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Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni's biography

Michelangelo Antonioni is 95 years old film director born at Ferrara, Italy. He was born on Sunday 29th of September 1912. Michelangelo is often nicknamed as M. Antonioni. According to year of birth 1912 Michelangelo belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 29th of September means Michelangelo is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

Michelangelo is white italian. Michelangelo is an adherent of atheism. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as writer, screenwriter, film editor, film producer, painter. He is recently known as poet.

Michelangelo Antonioni's family

Michelangelo Antonioni's ex spouse

Enrica Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni and Enrica Antonioni have been together since 1986 for 21 years. She is known as film director. His ex spouse was born on Thursday 25th of February 1954 in Cavi di Lavagna.

Michelangelo Antonioni's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Bologna, Experimental Centre of Cinematography.

Michelangelo Antonioni's career

Michelangelo´s main focus is to be film director. He is famous thanks to Professione: reporter.

Michelangelo Antonioni's partner

Monica Vitti

Michelangelo Antonioni and Monica Vitti have been together. She is known as comedian. Michelangelo´s partner was born on Tuesday 3rd of November 1931 in Rome. Michelangelo´s partner died on Wednesday 2nd of February 2022 in Rome. Monica Vitti was 110 years old, when this happened.

How did Michelangelo Antonioni die

He died on on Monday 30th of July 2007 when he was 95 years old at Rome. Michelangelo Antonionis death was caused by following a stroke.

Awards and competitions

Michelangelo Antonioni's Awards

  • He received award for Golden Leopard for work Il Grido in 1957
  • Michelangelo received award for Jury Prize for work L'Avventura in 1960
  • Michelangelo received award for Sutherland Trophy for work L'Avventura in 1960
  • He received award for David di Donatello for Best Director for work La Notte in 1961
  • He received award for Jury Prize for work Eclipse in 1962
  • Michelangelo received award for Golden Lion for work Red Desert in 1964
  • He received award for National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director for work Blowup in 1966

Michelangelo Antonioni's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • Michelangelo was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • Michelangelo was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Film for work L'Avventura in 1961
  • Michelangelo was nominated for National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director for work Blowup in 1966
  • He was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best British Film for work Blowup in 1968

Michelangelo Antonioni's quotes

  • I feel like a father towards my old films. You bring children into the world, then they grow up and go off on their own. From time to time you get together, and it's always a pleasure to see them again.
  • Actors are like cows. You have to lead them through a fence.
  • I am not a theoretician of the cinema. If you ask me what directing is, the first answer that comes into my head is that I don't know. The second, all my opinions on the subject are in my films.
  • When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something; I simply shoot it. My technique, which differs from film to film, is wholly instinctive and never based on prior considerations.
  • The Color of Pomegranates (1969), by Sergei Parajanov, in my opinion, one of the best contemporary filmmakers, strikes with its perfection of beauty.
  • People often ask us, "How is a picture born?" A picture probably has its birth in the disorder within us, and that's the difficulty: putting things in order.
  • A new man is being born, fraught with all the fears and terrors and stammerings that are associated with a period of gestation.
  • The split between morality and science is also the split between man and woman, between snowy Mount Etna and the concrete wall on the housing estate.
  • My work is like digging, it's archaeological research among the arid materials of our times.
  • The world, the reality in which we live is invisible; hence we have to be satisfied with what we see.
  • My films teach me a lot, not because I make them, but because they are the sum total of experiences which I otherwise would not have had. Talking about this society, this reality, is for me a way of understanding them more profoundly.
  • [in an interview included in Michelangelo Antonioni: Lo sguardo che ha cambiato il cinema (2001)] It is true that I always carry with me incommunicability, but if I really were incommunicable I would have not been able to communicate incommunicability.
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Michelangelo Antonioni's height, body shape

Lets describe how Michelangelo Antonioni looks. We will focus on his height, body shape. He is tall as 5' 10" (178 cm). Body build is slim.