Ten fun facts about Marcello Mastroianni


Fact 1
His full birth name was Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni.

Fact 2
Marcello Mastroianni is the older brother of Ruggero Mastroianni who served as a film editor on many films which the actor performed in, specifically those directed by Federico Fellini.

Fact 3
The Venice Film Festival created an award in 1998 known as the “Marcello Mastroianni Award” which is given to the best new young actor or actress to appear in film.


Fact 4
Marcello Mastroianni has received more Oscar nominations as of 2013 for being nominated in foreign language films than any other actor. His nominations were for “Divorce Italian Style,” “A Special Day,” and “Dark Eyes”.

Fact 5
He met Faye Dunaway on the set of “A Place for Lovers” in 1968 and they had an instant connection and chose to live with one another.

Fact 6
In the majority of roles that Marcello Mastroianni acted in, he was cast in roles that were described as a “Latin Lover”.

Fact 7
Married Flora Carabella in 1950 and was still married to her when he died but they were separated at the time. He began seeing Catherine Deneuve in 1971 and they stayed friends for years and she was at his bedside when he died.

Fact 8
Over a career span of 20 years, Marcello Mastroianni acted with iconic actress Sophia Loren in twenty movies.

Fact 9
Marcello Mastroianni died on December 19, 1996 of pancreatic cancer in Paris, France.

Fact 10
His body is at rest in Rome, Italy at Cimitero Monumentale del Verano.


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