Italian Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dies at 77 Of Cancer

Italian Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dies at 77 Of Cancer

WilliamBarnes 2 months ago

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of “Last Tango in Paris” and “The Last Emperor,” has died in Rome, aged 77, of cancer.

Born in Parma in 1941, his other films included “The Conformist,” “The Dreamers,” “1900,” and “The Sheltering Sky.”

Winner of two Oscars, for directing and co-writing “The Last Emperor,” he was known for his bold visual style and the controversy stoked by the explicit content of “Last Tango in Paris.”

He died of cancer after a short illness, reports the BBC. His final feature, “Me and You,” had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

Bertolucci's interest in film started early in his childhood; his father was a film critic, in addition to being a poet and art history teacher.

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He remained fiercely independent throughout his career and was regarded by many to be one of the world's leading contemporary directors.

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