Sergio Leone (I) (1929–1989)


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Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics, much ... See full bio »

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(age 60) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1975 A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (director: opening scene - uncredited)
 1973 My Name Is Nobody (second unit director - uncredited)
 1969 Cemetery Without Crosses (director: dining scene - uncredited)
 1962 The Changing of the Guard (second unit director - uncredited)
 1962 Sodom and Gomorrah (second unit director - uncredited)
 1959 Ben-Hur (second unit director - uncredited)
 1959 The Last Days of Pompeii (assistant director: second unit)
 1959 Son of the Red Corsair (assistant director)
 1959 The Nun's Story (assistant director - uncredited)
 1959 Sign of the Gladiator (assistant director - uncredited)
 1959 Quai des illusions (assistant director)
 1958 Aphrodite, Goddess of Love (assistant director)
 1957 The Teacher and the Miracle (assistant director)
 1956 Mi permette babbo! (assistant director)
 1956 Helen of Troy (second unit director - uncredited)
 1955 La ladra (assistant director)
 1954 We Stole a Tram (assistant director)
 1954 Concert of Intrigue (assistant director)
 1954 Of Life and Love (assistant director)
 1953 Amanti del passato (second assistant director)
 1953 Frine, cortigiana d'Oriente (assistant director)
 1953 Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (assistant director)
 1952 The Three Pirates (assistant director)
 1951 Quo Vadis (second unit director - uncredited)
 1950 Il folle di Marechiaro (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Il voto (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Outlaw Girl (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 Taxi di notte (assistant director - uncredited)
 1950 La forza del destino (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Faust and the Devil (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Il trovatore (assistant director - uncredited)
 1949 Fabiola (assistant director - uncredited)
 1948 Bicycle Thieves (assistant director - uncredited)
 1946 Rigoletto (assistant director - uncredited)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 12 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 16 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sergio Leoni | Bob Robertson | Sergio

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Carla Leone  (his death)  (3 children)

Children:

Francesca Leone | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[interviewer asks Leone about weather or not he agrees with the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote that action is character] The truth is that I am not a director of action as, in my view, neither was John Ford. I'm a director of gestures and silences. And an orator of images. However, if you really want it, I'll declare that I agree with old F. Scott Fitzgerald. I often say that action is character. But ... See more »

Trivia:

Famously feuded with director Peter Bogdanovich over the directing reigns of Duck, You Sucker! (1971) - Leone claimed that Bogdanovich was fearful of such a large production and backed out at the last minute. Bogdonavich stands by the story that Leone hired him as a patsy, as he wanted to direct the film all along. See more »

Trademark:

Long periods of silence followed by quick bursts of action See more »

Nickname:

The Master of Adventure See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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