Federico Fellini

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini Full Name: Federico Fellini
Nationality: Italian

Profession: Film director, Scriptwriter
Why Famous: Federico Fellini was an influential Italian film director and scriptwriter, famous for such films as "8 1/2", "La Dolce Vita" and "La Strada".

Fellini's films won him four Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and 1 for Lifetime Achievement. He also won the Palme d'Or for "La Dolce Vita" in 1960.

The word "Felliniesque" to decribe Fellini's films with their emphasis on elaborate often surreal dreams and nostalgia, has entered popular culture as a well known term.

Born: January 20, 1920
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rimini, Italy

Died: October 31, 1993 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1943-10-30 Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina

Historical Events in the Life of Federico Fellini

  • 1954-09-06 "La Strada" directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn
  • 1960-02-03 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy
  • 1960-05-20 13th Cannes Film Festival: "The Sweet Life" directed by Federico Fellini wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1963-02-14 "81/2" a film directed by Federico Fellini premieres in Italy, starring Marcello Mastroianni.