Federico Fellini


Birthday January 20, 1920

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Rimini, Italy

DEATH DATE Oct 31, 1993 (73)

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Iconic and influential Italian surrealist director. His 1960 film La Dolce Vita earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and he became the first director to win four Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for his features La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, 8 1/2 and Amarcord.

Before Fame

Growing up, he developed a passion for drawing and staging puppet shows.


His third feature, 1953's I Vitelloni, earned him international attention. The film received the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Award as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing.

Family Life

He was married to La Strada and Nights of Cabiria actress Giulietta Masina on October 30, 1943. They had one child together and remained married until Fellini's death.

Associated With

His 1960 film La Dolce Vita featured actress Anita Ekberg in a famous scene at Rome's Trevi Fountain.