Marcello Mastroianni

Actor, Accountant, Draftsman
One of the biggest international film stars to emerge from Italy in the 1960s, Marcello Mastroianni rose to worldwide prominence in films directed by the modern masters of European cinema and opposite its most radiant ... Read more »
Born: 09/28/1924 in Fontana Liri, , IT

Filmography

Actor (106)

The Gangster's Moll 2014 (Movie)

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Fellini 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Beyond the Clouds 1999 (Movie)

The Man of all Vices (Actor)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

The Italian Friend (Actor)

Pereira Declares 1998 (Movie)

Pereira (Actor)

Voyage to the Beginning of the World 1998 (Movie)

Manoel (Actor)

Three Lives and Only One Death 1996 (Movie)

Luc Allamand (Actor)

I Don't Want to Talk About It 1994 (Movie)

Ludovico D'Andrea (Actor)

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

Sergei (Sergio)--Mysterious Russian Tailor (Actor)

1, 2, 3 Soleil 1993 (Movie)

Constantin (Actor)

O Melissokomos 1993 (Movie)

Spyros (Actor)

The True Life of Antonio H. 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

A Fine Romance 1992 (Movie)

Cesareo Gramaldi (Actor)

Federico Fellini's Intervista 1992 (Movie)

Mandrake--Himself (Actor)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Everybody's Fine 1991 (Movie)

Matteo Scuro (Actor)

Le Voleur d'enfants 1991 (Movie)

Bigua (Actor)

The Suspended Step of the Stork 1991 (Movie)

The Vanished Politician (Actor)

Verso Sera 1990 (Movie)

Professor Bruschi (Actor)

La Nuit de Varennes 1989 (Movie)

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What Time Is It? 1989 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

I Soliti Ignoti... Vent'Anni Dopo 1988 (Movie)

Tiberio Brashi (Actor)

Le Grand embouteillage 1988 (Movie)

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Miss Arizona 1988 (Movie)

Sandor Rozsnyai (Actor)

Splendor 1988 (Movie)

Jordan (Actor)

The Late Mattia Pascal 1988 (Movie)

Mattia Pascal (Actor)

Vie Privee 1988 (Movie)

Fabio (Actor)

Dark Eyes 1987 (Movie)

Romano (Actor)

Ginger et Fred 1986 (Movie)

Pippo Botticella-- (Actor)

Enrico IV 1985 (Movie)

Enrico IV (Actor)

Macaroni 1985 (Movie)

Antonio Jasiello (Actor)

Gabriela 1983 (Movie)

Nacib (Actor)

The Last Horror Film 1983 (Movie)

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Le General de l'Armee Morte 1982 (Movie)

General Ariosto (Actor)

Oltre la Porta 1981 (Movie)

Enrico Sommi (Actor)

Storia di Piera 1981 (Movie)

Lorenzo (Actor)

Fantasma d'Amore 1980 (Movie)

Nino Monti (Actor)

La Pelle 1980 (Movie)

Curzio Malaparte (Actor)

Io Sono Anna Magnani 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

La Citta Delle Donne 1979 (Movie)

Snaporaz (Actor)

Bye Bye Monkey 1978 (Movie)

Nocello--Luigi (Actor)

La Terrazza 1978 (Movie)

Luigi (Actor)

Cosi' come sei 1977 (Movie)

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Neapolitan Mystery 1977 (Movie)

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Double Murder on Via Governo Vecchio 1976 (Movie)

Bruno Baldassare (Actor)

Mogliamante 1976 (Movie)

Luigi (Actor)

Una Giornata Particolare 1976 (Movie)

Gabriele (Actor)

La Donna Della Domenica 1975 (Movie)

Santamaria (Actor)

One Way or Another 1975 (Movie)

Don Gaetano (Actor)

Signore e Signori, Buonanotte 1975 (Movie)

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Allonsanfan 1974 (Movie)

Fulvio Imbriani (Actor)

La Divina Creatura 1974 (Movie)

Duke Michele Barra (Actor)

Lunatics and Lovers 1974 (Movie)

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Per le Antiche Scale 1974 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

C'eravamo tanto amati 1973 (Movie)

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La Pupa del gangster 1973 (Movie)

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Massacre in Rome 1973 (Movie)

