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Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis (Italian: [ˈdiːno de lauˈrɛntis] 8 August 1919 – 10 November 2010) was an Italian film producer. Along with Carlo Ponti, he was one of the producers who brought Italian cinema to the international scene at the end of World War II. He produced or co-produced more than 500 films, of which 38 were nominated for Academy Awards. He also had a brief acting career in the late 1930s and early 1940s.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Film production 2.2 DDL Foodshow

3 Family 4 Awards and recognitions 5 Death 6 Selected filmography 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] De Laurentiis was born at Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata
in the province of Naples, and grew up selling spaghetti made by his father's pasta factory. He started his studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
in Rome in the years 1937–1938 then interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War.[1] Career[edit] Film production[edit] Following his first movie, L'ultimo Combattimento (1940), Laurentiis produced nearly 150 films during the next seven decades. In 1946 his company, the Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, moved into production. In the early years, De Laurentiis produced Italian neorealist films such as Bitter Rice
Bitter Rice
(1949) and the Fellini classics La Strada
La Strada
(1954) and Nights of Cabiria
Nights of Cabiria
(1956), often in collaboration with producer Carlo Ponti. In the 1960s, Laurentiis built his own studio facilities, although these financially collapsed during the 1970s. During this period, though, De Laurentiis produced such films as Barabbas (1961), a Christian religious epic; The Bible: In the Beginning (1966), Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die, an imitation James Bond film; Navajo Joe
Navajo Joe
(1966), a spaghetti western; Anzio (1968), a World War II film; Barbarella (1968) and Danger: Diabolik (1968), both successful comic book adaptations; and The Valachi Papers
The Valachi Papers
(1972), made to coincide with the popularity of The Godfather.[citation needed] De Laurentiis relocated to the US in 1976,[2] and became an American citizen in 1986.[3] In the 1980s he had his own studio, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG), based in Wilmington, North Carolina. The building of the studio made Wilmington a center of film and television production.[4] De Laurentiis made a number of successful and acclaimed films, including The Scientific Cardplayer (1972), Serpico
(1973), Death Wish (1974), Mandingo (1975), Three Days of the Condor
Three Days of the Condor
(1975), The Shootist (1976), Drum (1976), Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg (1977), Ragtime (1981), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Blue Velvet (1986) and Breakdown (1997). De Laurentiis' name became well known through the 1976 King Kong remake, which was a commercial hit; Lipstick (1976), a rape and revenge drama; Orca (1977), a killer whale film; The White Buffalo (1977), a western; the disaster movie Hurricane (1979); the remake of Flash Gordon (1980); David Lynch's Dune (1984); and King Kong Lives (1986). De Laurentiis also made several adaptations of Stephen King's works, including The Dead Zone (1983), Cat's Eye (1985), Silver Bullet (1985), and Maximum Overdrive
Maximum Overdrive
(1986). De Laurentiis's company was involved with the horror sequels Halloween II (1981), Evil Dead II
Evil Dead II
(1987) and Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness
(1992). De Laurentiis also produced the first Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter
film, Manhunter (1986), an adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. He passed on adapting the novels' sequel, The Silence of the Lambs (1991),[citation needed] but produced the two follow-ups, Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002), a re-adaptation of the novel. He also produced the prequel Hannibal Rising (2007), which tells the story of how Hannibal becomes a serial killer. DDL Foodshow[edit] In the 1980s, de Laurentiis owned and operated DDL Foodshow, a specialty retailer with two gourmet Italian markets in New York City and Los Angeles.[5] Family[edit] His brief first marriage in Italy was annulled.[6] In 1949, De Laurentiis married actress Silvana Mangano, with whom he had four children: Veronica; Raffaella, who is also a film producer; Federico, another producer who died in a plane crash in 1981 (Dino's movie Dune is dedicated to him); and Francesca. De Laurentiis and Mangano divorced in 1988;[7] she died in 1989. In 1990, he married Martha Schumacher, who produced many of his films since 1985, and with whom he had two daughters, Carolyna and Dina. One of his grandchildren is Giada De Laurentiis, host of Everyday Italian, Behind the Bash, Giada at Home, and Giada's Weekend Getaways
Giada's Weekend Getaways
on Food Network. He was the younger brother of Luigi De Laurentiis, who became a film producer after Dino did, and uncle of Aurelio De Laurentiis, also a producer and the chairman of S.S.C. Napoli
S.S.C. Napoli
football club. Awards and recognitions[edit] In 1958, he won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film for producing La Strada, back when producers and directors would win the award instead of the country it was made in. In 2001, he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[citation needed] In 2012, he received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation
Italy-USA Foundation
(in memory).[citation needed] Death[edit] De Laurentiis died on 10 November 2010 at his residence in Beverly Hills at the age of 91.[8][9][10][11] Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Director

