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Bernardo Bertolucci Edit Profile

director , screenwriter , film producer

Bernardo Bertolucci is an Italian film director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky and The Dreamers.


Bertolucci was born in the Italian city of Parma, in the region of Emilia-Romagna.


At first it seems that he folowed in the footsteps of his father, he had an interest in poetry, and he joined the faculty of modern literature at the University of Rome, but he soon dropped out of school and was an assistant to Pier Paolo Pazolinina. With one camera Bertolucci made two amateur short films in 1956-1957, "Cable-cars" and "The death of the pig".

His latest film is the adaptation of the novel "You and I" written by Niccolo Ammaniti. Bertolucci was originally going to shoot the film in 3D, but abandoned the idea after learning that such forecasts are considered to be the prerogative of commercial films and are reserved for the young.


  • His epic film The Last Emperor became a huge international success which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

    On the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles there is a star dedicated to Bertolucci.


  • Films

    • La commare secca, Prima della rivoluzione


Bertolucci's first wife, Adriana Asti, starred in his early film Prima della rivoluzione. In 1978, he married Clare Peploe, a British screenwriter who has since directed a few films as well.


Ninetta - Italy - poet

Joseph - Italy - film producer

John - Italy - film producer

1st wife:
Adriana Asti - Italian - Actress

starred in his early film Prima della rivoluzione.

2nd wife:
Clare Peploe - British - screenwriter