segunda-feira, fevereiro 12, 2018

Franco Zeffirelli faz hoje 95 anos

Franco Zeffirelli (Florence, Italy, 12 February 1923) is an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He is also a former senator (1994–2001) for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party. Recently, Italian researchers have found that he is one of a handful of living people traceably consanguineous with Leonardo da Vinci, by virtue of descent from a sibling of his.
Some of his operatic designs and productions have become worldwide classics.
He is also known for several of the movies he has directed, especially the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His 1967 version of The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remains the best-known film adaptation of that play as well. His miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977) won acclaim and is still shown on Christmas and Easter in many countries.
A Grande Ufficiale OMRI of the Italian Republic since 1977, Zeffirelli also received an honorary knighthood from the British government in 2004 when he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He was awarded the Premio Colosseo in 2009 by the city of Rome.

Sem comentários: