Bernardo Bertolucci (1941–2018)


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Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films were known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy. 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 (1964),... See full bio »

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(age 77) in Rome, Italy

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(1972)
(1970)
(1987)
(1996)

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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 Il silenzio è complicità (Documentary)
 1976 1900 (screenplay by)
 1972 Last Tango in Paris (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 L'inchiesta (TV Movie)
 1970 The Spider's Stratagem (screenplay)
 1970 The Conformist (screenplay)
 1969 Amore e rabbia (screenplay - segment "Agonia")
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (from a story by)
 1968 Partner (screenplay) / (story)
  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)
 1956 The Cable (Short) (screenplay)
 1956 The Death of a Pig (Short) (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Mon obsession magnifique: Écrits, souvenirs, interventions (1962-2010)". Paris: Seuil edited by Fabio Francione and Piero Spila Original Italian edition 2010 Milan Garzanti

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bernardo

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Clare Peploe  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Attilio Bertolucci | Giovanardi, Ninetta
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Personal Quote:

When a movie does very well, like some of mine, they ask you to re-do it, to make No. 2. This is dangerous, and I'm trying not to do it. You can become a copier of yourself. There are other filmmakers who can copy you better than you can yourself. See more »

Trivia:

Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris (1972) was pronounced obscene as was banned 'forever' by Italian courts. The director lost his civil rights for 5 years, couldn't vote and received a four months suspended sentence. See more »

Trademark:

Often references famous painters or art movements See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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