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Luchino Visconti (1906–1976)


Luchino Visconti was born on November 2, 1906 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Luchino Visconti di Modrone. He was a director and writer, known for Le Notti Bianche (1957), Rocco and His Brothers (1960) and Death in Venice (1971). He died on March 17, 1976 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »

Died:

(age 69) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Le Notti Bianche
Le Notti Bianche Director
(1957)
Rocco and His Brothers
(1960)
Death in Venice
Death in Venice Director
(1971)
The Damned
The Damned Director
(1969)

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 1976 L'innocente
 1973 Ludwig
 1970 Alla ricerca di Tadzio (TV Short documentary)
 1969 The Damned
 1967 Lo straniero
 1967 The Witches (segment "Strega bruciata viva, La")
 1965 Sandra
 1963 The Leopard
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segment "Il lavoro")
 1954 Senso
 1953 Siamo donne (segment "Anna Magnani")
 1953 Appunti su un fatto di cronaca (Documentary short)
 1951 Bellissima
 1945 Giorni di gloria (Documentary) (Caruso trial scenes)
 1943 Ossessione
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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1976 comment on Luis Bunuel] I think today there are too many directors taking themselves seriously; the only one capable of saying anything really new and interesting is Luis Bunuel. He's a very great director. See more »

Trivia:

His film Ossessione (1943) was based on James M. Cain's 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'. Because of copyright issues, it was not shown in the United States. The picture also engendered the ire of Benito Mussolini's censors who had Visconti thrown in jail. He was to be executed and only survived because of the timely arrival of American troops. 'Ossessione' was later hailed as an early example of... See more »

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Frequently collaborated with Burt Lancaster

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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