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Date Of BirthMarch 16, 1940
SpouseClare Peploe (m. 1978), Maria Paola Maino (m. 1967–1972)
MarkFrequently has nude scenes in his films
FactWas voted the 44th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

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, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers. He was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. In 2012, Bertolucci received the Honorary Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 84th Academy Awards.

Early Life

Bertolucci was born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, the son of Ninetta (née Gardin), a teacher, and Attilio Bertolucci, who was a poet, a reputed art historian, anthologist and film critic. His mother was born in Australia, to Italian parents. Bertolucci had one brother, Giuseppe, who died at the age of eighteen months from a congenital heart ailment.

Bertolucci’s father encouraged him to develop his writing skills and to study literature. His father also took him to the cinema as a child. Bertolucci began writing poetry at the age of thirteen. By the time he was eighteen, he had published several volumes of poetry.

In 1960, Bertolucci enrolled in the National Film School in Rome, where he studied scriptwriting and direction. His first film as a director, La commare secca (1962), won the Silver Ribbon for Best Short Film. His first feature film as a director, Before the Revolution (1964), won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.


Bertolucci’s films have been nominated for numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Picture (The Last Emperor) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama (The Last Emperor). He has won two Silver Bears at the Berlin International Film Festival (The Last Emperor and Stealing Beauty), as well as the Golden Lion (Before the Revolution) and the Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association (The Sheltering Sky).

Bertolucci’s films often explore sexual themes, such as Last Tango in Paris (1972), which features Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in an explicit portrayal of an older man’s sexual relationship with a younger woman. The film was censored in several countries and caused great controversy. Bertolucci’s next film, 1900 (1976), set in early twentieth-century Italy, tells the story of two men (Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu) who are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The Last Emperor (1987) is an epic historical drama about the life of Puyi, the last emperor of China. The film won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Bertolucci. The Sheltering Sky (1990) is a film adaptation of Paul Bowles’ novel of the same name. The film stars Debra Winger and John Malkovich as a married couple who travel to North Africa, where they become embroiled in a web of sex, deceit and betrayal.

In 1996, Bertolucci directed Stealing Beauty, a coming-of-age drama starring Liv Tyler as a young American woman who travels to Italy to find her mother’s former lover. The Dreamers (2003) is set against the backdrop of the 1968 Paris student riots. The film follows a young American exchange student (Michael Pitt) who becomes involved with a French brother and sister (Louis Garrel and Eva Green) who are part of a group of radical students who occupy the Sorbonne.

In 2005, Bertolucci was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. His most recent film is Me and You (2012), a coming-of-age drama about a teenage boy who takes refuge in his basement after his mother dies of a drug overdose.

Net Worth

Bernardo Bertolucci has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has earned his wealth from his successful career as a film director and screenwriter.

General Info

Full NameBernardo Bertolucci
Date Of BirthMarch 16, 1940
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director
EducationSapienza University of Rome


SpouseClare Peploe (m. 1978), Maria Paola Maino (m. 1967–1972)
ParentsNinetta Giovanardi, Attilio Bertolucci
SiblingsGiuseppe Bertolucci


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, David di Donatello for Best Film, David di Donatello for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, David di Donatello for Best Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion P...
NominationsNastro d'Argento for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Goya Award for Best European Film, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Director
MoviesThe Dreamers, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist, The Last Emperor, 1900, Stealing Beauty, Me and You, The Sheltering Sky, Before the Revolution, Little Buddha, Besieged, The Grim Reaper, Luna, The Spider's Stratagem, Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, Love and Anger, Great Directors, Partner, Ten Minute...

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#Marks / Signs
1Nonlinear timeline.
2Often references famous painters or art movements.
3Long, complex camera movements.
4Frequently has nude scenes in his films
5Frequently references classic movies


