Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni

Italian, Actor
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Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (28 September 1924 – 19 December 1996) was an Italian film actor, regarded as one of his country's most iconic male performers of the 20th century. He played leading roles for many of Italy's top directors in a career spanning 147 films between 1939 and 1997, and garnered many international honors including 2 BAFTA Awards, 2 Best Actor awards at the Venice and Cannes film festivals, 2 Golden Globes, and 3 Academy Award nominations.

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Marcello Mastroianni was born on 28 September 1924 in Fontana Liri, Frosinone, Italy. His full name at birth was Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastrojanni. He was best known as an actor. He died on 19 December 1996 in Paris, France at the age of 72. His religion is listed as Roman Catholic. He was 5' 9¼" (176 cm) tall and weighed 161 lbs (73 kg) with an average build. He had dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His zodiac star sign was Libra.
Full name at birth
Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastrojanni
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Claim to fame
his role as Marcello Rubini in the 1960 Palme D'or winning satirical comedy-drama film La Dolce Vita
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Date of birth
28 September 1924
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Place of birth
Fontana Liri, Frosinone, Italy
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Date of death
19 December 1996
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Age
72 (age at death)
Place of death
Paris, France
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Cause of death
Pancreatic cancer
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Occupation
Actor, Producer
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5' 9¼" (176 cm)
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Weight
161 lbs (73 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Dashing looks
  • Square face
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Theater actors like to change character roles. They don't like to always do the same thing.
  • The Venice Film Festival introduced the ‘Marcello Mastroianni Award’ in 1998. Each year, the award is given to the best debut performance by an emerging actor or actress.
  • In 1994, he was honored with a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his contributions to Italian culture and art.
  • Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain, where Marcello filmed a memorable scene in La Dolce Vita (1960), was turned off and covered in black as a tribute to the actor after his death.
  • In 1962, he became the first ever actor to receive an Oscar nomination for performance in a non-English language film for his work in Divorce Italian Style (1961). He went on to receive 2 more ‘Best Actor’ nominations for A Special Day (1977) and Dark Eyes (1987), but he never won the coveted award.
  • Often cast as the "Latin Lover"

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