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      Federico Fellini

      Federico Fellini

      Highest Rated: 100% Open City (1945)

      Lowest Rated: 50% Boccaccio '70 (1962)

      Birthday: Jan 20, 1920

      Birthplace: Rimini, Italy

      Federico Fellini was born and raised in Italy in 1920, where he imaginatively played as a child and also grew up under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini. He bounced around various careers in his late teens and early 20s before eventually finding his way into the world of film. His earliest works were on screenplays for films such as "Knights of the Desert" (1942) and "Rome, Open City" (1945), the latter of which earned him his first taste of the Academy Awards with a nomination for Best Original Screenplay. While writing was his first fascination, he worked his way behind the camera, making his directorial debut with the Italian comedy "Variety Lights" (1950), though the film was poorly received. His second film "The White Sheik" (1952) had an incrementally better reception when released, but still wasn't beloved. "I Vitelloni" (1953) was his first success and also his first internationally distributed film. That paved the way for his inventive and influential true breakthrough "La Strada" (1954), which was the inaugural winner for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. The film was also Fellini's first brushes with both depression and chaotic filming, as he had a breakdown during the filming of "La Strada." Still, in spite of any personal troubles, Fellini's groundbreaking Italian films reached a level of international critical acclaim. He won gobs of awards for the controversial "La Dolce Vita" (1960), Jung-influenced "8 1/2" (1963), and ambitious fantasy "Satyricon" (1969). His frenetic pace started to slow as he moved into his 50s and 60s, but he still produced compelling works, including the loosely autobiographical drama "Amarcord" (1974) and the biopic "Casanova" (1976). His final film was the Roberto Benigni-starring "The Voice of the Moon" (1990), though it never saw an American release. In 1993, months after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award Oscar, Fellini died of complications from a heart attack.

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Giovanna Cau: Diversamente giovane Self - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fellini Narrates: A Discovered Self-Portrait Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 61% The Voice of the Moon Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1990
      77% 71% Intervista Self,
      Director,
      Writer
      - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema Unknown (Character) - 1987
      77% 81% Ginger and Fred Director,
      Writer
      $577.5K 1986
      80% 82% And the Ship Sails On Director - 1983
      68% 75% City of Women Director,
      Writer
      $6.2K 1980
      78% 82% Orchestra Rehearsal Director,
      Writer
      - 1979
      55% 80% Fellini's Casanova Director,
      Writer
      - 1976
      88% 90% Amarcord Director,
      Writer
      - 1973
      67% 82% Fellini's Roma Self,
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1972
      100% 76% The Clowns Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 32% Alex in Wonderland Unknown (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ciao, Federico! Self - 1970
      79% 75% Satyricon Director,
      Writer
      - 1969
      86% 73% Sweet Charity Screenwriter - 1969
      No Score Yet 43% Fellini: A Director's Notebook Self,
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ciao Federico! Fellini Directs Satyricon Unknown (Character) - 1969
      86% 65% Spirits of the Dead Director - 1968
      79% 85% Juliet of the Spirits Director,
      Writer
      $90.7K 1965
      98% 92% 8 1/2 Director $50.7K 1963
      50% 78% Boccaccio '70 Director - 1962
      96% 90% La dolce vita Director,
      Writer
      - 1960
      100% 94% Nights of Cabiria Director,
      Writer
      $823.6K 1957
      100% 79% Il bidone Director - 1955
      97% 93% La Strada Director,
      Writer
      - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Ways Out Writer - 1954
      No Score Yet 84% Love in the City Director - 1953
      100% 90% I vitelloni Director,
      Writer
      $97.9K 1953
      100% 75% The White Sheik Director,
      Writer
      $50.8K 1952
      No Score Yet 50% The Brigand of Tacca del Lupo Writer - 1952
      100% 72% Variety Lights Director - 1950
      No Score Yet 73% L'Amore The Stranger (Character),
      Writer
      - 1948
      No Score Yet 50% Without Pity Screenwriter - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullet for Stefano Writer - 1947
      100% 91% Open City Writer - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peddler and the Lady Writer - 1943