1What you want from a movie when you begin it is 150,000 miles from what you reach at the end. Moviemaking is a process. You end with something different; that's what gives it life. I cannot plan a film as a script or as a storyboard. I need the camera; I need the actors. I can't do it on a desk. I need the reality to whisper to me. If you leave the door open to reality, the smell of reality is so strong, it adds so much. It attacks and enters and infiltrates, that's what I enjoy.
2What interests me in The Sheltering Sky (1990) is not where the story goes but what it is and what it does on the way. It's about the mystery in the characters and the couple - the mystery of their chemistry. The interesting thing is the mystery itself, not its solution or resolution.
3When a movie does very well, like some of mine, they ask you to re-do it, to make No. 2. This is dangerous, and I'm trying not to do it. You can become a copier of yourself. There are other filmmakers who can copy you better than you can yourself.
4Very often the filmmaker will not receive money if he doesn't make the kind of film the Hollywood studios want.
5My way of directing actors is always, first of all, to be very curious about what they really are because you can't lie to the camera. I try to get close to the person's reality and then use what I find there in the direction of the character. Since I think the camera sees the truth, I prefer to go with the actor - like Brando, for instance - because if you involve actors in the whole process, they will give you so much more.
6In Hollywood there used to be a sort of 'miracle of harmony' - harmony between the people writing the story, director, cast, set designer, and the grace of some of the Hollywood movies became inevitable - something within that system that made it all work. But today the production system has lost that grace.
7,,, With each of my movies, every time is the first time... which means taking risks...
8[on The Sheltering Sky (1990)] It's not an epic with a thousand extras. It's an epic of the heart. It's a love story. And the most common love story of all, about two people who adore each other but cannot be happy. On another, perhaps deeper level, it's about the difference between the traveler and the tourist. It's a distinction Paul Bowles makes in the early part of the book. A tourist wants to go home as soon as he has seen what he set out for. But a traveler wants to disappear, he wants to drown.
9[on Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)] I chose two actors, Dominique Sanda and Jean-Louis Trintignant for Last Tango. She gets pregnant. He can't get naked and do love scenes. I end up with Brando and Schneider. Thank God!
10[accepting his Golden Globe for The Last Emperor (1987)] I always thought The Last Emperor was almost an impossible project - because of China, because of the cost, because of no major stars in the movie; to be here with five nominations is the proof that although it's the story of a unique destiny, of a Chinaman, the movie goes beyond, can be understood everywhere.
11[on describing Hollywood as "the big nipple" at the 1988 Academy Awards] The day after I remember I was driving in Sunset Boulevard and on the radio there was the disc jockey saying, "and now music from the Big Nipple..." And so they adopted it...I just meant that night these nine Oscars (for The Last Emperor (1987)) were like a big, big breast feeding all of us. It was a joke. Sometimes from Hollywood is a very dry nipple; that time it was big and very generous.
12[on Silvio Berlusconi] We had 20 years with him. With his big TV channels, he created many subcultural values. He killed culture, in a way. He anaesthetised the brains of young people growing up in those years. Often, you can see an ignorance that is so big and so terrifying.
13[on Breaking Bad (2008)] In the story, there is a freedom. But there are many other things which are free in terms of style. With TV series, they don't have the obsession in the editing room to do chop-chop-chop-chop. There are moments when the character is not doing something. In a series, you have a long time where the camera rests on the face of Walter White, and it stays forever, which is not allowed in cinema anymore.
14My generation had an affair with American culture, there's no doubt about it. A street lamp and a fire hydrant made me sing in the rain. But the American films I like now do not come from Hollywood studios but from television series, like Mad Men (2007), Breaking Bad (2008), The Americans (2013). I like when they last 13 episodes but then there is a new series coming with another 13 episodes. Apart from a few independent productions, I think that everything that comes from Hollywood is generally sad. It makes me very sad.
15[on the end of Breaking Bad (2008)] I'm sad about it. I want more.
16[on American movies] I saw Stagecoach (1939) and for me, John Ford became Homer. I was in front of a full-length mirror and what I was seeing at 12 wasn't me, it was John Wayne.
17The best work being done now is for television. Breaking Bad (2008) - a masterpiece. House of Cards (2013) - very, very good.
18Kurosawa's movies and La Dolce Vita (1960), Fellini, are the things that pushed me into being a film director.
19[on Marlon Brando] An angel as a man, a monster as an actor.
20[on Gérard Depardieu] Fills the space like a young Marlon Brando. He has an extraordinary intensity.
21[on the untimely death of Pier Paolo Pasolini] A remarkable director - a great loss to Italian culture. It was as if he was discovering cinema from scratch.
22You know for American filmmakers, the Oscars is like a mystic thing. For me it was being in a mirror of my dreams when I was dreaming of Hollywood when I was an adolescent.
23[In response to Ingmar Bergman's contention that Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) (US title: "Last Tango in Paris") was really about homosexuals, and only in those terms did the film make sense and become interesting] I accept all interpretations of my films. The only reality is before the camera. Each film I make is kind of a return to poetry for me, or at least an attempt to create a poem.
24[on making The Dreamers (2003)] It gave me the chance of visiting a moment that I really loved a lot, the late 1960s. It was a kind of magic moment in many senses. There was a fantastic projection of the future, of utopias, which were very noble in some ways. I remember being young in the 1960s. We had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
25A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy. I don't think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks. I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment.
26I am still against any kind of censorship. It's a subject in my life that has been very important.
27I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those.
28[His answer on 2 October 1979 to a woman who had just seen a special screening of Luna (1979) at the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago] I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.
29[on Los Angeles] The Big Nipple.


1Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris" was pronounced obscene as was banned 'forever' by Italian courts. The director lost his civil rights for 5 years and couldn't vote and received a four months suspended sentence.
2He's a big fan of Breaking Bad (2008).
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 19, 2013.
4He has been wheelchair bound for the past few years due to serious back problems.
5Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Marlon Brando in Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972).
6When the Italian Bertolucci was Oscar-nominated as Best Director for The Last Emperor (1987) (and won), his Best Director fellow nominees were all non-Americans: Adrian Lyne and John Boorman (UK), Lasse Hallström (Sweden) and Norman Jewison (Canada) making that particular instance unique in Oscar history. [April 1988]
7He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
8Was close friends with Pier Paolo Pasolini.
9Supported the Italian Communist Party (PCI).
10In July 1990, along with Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra and Marcello Mastroianni, he wrote: "With the death of Sergei Parajanov cinema lost one of its wizards.".
11Was president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990.
12The young Bertolucci took after his father, a Roman poet and film critic, and became a celebrated published poet by the age of 20. He gave up poetry for the cinema after working as an assistant to Pier Paolo Pasolini on the movie Accattone (1961).
13Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 121-127. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
14Was voted the 44th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
15Homage at the 48th Donostia-San Sebastián Film Festival. [2000]
16Older brother of Giuseppe Bertolucci, cousin of Giovanni Bertolucci. Brother-in-law of Lucilla Albano. Brother-in-law of Mark Peploe.
17Son of poet Attilio Bertolucci and Ninetta Giovanardi.
18Born at 7:25pm-CET.




Io e te2012screenplay
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello2002written by - segment "Histoire d'eaux"
The Triumph of Love2001written by
Stealing Beauty1996story
Little Buddha1993story
The Sheltering Sky1990screenplay
The Last Emperor1987screenplay
Cartoline dalla Cina1985TV Short documentary commentary
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man1981
Luna1979story / writer
19001976screenplay by
Il silenzio è complicità1976Documentary
Ultimo tango a Parigi1972screenplay / story
L'inchiesta1971TV Movie
The Spider's Stratagem1970
The Conformist1970screenplay
Amore e rabbia1969screenplay - segment "Agonia"
Once Upon a Time in the West1968from a story by
Partner1968screenplay / story
Ballata da un miliardo1967
La via del petrolioTV Series documentary screenplay - 3 episodes, 1967 story - 3 episodes, 1967
Il canale1966Documentary short concept
Before the Revolution1964story and screenplay
La commare secca1962screenplay


Venice 70: Future Reloaded2013Documentary segment "Scarpette rosse"
Io e te2012
The Dreamers2003
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello2002segment "Histoire d'eaux"
Stealing Beauty1996
Little Buddha1993
The Sheltering Sky1990
12 registi per 12 città1989Documentary segment "Bologna"
The Last Emperor1987
Cartoline dalla Cina1985TV Short documentary
L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer1984Documentary
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man1981
Ultimo tango a Parigi1972
La salute è malata1971Documentary short
The Spider's Stratagem1970
The Conformist1970
Amore e rabbia1969segment "Agonia"
La via del petrolio1967TV Series documentary 3 episodes
Il canale1966Documentary short
Before the Revolution1964
La commare secca1962


The Triumph of Love2001producer
Io con te non ci sto più1982producer
Sconcerto Rock1982producer


L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer1984Documentary coordinator
Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli1970Documentary support


Golem, l'esprit de l'exil1992Le Maître de la Cour

Assistant Director

Accattone1961assistant director


Il silenzio è complicità1976Documentary


Ombre della Sera2015Documentary special thanks
The Story of Film: An Odyssey2011TV Mini-Series documentary thanks - 2 episodes
1900: Creating an Epic2006Video documentary short special thanks
1900: The Story, the Cast2006Video documentary short special thanks
Beltenebros1991dedicatee - as Bernardo


Fellini in città ovvero Frammenti di una conversazione su Federico Fellini1968Documentary shortHimself
Cinéastes de notre temps1966-1967TV Series documentaryHimself
El GatoDocumentary filmingHimself
Lo sguardo della musicaDocumentary filmingHimself
Cinque mondi2016DocumentaryHimself
Perché sono un genio! Lorenza Mazzetti2016Documentary
Acqua e zucchero: Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vita2016Documentary
Because I am a genius! Lorenza Mazzetti2016Documentary
Filmstudio, mon amour2015DocumentaryHimself
Alfredo Bini, ospite inatteso2015DocumentaryHimself
Scandalo in sala. La sfida tra Potere e Cinema in Italia2014DocumentaryHimself
Marlon Brando, un acteur nommé désir2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Poltrone Rosse - Parma e il Cinema2014DocumentaryHimself
Pasolini, La passion de Rome2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
L'inganno2013Documentary shortHimself
The Neorealism: We Were Not Just Bicycles Thieves2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewed
Bertolucci on Bertolucci2013DocumentaryHimself
Lino Miccichè, mio padre - Una visione del mondo2013DocumentaryHimself
Venice 70: Future Reloaded2013DocumentaryHimself (segment: "Scarpette rosse")
Seduced and Abandoned2013DocumentaryHimself
Me llamo Olmo2012Video documentary shortHimself
The 2012 European Film Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Trintignant l'italien2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open2012DocumentaryHimself
Sedia Elettrica: il making of del film Io e Te2012DocumentaryHimself
Cinema 31987-2012TV SeriesHimself
At the Movies2012TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
All'ombra del conformista2011DocumentaryHimself
The Story of Film: An Odyssey2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
La passione di Laura2011DocumentaryHimself
Una historia de Zinemaldia2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Kurosawa's Way2011DocumentaryHimself
Festival international de Cannes2011TV SeriesHimself
Ritratto di mio padre2010DocumentaryHimself
...Men filmen är min älskarinna2010DocumentaryHimself
Di me cosa ne sai2009DocumentaryHimself
Great Directors2009DocumentaryHimself
The Chinese Adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci2008Video documentaryHimself
World Film Report2008TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2007TV SeriesHimself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Brando2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Puppeteers2007DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
'The Conformist': Breaking New Ground2006Video shortHimself
1900: Creating an Epic2006Video documentary shortHimself
1900: The Story, the Cast2006Video documentary shortHimself
Rise of 'The Conformist': The Story, the Cast2006Video shortHimself
Shadow and Light: Filming 'The Conformist'2006Video shortHimself
Sartoria Tirelli - Vestire il cinema2006DocumentaryHimself
Sigmund Freud - Auf den Spuren des berühmten Psychoanalytikers2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Filmmakers in Action2005DocumentaryHimself
Elio Petri... appunti su un autore2005DocumentaryHimself
There Is No Direction2005Documentary shortHimself
Come si fa a non amare Pier Paolo Pasolini - Appunti per un film sull'immondezza2005Documentary shortHimself
Imagine2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Il était une fois...2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Souvenirs d'un président de festival de Cannes2004Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee
Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano - La vera storia di Franco e Ciccio2004DocumentaryHimself
Outside the Window: Events in May 19682004Video documentary shortHimself
Comme au cinéma2003TV Series documentaryHimself
An Opera of Violence2003Video documentary shortHimself
Something to Do with Death2003Video documentary shortHimself
Words of My Perfect Teacher2003DocumentaryHimself
Chaplin Today: Limelight2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinema Sex Politics: Bertolucci Makes 'The Dreamers'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Claude Jutra - An Unfinished Story aka: Claude Jutra, portrait sur film2002DocumentaryHimself - Director
Bernardo Bertolucci: A cosa serve il cinema?2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pier Paolo Pasolini e la ragione di un sogno2002DocumentaryHimself
Salò: Fade to Black2001Video documentaryHimself
Léaud l'unique2001TV SpecialHimself
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scene by Scene1999TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: The Story of X1998Video documentaryHimself - Director
Tutte le donne di Fassbinder1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHimself
Ballando con Bertolucci1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Empire of the Censors1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
La vera vita di Antonio H.1994Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
Le divan1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Jean Renoir: Part One - From La Belle Époque to World War II1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jean Renoir: Part Two - Hollywood and Beyond1993TV Movie documentary
Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro1992DocumentaryHimself
De domeinen Ditvoorst1992Documentary
Picture of Europe1990TV Movie documentary
The Late Show1989TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The 1988 European Film Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Treffpunkt Kino1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano1985Documentary
Cartoline dalla Cina1985TV Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Wie de Waarheid Zegt Moet Dood1981DocumentaryHimself
A fondo1977TV SeriesHimself
Arena1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Apropos Film1973-1976TV Series documentaryHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976TV SeriesHimself
Bertolucci secondo il cinema1976TV Movie documentary
Bernardo Bertolucci1971TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Sassi nello stagno2016Documentary
Listen to Me Marlon2015DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema 1968-19792011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pupi Avati, ieri, oggi, domani2010
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Épreuves d'artistes2004TV Movie documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2013EuroCinema Hawai'i AwardHawaii International Film FestivalBest DirectorIo e te (2012)
2013Silver Ribbon of the YearItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsIo e te (2012)
2013Audience and SNGCI AwardKineo Awards, ItalyIo e te (2012)
2013Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn November 19, 2013. At 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
2012Lifetime Achievement AwardEuropean Film Awards
2011Honorary Golden PalmCannes Film Festival
2008Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureAwarded on February 19, 2008 at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
2007Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
2000Career Golden GlobeGolden Globes, Italy
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Film (Miglior Film)L'assedio (1998)
1999Golden GobletGolden Goblets, ItalyBest Director (Migliore Regista)L'assedio (1998)
1998BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
1998Freedom of Expression AwardNational Board of Review, USAThe Last Emperor (1987)
1997Special AwardCamerimageFilm Direction with a Special Visual Sensitivity
1997Special AwardCamerimageBest Duo: Director - Cinematographer
1997Leopard of HonorLocarno International Film Festival
1997Pietro Bianchi AwardVenice Film Festival
1996Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Film (Miglior Film)Stealing Beauty (1996)
1996Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Director (Migliore Regista)Stealing Beauty (1996)
1994Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyFilm - InternationalLittle Buddha (1993)
1991Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Film (Miglior Film)The Sheltering Sky (1990)
1991Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Director (Migliore Regista)The Sheltering Sky (1990)
1989BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe Last Emperor (1987)
1989Guild Film Award - GoldGuild of German Art House CinemasForeign Film (Ausländischer Film)The Last Emperor (1987)
1989Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmThe Last Emperor (1987)
1989Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Director (Migliore Regista)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988Special Prize of the JuryEuropean Film AwardsThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Film (Miglior Film)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Director (Migliore Regista)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988Hochi Film AwardHochi Film AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Director (Regista del Miglior Film)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)The Last Emperor (1987)
1977BodilBodil AwardsBest European Film (Bedste europæiske film)Novecento (1976)
1973Golden GobletGolden Goblets, ItalyBest Director (Migliore Regista)Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)
1973Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Director (Regista del Miglior Film)Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)
1971Golden GobletGolden Goblets, ItalyBest Director (Migliore Regista)Il conformista (1970)
1971NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorIl conformista (1970)
1970Interfilm Award - RecommendationBerlin International Film FestivalIl conformista (1970)
1970Journalists' Special AwardBerlin International Film FestivalIl conformista (1970)
1970Sutherland TrophyBritish Film Institute AwardsIl conformista (1970)

