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Marcello Mastroianni

  Liri province Frosinone, 28 September 1924 – Paris, 19 December 1996



Son of Otto Maggon (brother of the sculptor Umberto Mastroianni) and Ida Irolle, originating in both of the nearby village of Arpinio. His parents moved to Turin, where in 1929 was born Ruggero Mastroianni (actor and film editor). Marcello he manages to work as an extra in Marionette by Carmine Gallone, ne The Iron Crown by Alessandro Blasetti, a love story by Mario Camerini, Children there watching Vittorio de Sica. 

In 1943 he obtained a diploma of Master Builder at the istituto tecnico industriale Statale Galileo Galilei Rome. 

In 1945, after the war, he began his first lessons in acting and starts again knocking at the cinema.

The real debut in cinema with the film Les Misérables by Riccardo Freda, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. During the same period begins to get small roles in theater. He was noticed by Luchino Visconti, who offered him his first professional role, in Shakespeare's Rosalinda or as you like it (1948), Teatro Eliseo-Rome) and then a streetcar named desire by Tennessee Williams.

After several films directed by Luciano Emmer, Sunday in August, Paris is always Paris, Spanish girls Spain, come to the cinema, the first dramatic roles of eager to live by Claudio Gora, Chronicle of poor lovers, directed by Carlo Lizzani and White Nights, by Luchino Visconti. The movie Too bad it's a rogue, takes place the first encounter with Sophia Loren. The assertion in the cinema came in 1958, with the film The usual Unknowns, arduous and her companionsThe two masterpieces by Federico Fellini: La Dolce Vita, 8/5 . To dispel the myth of sex symbol agrees to play the role of powerless in the movie the Bell'antonio, based on the novel by Vitaliano Brancati. In 1961 gets the Silver Ribbon for best actor at Cannes for the film divorce, Italian style.

 In 1962 the American weekly Time devotes a service, as most admired foreign star in the USA. Its charm as an actor comes to her beauty and interpretations at the highest level. 

In the movie the companions by Mario Monicelli (1963) plays the role of an intellectual Socialist fomenting the riots, while under the direction of Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren as partner in movies past, present, tomorrow, marriage Italian style,sunflowers. In 1966 she plays for three months the role of Rudolph Valentino in Ciao Rudy Garinei and Giovannini musical comedy, singing and dancing every night and trying to dispel the reputation of Lord lazy.Mastroianni leaves the scene paying a penalty of 100 million dollars to turn the voyage of g. Mastorna , Federico Fellini, project that the master will fail to realize, so to recover the money plays poppy is also a flower by Terence Young. In 1968 turns Lovers directed by Vittorio De Sica, female protagonist Faye Dunaway, with whom he had a brief romance. In 1971 he worked with Marco Ferreri in the dog, and on set knows Catherine Deneuve, with whom will develop a long relationship, from which will come clear. Mastroianni moves to Paris between 1972 and 1974 by interpreting many French films. Return to Italy and moved back to interpret film comedy ( lunatics and lovers, The gangster's doll,) but also art films ( A particular day, Todo Modo, Wifemistress, For the ancient stairs). In 1978 she debuted in a television drama on his handsIn 1980 Federico Fellini calls him to interpret the city of women, always in 1985 with Fellini in Ginger and Fred beside Giulietta Masina, and in 1987 in the movie interview. In 1988 is starring with Massimo Troisi of Splendor and what time is it? directed by Ettore Scola. Suffering from pancreatic cancer, shortly before his death realized during the making of his latest movie ( voyage to the beginning of the world ) a long confession ( I remember ... Yes I remember) curated by Annamaria Tato his last Companion. Marcello Mastroianni died in his apartment in Paris on 19 December 1966 panned by illness and assisted by the younger daughter, Clare.




