Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica

  • Born on
    • July 7th, 1901
  • Died on
    • November 13th, 1974
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.


Acting (25 Credits)

1974Blood for Dracula as Il Marchese Di Fiore
1974We All Loved Each Other So Much
1969If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium as Shoemaker
196912 + 1 as Di Seta
1968The Biggest Bundle of Them All as Cesare Celli
1968The Shoes of the Fisherman as Cardinal Rinaldi
1965The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders as der Graf
1962Eva as (uncredited)
1961The Two Marshals as maresciallo Vittorio Cotone
1961The Last Judgment as Defense lawyer
1960The Millionairess as Joe
1960It Started in Naples as Mario Vitale
1960Il vigile as Il sindaco
1960The Angel Wore Red as General Clave
1960The Battle of Austerlitz as le pape Pie VII
1959Il Generale Della Rovere as Bardone AKA 'Grimaldi'
1957Il conte Max as Conte Max Orsini Varaldo
1957A Farewell to Arms as Major Rinaldi
1955Scandal in Sorrento as Maresciallo Carotenuto
1955The Sign of Venus as Alessio Spano
1954Frisky as Maresciallo Carotenuto
1954Too Bad She's Bad as Vittorio Stroppiani
1954The Gold of Naples as Il conte
1953Bread, Love and Dreams as Maresciallo Carotenuto
1953The Earrings of Madame De... as Baron Fabrizio Donati

Himself (1 Credits)

1966After the Fox as Himself


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