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Franco Zeffirelli

Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli KBE, Grande Ufficiale OMRI (12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019), commonly known as Franco Zeffirelli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko dzeffiˈrɛlli]), was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was also a senator from 1994 until 2001 for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party. Some of his operatic designs and productions have become worldwide classics. He was also known for several of the movies he directed, especially the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His 1967 version of The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remains the best-known film adaptation of that play as well. His miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977) won both national and international acclaim and is still frequently shown on Christmas and Easter in many countries. A Grande Ufficiale OMRI of the Italian Republic since 1977, Zeffirelli also received an honorary British knighthood in 2004 when he was created a KBE. He was awarded the Premio Colosseo in 2009 by the city of Rome.

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Feb 12, 1923 In Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Angelina 1947-11-12
Latest Project:
Movie The Opera House 2017-10-01
Known For
Poster of The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films
Poster of Vivement dimanche
Poster of aspekte
Poster of Angelina
Movie The Opera House Unknown 2017-10-01
Movie Il Mistero di Dante se stesso 2014-02-15
Movie Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Self 2014-10-06
Movie The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films Himself 2014-10-22
Movie Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Novel Interviewee 2008-12-31
Movie Callas Assoluta Himself 2007-12-20
Series Vivement dimanche self 1998-09-20
Movie My Name Is Anna Magnani Himself 1980-09-30
Movie Callas: A Documentary Unknown 1978-09-16
Series aspekte Self 1965-10-17
Movie Angelina Filippo Garrone 1947-11-12