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Tullio Pinelli

Highest Rated: 100% Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Lowest Rated: 79% Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Birthday: Jun 24, 1908

Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont, Italy

One of the finest screenwriters Italy ever produced, Tullio Pinelli was seemingly destined for an elite life. Hailing from an old, noble family, he first followed tradition by becoming a cavalry officer, then he tried law. But he hit on real success with his theatrical writing, particularly when one of his plays attracted the attention of Lux, a production house active at the time. The company hired him to write screenplays, and his career was set. In the span of that career, which spanned a remarkable seven decades, Pinelli helped write some of his country's most enduring classics. Federico Fellini utilized his services as a co-writer on several of the director's most beloved films, including the coming-of-age ensemble drama "I Vitelloni" (1953), and 1963's surreal trip inside the head of a celebrated film director, "8½." Pinelli also worked on a few other notable efforts, among them an uncredited co-write of Vittorio De Sica's blistering portrayal of a rich Jewish family in Fascist Italy, "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" ('70). For the most part, however, Pinelli was the sole credited writer on most of his works. For example, his name graces features such as the '66 religious biopic "Francis of Assisi," as well as tons of other films, TV miniseries, and TV movies.



No Score Yet 61% The Voice of the Moon Screenwriter - 1990
83% 81% Ginger and Fred Writer $577.5K 1986
No Score Yet 91% My Friends Writer - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pocketful of Chestnuts Screenwriter - 1970
86% 73% Sweet Charity Screenwriter - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serafino Screenwriter - 1968
79% 85% Juliet of the Spirits Writer $90.7K 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Faces of a Woman Screenwriter - 1965
No Score Yet 100% Love a la Carte Writer - 1960
96% 90% La dolce vita Writer - 1960
100% 94% Nights of Cabiria Writer $823.6K 1957
100% 79% Il bidone Screenwriter - 1955
98% 93% The Road Writer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Ways Out Writer - 1954
100% 90% The Young and the Passionate Writer $97.9K 1953
No Score Yet 50% Without Pity Screenwriter - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullet for Stefano Writer - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bandit Writer - 1946