Family moved to Turin
Family moved to Rome
Left school and held down various jobs, including that of carpenter
Appeared as extra in four films, the first of which was "Marionette" (1938)
Worked as draftsman in Rome
Moved to Florence; then fled to Venice to avoid deportation to Germany
Returned to Rome after liberation
Worked as accountant after WWII in Rome branch of Eagle-Lion films
Joined Centro Universitario Teatrale with Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina
Returned to films with bit part as a rioter in "I Miserabili" (made up of two separate features)
Made stage debut in "Angelica"; was seen by Emilio Amendola, an associate of film, theater and opera director Luchino Visconti, and was subsequently invited to join Visconti's Quirino theater company
First film in which he and Sophia Loren played leading roles opposite each other, "Peccato che sia una canaglia/Too Bad She's Bad", directed by Alessandro Blasetti
First collaboration with filmmaker and screenwriter Federico Fellini, "La Dolce Vita"
Made first of four films with director Vittorio DeSica (with whom he had acted in a number of films in the 1950s), "Ieri, Oggi, Domani/Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", co-starring Sophia Loren
Made first major appearance on US TV on the special, "Sophia Loren in Rome"
Formed independent film production company, Master Films
Made a one-time venture into the realm of the US TV-movie, "The Poppy Is Also a Flower", an all-star telefilm about the evils of drug trafficking and abuse; film was also released theatrically that year
Appeared as himself in the US TV documentary special, "Fellini: A Director's Notebook"
Last collaboration with Vittorio De Sica came when both appeared in the Ettore Scola film, "We All Loved Each Other So Much"
Acted on Italian TV in "Le mani sporchi", directed by Elio Petri
First appeared in a US film: a brief cameo as himself in footage shot at the Cannes Film Festival and used in the low-budget film, "The Last Horror Film"
Last film in which he was directed by Federico Fellini, "Intervista"
First US Film, "Used People"
Last performance was touring Italy in the production of "The Last Moons"
Last feature, Manoel de Oliveira's "Journey to the Beginning of the World"