Luchino Visconti

Italian Theatre + Opera + Cinema Director + As Well As A Screenwriter
Born Nov 2, 1906

Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo, was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter. He is best known for his films The Leopard (1963) and Death in Venice (1971).

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1906 Birth Born on November 2, 1906.


1948 41 Years Old In 1948, he wrote and directed La terra trema (The Earth Trembles), based on the novel I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga. … Read More
Visconti continued working throughout the 1950s, although he veered away from the neorealist path with his 1954 film, Senso, shot in colour. … Read More


1966 59 Years Old In 1966 Visconti's luscious Falstaff for the Vienna State Opera conducted by Leonard Bernstein was critically acclaimed.


1969 62 Years Old On the other hand, his austere 1969 Simon Boccanegra with the singers clothed in geometrical costumes provoked controversy. … Read More
1972 65 Years Old 1 More Event
Visconti made no secret of his homosexuality. His last partner was the Austrian actor Helmut Berger, who played Martin in Visconti's film The Damned. Berger also appeared in Visconti's Ludwig in 1972 and Conversation Piece in 1974, along with Burt Lancaster. … Read More
1976 69 Years Old Died on March 17, 1976.
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