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'Scent of a Woman' Director Dino Risi Dies

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Jun 08, 2008 | 5:27am EDT

Oscar-nominated Italian director Dino Risi has died at the age of 91.

Risi died at his home in Rome on Saturday following a long spell of poor health.

He received two Academy Award nominations for his 1974 picture Profumo di Donna (Scent of a Woman), and the 1993 remake gained Al Pacino a Best Actor Oscar.

Rome's mayor Gianni Alemanno paid tribute to the moviemaker--insisting his loss will be greatly felt by the film industry.

He says, "His legacy is pages of minute work by someone who loved the world and his country.

"We have lost one of the masters of the most beautiful and intense seasons of the Italian comedy, which gave the world so much."

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