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Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 8267
  • BirthDate: 1912, 29 of September , Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Spouse: Enrica Antonioni (1986 - 30 July 2007) (his death), Letizia Balboni (1942 - ?)
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Facts of life

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    A man of huge talents, Michelangelo Antonioni was  the creator of many successful and critically acclaimed movies like The Passenger that won him many awards. He rose to international stardom since his works were loved by everyone that watched his films.

    He was a director of the top league and also the editor. Antonioni was a terrific story writer and was an Italian by birth.  He worked with a newspaper agency during which he came into the limelight for his exceptional writing talents.

    His films have a deeper meaning and are seldom shown in unrealistic light. He believed in realistic cinema that often ended in sad note. Such was the determination and zeal of Antonioni that even after suffering a massive heart attack, he didn’t stop making films. He continued impressing audiences with films like Beyond the Clouds. A paralytic, he went on with gusto and produced remarkable pieces of work.

    Michelangelo Antonioni will be remembered for his terrific style of direction and storytelling.

  • Awards: Won Honorary Award - 1995 for ""
    Nominated Oscar - 1967 for "Best Director for:Blowup (1966)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1968 for "Best British Film for:Blowup (1966)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1961 for "Best Film from any Source for:L'avventura (1960). Italy/France."
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 1961 for "For the body of his work."
    Won Bodil - 1976 for "Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film) for:Профессия: репортёр (1975)."
    Won Sutherland Trophy - 1960 for "for:L'avventura (1960)."
    Won 35th Anniversary Prize - 1982 for "for:Identificazione di una donna (1982)."
    Nominated Palme d'Or - 1975 for "for:Профессия: репортёр (1975)."
    Won Palme d'Or - 1967 for "for:Blowup (1966)."
    Won Jury Special Prize - 1962 for "for:L'eclisse (1962). Tied with Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (1962)."
    Won Jury Prize - 1960 for "for:L'avventura (1960). Tied with Kagi (1959)."
    Won Luchino Visconti Award - 1976 for ""
    Won David - 1961 for "Best Director (Migliore Regista) for:La notte (1961)."
    Won Life Achievement Award - 1993 for ""
    Won Career Award - 2000 for "Cinema"
    Won Critics Award - 1968 for "Best Foreign Film for:Blowup (1966). Italy."
    Won Golden Career Gryphon - 1995 for ""
    Won François Truffaut Award - 1991 for ""
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1996 for ""
    Nominated Silver Ribbon - 1996 for "Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) for:Al di là delle nuvole (1995)."
    Nominated Silver Ribbon - 1983 for "Best Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura) for:Identificazione di una donna (1982). Shared with: Tonino Guerra"
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1976 for "Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) for:Профессия: репортёр (1975)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1968 for "Best Director - Foreign Film (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) for:Blowup (1966). Michelangelo Antonioni refused to attend the award ceremony because Monica Vitti wasn't awarded the 1968 Best Actress prize."
    Nominated Silver Ribbon - 1965 for "Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) for:Il deserto rosso (1964)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1962 for "Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) for:La notte (1961)."
    Nominated Silver Ribbon - 1961 for "Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) for:L'avventura (1960)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1956 for "Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film) for:Le amiche (1955)."
    Won Special Silver Ribbon - 1951 for "for:Cronaca di un amore (1950). For the human and stylistic values."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1950 for "Best Documentary (Miglior Documentario) for:L'amorosa menzogna (1949)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1948 for "Best Documentary (Miglior Documentario) for:N.U. (1948). Tied with Piazza San Marco (1947)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1968 for "Best Director for:Blowup (1966)."
    Won Prize - 1957 for "for:Il grido (1957)."
    Won Grand Prix Special des Amériques - 1995 for "On the occasion of the centennial of cinema, for his exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art."
    Won Special Citation - 2001 for "For the exemplary intelligence, creativity and integrity of his half-century-long career."
    Won NSFC Award - 1967 for "Best Director for:Blowup (1966)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1998 for ""
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 2004 for "Short Film for:Lo sguardo di Michelangelo (2004)."
    Nominated Golden Spike - 1995 for "for:Al di là delle nuvole (1995). Shared with: Wim Wenders"
    Won Pietro Bianchi Award - 1998 for ""
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 1995 for "for:Al di là delle nuvole (1995). Shared with: Wim Wenders"
    Won Career Golden Lion - 1983 for ""
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 1964 for "for:Il deserto rosso (1964)."
    Won Silver Lion - 1955 for "for:Le amiche (1955)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 225
  • Films with Michelangelo Antonioni: Eros - 2004
    Michelangelo Eye to Eye - 2004
    Sicilia - 1997
    Beyond the Clouds - 1995
    Noto, Mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, carnevale - 1993
    12 registi per 12 città - 1989
    Kumbha Mela - 1989
    Ritorno a Lisca Bianca - 1983
    Identification of a Woman - 1982
    The Mystery of Oberwald - 1981
    The Passenger - 1975
    Chung Kuo - Cina - 1972
    Zabriskie Point - 1970
    Blow-Up - 1966
    I tre volti - 1965
    Red Desert - 1964
    L'eclisse - 1962
    La notte - 1961
    L'avventura - 1960
    Sheba and the Gladiator - 1959
    Il Grido - 1957
    Le Amiche - 1955
    Love in the City - 1953
    I vinti - 1953
    The Lady Without Camelias - 1953
    Story of a Love Affair - 1950
    The Funicular of Mount Faloria - 1950
    La villa dei mostri - 1950
    Bomarzo - 1949
    Lies of Love - 1949
    Ragazze in bianco - 1949
    Seven Reeds, One Suit - 1949
    Superstitions - 1949
    N.U. - 1948
    Oltre l'oblio - 1948
    Roma-Montevideo - 1948
    People of the Po Valley - 1947
    Two Telegrams - ????
    The White Sheik - 1952
    Caccia tragica - 1947
    I due Foscari - 1942
    A Pilot Returns - 1942
    Liv - 1998
    Uomini in piú - 1950
    Tempest - 1958
    The Devil's Envoys - 1942
    I Knew Her Well - 1965
    Questo nostro mondo - 1957
    Amor o Muerte - 2009
    Palermo Shooting - 2008
    777 - 2007
    Coração Vagabundo - 2008
    L'occhio è per così dire l'evoluzione biologica di una lacrima e autoritratto Auschwitz - 2007
    Con Michelangelo - 2005
    To Make a Film Is to Be Alive - 1995
    The 67th Annual Academy Awards - 1995
    Hollywood U.K. - 1993
    Room 666 - 1982
    Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials - 1966
    1960 - 2010
    Back to Room 666 - 2008
    Antonioni su Antonioni - 2008
    The 80th Annual Academy Awards - 2008
    Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires - 2007
    Words in Progress - 2004
    Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up - 2002
    Arena - 1997
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