Producer De Laurentiis Dies
Oscar-winning Italian producer DINO DE LAURENTIIS has died at the age of 91.
The moviemaker, best know for his work with Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini, passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday (11Nov10).
De Laurentiis began his career in film at the age of 20 and went on to become one of Italy's most famous producers.
He moved to the U.S. in the 1960s and worked on a series of American movies including 1973's Serpico with Al Pacino in 1973, Three Days of the Condor with Robert Redford in 1975 and Ridley Scott's Hannibal in 2001.
De Laurentiis worked on more than 500 films over the years and he won an Oscar in 1956 for Fellini's La Strada.
In 2001, Academy bosses presented the producer with the coveted Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for his contribution to motion picture production.
De Laurentiis was married twice and is survived by six of his seven daughters. His only son, Federico, died at the age of 26 in a plane crash.