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Federico Fellini (1920–1993)


The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school) -... See full bio »

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(age 73) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 12 Oscars. Another 70 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  The Thousand Miles (inspired by) (announced)
 2000 Teatr Polskiego Radia (Podcast Series) (author - 1 episode)
- Siódmy wplywowy kanal zyczen (2000) ... (author)
 1987 La Strada (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 Intervista (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Ginger & Fred (screenplay) / (story)
 1985 Alta Società: Rigatoni Barilla (Video short)
 1984 Che bel paesaggio: Bitter Campari (Video short)
 1983 The Ship Sails On (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 City of Women (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Orchestra Rehearsal (story) / (writer)
 1976 Fellini's Casanova (screenplay)
 1974 Pasqualino Cammarata... capitano di fregata (idea - uncredited)
 1973 I Remember (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 Roma (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie)
 1969 Fellini Satyricon (adaptation and screenplay)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 Sweet Charity (based upon the screenplay by: "Nights of Cabiria")
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (adaptation - segment "Toby Dammit")
 1965 Juliet of the Spirits (screenplay) / (story)
 1963 (screenplay) / (story)
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (screenplay - segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1960 La dolce vita (screenplay) / (story)
 1958 Fortunella (writer)
 1957 Nights of Cabiria (written by)
 1955 Il Bidone (story)
 1954 The Road (story and screenplay)
 1953 Love in the City (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale", uncredited)
 1953 I Vitelloni (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 The White Sheik (screenplay) / (story - as F. Fellini)
 1951 Position Wanted (screenplay)
 1951 Four Ways Out (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Ways of Love (story by)
 1950 Variety Lights (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Path of Hope (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Flowers of St. Francis (screenplay collaborator)
 1949 The Mill on the Po (screenplay)
 1949 City of Pain (writer)
 1949 In the Name of the Law (screenplay)
 1948 Without Pity (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 L'amore (story - segment "Il miracolo")
 1947 Bullet for Stefano (screenplay)
 1947 Flesh Will Surrender (screenplay)
 1946 Return of the Black Eagle (uncredited)
 1946 Paisan (screenplay and dialogue) / (story - as F. Fellini)
 1945 Chi l'ha visto? (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 Rome, Open City (collaboration on screenplay - as F. Fellini)
 1943 The Last Wagon (screenplay)
 1943 Apparition (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 The Peddler and the Lady (adaptation)
 1942 I cavalieri del deserto (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1942 3/4 of a Page (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 Avanti c'è posto... (story - as Federico)
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Other Works:

Sweet Charity (1966). Musical comedy. Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on the screenplay "Nights of Cabiria" by Federico Fellini. Musical Director: Fred Werner. Dance arrangements by Fred Werner. Music orchestrated by 'Ralph Burns.' Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 41 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 22 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Federico | F. Fellini | Fellini

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Giulietta Masina  (his death)  (1 child)

Parents:

Urbano Fellini | Ida Barbiani

Relatives:

Maddalena Fellini (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

We don't really know who woman is. She remains in that precise place within man where darkness begins. Talking about women means talking about the darkest part of ourselves, the undeveloped part, the true mystery within. In the beginning, I believe man was complete and androgynous-both male and female, or neither, like angels. Then came the division, and Eve was taken from him. So the problem for... See more »

Trivia:

In the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), 7 of Fellini's films are listed: The Road (1954), Nights of Cabiria (1957), La dolce vita (1960), (1963), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Fellini Satyricon (1969) and I Remember (1973). See more »

Trademark:

Bizarre, abstract plots peppered with risque humor See more »

Nickname:

Il Maestro See more »

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