Film world says goodbye to Dino De Laurentiis

Article published on Nov. 12, 2010
Article published on Nov. 12, 2010
He produced films that made film history, from Federico Fellini’s La Strada to Ridley Scott’s Hannibal. Dino De Laurentiis, born in Torre Annunziata in 1919 and a US citizen since 1986, passed away at his home today in Los Angeles, California. He had been cited as being in grave health for the past two weeks.

De Laurentiis produced approximately 500 films over 60 years, some of which made Italian cinema famous worldwide, including Giuseppe De Santis’ Bitter Rice (1948), Eduardo De Filippo’s Side Street Story (1950), Roberto Rossellini’s Where is Freedom? (1954), Mario Mattoli’s Poverty and Nobility (1954) and Mario Monicelli’s Golden Lion winner The Great War (1959), with Alberto Sordi and Vittorio Gassman.

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