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Stars turn out for De Laurentiis' funeral

Stars turn out for De Laurentiis' funeral

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, Baz Luhrmann and Jonathan Mostow were among the mourners at producer Dino De Laurentiis' Los Angeles funeral.
Producer Dino De Laurentiis dead at 91

Producer Dino De Laurentiis dead at 91

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Prolific Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis has died at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home, his family said. He was 91.

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Remake of 'Barbarella' in the works

HOLLYWOOD, May 22 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez has agreed to direct the Hollywood remake of "Barbarella," scheduled for a 2008 Universal release.

Boaz Yakin to write, direct 'Conan'

HOLLYWOOD, June 15 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. has hired Boaz Yakin to write and possibly to direct a new Hollywood version of "Conan the Barbarian."

Hannibal Lecter coming back to big screen

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood is getting ready for another serving of Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, Daily Variety reported Friday.

Jolie gets role in Alexander

HOLLYWOOD, July 22 (UPI) -- Director Oliver Stone has cast Angelina Jolie in his epic "Alexander," as Olympias, the Macedonian conqueror's mother.

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The producer of the popular Hannibal Lecter movies says he would like to make a film about the serial killer as a young man.
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Legendary rocker Pete Townshend has been cleared of possessing pornographic images of children.
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Joe Bob's America: Podium senility

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Poor Brian Grazer, producer of "A Beautiful Mind," uncrumpling his supremely boring speech and bending his head down like a whipped puppy to bring the longest A
Dino De Laurentiis
Producer Dino De Laurentiis arrives for the premiere of his new movie "Hannibal Rising" the AMC Loews Lincoln Center Theater in New York on January 31, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis (8 August 1919 – 10 November 2010) was an Italian film producer.

He was born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples, and grew up selling spaghetti produced by his father. His studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome were interrupted by the Second World War.

Following his first movie, L'ultimo Combattimento, (1940) he produced nearly 150 films during the next seven decades. In 1946 his company, the Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, moved into production. In the early years, De Laurentiis produced neorealist films such as Bitter Rice (1946) and the Fellini classics La Strada (1954) and Nights of Cabiria (1956), often in collaboration with producer Carlo Ponti. In the 1960s, Dino De Laurentiis built his own studio facilities, although these financially collapsed during the 1970s. During this period, though, De Laurentiis produced such films as Barabbas (1961) a Christian religious epic, Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die, an imitation James Bond film; Navajo Joe (1966), a spaghetti western; Anzio (1968), a World War II film; Barbarella (1968) and Danger: Diabolik (1968), both successful comic book adaptations; and The Valachi Papers made to coincide with the popularity of The Godfather.

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