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Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica (7 July 1901 – 13 November 1974) was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves (honorary), while Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and Il giardino dei Finzi Contini won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Indeed, the great critical success of Sciuscià (the first foreign film to be so recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and Bicycle Thieves helped establish the permanent Best Foreign Film Award. These two films are considered part of the canon of classic cinema. Bicycle Thieves was cited by Turner Classic Movies as one of the 15 most influential films in cinema history. De Sica was also nominated for the 1957 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Major Rinaldi in American director Charles Vidor's 1957 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, a movie that was panned by critics and proved a box office flop. De Sica's acting was considered the highlight of the film.


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Born:
Jul 7, 1901 In Sora, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
140
First Appeared:
In the movie The Clemenceau Affair 1917-09-27
Latest Project:
Movie Napoli d'altri tempi 2022
Known For
Poster of We All Loved Each Other So Much
Poster of It Started in Naples
Poster of Hallmark Hall of Fame
Poster of La compagnia dei matti
Filmography
Movie Napoli d'altri tempi Mario Esposito 2022
Movie Vittorio D. Himself (archive footage) 2009-09-17
Movie Filmmakers vs. Tycoons Himself (archive footage) 2005-07-17
Movie How We Got the Italian Movie Business Into Trouble: The True Story of Franco and Ciccio Unknown 2004-09-24
Movie Bellissimo: Images of the Italian Cinema Himself 1985-01-01
Movie My Name Is Anna Magnani Himself (archive footage) 1980-09-30
Movie Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca Unknown 1975-07-14
Movie Blood for Dracula Il Marchese Di Fiore 1974-08-13
Movie We All Loved Each Other So Much Unknown 1974-12-21
Movie Storia de fratelli e de cortelli Maresciallo Cenciarelli 1973-05-10
Movie The Assassination of Matteotti Mauro Del Giudice 1973-01-01
Movie Hector the Mighty Giove 1972-01-05
Series Le avventure di Pinocchio Giudice 1972-04-08
Movie Snow Job Enrico Dolphi 1972-02-02
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Movie Cose di Cosa Nostra Don Michele 1971-01-08
Movie Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente Player in Venice casino 1971-04-07
Movie Trastevere Enrico Formichi 1971-11-13
Movie If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Shoemaker 1969-04-24
Movie Twelve Plus One Di Seta 1969-10-06
Movie The Biggest Bundle of Them All Cesare Celli 1968-01-17
Movie The Shoes of the Fisherman Cardinal Rinaldi 1968-11-14
Movie Dear Caroline Le comte de Bièvre 1968-03-22
Movie Gli altri, gli altri e noi Unknown 1967-01-01
Movie An Italian in America Lando Marossi 1967-10-27
Movie After the Fox Himself 1966-01-01
Movie Man of Three Worlds: Luchino Visconti Interviewee 1966-04-24
Movie Me, Me, Me... and the Others Commendator Trepossi 1966-02-16
Movie The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders der Graf 1965-05-26
Movie Max Ophuls ou Le plaisir de tourner Interviewee 1965-10-26
Movie Lafayette Bancroft 1962-02-14
Movie Eva (uncredited) 1962-10-03
Movie Vive Henri IV... vive l'amour! Unknown 1961-04-04
Movie L'onorata società Salvatore il 'Capintesta' 1961-02-02
Movie The Last Judgment Defense lawyer 1961-10-26
Movie The Wonders of Aladdin Genie 1961-10-31
Movie The Orderly Unknown 1961-11-03
Movie The Two Marshals maresciallo Vittorio Cotone 1961-12-21
Movie Austerlitz le pape Pie VII 1960-06-17
Movie Gastone The Prince 1960-06-01
Movie The Angel Wore Red General Clave 1960-04-14
Movie Three Etc.'s and the Colonel Colonel Belalcazar 1960-08-26
Movie It Started in Naples Mario Vitale 1960-08-06
Movie Love in Rome le réalisateur 1960-11-24
Movie The Millionairess Joe 1960-10-18
Movie The Traffic Policeman Il sindaco 1960-11-16
Movie Le pillole di Ercole Piero Cuocolo 1960-09-10
Movie Venetian Honeymoon Alfredo 1959-02-27
Movie Ferdinand The 1st King of Naples Seccano 1959-01-01
Movie Nel blu dipinto di blu Spartaco 1959-01-01
Movie Il nemico di mia moglie Unknown 1959-03-28
Movie Men and Noblemen Unknown 1959-04-03
Movie General Della Rovere Bardone AKA 'Grimaldi' 1959-10-07
Movie Il mondo dei miracoli Director Pietro Giordani 1959-06-25
Movie The Moralist The O. I. M. P. President 1959-06-30
