Bernardo Bertolucci Overview

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Born: March 16, 1940

Born in Parma, Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci attended Rome University and developed a love of both poetry and cinema early in life thanks to his father, the late poet and film critic Attilio Bertolucci. By the time he was 12, Bernardo was a published poet. He won a national literary prize (Viareggio Prize) for his first book of verse, In Cerca del Mistero (In Search of Mystery), when he was 20 and just two years later he made his feature film directing debut. Bertolucci began to gain attention... See All

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