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Franco Zeffirelli

Theatre Director / Film Director / Screenwriter / Politician / Film Producer / Actor | * 02/12/1923 († 96, 06/15/2019) | Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Gian Franco Corsi (Franco) Zeffirelli (Italian: [fraŋko ddzeffiˈrɛlli]; 12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019) was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was also a senator from 1994 till 2001 for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party. Some of his operatic designs and productions have become worldwide classics. He was also known for several of the movies he directed, especially the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His 1967 version of The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remains the best-known film adaptation of that play as well. His miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977) won both national and international acclaim and is still frequently shown on Christmas and Easter in many countries. A Grande Ufficiale OMRI of the Italian Republic since 1977, Zeffirelli also received an honorary British knighthood in 2004 when he was created a KBE. He was awarded the Premio Colosseo in 2009 by the city of Rome. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Music | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Franco Zeffirelli

Knight Commander of The Order of The British Empire Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ 2x David Di Donatello for Best Director Nastro D'argento for Best Director National Board of Review Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Production Design Tony Award for Best Scenic Design

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Movies with Franco Zeffirelli as Actor(6)

Movies with Franco Zeffirelli as Crew(51)

Art/Production Design2014 Puccini: La Bohème
Directing/Director2010 Carmen
Art/Production Design2009 Turandot
Directing/Director2006 Aida
Directing/Director2004 Madama Butterfly
Directing/Director2003 Bizet: Carmen
Directing/Director2002 Callas Forever
Writing/Writer2002 Callas Forever
Directing/Director2002 La Traviata
Directing/Director2001 Aida
Directing/Director2000 Don Giovanni
Directing/Director1999 Tea with Mussolini
Writing/Novel1999 Tea with Mussolini
Directing/Director1997 Carmen
Directing/Director1996 Jane Eyre
Writing/Screenplay1996 Jane Eyre
Directing/Director1993 Sparrow
Writing/Screenplay1993 Sparrow
Directing/Director1992 Don Carlo
Directing/Director1991 The King of Ads
Directing/Director1990 Hamlet
Writing/Screenplay1990 Hamlet
Art/Production Design1990 Don Giovanni
Directing/Director1989 12 Directors for 12 Cities
Directing/Director1988 Young Toscanini
Writing/Original Story1988 Young Toscanini
Directing/Director1987 Pagliacci
Art/Production Design1987 Puccini Turandot
Directing/Director1987 Puccini Turandot
Directing/Director1986 Otello
Art/Set Designer1985 Tosca
Directing/Director1982 Cavalleria rusticana
Directing/Director1982 La traviata
Writing/Adaptation1982 La traviata
Directing/Director1981 Endless Love
Directing/Director1979 The Champ
Directing/Director1978 Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
Directing/Director1978 Carmen
Directing/Director1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Writing/Screenplay1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Directing/Director1968 Romeo and Juliet
Writing/Screenplay1968 Romeo and Juliet
Writing/Screenplay1967 The Taming of the Shrew
Production/Producer1967 The Taming of the Shrew
Directing/Director1967 The Taming of the Shrew
Directing/Director1966 Per Firenze
Directing/Director1965 La Bohème
Art/Production Design1965 La Bohème
Directing/Director1957 Camping
Directing/Assistant Director1954 Senso
Directing/Assistant Director1948 La Terra Trema

TV Shows/Series with Franco Zeffirelli as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1977 Jesus of Nazareth
Writing/Writer1977 Jesus of Nazareth

Citizenship: Italy
Born: Monday, 02/12 1923 (February) in Florence
Died: Saturday, 06/15 2019 (June) in Rome (aged: 96)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: Italian (IT)
Educated at: University of Florence
Other names for Franco Zeffirelli (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli"
Franco Zeffirelli frequently works together with these people:
Plácido Domingo (10x, Actor)
Dyson Lovell (10x, Crew)
Segun Arinze (8x, Cast)
Luchino Visconti (7x, Crew)
Frank B. Gerdelman (7x, Actor)
James Levine (6x, Crew)
Giacomo Puccini (5x, Crew)
Nadia Krasteva (5x, Cast)
Norihito Segawa (2x, Crew)
James Earl Jones (1x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28779, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 07/11/2019