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Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini

Director (1920-93)

“Felliniesque,” a term describing the surreal, was inspired by the work ofFederico Fellini. He began his career in the early 1940s, creating caricaturedrawings for a magazine. After the war, he worked as a screenwriter withRoberto Rossellini. In 1952, he directed Alberto Sordi in “The White Sheik.” Hisinfinite imagination led to epics like the Oscar-winning “Nights of Cabiria,” starringhis wife and muse Giulietta Masina, and “La Dolce Vita” and “8 ½,” starring hislongtime collaborator Marcello Mastroianni. (Provided by Fra Noi/Written byJeannine Guilyard)For more geniuses, go to

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