1946 Black Eagle Riccardo Freda

The Bandit Alberto Lattuada

1947 The Captain's Daughter Mario Camerini

Bullet for Stefano Duilio Coletti

1948 Bitter Rice Giuseppe De Santis

The Street Has Many Dreams Mario Camerini

1949 The Wolf of the Sila Duilio Coletti

1951 Anna Alberto Lattuada

1952 Europe '51 Roberto Rossellini

Toto in Color Steno

1953 Funniest Show on Earth Mario Mattoli

The Unfaithfuls Mario Monicelli

Man, Beast and Virtue Steno

1954 La Strada Federico Fellini

Attila Pietro Francisci

Woman of Rome Luigi Zampa

The Gold of Naples Vittorio De Sica

Poverty and Nobility Mario Mattoli

Where Is Freedom? Roberto Rossellini

A Slice of Life Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot

An American in Rome Steno

1955 Ulysses Mario Camerini

The River Girl Mario Soldati

Mambo Robert Rossen

The Miller's Beautiful Wife Mario Camerini

1956 War and Peace King Vidor

Nights of Cabiria Federico Fellini

1958 This Angry Age René Clément

Tempest Alberto Lattuada

1959 The Great War Mario Monicelli

1960 Everybody Go Home Luigi Comencini

Five Branded Women Martin Ritt

Under Ten Flags Duilio Coletti

Crimen Mario Camerini

The Hunchback of Rome Carlo Lizzani

1961 The Last Judgment Vittorio De Sica

A Difficult Life Dino Risi

The Fascist Luciano Salce

The Best of Enemies Guy Hamilton

Black City Duilio Coletti

1962 Mafioso Alberto Lattuada

The Italian Brigands Mario Camerini

1963 Il Boom Vittorio De Sica

The Verona Trial Carlo Lizzani

1965 Battle of the Bulge Ken Annakin

1966 The Bible: In the Beginning John Huston

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die Henry Levin

1967 The Stranger Luchino Visconti

Matchless Alberto Lattuada

1968 Danger: Diabolik Mario Bava

Barbarella Roger Vadim

Anzio Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti

Bandits in Milan Carlo Lizzani

1969 Fräulein Doktor Alberto Lattuada

Brief Season Renato Castellani

1970 A Man Called Sledge Vic Morrow

The Bandit Carlo Lizzani

1971 The Deserter Burt Kennedy

1972 The Valachi Papers Terence Young

The Assassin of Rome Damiano Damiani

The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life Ettore Scola

1973 Serpico Sidney Lumet

Chino John Sturges

Mean Frank and Crazy Tony Michele Lupo

1974 Death Wish Michael Winner

Two Missionaries Franco Rossi

Crazy Joe Carlo Lizzani

Three Tough Guys Duccio Tessari

1975 Mandingo Richard Fleischer

1976 King Kong John Guillermin

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman

Drum Steve Carver

The Serpent's Egg Ingmar Bergman

The Shootist Don Siegel

1978 The Brink's Job William Friedkin

King of the Gypsies Frank Pierson

1979 Hurricane Jan Troell

1980 Flash Gordon Mike Hodges

1981 Halloween II Rick Rosenthal

Ragtime Miloš Forman

1982 Fighting Back Lewis Teague

Conan the Barbarian John Milius

Amityville II: The Possession Damiano Damiani

1983 Amityville 3-D Richard Fleischer

Halloween III: Season of the Witch Tommy Lee Wallace

Dead Zone David Cronenberg

1984 The Bounty Roger Donaldson

Firestarter Mark L. Lester

Conan the Destroyer Richard Fleischer

Dune David Lynch

1985 Maximum Overdrive Stephen King

Marie Roger Donaldson

Silver Bullet Daniel Attias

Cat's Eye Lewis Teague

Year of the Dragon Michael Cimino

Red Sonja Richard Fleischer

1986 Crimes of the Heart Bruce Beresford

Raw Deal John Irvin

Blue Velvet David Lynch

Trick or Treat Charles Martin Smith

Tai-Pan Daryl Duke

Manhunter Michael Mann

King Kong Lives John Guillermin

1987 Million Dollar Mystery Richard Fleischer

Hiding Out Bob Giraldi

Evil Dead II Sam Raimi

The Bedroom Window Curtis Hanson

1989 Collision Course Lewis Teague

From the Hip Bob Clark

1990 Sometimes They Come Back Tom McLoughlin

Desperate Hours Michael Cimino

1992 Once Upon a Crime Eugene Levy

Kuffs Bruce A. Evans

Army of Darkness Sam Raimi

1993 Body of Evidence Uli Edel

1995 Solomon & Sheba Robert Young

Slave of Dreams Robert Young

Rumpelstiltskin Mark Jones (I)

