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Federico Fellini (1920–1993)


The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school) -... See full bio »

Died:

(age 73) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 12 Oscars. Another 67 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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(1957)
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(1963)
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(1960)
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(1954)

Filmography

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  The Thousand Miles (inspired by) (pre-production)
 1987 Intervista (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Ginger and Fred (screenplay) / (story)
 1985 Alta Società: Rigatoni Barilla (Video short)
 1984 Che bel paesaggio: Bitter Campari (Video short)
 1983 And the Ship Sails On (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 City of Women (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Orchestra Rehearsal (story) / (writer)
 1976 Fellini's Casanova (screenplay)
 1974 Pasqualino Cammarata... capitano di fregata (idea - uncredited)
 1973 Amarcord (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 Roma (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Fellini Satyricon (adaptation and screenplay)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 Sweet Charity (based upon the screenplay by: "Nights of Cabiria")
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (adaptation - segment "Toby Dammit")
 1965 Juliet of the Spirits (screenplay) / (story)
 1963 (screenplay) / (story)
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (screenplay - segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1960 La Dolce Vita (screenplay) / (story)
 1958 Fortunella (writer)
 1957 Nights of Cabiria (written by)
 1955 Il Bidone
 1954 La Strada (story and screenplay)
 1953 Love in the City (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale", uncredited)
 1953 I Vitelloni (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 The White Sheik (screenplay) / (story - as F. Fellini)
 1951 Position Wanted (screenplay)
 1951 Four Ways Out (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Ways of Love (story by)
 1950 Variety Lights (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Path of Hope (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Flowers of St. Francis (screenplay collaborator)
 1949 The Mill on the Po (screenplay)
 1949 City of Pain (writer)
 1949 In the Name of the Law (screenplay)
 1948 Without Pity (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 L'amore (story - segment "Il miracolo")
 1947 Bullet for Stefano (screenplay)
 1947 Flesh Will Surrender (screenplay)
 1946 Return of the Black Eagle (uncredited)
 1946 Paisan (screenplay and dialogue) / (story - as F. Fellini)
 1945 Chi l'ha visto? (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 Rome, Open City (collaboration on screenplay - as F. Fellini)
 1943 The Last Wagon (screenplay)
 1943 Apparition (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 The Peddler and the Lady (adaptation)
 1942 I cavalieri del deserto (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1942 3/4 of a Page (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 Before the Postman (story - as Federico)
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Other Works:

Sweet Charity (1966). Musical comedy. Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on the screenplay "Nights of Cabiria" by Federico Fellini. Musical Director: Fred Werner. Dance arrangements by Fred Werner. Music orchestrated by 'Ralph Burns.' Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 41 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 22 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Federico | F. Fellini | Fellini

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's absolutely impossible to improvise. Making a movie is a mathematical operation. It is like sending a missile to the moon. It isn't improvised. It is too defined to be called improvisational, too mechanical. Art is a scientific operation, so I can say that what we usually call improvisation is in my case just having an ear and eye for things that sometimes occur during the time we are making ... See more »

Trivia:

His son Pier Federico was born on 22 March 1945, but died just one month later. See more »

Trademark:

Score by Nino Rota See more »

Nickname:

Il Maestro See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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