Ennio Flaiano (1910–1972)

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Ennio Flaiano was born on March 5, 1910 in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy. He was a writer and actor, known for (1963), The Sweet Life (1960) and Nights of Cabiria (1957). He was married to Rosetta Rota. He died on November 20, 1972 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 62) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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 2006 The Final Inquiry (story)
 2001 Lo scippo (as Giovanni Rota)
 1989 Time to Kill (novel)
 1987 The Inquiry (story)
 1983 Un marziano a Roma (story)
 1972 Liza (novel "Melampus" - as Ennio Flajano) / (screenplay - as Ennio Flajano)
 1970 Red Hot Shot (screenplay collaboration)
 1969 Alive or Preferably Dead (screenplay - uncredited) / (story)
 1969 Sweet Charity (based upon the screenplay by: "Nights of Cabiria")
 1968 The Protagonists (screenplay)
 1967 The Oldest Profession (screenplay - segments "Nuits romaines", "Ère préhistorique, L'")
 1966 Me, Me, Me... and the Others (dialogue)
 1965 The 10th Victim (screenplay - as Ennio Flajano)
 1965 Juliet of the Spirits (screenplay)
 1965 Rapture (screen treatment - uncredited)
 1964 Tonio Kröger
 1963 Hong Kong un addio (writer)
 1963 The Executioner (screenplay collaboration)
 1963 (screenplay) / (story)
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (screenplay - segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1961 Ghosts of Rome (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 La Notte (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Un amore a Roma (screenplay - as Ennio Flajano)
 1960 The Sweet Life (screenplay) / (story)
 1958 Love on the Riviera (writer)
 1958 Piece of the Sky (collaboration)
 1958 Fortunella (writer)
 1957 Nights of Cabiria (story)
 1957 Terrore sulla città (screenplay)
 1956 The Rocket from Calabuch (screenplay)
 1956 What a Woman! (screenplay) / (story)
 1955 The Last Paradise (Documentary) (screenplay)
 1955 Il Bidone (story)
 1955 Lost Continent (Documentary) (subject & scenario)
 1955 The Sign of Venus (screenplay - as Ennio Flajano)
 1955 Totò e Carolina (story)
 1954 The River Girl (story)
 1954 Too Bad She's Bad (scenario) / (subject)
 1954 Camilla (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 Modern Virgin (screenplay)
 1954 La Strada (screenplay collaborator - as Ennio Flajano)
 1954 Woman of Rome (screenplay - as Ennio Flajano)
 1954 The Anatomy of Love (segment "Scena all'aperto")
 1954 Vestire gli ignudi (scenario)
 1954 Daughters of Destiny (segment "Elisabeth", uncredited)
 1953 It Happened in the Park (story & script)
 1953 I Vitelloni (screenplay) / (story - as Ennio Flajano)
 1953 Riscatto (writer)
 1953 The World Condemns Them (scenario)
 1952 045 (Documentary short) (writer)
 1952 Finishing School (front for Norma Barzman)
 1952 The White Sheik (collaborator on screenplay)
 1951 Cops and Robbers (screenplay)
 1950 Variety Lights (uncredited)
 1948 Fuga in Francia (screenplay) / (story)
 1947 Appuntamento a Piazza di Spagna (Documentary short) (writer)
 1946 Roma città libera (story)
 1945 La freccia nel fianco (screenplay)
 1945 L'abito nero da sposa (screenplay)
 1945 Vivere ancora (screenplay)
 1943 Inviati speciali (screenplay)
 1942 The Story of the Pope (Documentary) (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Ennio Flajano | Giovanni Rota


Rosetta Rota  (his death)  (1 child)

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Former architect and journalist, turned film critic for a film magazine in 1939. Started writing screenplays after World War II. Best known for his later association with director Federico Fellini. Also became noted as a novelist and author of short satirical stories.

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