Mastroianni, Marcello märchĕl´lō mästrōyän´nē [key], 1924–96, Italian movie actor, b. Fontana Liri, Italy. Known for his striking good looks and his world-weary introspective air, he was directed by Federico Fellini in such films as La Dolce Vita (1959), 8 1⁄2 (1963), and City of Women (1978). He solidified his reputation with a series of comedies costarring Sophia Loren, which include Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1963) and Divorce Italian Style (1964). His many other films include La Notte (1961), The Stranger (1967), La Nuit de Varennes (1982), Dark Eyes (1987), and Prêt à Porter (1994).
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