Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci passed away at his home in Rome.
Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci who won numerous international prizes for his contribution in films dies after suffering from cancer.
Flavia Schiavi, his publicist – told that the director passed away at his home in Rome at 7 a.m. local time (600 UTC) from cancer.
Bernardo Bertolucci won Oscars for all the nine nominations including Best Director and Best Screenplay for film The Last Emperor Oscars at the 60th Academy Awards.
Besides winning international awards, Bernardo Bertolucci was also a jury president at Cannes Film Festival in 1990. Bernardo’s 1972 controversial movie Last Tango In Paris – an erotic drama, put him behind the bars for four months for obscenity. He was accused of tricking actress into a rape scene so that it would be “authentic”. The movie earned $36 million at the United States box office alone. He was also awarded an Italian Silver Ribbon award and was nominated for an Oscar.
Bertolucci was born in Parma in 1941 whose parents were poet and teacher. He naturally grew in an artistic and literature surrounding. During his last decade of life, Bertolucci was limited to his wheelchair after his herniated disc surgery in 2003 went wrong and since then he never walked again.
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