Rome – House of the cinema in Villa Borghese
Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross (Italian pronunciation; September 28, 1924 – December 19, 1996) was an Italian film actor. His prominent films include La Dolce Vita; 8½; La Notte; Divorce, Italian Style; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Marriage Italian-Style; A Special Day; City of Women; Henry IV; Dark Eyes; and Stanno tutti bene. His honours included British Film Academy Awards, Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and two Golden Globe Awards
Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, a small village in the Apennines in the province of Frosinone, Lazio, and grew up in Turin and Rome. He was the son of Ida (née Irolle) and Ottone Mastroianni, who ran a carpentry shop, and the nephew of the Italian sculptor Umberto Mastroianni (1910–1998). During World War II, after the division into Axis and Allied Italy, he was interned in a loosely guarded German prison camp, from which he escaped to hide in Venice.
Mastroianni made his onscreen debut as an uncredited extra in Marionette (1939) when he was fourteen, and his first big role was in Atto d'accusa (1951). Within a decade he became a major international celebrity, starring in Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958); and in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita opposite Anita Ekberg in 1960, where he played a disillusioned and self-loathing tabloid columnist who spends his days and nights exploring Rome's high society. Mastroianni followed La Dolce Vita with another signature role, that of a film director who, amidst self-doubt and troubled love affairs, finds himself in a creative block while making a movie in Fellini's 8½ (1963).
His other prominent films include La Notte (1961) with Jeanne Moreau; Pietro Germi's Divorce, Italian Style (1961); Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian-Style (1964), A Special Day (1977) and Robert Altman's Ready to Wear (1994), all co-starring Sophia Loren; Mario Monicelli's Casanova 70 (1965); Stay As You Are (1978) with Nastassja Kinski; Fellini's City of Women (1980) and Ginger and Fred (1986); Marco Bellocchio's Henry IV (1984); Nikita Mikhalkov's Dark Eyes (1987); Giuseppe Tornatore's Everybody's Fine (1990); Used People (1992) with Shirley MacLaine; and Agnès Varda's One Hundred and One Nights (1995).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times: for Divorce Italian Style, A Special Day and Dark Eyes. Mastroianni, Dean Stockwell and Jack Lemmon are the only actors to have been twice awarded the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Mastroianni won it in 1970 for Dramma della gelosia - tutti i particolari in cronaca and in 1987 for Dark Eyes.
Mastroianni starred alongside his daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, in Raúl Ruiz's Three Lives and Only One Death in 1996. For this performance he won the Silver Wave Award at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. His final film, Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997), was released posthumously.
Mastroianni married actress Flora Carabella (1926–1999) in 1950. They had one child together, Barbara (born 1952), and eventually separated because of his affairs with other women. Mastroianni's first significant relationship after the separation was with Faye Dunaway, his co-star in A Place for Lovers (1968). Dunaway wanted to marry and have children, but Mastroianni, a Catholic, refused to divorce Carabella. In 1971, after three years of waiting for Mastroianni to change his mind, Dunaway left him.
Mastroianni had a daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, with actress Catherine Deneuve, his partner for four years in the 1970s. During that time, the couple made four movies together: It Only Happens to Others (1971), La cagna (1972), A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973) and Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974).
According to People magazine, Mastroianni's other lovers included actresses Lauren Hutton, Ursula Andress, Anouk Aimee and Claudia Cardinale. Around 1976, he became involved with Anna Maria Tatò, an author and filmmaker, although they did not form an exclusive relationship until the early 1980s. They remained together until his death.
Mastroianni died of pancreatic cancer on December 19, 1996 at the age of 72. Both of his daughters, as well as Deneuve and Tatò, were at his bedside. The Trevi Fountain in Rome, associated with his role in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, was symbolically turned off and draped in black as a tribute.
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snunney (101634) 2014-03-27 5:44
A fine homage to this very distinguished actor, sadly no longer with us. I like the composition and the the division between the poster and the adjacent cinema. Very well presented with good light, colours and clarity.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-27 5:59
At first, I thought it's a reflection on the glass wall. Actually, it's not. After reading your note, now I know he is an Italian actor.
Nicou (145150) 2014-03-27 6:11
quelle vue et compo sueprbe hommage à ce grand acteur quelle iamge c'était vraiment un grand homme qui a marqueé notre temps sueprbe j'adore son look sueprbe.
Sergiom (82815) 2014-03-27 6:13
Une très bonne idée d'immortaliser cet acteur célèbre à travers le monde dans une pose très avantageuse pour les vêtements qu'il porte. Une allure classique italienne.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-03-27 6:54
un bel hommage à ce grand acteur italien. Merci de nous le faire partager.
carlo62 (50800) 2014-03-27 8:35
un omaggio del tutto meritato a questo grande personaggio, dico personaggio perché definirlo attore sarebbe troppo riduttivo.
Bella anche la foto che hanno scelto per questa gigantografia, dove spicca più la persona che l'attore.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-27 8:50
an interesting photograph with the image of the famous actor perfectly framed. The inclusion of the charming cinema house helps to place the picture in context. The colours and clarity are superb. Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
nedasepanloo (234) 2014-03-27 9:28
Marcello Mastroianni! what better subject than this !
I love him and his movies.and your picture is excellent.great light and colors .
holmertz (54961) 2014-03-27 9:59
This is a wonderfully bright and eye-catching photo. It's nice to see such a fine tribute to one of the greatest Italian actors ever. Apart from the huge portrait of Mastroianni I like the contrast between the yellow wall and the dark blue sky.
lousat (93606) 2014-03-27 10:09
Ciao Romano,fantasia da vendere in una prospettiva geometrica perfetta,con la facciata sulls destra al limite dell'esposizione per bilanciare la minor luce sul lato opposto,grande effett 3D della gigantografia di Marcello,dettagli super!! Buona serata,Luciano
saxo042 (37902) 2014-03-27 10:15
Always good to include some people in the pictures. This giant is indeed very good as a human presence. An fine street view!
cornejo (43859) 2014-03-27 11:29
Romano Ciao, bel omaggio a questo grande attore. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione.
