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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 51 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Love and Anger (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)
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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)
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Personal Quote:

[In response to Ingmar Bergman's contention that Last Tango in Paris (1972) (US title: "Last Tango in Paris") was really about homosexuals, and only in those terms did the film make sense and become interesting] I accept all interpretations of my films. The only reality is before the camera. Each film I make is kind of a return to poetry for me, or at least an attempt to create a poem. See more »

Trivia:

The young Bertolucci took after his father, a Roman poet and film critic, and became a celebrated published poet by the age of 20. He gave up poetry for the cinema after working as an assistant to Pier Paolo Pasolini on the movie Accattone (1961). See more »

Trademark:

Long, complex camera movements See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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