Dino de Laurentiis

Producer, Assistant director, Unit manager
A colorful and flamboyant Hollywood player for decades, producer Dino De Laurentiis spent what seemed like eons producing a remarkable mix of motion pictures, ranging from art house fare like Fellini's "La Strada" ... Read more »
Born: 08/08/1919 in Torre Annunziata, Napoli, IT

Filmography

Producer (84)

Hannibal Rising 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Virgin Territory 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red Dragon 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hannibal 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

U-571 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Breakdown 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Unforgettable 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Assassins 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Body of Evidence 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kuffs 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tai-Pan 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dune 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Bounty 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Dead Zone 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ragtime 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flash Gordon 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hurricane 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

King of the Gypsies 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Drum 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Il Casanova di Federico Fellini 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

King Kong 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lipstick 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Orca 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Serpent's Egg 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

The White Buffalo 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mandingo 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Three Days of the Condor 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Death Wish 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Serpico 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Porgi l'Altra Guancia 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Three Tough Guys 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crazy Joe 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Stone Killer 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Valachi Papers 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waterloo 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Man Called Sledge 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fraulein Doktor 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Monte Carlo or Bust! 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Witches 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Anzio 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Diabolik 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bride Wore Black 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Stranger 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pierrot le Fou 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bible 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fascist 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

An Orchid For the Tiger 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crimen 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Tre Volti 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Barabbas 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Everybody Go Home! 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Il Diavolo 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Boom 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Five Branded Women 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Best of Enemies 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Great War 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Judgement 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sotto dieci bandiere 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hunchback of Rome 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tempest 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Attila 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guendalina 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Strada 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nights of Cabiria 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gold of Naples 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Miller's Wife 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

This Angry Age 1956 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

War and Peace 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mambo 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ulysses 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Woman of Rome 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The She-Wolf 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guardie Ladri 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Riso Amaro 1949 (Movie)

(Producer)

Molti Sogni Per Le Strade (Movie)

(Producer)

Slave of Dreams (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Solomon & Sheba (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (3)

Fellini 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

I Tre Volti 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A colorful and flamboyant Hollywood player for decades, producer Dino De Laurentiis spent what seemed like eons producing a remarkable mix of motion pictures, ranging from art house fare like Fellini's "La Strada" (1954) to camp classics like "Barbarella" (1968) to overblown spectacles like "King Kong" (1976) and "Tai Pan" (1986), as well as popular entertainment like "Hannibal" (2001). Ever since he began his producing career with the international hit "Riso Amaro" ("Bitter Rice") (1948), De Laurentiis financed, produced or distributed hundreds of movies, including some of the most significant ever made in cinema history, like "Serpico" (1973), "Death Wish" (1974) and "Conan the Barbarian" (1982). With great success often comes great failure, and De Laurentiis was no stranger to the latter. Over the years, he went through several production companies, some of which crumbled under the weight of expensive box office failures, most notably the dismal adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune" (1984). Toward the end of the 20th century, De Laurentiis - who had missed out on the massive success of "Silence of the Lambs (1991) after declining the rights following the failure of "Manhunter" (1986) - had a bit of redemption with the box office hit, "Hannibal" (2001), which spawned another successful sequel, "Red Dragon" (2002), and cemented his place as one of cinema's most prolific producers.

Relationships

Giada De Laurentiis Actor

Granddaughter
Born Aug. 22, 1970 to Veronica De Laurentiis and Alex De Benedetti; hosted Food Network shows "Everyday Italian" and "Giada at Home"

Rosario De Laurentiis

Father

Martha De Laurentiis Producer

Wife
Married April 7, 1990 until Dino's death on Nov. 10, 2010

Carolyna De Laurentiis Actor

Daughter
Born Feb. 26, 1988; mother, Martha De Laurentiis

Giusppina De Laurentiis

Mother

Dina De Laurentiis Actor

Daughter
Born Sept. 21, 1990; mother, Martha De Laurentiis

Raffaella De Laurentiis Producer

Daughter
Born June 28, 1954; mother, Silvana Mangano

Veronica De Laurentiis Actor

Daughter
Born Jan. 13, 1950; mother, Silvana Mangano

Federico De Laurentiis Executive Producer

Son
Born Feb. 28, 1955; mother, Silvano Mangano Died at 26 in an airplane crash on July 26, 1981; father dedicated "Dune" (1984) to son

