Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni

  • Highest Rated: 100% Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% A Place for Lovers (1968)
  • Birthday: Sep 28, 1924
  • Birthplace: Fontana Liri, Latium, Italy
  • The premier Italian actor of the postwar era, Marcello Mastroianni was among the most popular international stars in movie history. A speculative, almost introverted screen presence, he was the perfect foil for the arid, often puzzling films of directors like Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini, with whom he achieved some of his greatest success. Born September 28, 1924 in Fontana Liri, Italy, Mastroianni worked in Rome as a draughtsman during World War II. Towards the close of the conflict he was captured by the Nazis and exiled to a labor camp in northern Germany, but he managed to escape and subsequently flee to Venice, where he spent the remainder of the war in hiding. Upon returning to Rome in 1945, Mastroianni accepted an accounting position with Eagle Lion (Rank) Films, and in his spare hours performed with a local drama troupe, earning raves for an appearance in Angelica which brought him to the attention of director Luchino Visconti, who subsequently cast him in his production of As You Like It. Mastroianni became a regular member of Visconti's company and starred in dramas ranging from A Streetcar Named Desire to Death of a Salesman to Uncle Vanya. In 1947 he made his film debut in I Miserabli but did not reappear again onscreen for two more years. Although Mastroianni enjoyed a successful and prolific motion-picture career from 1949 onward, the films he made in his earliest days as a screen actor were almost exclusively minor efforts, rarely screened outside of Italy. In 1955 he co-starred with Vittorio De Sica and Sophia Loren -- an actress with whom he would frequently be paired in the years to come -- in Alessandro Blasetti's comedy Peccato che Sia una Canaglia and later worked with director Mario Monicelli on Padri e Figli. Still, for the most part both the casts and crews of his projects were undistinguished, and he remained an unknown outside of his native land. However, in 1957 Mastroianni reunited with Visconti for Le Notti Bianche, a picture which the actor later noted as a film that re-ignited his waning interest in the performing process. He next appeared as a supporting player in Monicelli's classic crime caper I Soliti Ignot, and for the first time he enjoyed success in the overseas market. However, his international breakthrough was Fellini's 1960 masterpiece, La Dolce Vita; a long, enigmatic exposé of the lives of Italy's Via Veneto set (Rome's wealthy socialites and partygoers), the picture was a global smash, and star Mastroianni, portraying a jaded, disillusioned gossip columnist, became a worldwide success story. Mastroianni's next major role was in Antonioni's 1961 effort La Notte, where again his distanced, expressionless demeanor fit perfectly into the film's air of alienation and remote emotionality. It was a more assured Mastroianni who next resurfaced in Pietro Germi's Divorzio all'Italiana, a black comedy which was an award-winning box-office smash in Italy. It also proved to be a major hit on the international arthouse circuit, where the actor won the British Film Academy "Best Foreign Actor" award. The 1962 Louis Malle-helmed La Vie Privée, in which he co-starred with Brigitte Bardot, was a success as well. Along with the great Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mastroianni had emerged as the most in-demand actor on the European continent, commanding fees upwards of 100 million lire per film and working with Italy's most noted filmmakers. For 1963's masterful Otto e Mezzo, he reteamed with Fellini, and in the same year's I Compagni he reunited with Monicelli. Under the supervision of producer Carlo Ponti, Mastroianni and Sophia Loren -- Ponti's wife -- paired with director De Sica in 1963's Ieri, Oggi, Domani; the same principals also tackled 1964's Matrimonio all'Italiana, which like its predecessor was a hit overseas. Sans Loren, Mastroianni continued appearing in Ponti productions, including 1965's Oggi Domani Dopodomani and La Decima Vittima, but without his alluring co-star the actor's inte

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