Marcello Mastroianni, an international icon with the unique Italian style

Italian History, Italian heritage, Italian Culture, Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni during a shot from "Divorzio all'Italiana"

Turin doesn’t forget Marcello Mastroianni and, on the 90th anniversary of his birth, organised both a photographic and a film exhibition called "Marcello Mastroianni, Italian style, International Icon". Starting November 5 until November 18, people visiting the National Cinema Museum will also have a chance to hear about his career as well as the most intimate and confidential moments of his life. As a few people know, Mastroianni moved from Lazio to Turin with his family between the ‘20s and the ’30s. The city became the set of some of his movies, like La Donna della Domenica, A che punto è la Notte, I Compagni

Although he was recognized worldwide as a brilliant actor, he never won an Oscar but only obtained three nominations as best actor for different movies: Divorzio all'italiana (1962), A special day (1977), and Dark eyes (1987). Also for this reason, Federico Fellini wanted Mastroianni on stage when in 1993 he received the honorary Oscar for his career. 

His friends and his colleagues remember Marcello as a simple person, who never stopped loving genuine things, like the Italian dish pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans) as her mom used to make. Nevertheless, he has always been considered a gorgeous and stylish man and his unconsciousness made him a great man, before than an outstanding actor. 

Click here for more information on the exhibition.


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