Quick facts
  • AlsoListedIn: Actors
  • Also Known As: Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastrojanni, Marcello Mastrojanni, Snaporaz, Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni
  • Famous as: Actor
  • Born on: 28 September 1924 AD
  • Birthday: 28th September    Famous 28th September Birthdays
  • Died At Age: 72
  • Sun Sign: Libra    Libra Men
  • Born in: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy
  • Died on: 19 December 1996 AD
  • place of death: Paris
  • father: Ottone Mastroianni
  • mother: Ida Irolle
  • siblings: Ruggero Mastroianni
  • Spouses: Flora Carabella, Catherine Deneuve, Anna Maria Tatò, Faye Dunaway
  • children: Chiara Mastroianni, Barbara Mastroianni
  • education: Sapienza University of Rome
Long facts
  • Childhood Early Life: He was born on September 28, 1924, in a small village called Fontana Liri situated in the Province of Frosinone in the region of Lazio, Italy, to Ottone Mastroianni and his wife Ida (née Irolle). His father ran a carpentry shop. Sculptor Umberto Mastroian
  • Childhood Early Life: He was raised in Turin and Rome. During the ‘Second World War’, Mastroianni was incarcerated in a German prison camp. He fled from the prison camp to hide in Venice.
  • Childhood Early Life: Post ‘Second World War’, he attended the ‘University of Rome’ and made his acting debut in university aided amateur theatricals.
  • Childhood Early Life: He made his film debut at the age of fourteen as an uncredited extra in the 1939 film ‘Marionette’ followed by another ‘The Children Are watching Us’ in 1944.
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1945, he began to work for ‘Lion Films’ in its Italian department in Rome and also got associated with a drama club.
  • Childhood Early Life: For the next decade or so he played trivial roles in several films till 1951 when he landed up with his first prominent role in the Giacomo Gentilomo directed Italian drama film, ‘The Accusation’.
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1958 he starred in the Italian criminal-comedy film, ‘Big Deal on Madonna Street’, directed by Mario Monicelli, which emerged as one of the masterpieces of Italian cinema.
  • Childhood Early Life: Even after doing several films over two decades, his real breakthrough came in 1960 with the critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama film, ‘La Dolce Vita’, written and directed by Federico Fellini. The film revolves around his character, Marcello Rubini
  • Childhood Early Life: His characterisation of an impoverished Sicilian nobleman Ferdinando Cefalù in the 1962 Italian comedy film ‘Divorce Italian Style’ directed by Pietro Germi won him the ‘Golden Globe Award’ , the ‘BAFTA Award’ and ‘Nastro d'Argento’ for ‘Best Actor’. He
  • Childhood Early Life: His next signature role was again in a Fellini film, a 1963 comedy-drama, ‘8½’, which earned two ‘Academy Awards’ in the category of ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ and ‘Best Costume Design’. He essayed the role of a famous director, Guido Anselmi, who is in
  • Childhood Early Life: Another spectacular film of Mastroianni in 1963 was the Italian comedy anthology film ‘Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’, directed by Vittorio de Sica. The film that bagged ‘Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film’ and won him the ‘BAFTA Award for Best
  • Childhood Early Life: Some of his other notable films are ‘The Pizza Triangle’ (1970), ‘The Sunday Woman’ (1975), ‘Henry IV’ (1984), ‘Ginger and Fred’ (1986), ‘What Time Is It?’ (1989), ‘Used People’ (1992) and ‘Prêt-à-Porter’ (1994).
  • Childhood Early Life: He and his daughter Chiara Mastroianni performed together in a French film titled ‘Three Lives and Only One Death’, which was directed by Raúl Ruiz and released on October 11, 1996. He received the ‘Silver Wave Award’ at the ‘Ft. Lauderdale International
  • Childhood Early Life: His final film was a Portuguese-French drama, ‘Voyage to the Beginning of the World’ directed by Manoel de Oliveira and released posthumously on May 5, 1997.