Buona notte e felice fine settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
Royaldevon (40292) 2014-03-27 13:43
Ciao Caro Romano,
This is a splendid poster of the celebrated actor, having tremendous impact as it dwarfs the entrance. The clarity is superb.
I do like the composition, along with complementary, co-ordinated colours.
My warm regards,
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-27 14:57
From time to time La dolce vita is shown on the TV, not know about the Fountain to be turned off when he died
Very good note and post, matching red on both sides, natural frame and good mix, cinema at the right and Marcello at the left
Mics (980) 2014-03-27 19:25
Questa è infatti una composizione unica e interessante inquadratura. Mi piace la combinazione di diversi elementi in questa foto. Bel lavoro :-)
PaulVDV (29809) 2014-03-27 19:38
What a beautiful tribute to Italy's best actor!
A very well balanced picture and excellently composed!
Best regards, Paul
emka (100815) 2014-03-28 0:01
I loved Marcello so much in my youth, nice tribute to this greatest Italian actor.Excellent way to memorize him. I wonder from what film it was taken. Great idea, superb composition. Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful spring day
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-28 3:47
Ahh, the great man himself! Probably the best that could have happened to cinema.
Nice click. Great light and deep shadows.
dkmurphys (60709) 2014-03-28 6:13
Nice street tribute to this huge figure of Italian and Europe's cinematography. I like it, well taken.
Enjoy a fine afternoon.
ikeharel (73549) 2014-03-28 6:31
Fabulous tribute to Marcello Mastroianni, the great movies director, and an actor himself.
A corner in town with a notable figure - sure nobody would ignor when passing by.
Fine taken photo, nice idea to show.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-28 7:39
something different from you, but no less inspired and captivating. Love the originality and arty feel of this shot and real contrast of styles - but that is what makes it work. Excellent!
Have a good weekend - B.
Silvio1953 (146643) 2014-03-28 7:41
Ciao Romano, bell'omaggio al grande Marcello, ha ragione Tiffany, sembra a prima vista un riflesso, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
sabermonajati (11281) 2014-03-28 7:47
interesting frame with amazing composition you captured.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-28 11:43
enjoyed this composition a lot. Love the idea how you presented it. Like the frame inside frame. Excellent shot. Tfs.
dta (79525) 2014-03-28 11:54
Ciao Romano ,
bel hommage à cet immense acteur italien . J'aime beaucoup le cadrage avec la porte à droite . Ce qui fait une composition très graphique .
macjake (69775) 2014-03-28 12:13
this seems like a different type of scene for you to capture, more in the lines of our dear friend Wolfgang :)
it presents well, especially with the door on the right as that door provides a true sense of scale.
excellent light and color.
jhm (155264) 2014-03-29 7:38
As child looked we Always to the advertisements of the cinema.
With John Wayne and other cowboy artists.
A little bit a nostalgia pictue for me.
Very well done, TFS.
A lovely weekend.
mesutilgim (95800) 2014-03-29 10:18
Very nice capture from Rome; perfect tribute to this great man of the Italian cinema !
Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Corry (4508) 2014-03-29 13:19
Bel hommage à ce grand acteur. En voyant la porte de l'édifice, on peut mieux apprécier les dimensions du portrait de l'acteur. Bravo.
amaryllis (37039) 2014-03-31 9:59
Une superbe photo avec ce géant du cinéma qu'était Marcello, un homme élégant et un bon acteur...j'aime beaucoup sa fillaquier eus si:chiara..
De la nostalgie avec cette réalisation et encore merci à Marcello et à toi de nous avoir réalisé cette photo
Cricri (121227) 2014-03-31 11:03
Une note bien détaillée sur la vie privé et d'acteur, un bel hommage pour ce grand acteur, superbe la photo comme un effet de miroir, très belle réalisation
clic (17411) 2014-04-01 16:00
Let me nickname him 'Il Duce' of cinema, given the numerous movies he played in!
And I'm convinced he would be happy, seeing this vibrant homage of yours, captured by the rules book without any overexposure in highlights.
mkamionka (38357) 2014-04-02 3:18
I have heard the name of this actor but I would have difficulties to say what movies he starred in .
Lovely composition here with such a huge poster of this famous actor. You have placed in an a nice context of the street buildings with a contrast of the modern and older elements.
Very well seen and captured,
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-08 6:34
thank you for drawing my attention to this wonderful actor. It is really a very fascinating presentation. Compositionally the photo is very well balanced and the light management is excellent. I really enjoyed reading the informative notes and I have to confess that I knew little about Mastroianni. My compliments!
ourania (47784) 2014-04-13 7:12
mi piace tantissimo il grafismo e l' eleganza di questa composizione. Un dettaglio molto interessante che appartiene ad un gran paesaggio urbano e porta colori ed ombre molto atmosferiche. L' interiore degli edifizi e' ombroso e misterioso e non c' e' nessun segno di vita quotidiana nel posto. L' aspetto, la figura e l' espressione inconfondibili ed amatissimi di Mastroianni spiccano incantevoli ed accattivanti. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon pomeriggio,
- Copyright: Romano Lattanzi (Romano46) (18472)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 700D, Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM, HOYA 67mm HD Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-27 5:38