1939/ Marionette by Carmine Gallone

1941/ The Iron Crown Alessandro Blasetti

1942/ A love story by Mario Camerini

1943/ The children are watching us by Vittorio De Sica

1942/ Les Miserables, by Riccardo Freda

1948/ Romance of love, Luigi Capuano

1950/ Against the law, by Flavio Calzavara

1950/ Sunday in August by Luciano Emmer

1950/ Hearts at sea by Giorgio Bianchi

1950/ Life as a dog by Steno and Monicelli

1950/ Indictment by Giacomo Gentilomo

1951/ Paris is always by Luciamo Emmer

1952/ Spanish girls Spain by Luciano Emmer

1952/ Sensuality by Clemente Fracassi

1952/ The eternal chain, by Anton Giulio Majano

1952/ Tragic return to Pier Luigi Faraldo

1952/ Mute of Portici, directed by Giorgio Ansoldi

1952/ Black feathers, by Oreste Biancoli

1952/ Sunday heroes Mario Camerini

1953/ The Avenue of Hope by Dino Risi 

1953/ Lulù by Fernando Cerchio

1953/ Eager to live, directed by Claudio Gora

1953/ Never too late by Filippo Walter Ratti

1953/ The Suitcase of Dreams by Luigi Comencini

1954/ Chronicle of poor lovers, by Carlo Lizzani

1954/ Our Times-Zibaldone 2 Alessandro Blasetti

1954/ The Slave of Sin by Raffaello Matarazzo

1954/ Days of love, by Giuseppe De Santis

1954/ Home Memories, by Carmine Gallone

1954/ Peccato che sia una canaglia

1954/ Canary Princess di Paolo Moffa

1955/ Tam Tam Mayumbe by Gian Gaspare Napolitano

1955/ The beautiful miller by Mario Carmine

1955/ Lucky to be a woman, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1955/ The Bigamo by Luciano Emmer

1957/ Fathers and sons by Mario Monicelli

1957/ The highlight, by Luciano Emmer

1957/ The White Nights by Luchino Visconti

1957/ Doctor and the healer, by Mario Monicelli

1958/ Piece of the sky, by Aglauco Casadio

1958/ The Saline Girl

1958/ The usual unknowns by Mario Monicelli

1958/ Love and troubles by Angelo Dorigo

1958/ Summer Tales by Gianni Franciolini

1959/ The law by Jules Dassin

1959/ Il nemico di mia moglie by Gianni Puccini

1959/ All in love, by Giuseppe Orlandini

1959/ Ferdinando I re di Napoli by Gianni Franciolini

 1960/ The Sweet Life by Federico Fellini

1960/ The Bell'Antonio by Mauro Bolognini

 1960/ Adua and her companions by Antonio Pietrangeli

1961/ Night by Michelangelo Antonioni

1961/ L'assassino by Elio Petri

1961/ Ghosts of Rome, by Antonio Pietrangeli

1961/ Divorce Italian style, by Pietro Germi

1962/ Privacy, by Louis Malle

1962/ Family Chronicle by Valerio Zurilini

1963/ 8/2 by Federico Fellini

1963/ Fellow by Mario Monicelli

1963/ Ieri, oggi, domani by Vittorio De Sica

 1964/ The MAN of the Five Balloons, by Marco Ferreri

1964/ Italian wedding, by Vittorio De Sica

1965/ Casanova 70 by Mario Monicelli

1965/ The tenth victim by Elio Petri

1965/ Today, tomorrow, day after tomorrow, by Eduardo De Filippo, Luciano Salce

1966/ Me, I, I ... and the others, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1966/ The poppy is also a flower by Terence Young

1966/ Shoot loud, louder .... doesn't understand by Eduardo De Filippo

1967/ The Stranger by Luchino Visconti

1967/ These ghosts, by Renato Castellani

1968/ Amanti by Vittorio De Sica

1968/ Diamonds for breakfast

1970/ I girasoli by Vittorio De Sica

1970/ Drama of jealousy (all details in Chronicle) by Ettore Scola

1970/ Special Games, by Franco Indovina

1970/ Leo the last of John Boorman

1970/ The Priest's Wife by Dino Risi

1971/ Scipio Africanus by Luigi Magni

1971/ Permits? Rocco Papaleo by Ettore Scale

1971/ The year of grace, by Alfredo Giannetti

1971/ Time of love by Nadine Trintignant

1972/ Roma by Federico Fellini

1972/ The cagna by Marco Ferreri

1972/ That? by Roman Polasnski

1973/ Bite and run  by Dino Risi

1973/ Retaliation by George Pan Cosmatos

1973/ The Big Bouffe by Marco Ferreri

1973/ Nothing major, her husband's urge, by Jacques Demy

1973/ The idol of the city, by Yves Robert

1974/ Allosanfàn by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

1974/ We loved each other so much, by Ettore Scola

1975/ The gangster's doll, by Giorgio Capitani

1975/ For the ancient stairs, directed by Mauro Bolognini

1975/ Divine creature, by Giuseppe Griffi Patrons

1975/ The Sunday Woman, Luigi Comencini

1975/ Lunatics and lovers, by Flavio Mogherini

1976/ Todo moddo, Elio Petri

1976/ Goodnight, ladies and gentlemen, Luigi Comencini, Mario Monicelli, Nanni Loy, Ettore Scola, Luigi Magni

