accepted just for fun, not for work. Later, he became a psychiatrist and wrote some articles for a local newspaper in his spare time. After the ... See full bio »


(age 91) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2005 Rudolf Nureyev alla Scala (Video documentary)
 2002 Le ragazze di Miss Italia (TV Movie)
 1996 Esercizi di stile (segment "Myriam")
 1992 Missione d'amore (TV Mini-Series)
 1990 Vita coi figli (TV Movie)
 1989 Running Away (TV Movie)
 1989 Quattro storie di donne (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Carla (1989)
 1988 Love for Life (TV Movie)
 1987 Teresa
 1985 Madman at War
 1984 ...e la vita continua (TV Mini-Series)
 1980 Sunday Lovers (segment "Armando's Notebook")
 1979 Caro papà
 1978 First Love
 1977 Viva Italia! (segments "Con i saluti degli amici", "Tantum ergo", "Pornodiva", "Mammina mammona", "Senza parole")
 1977 Anima persa
 1973 Dirty Weekend
 1969 Vedo nudo
 1968 Mr. Kinky
 1966 I nostri mariti (segment "Marito di Attilia, Il")
 1965 Complexes (segment "Una giornata decisiva")
 1965 The Gaucho
 1965 The Dolls (segment "Telefonata, La")
 1964 The Thursday
 1963 I mostri
 1963 Il successo (uncredited)
 1962 March on Rome
 1962 Il Sorpasso
 1960 Love in Rome
 1959 The Widower
 1953 Love in the City (segment "Paradiso per 3 ore")
 1950 Fuga dalla città (Short)
 1950 L'isola bianca (Short documentary)
 1949 Il siero della verità (Documentary)
 1949 Seduta spiritica (Documentary)
 1949 La montagna di luce (Short)
 1949 Terra ladina (Documentary short)
 1949 Vince il sistema (Documentary short)
 1948 1848 (Documentary)
 1948 Buio in sala (Short)
 1948 Caccia in Brughiera (Documentary)
 1948 Cortili (Short)
 1948 Il grido della città (Documentary)
 1948 La città dei traffici (Short)
 1947 Cuore rivelatore (Short)
 1947 Pescatorella (Documentary)
 1947 Strade di Napoli (Documentary short)
 1947 Tigullio minore (Documentary)
 1947 Verso la vita (Short)
 1946 Barboni (Documentary short)
 1946 I bersaglieri della signora (Documentary)
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I expect some surprises. Life, after all, is not all it's made out to be. (on being "curious about death")


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