Assassins Richard Donner

1996 Unforgettable John Dahl

Bound The Wachowskis

1997 Breakdown Jonathan Mostow

2000 U-571 Jonathan Mostow

2001 Hannibal Ridley Scott

2002 Red Dragon Brett Ratner

2006 The Last Legion Doug Lefler

2007 Hannibal Rising Peter Webber

Virgin Territory David Leland


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Times. Retrieved 9 January 2015.  ^ "Laurentiis has others looking our way". Wilmington Morning Star. 9 July 1984. p. 1C. Retrieved 9 January 2015.  ^ Kalogerakis, George (February 2002). "Let's Do Lunch". Foodandwine.com. Retrieved 12 November 2010.  ^ Arnold, Laurence (11 November 2010). "Dino De Laurentiis, Producer of Film Spectacles, Dies at 91". Business Week. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.  ^ Reuters
(11 November 2010). "Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis dies". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 11 November 2010.  ^ "Filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
Dies at Age 91". USA Today. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.  ^ "Movie Producer Dino de Laurentiis dies". CNN. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.  ^ Mondello, Bob (11 November 2010). "Dino De Laurentiis: For Decades, A Big-Picture Guy". NPR. Retrieved 11 November 2010.  ^ "Funeral services for De Laurentiis will be held Monday". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles: Tribune Co. 13 November 2010. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

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Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Producer

Peg Film (1954) Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
/ Carlo Ponti
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(1955) Cines
(1956) Carlo Ponti
Carlo Ponti
(1957) Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
(1958) Franco Cristaldi (1959) Goffredo Lombardo (1960) Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
(1961) Alfredo Bini
Alfredo Bini
(1962) Goffredo Lombardo (1963) Angelo Rizzoli (1964) Franco Cristaldi (1965) Marco Vicario
Marco Vicario
(1966) Antonio Musu (1967) Alfredo Bini
Alfredo Bini
(1968) Luigi Carpentieri / Ermanno Donati (1969) Alberto Grimaldi (1970) Silvio Clementelli (1971) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
(1972) Alberto Grimaldi (1973) Franco Cristaldi (1974) Rusconi Film (1975) Andrea Rizzoli (1976) Edmondo Amati (1977) RAI
TV (1978) RAI
TV (1979) Franco Cristaldi / Nicola Carraro (1980) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
/ Mauro Berardi (1981) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1982) RAI
TV (1983) Gianni Minervini (1984) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
(1985) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
(1986) Franco Committeri (1987) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1988) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1989) Claudio Bonivento (1990) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1991) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1992) Angelo Rizzoli (1993) Fulvio Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
/ Leo Pescarolo (1994) Mario Cecchi Gori
Mario Cecchi Gori
/ Vittorio Cecchi Gori (1995) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1996) Antonio Avati / Pupi Avati
Pupi Avati
/ Aurelio De Laurentiis
Aurelio De Laurentiis
(1997) Marco Risi
Marco Risi
/ Maurizio Tedesco (1998) Medusa Produzione (1999) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(2000) Tilde Corsi / Gianni Romoli (2001) Fandango (2002) Fandango (2003) Angelo Barbagallo (2004) Aurelio De Laurentiis
Aurelio De Laurentiis
(2005) Riccardo Tozzi / Marco Chimenz / Giovanni Stabilini (2006) Angelo Barbagallo / Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2007) Domenico Procacci (2008) Fabio Conversi / Maurizio Coppolecchia / Nicola Giuliano / Andrea Occhipinti / Francesca Cima (2009) Giorgio Diritti / Simone Bachini (2010) Domenico Procacci (2011) Domenico Procacci (2012)


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Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Darryl F. Zanuck
Darryl F. Zanuck
(1938) Hal B. Wallis
Hal B. Wallis
(1939) David O. Selznick
David O. Selznick
(1940) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1942) Sidney Franklin (1943) Hal B. Wallis
Hal B. Wallis
(1944) Darryl F. Zanuck
Darryl F. Zanuck
(1945) Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn
(1947) Jerry Wald
Jerry Wald
(1949) Darryl F. Zanuck
Darryl F. Zanuck
(1951) Arthur Freed (1952) Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
(1953) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1954) Buddy Adler (1957) Jack L. Warner
Jack L. Warner
(1959) Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer
(1962) Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel
(1964) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1966) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1967) Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1968) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1971) Lawrence Weingarten (1974) Mervyn LeRoy
Mervyn LeRoy
(1976) Pandro S. Berman
Pandro S. Berman
(1977) Walter Mirisch (1978) Ray Stark (1980) Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1982) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1986) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1988) David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck
Richard D. Zanuck
(1991) George Lucas
George Lucas
(1992) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1995) Saul Zaentz
Saul Zaentz
(1997) Norman Jewison
Norman Jewison
(1999) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2000) Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis
(2001) John Calley (2009) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola

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