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RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

I didn't realize he was that old


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Legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis has died at the age of 91.

De Laurentiis, whose career in cinema spanned more than 70 years and 160 movies, passed away in Los Angeles, according to Italian media reports.

De Laurentiis established himself as one of Italy's leading post-war producers, working on neorealist films and collaborating with Federico Fellini on La Strada (1954), for which he shared a 'Best Foreign Language' film Oscar with Carlo Ponti, and Nights of Cabiria (1956).

He produced the Jane Fonda cult classic Barbarella in 1968 before relocating to the US in the 1970s.

His Hollywood credits include Al Pacino's Serpico, Three Days Of The Condor, the 1976 King Kong remake, Flash Gordon, Dune and Body Of Evidence.

De Laurentiis's biggest success came with his big screen adaptations of Thomas Harris's Hannibal Lector character. He produced Manhunter, Hannibal, Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising, but passed on the opportunity to make 1991's Oscar-winning The Silence Of The Lambs.

De Laurentiis is survived by wife Martha De Laurentiis, their two children, and four children from his first marriage to Silvana Mangano.


Also he produced the 2 evil dead sequels, and blue velvet as well
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

No mention of his grandchild?

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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

While he might have had a bombastic reputation, no denying he knew the meaning of spectacle. I don't think he ever admitted that huge robot Kong he had built was not the one used for every shot.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

i enjoy his films more now, that he has passed.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

He Produced/Exec-Produced some of my favorite movies: Serpico, Conan , Manhunter. RIP
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

Damn,


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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

RIP Dino.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

I love the 84 Dune, esp the extended version. I've had his Kong for ages but have never had the chance to watch it.

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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis








Arrivederci, Dino.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

If I had to pick a favorite out of his immense output, it would have to be BARBARELLA. The similarly titled BARABBAS is pretty damned good, too, although a very different kind of film (a biblical spectactular). GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES and DANGER: DIABOLIK aren't bad either.

He worked with some hot actresses, too. He even married one, Silvana Mangano, and produced a lot of her movies. And some of Sophia Loren's early movies, too. And early movies with Gina Lollobrigida and Virna Lisi. He sure could pick 'em. When he started working in the U.S. in the '70s, though, he was stuck with the likes of the Hemingway sisters and Jessica Lange. Too bad.

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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

R.i.p.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

thanks for everything dino.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

I grew up on a steady diet of films he produced. Thanks for the memories!

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Greatest producer ever for all those westerns, spy and sword and sorcery movies, evil dead.
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When Dino die, Stinkeye cry.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

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No mention of his grandchild?

I was hoping it was her husband who died so maybe I'd have a shot.
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Such a shame. But I'm glad he lived a good long life.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

Rip.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

Loved a lot of his movies and he had such a diverse career as a producer. RIP
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

There aren't many producers that are somewhat household names (at least among film nerds). RIP, and thanks for Dune.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

Probably my favorite producer of all time.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

There's a pretty neat documentary out there called Dino Di Laurentis: The Last Movie Mogul. One of the people they talk to is David Lynch, and Lynch talks about the things he learned from Dino, including not to put off anything to tomorrow, or in an hour, or in 15 min - do it as soon as you think of it.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

A welcomed rest for a great man. Thanks for the flicks.
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

Im enjoy in '76 King Kong.

so De Laurentiis
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Re: RIP movie producer Dino De Laurentiis

R.I.P Dino

Thanks for all the fun films.

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