Mario Monicelli

Director, Screenwriter, Assistant director
Heralded as a masterful interpreter of the "Commedia all'Italiana," screenwriter/director Mario Monicelli was not only one of Italy's most beloved and critically celebrated filmmakers (perhaps second to only Federico ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1915 in Viareggio, , IT

Filmography

Director (34)

Risate di Gioia 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Desert Roses 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Another World is Possible 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Dirty Linen 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Cari Fottutissimi Amici 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Rossini, Rossini 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Male Oscuro 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Parenti Serpenti 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Late Mattia Pascal 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

I Picari 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Pourvu que ce soit une fille 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Amici miei atto II 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Marchese del Grillo 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Hurricane Rosy 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Travels With Anita 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

An Average Man 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

I Nuovi Mostri 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Caro Michele 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Signore e Signori, Buonanotte 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Amici Miei 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Romanzo Popolare 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

La Mortadella 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Vogliamo I Colonnelli 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Brancaleone Alle Crociate 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Armata Brancaleone 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Casanova '70 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

The Organizer 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Boccaccio '70 1962 (Movie)

("Renzo e Luciana") (Director)

The Great War 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Big Deal on Madonna Street 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Fathers And Sons 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Donatella 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Proibito 1955 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (28)

Risate di Gioia 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Desert Roses 2006 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Welcome to Collinwood 2002 (Movie)

Based On "I Soliti Ignoti" (From Story)

Dirty Linen 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cari Fottutissimi Amici 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rossini, Rossini 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Il Male Oscuro 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Late Mattia Pascal 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Picari 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pourvu que ce soit une fille 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Amici miei atto II 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Amici miei atto II 1982 (Movie)

(From Story)

Il Marchese del Grillo 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Travels With Anita 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

An Average Man 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Signore e Signori, Buonanotte 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Romanzo Popolare 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Mortadella 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vogliamo I Colonnelli 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Casanova '70 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Organizer 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Great War 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Big Deal on Madonna Street 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fathers And Sons 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Donatella 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Proibito 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Donna piu bella del mondo 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (6)

Marcello: A Sweet Life 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 (Movie)

Old Man with Flowers (Actor)

Il Ciclone 1995 (Movie)

of Gino (Voice)

The True Life of Antonio H. 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sono Fotogenico 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rue du Pied-De-Grue 1978 (Movie)

Professur De Solfege (Actor)
Other (2)

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

film extract("I Soliti Ignotti"--from "Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)") (Other)

Crackers 1984 (Movie)

from film "I Soliti Ignoti"(("The Big Deal on Madonna Street")) (Other)

Biography

Heralded as a masterful interpreter of the "Commedia all'Italiana," screenwriter/director Mario Monicelli was not only one of Italy's most beloved and critically celebrated filmmakers (perhaps second to only Federico Fellini) but was also recognized for spawning the careers of some of the country's favorite actors. The short list of collaborators includes such notables as Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Anna Magnani, and Giancarlo Giannini, to name but a few. Monicelli's greatest strength was his deft ability to tightrope-walk the fine line between humor and tragedy (the defining nature of Italian film comedy), where life's cruelty meets its absurdity head-on. He began as a writer and director of short films in the 1930s before teaming up with artist Steno in the '40s--the duo produced eight films in half as many years. It was not until the 1950s, however, that he broke into the international scene with arguably his best works: the Academy Award-nominated heist film"Big Deal on Madonna Street" in 1958 and "The Great War" a year later, for which he won a Golden Lion. He continued to work prolifically throughout his life, winning a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival in 1991. He died in late 2010, in a deliberate and non-ironic farewell to the comedic art form he championed, by jumping out of his hospital window while awaiting surgery for prostate cancer at the age of 95.

Relationships

Tomaso Monicelli

Father

EDUCATION

University of Pisa

Pisa

University of Pisa

Pisa

University of Milan

University of Milan

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