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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giovanna Cau: Diversamente giovane Himself (Character) - 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Federico Fellini's Intervista Himself (Character),
Director
- 1987
75% 71% Intervista Himself (uncredited) (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1987
83% 81% Ginger and Fred Director,
Writer
$577.5K 1986
80% 83% And the Ship Sails On Director - 1983
72% 75% City of Women Director,
Writer
$6.2K 1980
88% 82% Orchestra Rehearsal Director - 1979
56% 80% Fellini's Casanova Director,
Writer
- 1976
87% 90% Amarcord Director,
Writer
- 1973
71% 83% Fellini's Roma Himself (uncredited) (Character),
Director,
Writer (Story and Screenplay)
- 1972
No Score Yet 32% Alex in Wonderland Unknown (Character) - 1970
100% 76% The Clowns Director - 1970
83% 74% Sweet Charity Writer (Screenplay) - 1969
No Score Yet 43% Fellini: A Director's Notebook Himself (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1969
78% 75% Satyricon Director,
Writer
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ciao Federico! Fellini Directs Satyricon Unknown (Character) - 1969
90% 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
97% 94% Nights of Cabiria Director,
Writer
$820.7K 1957
100% 79% Il bidone Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Ways Out Writer - 1954
97% 93% The Road Director,
Writer
- 1954
100% 90% The Young and the Passionate Director,
Writer
$97.9K 1953
No Score Yet 84% Love in the City Director - 1953
No Score Yet 43% The Brigand of Tacca del Lupo Writer - 1952
100% 75% The White Sheik Director,
Writer
$50.8K 1952
100% 70% Variety Lights Director - 1950
No Score Yet 50% Without Pity Screenwriter - 1948
No Score Yet 74% L'Amore The Stranger (Character),
Writer
- 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullet for Stefano Writer - 1947
100% 92% Open City Writer - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peddler and the Lady Writer - 1943

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