Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci

Highest Rated: 100% The Spider's Stratagem (1970)

Lowest Rated: 46% Luna (1979)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1941

Birthplace: Parma, Italy

Bernardo Bertolucci was an Academy Award-winning Italian filmmaker whose list of films include "The Conformist" (1970), "Last Tango in Paris" (1972), and "The Last Emperor" (1987), the last of which earned him two Oscars. Born and raised in the Italian city of Parma, Bertolucci grew up in an artistic household. His father was an art historian, film critic and poet, and pursued his young son to purse a similar path in the arts. With his father's encouragement, Bertolucci began writing at the age of 15, and entered the University of Rome to study poetry. After a couple of years, however, Bertolucci dropped out to pursue a career in filmmaking. He directed his first film at the age of 22, the murder mystery "La Commare Secca" (1962). The film was a success, with a number of films in the 1960s, including "The Partner" (1968), to follow. Bertolucci nabbed his first Oscar nomination in 1970 for Best Screenplay for his film "The Conformist" (1970). Two years later he made the controversial film "Last Tango in Paris," which starred Marlon Brando as a widower who enters a perversely sexual relationship with a young woman after his wife's suicide. The film remained Bertolucci's most controversial work, but still went on to earn him a second Oscar nomination for Best Director. Bertolucci would go on to make several more films throughout the 70s and 80s, including "The Last Emperor," which earned him two Oscars, one for directing and the other for co-writing the screenplay. Bertolucci's directing output diminished by the early 2000s. In 2012 directed the drama "Me and You," which premiered at that year's Cannes Film Festival. "Me and You" would be Bertolucci's last film. Bernardo Bertolucci died from lung cancer on November 26, 2018. He was 77.




70% 100% Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life Self - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Because I'm a Genius! Lorenza Mazzetti Self - 2016
67% 50% Me and You Director,
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ...But Film Is My Mistress Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of My Father Self - 2010
66% 42% Great Directors Self $17.9K 2009
60% 78% The Dreamers Director $2.5M 2003
No Score Yet 89% Words of My Perfect Teacher Self - 2003
No Score Yet 80% Chaplin Today: Limelight Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Director,
- 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probably Love Writer - 2001
49% 51% Triumph of Love Producer,
$448.5K 2001
75% 80% Besieged Director,
$2.0M 1998
51% 75% Stealing Beauty Director,
$4.6M 1996
68% 53% Little Buddha Director,
$2.3M 1993
50% 79% The Sheltering Sky Director $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema Unknown (Character) - 1987
89% 88% The Last Emperor Director,
$43.0M 1987
75% 62% Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man Director,
- 1981
No Score Yet 75% Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die (Wie de Waarheid Zegt Moet Dood) Unknown (Character) - 1981
46% 69% Luna Director - 1979
58% 84% 1900 Director,
$66.1K 1976
83% 76% Last Tango in Paris Director,
- 1972
98% 90% The Conformist Director,
- 1971
100% 78% The Spider's Stratagem Director,
- 1970
95% 95% Once Upon a Time in the West Writer - 1969
No Score Yet 54% Love and Anger Director - 1969
91% 60% Partner Director,
- 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Path of Oil Director - 1967
93% 68% Before the Revolution Director,
- 1964
86% 66% The Grim Reaper Director,
- 1962


No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood's Best Directors Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood's Best Film Directors Unknown (Character) 2014