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Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 - December 19, 1996) was an Italian actor.

Born in Fontana Liri[?], a small village in the Apennines[?], Mastroianni grew up in Turin and Rome. During World War II, he was interned in a Nazi prison, but escaped and hid in Venice.

In 1945, he started working for a film company, and began taking acting lessons. His film debut was in I Miserabili[?] (from Victor Hugo's Les MisÚrables) in 1947.

He soon became a major international romantic star, starring in Big Deal on Madonna Street[?], and especially when Federico Fellini cast him in La Dolce Vita[?], with Anita Ekberg[?], in 1960.

He followed that with another starring role in 8 1/2[?].

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