  • Childhood Early Life: His brother Ruggero Mastroianni was a well-known Italian film editor who edited several of Mastroianni’s films like ‘White Nights’ (1957), ‘Don't Touch the White Woman!’ (1974) and ‘Ginger and Fred’ (1986). Ruggero also starred along with Marcello in the
  • Childhood Early Life: On August 12, 1950 he married Flora Carabella, an Italian film, television and stage actress. Their daughter Barbara was born in 1952. Due to his extramarital affairs, the couple eventually got separated.
  • Childhood Early Life: Post separation his first serious romantic relation happened to be with American actress Faye Dunaway, with whom he starred in ‘A Place for Lovers’ in 1968. However as Mastroianni, a Catholic, denied to divorce his wife, Dunaway who wanted to marry and ha
  • Childhood Early Life: On May 28, 1972, his daughter Chiara Mastroianni was born out of his relationship with French actresses Catherine Deneuve that lasted for four years. He did four films with Deneuve during that time namely ‘It Only Happens to Others’ (1971), ‘La cagna’ (19
  • Childhood Early Life: Sometime around 1976 he became romantically involved with Italian director Anna Maria Tatò and remained with her till his death. Her 1997 Italian documentary film about Mastroianni titled ‘Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember’ (Italian – ‘Marcello Mastroianni
  • Childhood Early Life: On December 19, 1996, he died of pancreatic cancer and was buried in the ‘Cimitero Monumentale del Verano' in Rome, Italy. Rome’s Trevi Fountain was turned off and covered in black as a tribute to Mastroianni.
  • Childhood Early Life: The ‘Marcello Mastroianni Award’ was established in 1998 in his honour, which is given out at the ‘Venice International Film Festival’ to best debutant actor or actress.
  • Career: He made his film debut at the age of fourteen as an uncredited extra in the 1939 film ‘Marionette’ followed by another ‘The Children Are watching Us’ in 1944.
  • Career: In 1945, he began to work for ‘Lion Films’ in its Italian department in Rome and also got associated with a drama club.
  • Career: For the next decade or so he played trivial roles in several films till 1951 when he landed up with his first prominent role in the Giacomo Gentilomo directed Italian drama film, ‘The Accusation’.
  • Career: In 1958 he starred in the Italian criminal-comedy film, ‘Big Deal on Madonna Street’, directed by Mario Monicelli, which emerged as one of the masterpieces of Italian cinema.
  • Career: Even after doing several films over two decades, his real breakthrough came in 1960 with the critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama film, ‘La Dolce Vita’, written and directed by Federico Fellini. The film revolves around his character, Marcello Rubini
  • Career: His characterisation of an impoverished Sicilian nobleman Ferdinando Cefalù in the 1962 Italian comedy film ‘Divorce Italian Style’ directed by Pietro Germi won him the ‘Golden Globe Award’ , the ‘BAFTA Award’ and ‘Nastro d'Argento’ for ‘Best Actor’. He
  • Career: His next signature role was again in a Fellini film, a 1963 comedy-drama, ‘8½’, which earned two ‘Academy Awards’ in the category of ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ and ‘Best Costume Design’. He essayed the role of a famous director, Guido Anselmi, who is in
  • Career: Another spectacular film of Mastroianni in 1963 was the Italian comedy anthology film ‘Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’, directed by Vittorio de Sica. The film that bagged ‘Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film’ and won him the ‘BAFTA Award for Best
  • Career: Some of his other notable films are ‘The Pizza Triangle’ (1970), ‘The Sunday Woman’ (1975), ‘Henry IV’ (1984), ‘Ginger and Fred’ (1986), ‘What Time Is It?’ (1989), ‘Used People’ (1992) and ‘Prêt-à-Porter’ (1994).
