Roberto Rossellini

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Birthday
8, 1906
Birthplace
Rome, Italy
Death Date
Jun 3, 1977 (71)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1906
Birthplace
Rome, Italy
Death Date
Jun 3, 1977 (71)

About

One of the most important directors in cinematic history who contributed to Italian neorealist film with movies including Rome, Open City (1945), Paisan (1946), Germany, Year Zero (1948), and General Della Rovere (1959).

Before Fame

He made a debut documentary called Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune in 1937. His first feature is titled The White Ship (1941).

Trivia

Rice University invited him to help establish a Media Center in 1971. Two years later, he was invited to teach at Yale University and taught a one-semester course called "The Essential Image."

Family Life

His brother Renzo scored many of his films. He had six children from four wives including Renzo Rossellini and Isabella Rossellini. His third wife was Ingrid Bergman.

Associated With

Martin Scorsese is his posthumous ex-son-in-law.