If you’re a fan of “vintage” cinematography but not only, you have probably heard of this dude, Marcello Mastroianni. And if you don’t know his name, you’ll definitely recognize his face in a photo. He is Italy’s Alain Delon. He, along with Dean Stockwell and Jack Lemmon are the only actors to have been twice awarded the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Mastroianni won it in 1970 for The Pizza Triangle and in 1987 for Dark Eyes.

Often thought of as a womanizer, he was married to Flora Carabella and had relationships with Faye Dunaway, the gorgeous Catherine Deneuve (they have a daughter together, Chiara), but also Anouk Aimee, Ursula Andress, Lauren Hutton and Claudia Cardinale. Around 1976, he became involved with Anna Maria Tatò, an author and filmmaker. They remained together until his death in 1996.


I only exist when I am working on a film.


Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop. Woman is also the element of conflict. With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you. Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?

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I have nothing against Hollywood. But today’s best films are being made in Italy. So why should I leave Rome?


They come for you in the morning in a limousine; they take you to the studio; they stick a pretty girl in your arms… They call that a profession? Come on!