  • Career: He and his daughter Chiara Mastroianni performed together in a French film titled ‘Three Lives and Only One Death’, which was directed by Raúl Ruiz and released on October 11, 1996. He received the ‘Silver Wave Award’ at the ‘Ft. Lauderdale International
  • Career: His final film was a Portuguese-French drama, ‘Voyage to the Beginning of the World’ directed by Manoel de Oliveira and released posthumously on May 5, 1997.
  • Career: His brother Ruggero Mastroianni was a well-known Italian film editor who edited several of Mastroianni’s films like ‘White Nights’ (1957), ‘Don't Touch the White Woman!’ (1974) and ‘Ginger and Fred’ (1986). Ruggero also starred along with Marcello in the
  • Career: On August 12, 1950 he married Flora Carabella, an Italian film, television and stage actress. Their daughter Barbara was born in 1952. Due to his extramarital affairs, the couple eventually got separated.
  • Career: Post separation his first serious romantic relation happened to be with American actress Faye Dunaway, with whom he starred in ‘A Place for Lovers’ in 1968. However as Mastroianni, a Catholic, denied to divorce his wife, Dunaway who wanted to marry and ha
  • Career: On May 28, 1972, his daughter Chiara Mastroianni was born out of his relationship with French actresses Catherine Deneuve that lasted for four years. He did four films with Deneuve during that time namely ‘It Only Happens to Others’ (1971), ‘La cagna’ (19
  • Career: Sometime around 1976 he became romantically involved with Italian director Anna Maria Tatò and remained with her till his death. Her 1997 Italian documentary film about Mastroianni titled ‘Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember’ (Italian – ‘Marcello Mastroianni
  • Career: On December 19, 1996, he died of pancreatic cancer and was buried in the ‘Cimitero Monumentale del Verano' in Rome, Italy. Rome’s Trevi Fountain was turned off and covered in black as a tribute to Mastroianni.
  • Career: The ‘Marcello Mastroianni Award’ was established in 1998 in his honour, which is given out at the ‘Venice International Film Festival’ to best debutant actor or actress.
  • Personal Life Legacy: His brother Ruggero Mastroianni was a well-known Italian film editor who edited several of Mastroianni’s films like ‘White Nights’ (1957), ‘Don't Touch the White Woman!’ (1974) and ‘Ginger and Fred’ (1986). Ruggero also starred along with Marcello in the
  • Personal Life Legacy: On August 12, 1950 he married Flora Carabella, an Italian film, television and stage actress. Their daughter Barbara was born in 1952. Due to his extramarital affairs, the couple eventually got separated.
  • Personal Life Legacy: Post separation his first serious romantic relation happened to be with American actress Faye Dunaway, with whom he starred in ‘A Place for Lovers’ in 1968. However as Mastroianni, a Catholic, denied to divorce his wife, Dunaway who wanted to marry and ha
  • Personal Life Legacy: On May 28, 1972, his daughter Chiara Mastroianni was born out of his relationship with French actresses Catherine Deneuve that lasted for four years. He did four films with Deneuve during that time namely ‘It Only Happens to Others’ (1971), ‘La cagna’ (19
  • Personal Life Legacy: Sometime around 1976 he became romantically involved with Italian director Anna Maria Tatò and remained with her till his death. Her 1997 Italian documentary film about Mastroianni titled ‘Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember’ (Italian – ‘Marcello Mastroianni
  • Personal Life Legacy: On December 19, 1996, he died of pancreatic cancer and was buried in the ‘Cimitero Monumentale del Verano' in Rome, Italy. Rome’s Trevi Fountain was turned off and covered in black as a tribute to Mastroianni.
  • Personal Life Legacy: The ‘Marcello Mastroianni Award’ was established in 1998 in his honour, which is given out at the ‘Venice International Film Festival’ to best debutant actor or actress.
  • Trivia: The ‘Marcello Mastroianni Award’ was established in 1998 in his honour, which is given out at the ‘Venice International Film Festival’ to best debutant actor or actress.