Bernardo Bertolucci

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  • Birth Place: Parma, Italy
  • Profession: Director
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Fast Facts

  • Directed two short films at 15 years old.
  • Dropped out of the University of Rome to serve as an assistant director for filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.
  • His collection of poems, In Search of Mystery, won the Italian literary award Premio Viareggio in 1962.
  • Made documentaries for Shell Oil before joining Italy's Communist Party in the late 1960s.
  • Collaborated with his brother-in-law, screenwriter Mark Peploe, on The Last Emperor, and both won Oscars for Best Writing.
  • Collaborated with his wife, Clare Peploe, on the script for La Luna (1979), a drama about incest starring Jill Clayburgh; Peploe was also an assistant director on his film 1900, an epic about Italian fascism.

Awards

  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1988, David di Donatello Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 1988, David di Donatello Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2012, European Film Awards — European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1973, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Winner
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 1999, David di Donatello Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best Script: Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1988, European Film Awards — Special Jury Award: Winner
  • 1996, David di Donatello Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1973, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1987, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 1996, David di Donatello Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
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  • 1988, David di Donatello Awards — Best Script: Winner
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1988, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1999, David di Donatello Awards — Best Director: Nominee

Relationships

  • Giovanni Bertolucci — Cousin
  • Adriana Asti — Ex-wife
  • Clare Peploe — Wife
  • Giuseppe Bertolucci — Brother
  • Ninetta Giovanardi Bertolucci — Mother
  • Maria Paola Maino — Ex-wife
  • Attilio Bertolucci — Father

College

  • Attended University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Birth Place: Parma, Italy
  • Profession: Director

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