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Giuliano Montaldo


Date of Birth:
22 February 1930Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Short Biography:
Born in 1930 in Genoa. Still a young student in 1950 when director Carlo Lizzani gave him a role in the film Achtung Banditi!. Following this experience he traveled to Rome where, after acting in film and theatre, he became the Assistant Director of Lizzani, Gillo Pontecorvo, Sergio Leone, Francesco Rosi. In 1960 he made his debut as a Director with Tiro Al piccione, a film about the Partisan Resistance, on competition at the 1961 Venice Film Festival. In 1964 he directed La Moglie Svedese, an episode of the film Extraconiugale. With his second movie, Una Bella Grinta, won the special prize of the jury at the Berlin Film Festival in 1965, a film about a social climber in Italy during the time of the economic miracle. That year he also directed the second unit of Pontecorvo's masterpiece The Battle Of Algiers.

After having filmed for Paramount the heist movie Ad ogni costo (Grand Slam - 1967) and the gangster film Gli intoccabili (Machine Gun McCain 1969) in the US, Montaldo returned to Italy to direct Gott Mit Uns

(The Fifth Day Of Peace - 1969), Sacco E Vanzetti (in competition at Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Actor 1971) and Giordano Bruno (1973). These films received great recognition and were widely appreciated at various film festivals around the world. The theme of the Resistance underlined L'Agnese Va A Morire directed by Montaldo in 1977.

In 1980 the director engaged in the production of a television series about the exploration of Marco Polo, an international coo-production with RAI, BBC and NBC. It was filmed in Italy, the Middle East, Tibet, Mongolia and China. It was shown in 76 nations, and won 4 Emmy Awards. Other awards worldwide for cinematography, production design and costumes were received. Montaldo's experience with China reveals a turning point in his work.

Other films he directed are Circuito Chiuso (in competition at the Berlinale in 1978 and in permanent exibithion at the MOMA), Il Giocattolo, Gli Occhiali D'Oro, Il Giorno Prima, Tempo Di Uccidere.

Always worked with an international cast. Some of the actors that worked with him are: Burt Lancaster, Ruppert Everett, Nicolas Cage, Philippe Noiret, Janet Leigh, Edward G. Robinson, John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, Rade Serbedzija, Charlotte Rampling, Ingrid Thulin, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, F. Murray Abraham, Leonard Nimoy.

Some of his usual collaborators have been score composer Ennio Morricone and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.

Montaldo is also internationally recognized as a Opera director, directed commercials, documentaries and experimental film technology projects. From 1999 he was president of RAI Cinema, a major film production company, for 5 years in which the movies he produced became box office hits, won awards all over the world and formed a new generation of Italian directors.

In 2001 he was appointed Cavaliere di Gran Croce by the italian President Ciampi, one of the top honors of the Republic.

Il caimano (2006)

# 04462 IMDb

Il caimano (2006)

(The Caiman)

By Nanni Moretti

Comedy, Drama, Romance (1h 52min)

Italy Italy, France France

Rated 6.7 after 4,220 votes on 24-Aug-18.

10 wins & 14 nominations

Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando) was a famous producer of b-movies in 70s; after a long hiatus, following the commercial fiasco of "Cataratte", Bonomo is going to be signed by RAI in order to produce a film about Cristoforo Colombo's homecoming. When the director Franco Caspio (Giuliano Montaldo) quits the project, Bonomo is forced to offer another screenplay to RAI, which is "Il Caimano" a (...)

Marco Polo (1982)

# 04291 IMDb

TV Series: Mini-Series 

“Marco Polo” (1982)

By Giuliano Montaldo (8 episodes, 1982-1983)

Adventure, Biography, Drama (4h 30min)

Italy Italy

Rated 7.9 after 956 votes on 15-Oct-18.

2 wins & 7 nominations

The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Giordano Bruno (1973)

# 14692 IMDb

Giordano Bruno (1973)

By Giuliano Montaldo

Biography, Drama, History (1h 55min)

Italy Italy, France France

Rated 7.3 after 629 votes on 21-Oct-18.

2 nominations

Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial for 'heresy'.

Gli intoccabili (1969)

# 08056 IMDb

Gli intoccabili (1969)

(Machine Gun McCain)

TaglineEven the Mafia Calls Him Mister!

By Giuliano Montaldo

Crime, Drama, Thriller (1h 36min)

Italy Italy

Rated 6.2 after 761 votes on 26-Oct-18.

1 nomination

Cassavetes plays McCain, a hot-headed career criminal who acts first and worries about the consequences later. He's full of heart, but it's a cold one. Falk is a bully-ish gangster who thinks he can muscle heavy hitters in order to get what he wants. Rowlands plays McCain's old moll; together they used to be known as The Machine Gun Lovers.

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