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Bernardo Bertolucci


Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. 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 La commare secca (1962). His second film, Before the Revolution... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Last Emperor
(1987)
Last Tango in Paris
(1972)
The Conformist
(1970)
Io e te
Io e te Writer
(2012)

Filmography

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 2012 Io e te (screenplay)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (written by - segment "Histoire d'eaux")
 2001 The Triumph of Love (written by)
 1998 L'assedio (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 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 La commare secca (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 | 6 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bernardo

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

My generation had an affair with American culture, there's no doubt about it. A street lamp and a fire hydrant made me sing in the rain. But the American films I like now do not come from Hollywood studios but from television series, like Mad Men (2007), Breaking Bad (2008), The Americans (2013). I like when they last 13 episodes but then there is a new series coming with another 13 episodes. ... 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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