Don Antonelli (Actor)

Che? 1972 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Don't Touch the White Woman! 1972 (Movie)

Custer (Actor)

La Grande Bouffe 1972 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

Mordi e Fuggi 1972 (Movie)

Giulio (Actor)

Salut l'artiste 1972 (Movie)

Nicolas (Actor)

1870 1971 (Movie)

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Roma 1971 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ca n'arrive qu'aux autres 1970 (Movie)

Marcello (Actor)

La Cagna 1970 (Movie)

Giorgio (Actor)

La Moglie del Prete 1970 (Movie)

Don Mario (Actor)

Leo the Last 1970 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Permette? Rocco Papaleo 1970 (Movie)

Rocco (Actor)

The Sunflower 1970 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

A Place For Lovers 1969 (Movie)

Valerio (Actor)

Scipio the African 1969 (Movie)

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The Pizza Triangle 1969 (Movie)

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The Voyeur 1969 (Movie)

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The Stranger 1966 (Movie)

Meursault (Actor)

Casanova '70 1965 (Movie)

Major Andrea Rossi-Colombetti (Actor)

Shoot Loud, Louder...I Don't Understand 1965 (Movie)

Alberto Saporito (Actor)

Marriage - Italian Style 1964 (Movie)

Domenico Soriano (Actor)

The Organizer 1964 (Movie)

Professor Sinigaglia (Actor)

The Tenth Victim 1964 (Movie)

Marcello Polletti (Actor)

8 1/2 1963 (Movie)

Guido Anselmi (Actor)

Divorce Italian Style 1962 (Movie)

Ferdinando Cefalu (Actor)

Ieri, Oggi, Domani 1962 (Movie)

Carmine/Renzo/Rusconi (Actor)

Il Bell'Antonio 1962 (Movie)

Antonio Magnano (Actor)

Family Diary 1961 (Movie)

Enrico (Actor)

La Dolce Vita 1961 (Movie)

Marcello Rubini (Actor)

White Nights 1961 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

La Notte 1960 (Movie)

Giovanni Pontano (Actor)

The Lady Killer of Rome 1960 (Movie)

Nello Poletti (Actor)

Where the Hot Winds Blows! 1960 (Movie)

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Ghosts in Rome 1959 (Movie)

Reginaldo (Actor)

Love A La Carte 1959 (Movie)

Piero (Actor)

Big Deal on Madonna Street 1958 (Movie)

Tiberio (Actor)

Fathers And Sons 1957 (Movie)

Cesare Marchetti (Actor)

The Miller's Wife 1956 (Movie)

Luca--The Miller (Actor)

House of Ricordi 1955 (Movie)

Gaetano Donizetti (Actor)

Too Bad She's Bad 1955 (Movie)

Paolo (Actor)

Giorni d'Amore 1954 (Movie)

Pasquale (Actor)

Il Bigamo 1954 (Movie)

Mario DeSantis (Actor)

Cronaca di Poveri Amanti 1953 (Movie)

Uugo (Actor)

La Valigia dei Sogni (Movie)

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Sophia Loren in Rome (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the biggest international film stars to emerge from Italy in the 1960s, Marcello Mastroianni rose to worldwide prominence in films directed by the modern masters of European cinema and opposite its most radiant actresses. After toiling for years in small roles in lesser projects, Mastroianni became a cinematic superstar with his disaffected performance in Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (1960). Acclaimed turns in "La Notte" (1961) and "Divorce, Italian Style" (1961) - the latter of which won him a Golden Globe - preceded Mastroianni's iconic performance in Fellini's visual masterpiece "8 ½" (1963). Both a blessing and a curse, he was crowned Italian cinema's most prominent leading man in films such as "Marriage, Italian Style" (1964), "The 10th Victim" (1965), and "Shoot Loud, Louder... I Don't Understand" (1966), which cast him opposite the likes of screens sirens Sophia Loren, Ursula Andress and Raquel Welch, respectively. Although his megastar status had all but dissipated by the 1970s, the incredibly prolific and affable actor worked continuously in projects such as the controversial "The Big Feast" (1973), "Ginger and Fred" (1986) - another of his many collaborations with Fellini - and the star-studded Robert Altman haute couture comedy "Ready-to-Wear" (1994). In a screen career that spanned nearly 150 films, Mastroianni's unabashed love for his craft allowed him to consistently surprise audiences as he explored the limitless vistas of life through the medium of cinema.