Aurelio De Laurentiis Producer

Nephew
Born in 1949; son of Luigi De Laurentiis

Igor De Laurentiis Actor

Grandson
Born to Veronica De Laurentiis and Alex De Benedetti

Francesca DeLaurentiis Producer

Daughter
Born May 10, 1961; mother, Silvana Mangano

Luigi DeLaurentiis Producer

Brother
Born Feb. 16, 1917 Died March 30, 1992

Dino DeLaurentiis Assistant

Grandson

Eloisa DeLaurentiis Makeup Assistant

Granddaughter

Silvana Mangano Actor

Wife
Married July 17, 1949 Divorced in 1988, prior to Mangano's death the following year after surgery for lung cancer

EDUCATION

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

1937 - 1939
His studies were interrupted by the Second World War

Milestones

2007

Produced "Hannibal Rising," which tells the story of how Hannibal becomes a serial killer

2002

Produced "Red Dragon," a remake of "Manhunter"

2001

Produced "Hannibal," the long-awaited sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"

2000

Produced the WWII-era thriller "U-571"

1997

Enjoyed a surprise hit with the taut thriller "Breakdown"

1996

Served as producer on "Unforgettable"

1995

Executive produced the Showtime biblical movies "Solomon and Sheba" and "Slave of Dreams"

1993

Produced "Body of Evidence," starring Madonna

1991

First foray into American television, produced the CBS adaptation of "Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back'"

1990

Formed Dino De Laurentiis Communications (DDLC)

1990

Produced the remake of "The Desperate Hours"

1988

Resigned from DEG as chairman of the board and CEO and formed Dino De Laurentiis Company

1986

Was executive producer of "Tai Pan," which was adapted from a James Clavell novel

1985

Produced the Michael Cimino-directed "Year of the Dragon"

1984

Produced the Arnold Schwarzenneger vehicle "Conan the Destroyer"

1984

Was an executive producer of the ill-fated adapatation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel "Dune"

1984

Was executive producer of "The Bounty," a revisionist version of the story behind the mutiny on the HMS Bounty

1983

Executive produced David Cronenberg's "The Dead Zone"; film adapted from a Stephen King novel

1983

Founded De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) and DEG Film Studios in Wilmington, NC

1981

Served as producer of Milos Foreman's screen adaptation of "Ragtime"

1980

Bestowed on audiences the camp classic "Flash Gordon"

1979

Oversaw remake of "The Hurricane"

1978

Produced the screen adaptation of "King of the Gypsies"

1977

Served as producer of Ingmar Bergman's English-language feature "The Serpent's Egg"

1977

Executive produced the "Jaws" rip-off "Orca"

1976

Re-teamed with Fellini after 20 years on "Fellini's Casanova"

1976

Produced the remake of the 1933 classic "King Kong"

1976

Produced the John Wayne Western, "The Shootist"

1975

Executive produced the spy thriller "Three Days of the Condor"

1974

Was the producer of the Charles Bronson vehicle "Death Wish"

1973

Enjoyed critical and box-office success with "Serpico," starring Al Pacino

1972

Produced "The Valachi Papers"

1970

Produced the epic "Waterloo"

1968

Served as producer on Francois Truffaut's "The Bride Wore Black" and Roger Vadim's camp classic "Barbarella"

1967

Produced Luchino Visconti's "The Stranger"

1966

Was a producer on John Huston's "The Bible"

1965

Produced Jean-Luc Godard's "Pierre le fou" and Claude Chabrol's "An Orchid for the Tiger"

1962

Produced the biblical epic "Barabbas"

1961

Teamed with Vitorrio De Sica as producer of "The Last Judgment"

1959

Produced the Oscar-nominated foreign-language film, "The Great War"

1957

Dissolved Ponti-De Laurentiis Production Company

1956

Served as producer of "War and Peace"

1956

Re-teamed with Fellini for the Oscar winning film, "Le notti di Cabiria/Nights of Cabiria"

1954

Enjoyed success with Fellini's "La Strada" (released in USA in 1956)

1948

Breakthrough film, "Riso Amaro/Bitter Rice" (released in the USA in 1950)

1939

Debut as film producer, "Troppo tardi t'ho conosciuta"

Co-founded (with Carlo Ponti) the Ponti-De Laurentiis Production Company in early 1950s

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list 1918 as the year of Mr. De Laurentiis' birth.

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