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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
12. Marcello Mastroianni & Federico Fellini   View Complete List Back Page 12/40 Next

Federico Fellini
6
films
Marcello Mastroianni

Best Film
Maybe 8 �, which gave Mastroianni the chance to pull every actor's trick in the book as the tortured director of a science-fiction film and Fellini the chance to match him, layering dreams and flashbacks in a complicated structure to describe his dilemmas.
Notable Pairings
8 � , La Dolce Vita,

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
Their first collaboration was on La Dolce Vita, Fellini fighting the studio to cast the relatively unknown Mastroianni over the studio's choice, Paul Newman. Something about the pairing just worked, Mastroianni going on to play tortured, complex characters for Fellini on five more occasions in some of the most influential Italian neo-realist / art films ever made. And you thought they just drove recklessly and ate pasta, eh?

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Their creative peaks coincided in a run of films from La Dolce Vita onwards, and both came to be so thoroughly associated with those films that the rest of their careers were overshadowed.


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