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Birth Name: Bernardo Bertolucci
Born: 03/16/1940
Birth Place: Parma, IT

Born on March 16, 1940 in Parma, Italy, Bertolucci was raised in idyllic surroundings by his father, Attilio, a famed poet and film critic, and his mother, Nina, a poetry scholar. But despite the comfortable house, the servants and an atmosphere that encouraged creativity, he grew up a disaffected youth, chafing against his life of privilege and the tradition of his father's poetry, which he eventually viewed as being based on repression. Having been fed poetry as part of his daily diet, Bertolucci naturally ventured into the father's arena, publishing his first poems by the age of 12. He later won the prestigious Viareggio Prize for his first book of verse, In Cerca del Mistero/In Search... Continue Bio >>


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