Carlo Ponti

Producer, Production manager
Worked for Lux Films in Rome from 1945 to 1949, where he oversaw several features by directors including Mario Camerini and Alberto Lattuada. In 1950 Ponti began a successful partnership with Dino De Laurentiis ... Read more »
Born: 12/10/1912 in Italy

Filmography

Producer (64)

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Le Doulos 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mario Puzo's The Fortunate Pilgrim 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Running Away 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Una Giornata Particolare 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blood For Dracula 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Passenger 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Baby Sitter - Un maledetto pasticcio 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Il Padrone e l'Operaio 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Loving Cousins 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Virilita 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Il Bestione 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Poliziotta 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Massacre in Rome 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Permette signora che ami vostra figlia 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Giordano Bruno 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mordi e Fuggi 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Mortadella 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bianco, Rosso e... 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Moglie del Prete 1970 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Sunflower 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zabriskie Point 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Place For Lovers 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Best House in London 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Les Carabiniers 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Smashing Time 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blow-Up 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cinderella - Italian Style 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lady L 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Casanova '70 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Doctor Zhivago 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Operation Crossbow 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Woman Is a Woman 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Contempt 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marriage - Italian Style 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ape Woman 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Railroad Man 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tenth Victim 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Arturo's Island 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Boccaccio '70 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cléo de 5 à 7 1962 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ieri, Oggi, Domani 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Condemned of Altona 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Empty Canvas 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bluebeard 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

L' Oeil du Malin 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Women 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Breath of Scandal 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heller in Pink Tights 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

That Kind of Woman 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Black Orchid 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Attila 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Femmine tre volte 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guendalina 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Strada 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gold of Naples 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Miller's Wife 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mambo 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ulysses 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Woman of Rome 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The She-Wolf 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Worked for Lux Films in Rome from 1945 to 1949, where he oversaw several features by directors including Mario Camerini and Alberto Lattuada. In 1950 Ponti began a successful partnership with Dino De Laurentiis, producing a number of noted films such as Federico Fellini's "La Strada" (1954). He then branched out on his own in the mid-1950s, scoring critical and popular success with international productions by directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Jean-Luc Godard and David Lean.

Ponti's 1957 marriage to Sophia Loren sparked off a string of Italian legal complications (a previous divorce was still being contested) which resulted in his taking French citizenship in 1964. In 1979, he was sentenced, in absentia, to a jail term and a multi-million dollar fine, for charges involving the smuggling of currency and art.

Relationships

Sophia Loren

Wife
married 1957

Carlo Ponti

Son
born c. 1969

Eduoardo Ponti

Son
born c. 1973

EDUCATION

University of Milan

Milestones

1989

First film produced after legal difficulties, "Running Away'

1979

Fined by Italian court the equivelent of 25 million dollars and sentenced to a four year term in absentia for muggling art and currency

1965

Produces epic film "Dr. Zhivago"

1964

Obtains French citizenship

1958

First American producing credit, "The Black Orchid"

1957

Dissolves partneship with De Laurentiis and marries Sophia Loren

1954

Produces Fellini's "La Strada"

1950

Begins producing partnership with Dino De Laurentiis

1941

First feature producing credit, "Piccolo Mondo Antico/Old-Fashioned World"

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