|born on||16 May 1915 at 17:45 (= 5:45 PM )|
|Place||Rome, Italy, 41n54, 12e29|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°44' 22°33 Asc. 06°42'|
Italian film director and screenwriter who had a modest debut as a co-director of a series of minor comedies. The son of a noted journalist, he began as a film critic and amateur filmmaker, winning an amateur prize at Venice in 1935 for a feature-length 16mm. From 1949-53 he collaborated with Stefano Vanzina on eight minor comic films that starred Toto, which successfully blended social pathos with comedy. From 1953, working alone, he scored an international triumph with "Big Deal on Madonna Street" released in 1958.
His numerous awards include, an award at the Venice Film festival, Best Director prize at Berlin, 1957, another Best Director prize at Berlin in 1982, Golden Lion for Outstanding Achievements in 1991 and the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 1995.
Hospitalized in Rome for prostate cancer, he jumped to his death on November 29, 2010. He was 95.
- Work : Prize 1935 (Amateur prize)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1949 (Worked in partnership, four years)
- Work : New Job 1953 (Began his independent work)
- Work : Prize 1957 (Best Director Prize)
- Work : Prize 1982 (Best Director Prize)
- Work : Prize 1991 (Golden Lion for Outstanding Achievement)
- Work : Prize 1995 (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic)
Weiss Band II quotes Bordoni, B.C.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (prostate cancer)
- Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Partnership four years)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
- Personal : Death : Suicide
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film strongest medium, some TV)
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous)