Roberto Rossellini

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  • Birth Name: Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini
  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Died: June 3, 1977
  • Profession: Director, Writer, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Got his initial break making fascist propaganda films during the reign of Benito Mussolini.
  • Early films like Rome, Open City made him a pioneer of the Italian Neo-realism movement.
  • Rome, Open City; Paisan; and Germany Year Zero constitute his famous "War Trilogy."
  • Francois Truffaut wrote in a 1963 article that Rossellini was the "father of the French New Wave."
  • Served as President of the Cannes Film Festival jury in 1977, which ended just days before he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Awards

  • 1959, Venice Film Festival — Best Film: Winner
  • 1946, Venice Film Festival — ANICA Cup: Winner
  • 1946, Cannes Film Festival — Grand Prix: Winner
  • 1949, Oscar — Best Writing (Story and Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1952, Venice Film Festival — International Prize: Winner

Relationships

  • Elettra Rossellini — Mother
  • Ingrid Rossellini — Daughter
  • Raffaella — Daughter
  • Marco Romano Rossellini — Son
  • Roberto Ingmar Rossellini — Son
  • Isabella Rossellini — Daughter
  • Sonali Das Gupta — Wife
  • Angiolo Giuseppe Rossellini — Father
  • Renzo Rossellini — Brother
  • Marcella De Marchis — Ex-wife
  • Renzo Rosselini — Son
  • Ingrid Bergman — Ex-wife
  • Gil Rossellini — Son
  • Assia Noris — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Name: Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini
  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Died: June 3, 1977
  • Profession: Director, Writer, Producer

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