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Tonino Delli Colli (1922–2005)

Tonino Delli Colli was born on November 20, 1922 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonio Delli Colli. He is known for his work on The Name of the Rose (1986), Life Is Beautiful (1997) and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). He was married to Alexandra Delli Colli. He died on August 16, 2005 in Rome. See full bio »


(age 82) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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The Name of the Rose Cinematographer
Life Is Beautiful Cinematographer
Once Upon a Time in America Cinematographer
Bitter Moon Cinematographer


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 1997 Life Is Beautiful (director of photography)
 1994 Cento di questi anni (Documentary short)
 1992 Bitter Moon (director of photography)
 1991 Especially on Sunday (segment "Il cane blu")
 1990 L'africana
 1988 Stradivari
 1987 Intervista
 1986 The Name of the Rose (director of photography)
 1986 Ginger and Fred (director of photography)
 1984 Notti e nebbie (TV Movie)
 1983 Trenchcoat
 1981 Storie di ordinaria follia (director of photography)
 1980 Les séducteurs (segment "Armando's Notebook")
 1979 Caro papà
 1978 Primo amore
 1977 Viva Italia!
 1977 Casotto
 1977 Anima persa
 1976 Caro Michele
 1975 Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (director of photography)
 1973 The Sensuous Sicilian (photography)
 1973 Bawdy Tales
 1972 The Master Touch (as Tonino delli Colli)
 1972 Pilgrimage
 1971 Come Together (director of photography)
 1971 Homo Eroticus
 1971 The Decameron
 1971 Le mura di Sana'a (Documentary short)
 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (director of photography)
 1969 Porcile
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (director of photography)
 1968 Capriccio all'italiana (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (director of photography - segment "William Wilson")
 1968 Che cosa sono le nuvole? (Short)
 1966 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (director of photography)
 1966 Les Sultans
 1965 La mandragola
 1964 Extraconiugale (segment "La doccia")
 1964 L'Italia con Togliatti (Documentary short)
 1964 Amori pericolosi (segment "Il generale")
 1964 Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (segment "La Feuille de Route")
 1964 Comizi d'amore (Documentary)
 1964 Love in Four Dimensions (segments "Amore e arte", "Amore e morte")
 1964 Liolà
 1963 The Executioner (director of photography)
 1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G. (segment "La ricotta")
 1962 Swordsman of Siena (director of photography)
 1962 Mamma Roma
 1961 The Wonders of Aladdin (director of photography)
 1961 Accattone
 1961 The Thief of Baghdad (director of photography)
 1960 World by Night (Documentary)
 1959 Le cameriere
 1959 L'amico del giaguaro (director of photography)
 1959 First Love
 1957 Seven Hills of Rome (director of photography)
 1957 Questo nostro mondo (Documentary)
 1956 Donatella
 1956 L'intrusa
 1955 Piccola posta
 1954 Rosso e nero
 1954 L'ombra
 1953 The Pagans
 1952 Gli 11 moschettieri (Documentary)
 1952 I tre corsari
 1950 Il voto
 1950 Alina
 1947 Nada
 1946 Trepidazione
 1946 O sole mio
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Alternate Names:

Antonio Delli Colli | Tonino delli Colli

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Italian cinematographer, who began his career as assistant cameraman at Cinecittà studios in 1938. He did his best work as Cinematographer for such directors as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini. He shot Totò a colori (1952) (Toto' a Colori), the first Italian movie in color. Delli Colli is most fondly remembered for his sweeping, panoramic landscapes and detailed ... See more »

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