Franco Zeffirelli

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Birthday
12, 1923
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1923 (age 96)
Birthplace
Florence, Italy

About

Italian director of the 1968 classic film version of Romeo and Juliet. His other works include Jesus of Nazareth (television miniseries) and Taming of the Shrew (a film adaptation starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor).

Before Fame

He studied art and architecture at the University of Florence.

Trivia

During World War II, he fought in the Italian Resistance movement.

Family Life

He was openly gay, but he supported the Roman Catholic Church and even offered to act as an image consultant for Pope Benedict XVI.

Associated With

His 1968 film Romeo and Juliet starred acclaimed movie actress Olivia Hussey.