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)

Filmography

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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 | Ninetta Giovanardi
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Personal Quote:

What you want from a movie when you begin it is 150,000 miles from what you reach at the end. Moviemaking is a process. You end with something different; that's what gives it life. I cannot plan a film as a script or as a storyboard. I need the camera; I need the actors. I can't do it on a desk. I need the reality to whisper to me. If you leave the door open to reality, the smell of reality is so... See more »

Trivia:

President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in 2013. See more »

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Often references famous painters or art movements See more »

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