14 Facts About Marcello Mastroianni


Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni was an Italian film actor, regarded as one of his country's most iconic male performers of the 20th century.


Marcello Mastroianni 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.


Marcello Mastroianni was one of only three actors, the others being Jack Lemmon and Dean Stockwell, to win the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor twice.


Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, a small village in the Apennines within the Lazio province of Frosinone, and grew up in Turin and Rome.


Marcello Mastroianni was the son of Ida and Ottone Mastroianni.


Marcello Mastroianni's brother Ruggero Mastroianni was a film editor who worked on some of Marcello's films, and appeared alongside Marcello in Scipione detto anche l'Africano, a spoof of the once popular Sword and Sandal film genre released in 1971.


Marcello Mastroianni made his screen debut as an uncredited extra in Marionette when he was fourteen, and made intermittent minor film appearances until landing his first big role in Atto d'accusa.

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Marcello Mastroianni was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times: for Divorce Italian Style, A Special Day and Dark Eyes.


Marcello Mastroianni won it in 1970 for The Pizza Triangle and in 1987 for Dark Eyes.


Marcello Mastroianni starred alongside his daughter, Chiara Marcello Mastroianni, in Raul Ruiz's Three Lives and Only One Death in 1996.


Marcello Mastroianni told a reporter for People magazine in 1987 that he never got over the breakup.


Marcello Mastroianni was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 1994.


Marcello Mastroianni died of pancreatic cancer on 19 December 1996 at the age of 72.


Tato said Marcello Mastroianni had willed her all rights to his image.