Fast Facts

  • Was captured by the Nazis during World War II, but managed to escape from a German labor camp and remain in hiding until the war was over.
  • Handled bookkeeping for a film company in Rome, before joining a local theater group and gaining the attention of director Luchino Visconti.
  • Made his big-screen debut in a 1947 Italian version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.
  • Gained international attention for his performance in Federico Fellini's landmark La Dolce Vita (1960).
  • Costarred in numerous films with Sophia Loren, including Too Bad She's Bad (1955), Marriage Italian Style (1964) and Robert Altman's Ready to Wear (1994), the actors' final pairing.
  • Following his death, in tribute to a scene from La Dolce Vita, Rome's Trevi Fountain was turned off and draped in black crepe.

Awards

  • 1977, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1962, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1965, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Winner
  • 1964, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Winner
  • 1965, David di Donatello Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1990, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
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  • 1986, David di Donatello Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1993, Venice Film Festival — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
  • 1995, David di Donatello Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1988, European Film Awards — European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1989, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1987, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1983, David di Donatello Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1970, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1966, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner

Relationships

  • Anna Maria Tato — Significant Other
  • Faye Dunaway — Ex-significant Other
  • Ruggero Mastroianni — Brother
  • Chiara Mastroianni — Daughter
  • Barbara Mastroianni — Daughter
  • Catherine Deneuve — Ex-significant Other
  • Flora Carabella — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Details

  • Birth Name: Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni
  • Birth Place: Fontana Liri, Italy
  • Died: December 19, 1996
  • Profession: Actor

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