Loquis: Mario Monicelli of Prati

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Mario Monicelli of Prati


Published on:  2018-02-14 11:44:00

  Famous people of Rome

He was born in Rome on May 16, 1915. For a long time, it was considered that it was Viareggio his hometown, until the film critic Stefano Della Casa, performing research for the drafting of the volume the Brancaleone Army and for the Biographical Dictionary Treccani, brought to light the fact of as Monicelli was, in fact, born in Rome, more precisely in the district of Prati. Monicelli was one of the most famous and appreciated Italian filmmakers. Together with Dino Risi and Luigi Comencini, he was one of the greatest exponents of the Italian comedy, which helped to make known abroad with films such as guards and thieves, the usual unknown, « The Great War », « For Love and Gold », my friends, « Il Marchese del Grillo ». Nominated for six times at the Academy Award, as well as winner of numerous film awards, in 1991 he received the Leone d’Oro for his career at the Venice Film Festival.

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