Relationships

Catherine Deneuve Actor

Companion
mother of his daughter Chiara

Faye Dunaway Actor

Companion

Chiara Mastroianni Actor

Daughter
born in 1972 mother, Catherine Deneuve

Flora Mastroianni

Wife
married in 1948 separated in 1970 never divorced died on April 19, 1999 in Rome, Italy at age 72

Ruggero Mastroianni Actor

Sibling
Younger died September 9, 1996 of a heart attack

Barbara Mastroianni

Daughter
born in 1952 mother, Flora Mastroianni

Armand Mastroianni

Cousin
based in USA

Anna Tato

Companion
together since 1975 directed a documentary shortly before the actor's death

EDUCATION

University of Rome

after WWII took evening classes in architecture

Milestones

1997

Last feature, Manoel de Oliveira's "Journey to the Beginning of the World"

1996

Last performance was touring Italy in the production of "The Last Moons"

1992

First US Film, "Used People"

1987

Last film in which he was directed by Federico Fellini, "Intervista"

1984

First appeared in a US film: a brief cameo as himself in footage shot at the Cannes Film Festival and used in the low-budget film, "The Last Horror Film"

1978

Acted on Italian TV in "Le mani sporchi", directed by Elio Petri

1974

Last collaboration with Vittorio De Sica came when both appeared in the Ettore Scola film, "We All Loved Each Other So Much"

1968

Appeared as himself in the US TV documentary special, "Fellini: A Director's Notebook"

1966

Made a one-time venture into the realm of the US TV-movie, "The Poppy Is Also a Flower", an all-star telefilm about the evils of drug trafficking and abuse; film was also released theatrically that year

1966

Formed independent film production company, Master Films

1964

Made first major appearance on US TV on the special, "Sophia Loren in Rome"

1963

Made first of four films with director Vittorio DeSica (with whom he had acted in a number of films in the 1950s), "Ieri, Oggi, Domani/Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", co-starring Sophia Loren

1959

First collaboration with filmmaker and screenwriter Federico Fellini, "La Dolce Vita"

1955

First film in which he and Sophia Loren played leading roles opposite each other, "Peccato che sia una canaglia/Too Bad She's Bad", directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1948

Made stage debut in "Angelica"; was seen by Emilio Amendola, an associate of film, theater and opera director Luchino Visconti, and was subsequently invited to join Visconti's Quirino theater company

1947

Returned to films with bit part as a rioter in "I Miserabili" (made up of two separate features)

1943

Returned to Rome after liberation

1942

Moved to Florence; then fled to Venice to avoid deportation to Germany

1938

Appeared as extra in four films, the first of which was "Marionette" (1938)

1933

Family moved to Rome

1929

Family moved to Turin

Worked as draftsman in Rome

Worked as accountant after WWII in Rome branch of Eagle-Lion films

Left school and held down various jobs, including that of carpenter

Joined Centro Universitario Teatrale with Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina

Bonus Trivia

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"Visconti was the teacher. Severe, but we like him. Fellini is your benchmate, the one you sit next to and make jokes. With Fellini, we always make it a joke. The more serious the film, the more we laugh. We don't say, 'oh maestro, how beautiful is this thing you are creating!' We think this, but we don't say this." --Marcello Mastroianni, quoted in TIME, October 12, 1987

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"When I make films, I am absolutely happy. That's why I make so many films. This is a most beautiful thing, to be with 60, 70 people on a set and to make stories. It helps me to act. I work seriously but never take myself seriously. I want to enjoy myself--really enjoy--like a child. Because all actors are children . . . And when the film is finished, I am looking for another film. Otherwise my life is a little more bored." --Mastroianni quoted in TIME, October 12, 1987

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"My legs are skinny, my face has no power or resolve...They knew where they were going--or at least, we presumed they knew. I haven't any idea. If they were heroes, then I'm a nonhero." Comparing himself to other leading men like Clarke Gable, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart and Paul Newman." --Marcello Mastroianni, quoted by journalist and author Curtis Bill Pepper in 1987

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