THE LAST EMPEROR: Dino De Laurentiis Producer of "I Tre Volti" dies at age 91


THE LAST EMPEROR: Dino De Laurentiis Producer of "I Tre Volti" dies at age 91
by Darius Kadivar

Legendary Italian Producer of Princess Soraya's Unique Film "I Tre Volti" aka "Three Faces of a Woman" dies at age 91, leaving a visual legacy of more than 160 films (of unequal quality alternating between artistic masterpieces and huge flops) in a career spanning seven decades.  He died on Wednesday night at his home in Beverly Hills. 

Princess Soraya and Dino De Laurentiis' Press Conference in Milan for the Release of "I Tre Volti" ( British Pathe News):

FROM QUEEN TO FILM STAR video newsreel film

Dino De Laurentiis, legendary producer of such cult films as Flash Gordon and Dune, has died in Los Angeles aged 91, his family has said. He began his career in Italy working with Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini, winning an Oscar for producing the latter's 1954 film La Strada. After moving to the US in the 1970s, he oversaw films such as Serpico, Death Wish and the 1976 remake of King Kong. He also produced four films featuring the serial killer Hannibal Lecter. (See Related News Here)

Dino de Laurentiis Company Logo:

Princess Soraya of Iran's Unique Film directed by Michealangelo Antonioni was Produced by Dino de Laurentiis in 1964:


Dino de Laurentiis - 90 Years of Italian Cinema:

              Down the Memory Lane of Dino de Laurentiis' Italian and International Productions


Bitter Rice ( 1949) with Sylvana Mangano ( Dino's First wife) and Vittorio Gassman:

Another scene from Bitter Rice:

Fellini's Oscar Awarding film "La Strada" (1957) Starring Anthony Quinn and Giulietta Masina :

Fallini's Nights of Cabiria (1957) starring Giulietta Masina :

Dino de Laurentiis' First Hollywood Breakthrough production: War and Peace (1956) - Theatrical Trailer Starring Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Mel Ferrer:

Kirk Douglas in one of his rare and least memorable performances in an Italian Film "Ulysses":

Jane Fonda in Roger Vadim's Erotic Fantasy Barbarella (1968) Trailer:

Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's SERPICO - HQ Trailer ( 1973 ):

Sydney Pollack's "Three Days Of The Condor (1975) Starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway:

Conan The Barbarian Starring Arnold Schwartzeneggar:

Violent Scene from one of the numerous Death Wish movies starring Charles Bronson:

Dino de Laurentiis' 1976 Remake of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's 1933 King Kong Classic:

David Lynch's adaptation of Frank Herberts novel DUNE - Trailer:

Flash Gordon - a 1980's Sci Fi Fantasy screen adaptation of the 1950's Comic Book:

Silence of the Lambs - Trailer:

Hannibal Lecter Trilogy Tribute:

Official Website of DDLC Company:

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