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Also Known As: Died: July 1, 1992
Born: October 3, 1924 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: producer

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Respected European producer who has backed films by most of the neo-realists and other major post-war Italian directors, including Luchino Visconti ("White Nights" 1957), Mario Monicelli ("Big Deal on Madonna Street" 1958), Marco Bellocchio ("China is Near" 1967), Francesco Rosi ("Salvatore Giuiliano" 1962), Gillo Pontecorvo ("Ogro" 1979), Pietro Germi ("Divorce, Italian Style 1962 and "Seduced and Abandoned" 1964) and Federico Fellini ("Amarcord" 1974 and "And The Ship Sails On" 1983). Formerly married to actress Claudia Cardinale.

Respected European producer who has backed films by most of the neo-realists and other major post-war Italian directors, including Luchino Visconti ("White Nights" 1957), Mario Monicelli ("Big Deal on Madonna Street" 1958), Marco Bellocchio ("China is Near" 1967), Francesco Rosi ("Salvatore Giuiliano" 1962), Gillo Pontecorvo ("Ogro" 1979), Pietro Germi ("Divorce, Italian Style 1962 and "Seduced and Abandoned" 1964) and Federico Fellini ("Amarcord" 1974 and "And The Ship Sails On" 1983). Formerly married to actress Claudia Cardinale.

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1945:
Produced first short film
1953:
Produced first feature film, "La Pattuglia Sperduta"
1968:
Elected president of Union of Italian Producers
1969:
Produced first Italo-Soviet co-production, "The Red Tent"
:
Established Vides Cinematografica Production Company
1982:
Produced first TV mini-series, "Marco Polo"
1984:
Served on Cannes' 37th Jury
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Education

Turin University: -

Notes

Served as President of the National Union of Italian Film Producers (1966-1992).

Elected President of the International Federation of Film Producers Association (IFFPA) (1977).

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wife:
Claudia Cardinale. Actor. Married in 1966; divorced c. 1975; one son together; appeared in such Cristaldi-produced films as Nanni Loy's "Fiasco in Milan" (1959), Francesco Maselli's "Time of Indifference" (1964), Luchino Visconti's "Vaghe Stella del Orso/Sandra" (1965) and Mikhail Kalatozov's "The Red Tent" (1969).
wife:
Zeudi Arraya. Actor. Married c. 1984; survived him.

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