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Marcello Mastroianni

Lowest Rated:   20% A Place for Lovers (1968)
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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

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Il medico e lo stregone (Doctor and the Healer)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet La fortuna di essere donna (Lucky to Be a Woman)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Salut L'artiste
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet 1870
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet La ragazza della salina (Sand, Love and Salt)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Padri e figli (A Tailor's Maid)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Al Manar TV: In the Name of the Hezbollah
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember, Yes I Remember
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Luchino Visconti: A Portrait
  • Actor
1999
67% Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo (Journey to the Beginning of the World)(Voyage to the Beginning)
  • Manoel
1997
100% Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember
  • Himself
1997
No Score Yet Nitrato d'Argento (Nitrate Base)
  • Actor
1996
56% Three Lives and Only One Death
  • Mateo Strano/Georges Vickers /Butler/Luc Allamand
1996
No Score Yet Sostiene Pereira (According to Pereira) (Pereira Declares)
  • Pereira
1996
65% Beyond the Clouds
  • The Man of All Vices
1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights
  • The Italian Friend
1995
26% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
  • Sergei/Sergio
1994
No Score Yet Un, deux, trois, soleil (1, 2, 3, Sun)
  • Constantin Laspada
1993
No Score Yet De eso no se habla (I Don't Want to Talk About It)
  • Ludovico D'Andrea
1993
No Score Yet A Fine Romance
  • Mr. Cesareo Grimaldi
1992
38% Used People
  • Joe
1992
No Score Yet To Meteoro vima tou pelargou (The Suspended Step of the Stork)
  • Missing Politician
1991
88% Everybody's Fine
  • Matteo Scuro
1990
No Score Yet Towards Evening
  • Prof. Bruschi
1990
No Score Yet What Time Is It? (Che ora è?)
  • Marcello the father
1989
No Score Yet Big Deal on Madonna Street: 20 Years Later
  • Tiberio
1988
No Score Yet Splendor
  • Jordan
1988
100% Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie)
  • Romano
1987
No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema
  • Actor
1987
82% Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred)
  • Pippo Botticella aka 'Fred'
1986
No Score Yet O Melissokomos (The Beekeeper)
  • Spyros
1986
No Score Yet Macaroni
  • Antonio Jasiello
1985
No Score Yet Henry IV
  • Enrico IV
1984
73% Intervista
  • Himself
1984
No Score Yet Storia di Piera (The Story of Piera)
  • Lorenzo Pierra's father
1983
No Score Yet That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes)
  • Casanova
1983
29% Gabriela
  • Nacib
1983
No Score Yet La Pelle
  • Curzio Malaparte
1981
71% City of Women (La città delle donne)
  • Snaporaz
$0.1M 1981
No Score Yet The Skin (La Pelle)
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Fantasma d'amore
  • Nino Conti
1981
No Score Yet The Terrace (La Terrazza)
  • Luigi
1980
No Score Yet Blood Feud
  • Rosario Maria Spallone
1980
No Score Yet Traffic Jam (L'ingorgo - Una storia impossibile)
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Ciao Maschio (Bye Bye Monkey)
  • Luigi Nocello
1978
No Score Yet Stay As You Are
  • Actor
1978
100% Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day)
  • Gabriele
1977
No Score Yet Wifemistress
  • Luigi
1977
No Score Yet Todo Modo
  • Don Gaetano
1976
No Score Yet Lunatics and Lovers
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Down The Ancient Stairs (per Le Antiche Scale)
  • Doctor
1975
No Score Yet Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!)
  • George Armstrong Custer
1974
No Score Yet We All Loved Each Other So Much
  • Himself
1974
No Score Yet Massacre in Rome
  • Father Pietro Antonelli
1973
22% Diary of Forbidden Dreams
  • Alex
1973
55% The Big Feast (La Grande Bouffe)
  • Marcello
1973
No Score Yet A Slightly Pregnant Man
  • Marco Mazetti
1973
No Score Yet Salute to the Artist
  • Nicolas Montei
1973
No Score Yet Allonsanfan
  • Fulvio Imbriani
1973
62% Fellini's Roma
  • Himself
1972
No Score Yet Liza (Love to Eternity)
  • Giorgio
1972
No Score Yet The Priest's Wife
  • Don Mario
1971
No Score Yet Scipione detto anche l'africano (Scipio the African)
  • Scipione l'Africano
1971
No Score Yet Drama of Jealousy
  • Oreste
1970
No Score Yet Leo the Last
  • Prince Leo
1970
No Score Yet Sunflower (I girasoli)
  • Antonio
1970
No Score Yet Block-notes di un regista (Fellini: A Director's Notebook)
  • Actor
1969
20% A Place for Lovers
  • Valerion
1968
No Score Yet Diamonds for Breakfast
  • Grand Duke Nicholas Wladimirovitch Goduno
1968
22% Lo Straniero (The Stranger)
  • Arthur Meursault
1967
No Score Yet The Poppy Is Also a Flower
  • Inspector Mosca
1966
No Score Yet Shoot Loud, Louder...I Don't Understand
  • Alberto Saporito
1966
83% The 10th Victim (La Decima vittima) (The Tenth Victim)
  • Marcello Polletti
1965
No Score Yet Casanova '70
  • Il maggiore Andrea Rossi-Colombotti
1965
No Score Yet L'Uomo dei Cinque Palloni (Break Up) (The Man with the Balloons)
  • Mario
1965
No Score Yet Oggi, domani, dopodomani (Kiss the Other Sheik) (The Man, the Woman and the Money)
  • Michele
1965
No Score Yet Marriage Italian Style
  • Domenico Soriano
1964
86% Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani)
  • Carmine Sbaratti
1963
No Score Yet The Organizer
  • Professor Sinigaglia
1963
98% 8 1/2
  • Guido Anselmi
1963
No Score Yet Family Diary
  • Enrico
1963
No Score Yet Vie privée (A Very Private Affair)
  • Actor
1962
100% Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana)
  • Ferdinando Cefalù
1962
100% White Nights (Le Notti Bianche)
  • Mario
1961
81% La Notte
  • Giovanni Pontano
$0.1M 1961
No Score Yet Ghosts Of Rome (fantasmi A Roma)
  • Reginaldo
1961
No Score Yet The Assassin (L'assassino)
  • Nello Poletti
1961
89% Big Deal on Madonna Street (I Soliti Ignoti)
  • Tiberio
1960
No Score Yet The Law (La legge)
  • Enrico
1960
No Score Yet Bell' Antonio
  • Antonio Magnano
1960
97% La Dolce Vita
  • Marcello Rubino
1960
No Score Yet Adua e le compagne (Adua and Company) (Adua and Her Friends) (Hungry for Love) (Love a la Carte)
  • Piero
1960
89% Law
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet What a Woman
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Too Bad She's Bad
  • Paolo
1955
No Score Yet The Miller's Beautiful Wife (La bella mugnaia)
  • Luca
1955
No Score Yet Casa Ricordi (House of Ricordi)
  • Gaetano Donizetti
1954
No Score Yet Days of Love (Giorni d'amore)
  • Pasquele
1954
No Score Yet Chronicle of Poor Lovers (Cronache di poveri amanti)
  • Ugo
1954
No Score Yet La valigia dei sogni
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet A Tale of Five Women
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Vita da cani (A Dog's Life)
  • Carlo Danesi
1950

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