Franco Zeffirelli

12 Feb 1923

Director, Writer, Actor

Franco Zeffirelli, KBE (Hon), (born 12 February 1923) is an Italian film director and producer of films and television and opera director and designer. He has also been a politician (The People of Freedom).

He is known for his film version of Romeo and Juliet (1968), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. His television mini-series Jesus of Nazareth (1977) also won acclaim and is still shown on Easter weekend in many countries. Zeffirelli was a member of the Italian Senate from 1994 to 2001, representing the Forza Italia party (which later became The People of Freedom).

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Filmography (19 titles)

(movie, 2014)
···Il Mistero di Dante
Genre: History, Mystery
Role: Actor
(movie, 2002)
···Callas Forever
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Music, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1999)
···Tea with Mussolini
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1996)
···Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1993)
···Storia di una capinera
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···Don Carlo
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Director
(movie, 1990)
···Hamlet
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1988)
···Il giovane Toscanini
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···Otello
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Cavalleria rusticana
Genre: Musical
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···La traviata
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Pagliacci
Genre: Music
Role: Director
(movie, 1981)
···Endless Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···The Champ
Genre: Drama, Sport
Role: Director
(movie, 1977)
···Jesus of Nazareth
Genre: History
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1972)
···Fratello sole, sorella luna
Genre: Drama, History, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1968)
···Romeo and Juliet
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1967)
···The Taming of the Shrew
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1957)
···Camping
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director