Magazine article Screen International

Dino De Laurentiis Dies Aged 91

Magazine article Screen International

Dino De Laurentiis Dies Aged 91

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The Italian producer was a key figure in his native country's post-war cinema boom, but he also had US success.

Dino De Laurentiis, the producer behind some of Italy's best known films, is reported to have died in Los Angeles aged 91 years old.

He is understood to have produced more than 500 films over his career, including with Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini. He also produced high profile US films including Serpico, starring Al Pacino, in 1973, Conan The Barbarian, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, in 1982, and Ridley Scott's 2001 film Hannibal.

Born in Torre Annunziata near Naples, De Laurentiis went into the film industry at the age of 20 years old working in various jobs such as stagehand, assistant director and head of production. …

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