Nominated Awards

2013DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Film (Miglior Film)Io e te (2012)
2013DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Director (Migliore Regista)Io e te (2012)
2013DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura)Io e te (2012)
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura)Io e te (2012)
2013EuroCinema Hawai'i AwardHawaii International Film FestivalBest FilmIo e te (2012)
2013Golden ArenaPula Film FestivalInternational Competition: Best FilmIo e te (2012)
2004Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European DirectorThe Dreamers (2003)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Director (Migliore Regista)The Dreamers (2003)
2004Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Director (Regista del Miglior Film)The Dreamers (2003)
2001Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)L'assedio (1998)
2001Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)L'assedio (1998)
2000Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorL'assedio (1998)
2000Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura)L'assedio (1998)
1999DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Director (Migliore Regista)L'assedio (1998)
1997Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Director (Regista del Miglior Film)Stealing Beauty (1996)
1996Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalStealing Beauty (1996)
1996DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Director (Migliore Regista)Stealing Beauty (1996)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Sheltering Sky (1990)
1991Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Director (Regista del Miglior Film)The Sheltering Sky (1990)
1989BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura)The Last Emperor (1987)
1988WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenThe Last Emperor (1987)
1981Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLa tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (1981)
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorUltimo tango a Parigi (1972)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureUltimo tango a Parigi (1972)
1974DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesUltimo tango a Parigi (1972)
1972OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumIl conformista (1970)
1970Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalIl conformista (1970)
1969Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalAmore e rabbia (1969)
1968Golden LionVenice Film FestivalPartner. (1968)

2nd Place Awards

1990NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Sheltering Sky (1990)

3rd Place Awards

1971NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorIl conformista (1970)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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