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Roberto Rossellini (I) (1906–1977)

The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American directors, including Martin Scorsese. He was born ... See full bio »


(age 71) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 L'ultimo Pulcinella (story)
 1975 Il messia
 1974 Year One
 1974 Cartesius (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 The Age of the Medici (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- Leon Battista Alberti: l'Umanesimo (1973) ... (teleplay)
- L'esilio di Cosimo (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Il potere di Cosimo (1972) ... (teleplay)
 1972 Augustine of Hippo (TV Movie)
 1972 Blaise Pascal (TV Movie)
 1971 Socrates (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1970 La lotta dell'uomo per la sua sopravvivenza (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes)
- Nonostante tutto, ancora più lontano (1970) ... (written by)
- Un'arte nuova in un mondo di macchine (1970) ... (written by)
- Lo spirito scientifico conquista il mondo (1970) ... (written by)
 1969 Acts of the Apostles (TV Mini-Series) (writer)
 1967 Idea di un'isola (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 The Rise of Louis XIV (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1965 The Iron Age (TV Series documentary) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (written by)
 1963 The Soldiers (adaptation)
 1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G. (segment "Illibatezza")
 1962 Anima nera (screenplay)
 1961 Vanina Vanini (screenplay)
 1961 Garibaldi
 1959 General Della Rovere (writer)
 1959 India: Matri Bhumi (Documentary) (screenplay) / (story - uncredited)
 1954 Fear (uncredited)
 1954 Journey to Italy (story and screenplay)
 1954 Mid-Century Loves (screenplay - segment "Napoli 1943")
 1953 Rivalry (story)
 1953 We, the Women (segment "Ingrid Bergman", uncredited)
 1952 Medico condotto (Documentary)
 1952 Europe '51 (story) / (written by)
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins (scenario - segment "Envy")
 1950 The Flowers of St. Francis (screenplay & story)
 1950 Stromboli (screenplay - uncredited) / (story)
 1949 The Invader (screenplay)
 1948 Germany Year Zero (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1948 L'amore (screenplay - segment "Una voce umana")
 1946 Paisan (screenplay and dialogue)
 1945 Rome, Open City (additional material) / (collaboration on screenplay)
 1943 Desire (screenplay)
 1943 L'uomo dalla croce (screenplay)
 1942 A Pilot Returns (screenplay)
 1941 The White Ship (screenplay - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia sottomarina (Short) (story)
 1938 Luciano Serra, Pilot (screenplay)
 1937 Tomb of the Angels (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He directed Arthur Honegger's musical, "Joan of Arc at the Stake," at the Stoll Theatre in London, England with Ingrid Bergman, Valentine Dyall, Anthony Newlands, Alfred Hallett, Norman Lumsden, a Cast of 100 artistes, a choir of 50, and a full symphony orchestra in the cast. Leighton Lucas was conductor. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 13 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

I do not want to make beautiful films, I want to make useful films. See more »


His father, Angiolo Giuseppe, was born in Rome from a family originally from Pisa, Tuscany. His mother, Elettra Bellan, was born in Rovigo, Veneto, from a family with very distant French ancestors. See more »

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