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Luchino Visconti (1906–1976)


Luchino Visconti was born on November 2, 1906 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Luchino Visconti di Modrone. He was a director and writer, known for Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Death in Venice (1971) and The Leopard (1963). He died on March 17, 1976 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »

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(age 69) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 1976 L'innocente
 1972 Ludwig
 1970 Alla ricerca di Tadzio (TV Short documentary)
 1969 The Damned
 1967 The Stranger
 1967 The Witches (segment "Strega bruciata viva, La")
 1965 Sandra
 1963 The Leopard
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segment "Il lavoro")
 1954 Senso
 1953 We, the Women (segment "Anna Magnani")
 1953 Appunti su un fatto di cronaca (Documentary short)
 1952 Bellissima
 1945 Days of Glory (Documentary) (Caruso trial scenes)
 1943 Ossessione
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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on Burt Lancaster] The Prince in "The Leopard" was a very complex character -- at times autocratic, rude, strong -- at times romantic, good, understanding -- and sometimes even stupid, and above all, mysterious. Burt is all these things too. Sometimes I think Burt is the most perfectly mysterious man I have ever met in my life. See more »

Trivia:

His film Ossessione (1943) was based on James M. Cain's 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'. Because of copyright issues, it was not shown in the United States. The picture also engendered the ire of Benito Mussolini's censors who had Visconti thrown in jail. He was to be executed and only survived because of the timely arrival of American troops. 'Ossessione' was later hailed as an early example of... See more »

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Frequently collaborated with Burt Lancaster

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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