Mario Monicelli (1915–2010)


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Mario Monicelli was born on May 16, 1915 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for The Organizer (1963), Speriamo che sia femmina (1986) and An Average Little Man (1977). He was married to Antonella Salerni and Chiara Rapaccini. He died on November 29, 2010 in Rome. See full bio »

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(age 95) in Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Organizer Writer
(1963)
(1977)
The Great War Writer
(1959)

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 2010 La nuova armata Brancaleone (Short) (credit only - credit only)
 2000 Come quando fuori piove (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
 1999 Un amico magico: il maestro Nino Rota (Documentary) (writer)
 1999 Dirty Linen (writer)
 1991 Rossini! Rossini! (story and screenplay)
 1990 Dark Illness
 1987 I picari (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Speriamo che sia femmina (screenplay)
 1985 Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (screenplay)
 1982 All My Friends Part 2 (writer)
 1981 Il marchese del Grillo (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Temporale Rosy (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Lovers and Liars (screenplay)
 1977 Black Journal
 1977 An Average Little Man (screenplay)
 1976 Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen (written by - as Monicelli)
 1974 Romanzo popolare (as Monicelli)
 1973 Vogliamo i colonnelli (as Monicelli)
 1971 Lady Liberty (screenplay)
 1970 Brancaleone at the Crusades (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1970 Le coppie (writer)
 1969 Oh, Grandmother's Dead (screenplay)
 1966 I nostri mariti (writer - segment "Il marito di Olga")
 1966 For Love and Gold (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1965 Casanova 70 (story and screenplay)
 1964 Summer Frenzy (screenplay)
 1963 The Organizer (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
 1961 Jail Break (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 The Passionate Thief (story and screenplay)
 1959 The Great War (story and screenplay)
 1958 Angel in a Taxi (screenplay)
 1958 Big Deal on Madonna Street (screenplay)
 1957 A Tailor's Maid (screenplay - as Monicelli) / (story - as Monicelli)
 1956 Donatella (screenplay)
 1955 Forbidden (screenplay)
 1955 Toto and Carolina (screenplay)
 1954 Guai ai vinti (screenplay)
 1954 Violenza sul lago (screenplay)
 1953 Fatal Desire
 1953 Funniest Show on Earth (writer)
 1953 Neapolitan Turk (dialogue)
 1953 Perdonami! (writer)
 1953 The Unfaithfuls (screenplay)
 1952 Cani e gatti
 1952 Toto in Color (screenplay)
 1951 Napoleone
 1951 Tizio, Caio, Sempronio (as Monicelli)
 1951 Cops and Robbers (screenplay)
 1951 O.K. Nero (story & screenplay)
 1951 The Naked and the Wicked (original screenplay - as Monicelli)
 1951 Accidents to the Taxes!! (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 È l'amor che mi rovina (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 Double Cross (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 È arrivato il cavaliere! (screenplay)
 1950 Outlaw Girl (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Soho Conspiracy (from an original story - as M. Monicelli)
 1950 Vita da cani (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy (screenplay)
 1950 L'inafferrabile 12 (screenplay - as Monicelli)
 1950 I'm in the Revue (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 How I Discovered America (writer)
 1949 Marechiaro (screenplay - uncredited)
 1949 The Iron Swordsman (writer)
 1949 Lure of the Sila (writer)
 1949 Totò cerca casa (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Fame and the Devil (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Bitter Rice (collaboration - uncredited)
 1949 In the Name of the Law (screenplay)
 1948 Accidenti alla guerra!... (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 Fifa e arena (screenplay)
 1948 How I Lost the War (screenplay)
 1948 The Mysterious Rider (story and screenplay)
 1948 L'eroe della strada (story and screenplay)
 1948 Mad About Opera (story)
 1948 Lost Youth (screenplay)
 1948 L'ebreo errante (writer)
 1948 Tempesta su Parigi (screenplay)
 1948 Les Misérables (screenplay)
 1947 Il corriere del re (screenplay)
 1947 The Captain's Daughter (adaptation and screenplay - as M. Monicelli)
 1946 Peddlin' in Society (screenplay - uncredited)
 1946 Return of the Black Eagle (screenplay)
 1946 Angel and the Devil (screenplay)
 1945 Down with Misery (screenplay)
 1945 Fear No Evil (story & screenplay)
 1944 The Children Are Watching Us (screenplay - uncredited)
 1943 Cortocircuito (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1942 La donna è mobile (screenplay)
 1941 Brivido (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1940 La granduchessa si diverte (screenplay - uncredited)
 1939 Il documento (screenplay)
 1935 The Boys of Via Paal (Short)
 1934 Il cuore rivelatore (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Michele Badiek | M. Monicelli | Monicelli

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

The themes that make one laugh always stem from poverty, hunger, misery, old age, sickness, and death. These are the themes that make Italians laugh, anyway.

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Has three daughters; Martina (b.1967), Ottavia (b.1974) and Rosa (b.1988). See more »

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Taurus

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