Oscar winner Bernardo Bertolucci — who directed Marlon Brando in “Last Tango in Paris” — died Monday at his dwelling in Rome.
Bernardo was surrounded by his household when he handed, in line with his workplace. No reason for loss of life was launched.
The Italian director, hailed as one of many nation’s greatest ever, made his identify with ‘Last Tango’ in 1972 — which was banned in a number of nations, together with Italy, for its erotic and brutal intercourse scenes.
Despite the controversy, Bertolucci and Brando have been each nominated for Oscars for the graphic movie a couple of middle-aged man’s sexual relationship with a a lot youthful girl.
However, he didn’t win an Academy Award till 1988’s “The Last Emperor.” Bernardo gained the Oscars that yr for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. His last function movie was “Me and You,” a 2012 launch in Italy.
He was additionally awarded lifetime achievement awards on the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals.
Bertolucci was 77.