Movie Winter Holidays Maurice 1959-06-18
Movie Policarpo, ufficiale di scrittura Il prestigiatore con il piccione (uncredited) 1959-05-01
Movie Love and Chatter Avvocato Bonelli 1958-01-31
Movie Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina Unknown 1958-01-01
Movie Domenica è sempre domenica Il 'comandante' Gastaldi 1958-01-01
Movie Fast and Sexy Don Luigi 1958-04-18
Movie Cannon Serenade Ernesto de Rossi, Kapitän 1958-07-30
Movie Bread, Love and Andalucia Tonino 1958-12-04
Movie The Girl of San Pietro Square Armando Conforti 1958-09-25
Movie The Inveterate Bachelor Il professore 1958-09-19
Movie The Guilty Giorgio 1957-03-01
Movie Fathers and Sons Vincenzo Corallo 1957-02-21
Movie Il conte Max Conte Max Orsini Varaldo 1957-01-01
Movie It Happened in Rome Unknown 1957-04-08
Movie Totò, Vittorio and the Doctor Unknown 1957-01-01
Movie La donna che venne dal mare Console Bordogin 1957-10-03
Movie Paris Casino Alexander Gordy 1957-10-31
Movie Holiday Island Engineer Occhipinti 1957-12-20
Movie A Farewell to Arms Major Rinaldi 1957-12-14
Movie Doctor and the Healer Antonio Locoratolo 1957-12-04
Movie The Bigamist Honorable Prince / Attorney Prince 1956-03-14
Movie I giorni più belli Unknown 1956-08-13
Movie Noi siamo le colonne Alfredo Celimontani, il guitto squattrinato 1956-01-01
Movie Nero's Mistress Seneca 1956-09-13
Movie The Monte Carlo Story Count Dino della Fiaba 1956-12-22
Movie Time of Vacation Unknown 1956-11-23
Movie The Sign of Venus Alessio Spano 1955-03-12
Movie Too Bad She's Bad Vittorio Stroppiani 1955-02-02
Movie It Happens in Roma Unknown 1955-05-24
Movie The Miller's Beautiful Wife Don Teofilo - governatore 1955-10-27
Movie Scandal in Sorrento Maresciallo Carotenuto 1955-12-22
Movie Roman Tales Mazzoni Baralla - the lawyer 1955-11-30
Movie A Slice of Life Conte Ferdinando 1954-03-16
Movie Gran varietà Unknown 1954-03-13
Movie Il matrimonio Gregory Stefanovich Smirnov 1954-08-26
Movie 100 Years of Love Duca 1954-03-05
Movie The Cheerful Squadron Il generale 1954-12-05
Movie Modern Virgin Antonio Valli 1954-09-22
Movie Frisky Maresciallo Carotenuto 1954-12-06
Movie The Gold of Naples Il conte 1954-12-03
Movie The Earrings of Madame de... Baron Fabrizio Donati 1953-09-16
Movie Hello Elephant Unknown 1953-02-23
Movie It Happened in the Park Arturo Cavazzuti - the lawyer (segment: Incidente a Villa Borghese) 1953-12-18
Movie Bread, Love and Dreams Maresciallo Carotenuto 1953-12-22
Movie Times Gone By Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie Position Wanted Leonardo Leonardi 1951-11-03
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Tomorrow Is Too Late Professor Landi 1950-09-21
Movie Il mondo vuole così Unknown 1949-01-01
Movie Sperduti nel buio Unknown 1949-08-12
Movie Cuore Enrico Bottini 1948-01-01
Movie Lo sconosciuto di San Marino Unknown 1948-01-21
Movie Christmas at Camp 119 Don Vicenzino 1947-12-22
Movie Rome: Free City Il signore distinto 1946-12-17
Movie Peddlin' in Society Il conte Ghirani 1946-12-21
Movie No One Comes Back Unknown 1945-01-05
Movie Lo sbaglio di essere vivo Unknown 1945-12-05
Movie Our Dreams Unknown 1943-09-27
Movie If I Was Honest Unknown 1942-02-12
Movie A Garibaldian in the Convent Nino Bixio 1942-03-10
Movie Teresa Venerdì Dott. Vignali 1941-01-01
Movie L'avventuriera del piano di sopra Fabrizio Marchini 1941-10-20
Movie The Sinner Pietro Bandelli 1940-01-10
Movie Manon Lescaut Renato Des Grieux 1940-02-02
Movie Red Roses Alberto Verani 1940-04-01
Movie Pazza di gioia Conte Corrado Valli 1940-03-07
Movie Maddalena... zero in condotta Alfredo Hartman 1940-12-18
Movie Castles in the Air Riccardo Pietramola 1939-03-19
Movie Department Store Bruno Zacchi 1939-04-01
Movie Finisce sempre così Alberto Milnar 1939-11-29
Movie La mazurca di papà Stefano San Mauro / Il figlio di San Mauro 1938-02-12
Movie The Cuckoo Clock Unknown 1938-09-19
Movie Hanno rapito un uomo L'attore cinematografico 1938-10-12
Movie Le due madri Salvatore 1938-12-01
Movie The Man Who Smiles Unknown 1937-04-15
Movie But It's Nothing Serious Memmo Speranza 1937-01-01
Movie Mister Max Gianni / Max Varaldo 1937-11-16
Movie I Don't Know You Anymore Il dottore Alberto Spinelli 1936-03-15
Movie I'll Give a Million Gold 1935-01-02
Movie La canzone del sole Paladino, l'avvocato 1934-03-29
Movie Full Speed Il professore Giacomo Banti 1934-12-30
Movie Das Lied der Sonne Dr. Giuseppe Paladino 1933-12-30
Movie What Scoundrels Men Are! Bruno 1932-10-14
Movie La compagnia dei matti Prof. Rosolillo 1928-12-03
Movie The Clemenceau Affair Pierre Clémenceau bambino 1917-09-27