1977/ A special day, by Ettore Scola

1977/ Wifemistress by Marco Vicario

1977/ Double murder, by Steno

1978/ Hello male, directed by Marco Ferreri

1978/ Stay as you are, by Alberto Lattuada

1978/ Bloodletting between two men in the case of a widow. Suspected political motives by Lina Wertmüller

1978/ Engorgement by Luigi Comencini

1979/ Giallo napoletano by Sergio Corbucci

1980/ La terrazza by Ettore Scola

1980/ The city of women, by Federico Fellini

1981/ Ghost of Love by Dino Risi

1981/ The skin by Liliana Cavani

1982/ Brave new world by Ettore Scola

1982/ Beyond the door by Liliana Cavani

1983/ Story of Piera by Marco Ferreri

1983/ Gabriela by Bruno Barreto

1984/ Henry IV by Marco Bellocchio

1984/ The General of the dead army of Luciano Tovoli

1985/ Land two lives of Mattia Pascal by Mario Monicelli

1985/ Maccheroni by Ettore Scola

1985/ I soliti ignoti vent'anni dopo

1985/ Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini

1986/ The flight of Theo Angelopoulos

1987/ Oci Ciornie by Nikita Mikhalkov

1987/ Interview by Federico Fellini

1989/ Miss Orizona

1989/ Splendor by Ettore Scola

1989/ What time is it? by Ettore Scola

1990/ They're all fine. by Giuseppe Tornatore

1990/ Towards evening  by Francesca Archibugi

1991/ Cin Cin by Gene Saks

1992/ The children thief

1993/ The American widow of Beeban Kidron

1993/ The suspended step of the Stork

1993/ One, two, three, stella, by Bertrand Blier

1993/ This does not speak

1994/ Prêt-à-Porter by Robert Altman

1994/ The Real Life of Antonio H. directed by Enzo Monteleone

1995/ One hundred and one nights, directed by Agnès Varda

1995/ Supports Pereira by Roberto Faenza

1995/ Beyond the clouds, by Michelangelo Antonioni

1996/ Three lives and only one Mars, by Raùl Ruiz

1997/ I remember you I remember, by Anna Maria Tatò

1997/ Voyage to the beginning of the world by Manoel de Oliveira


Voice actors


He was voiced by:


Nino Manfredi in Spanish girls Spain, Paris is always Paris, The Avenue of Hope

Alberto Sordi in Sunday in August

 Julius Panicali in Hearts at sea

Giuseppe Rinaldi in Black feathers

Gualtiero De Angelis in Love and troubles




David di Donatello


1964/ Best actor for Yesterday, today and tomorrow

1965/ Best actor for Marriage Italian style

1983/ Best actor for Brave new world

1983/ Lifetime achievement award

1986/ Best actor for Ginger and Fred

1986/ Gold Medal of The city of Rome

1988/ Best actor for Dark eyes

1995/ Best actor for Supports Pereira


Silver Ribbon  


1955/ Best actor for days of love

1957/ Best actor, lucky to be a woman

1958/ Best actor for the White Nights

1959/ Best actor for girls for the summer

1961/ Best actor for the Sweet Life

1961/ Best actor for the Bell'Antonio

1962/ Best actor for divorce, Italian style

1963/ Best actor for family Chronicle

1964/ Best actor for 8/5

1965/ Best actor for marriage Italian style

1966/ Best actor for the 10th victim

1971/ Best actor for drama of jealousy (all details in Chronicle)

1983/ Best actor for the new way

1986/ Best actress for Ginger and Fred

1986/ Best actor for Macaroni

1988/ Best actor for dark eyes

1990/ Best actor/ what time is it?

1991/ Best actor for in the evening

1996/ Best actor for Supports Pereira


Golden Globes


1976/ Best actor for The Sunday Woman, For the Ancient Stairs and Todo Way  

1977/ Bestactor for a special day

1984/ Best actor for Henry IV

1986/ Best actor for Ginger and Fred and Macaroni

1991/ Best actor for in the evening


Cannes Film Festival


1970/ interprètation for masculine for Dramma della gelosia (all details in Chronicle)

1987/ interprètation for masculine for dark eyes


Golden Globe 


1963/ Best actor for the film divorce, Italian style

1965/ Henrietta Award

1965/ Best actor for the film marriage Italian style

1965/ Best actor for the film A special day

1933/ Best actor for the film The American widow