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Born: February 12, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...
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Worked as radio actor in Florence and Rome
1947:
Acted in Luigi Zampa's feature "L'Onorevole Angelina"
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Assistant to Luchino Visconti
1949:
First professional stage design for Visconti's production of "Troilus and Cressida"
1957:
Feature film directing debut, "Camping"
1966:
Made documentary on Florence floods, "Florence: Days of Destruction"; narration by Richard Burton
1967:
Co-produced, co-wrote and directed English language film adaptation, "The Taming of the Shrew"
1968:
Had international hit with his filming of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
1977:
Directed the TV miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth"
1979:
Helmed the remake of "The Champ"
1983:
Recreated his staging of "La Traviata" as a film; also served as production designer
1990:
Put Mel Gibson through the paces as Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
1994:
Elected to a seat in Italy's senate
1996:
Returned to features directing an adaptation of "Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'"
1999:
Directed the autobiographical feature "Tea With Mussolini"

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