Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 - December 19, 1996) was an Italian actor.
The quintessential leading man of Italian cinema in The '60s and later, he was also one of the "monsters" of the commedia all'italiana alongside Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi. For the arthouse audience he is rather more famous as an alter-ego of Federico Fellini.
Among other love affairs, he had one with Catherine Deneuve. Actress Chiara Mastroianni was born of it.
- Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
- Adua and Her Friends (1960)
- La Dolce Vita (1960)
- La Notte (1961)
- Divorce Italian Style (1961)
- A Very Private Affair (1962)
- 8½ (1963)
- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1963)
- Marriage Italian Style (1964)
- The Stranger (1967)
- Leo the Last (1970)
- La Grande Bouffe (1973)
- A Special Day (1977)
- Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
Tropes & Trivia in his works:
- Author Avatar: For Frederico Fellini in La Dolce Vita and 8½.
- Those Two Actors: He starred alongside Sophia Loren in thirteen films.
- What Could Have Been: He was one of the choices to play Giacomo Casanova in Fellini's Casanova before the role went to Donald Sutherland. Ironically, Mastroianni ended up playing Casanova in the 1982 film That Night in Varennes.