Michelangelo Antonioni

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Birthday
29, 1912
Birthplace
Ferrara, Italy
Death Date
Jul 30, 2007 (94)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1912
Birthplace
Ferrara, Italy
Death Date
Jul 30, 2007 (94)

About

Italian director whose 1966 film Blowup won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also directed the critically acclaimed films L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961) and L'Eclisse (1962).

Before Fame

He studied economics at the University of Bologna and started working as a film journalist for a newspaper in 1935.

Trivia

He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1995 for his contributions to film.

Family Life

He was married to Letizia Balboni from 1942 to 1954. He married his second wife Enrica Antonioni in 1986. He was also in a relationship with actress Monica Vitti in the 1960's. Vitti starred in a number of his films from that era.

Associated With

He directed Jack Nicholson in the 1975 film The Passenger.