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Gabriele Muccino (Italian pronunciation: [ɡabriˈɛle mutˈtʃino]; born 20 May 1967) is an Italian film director. He has worked his way from making short films only aired on Italian television to become a well-known and successful American filmmaker. He is the elder brother of actor Silvio Muccino, who often appears in his brother's films. Muccino has directed 10 films and is best known for his first American film The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith. Muccino has been nominated for and won several awards including the David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Director in 2001 for his film The Last Kiss.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Awards and nominations 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Born in Rome, Gabriele Muccino started his studies at the prestigious Sapienza University of Rome
Rome
in Italian literature
Italian literature
but dropped out of University to pursue a career as a director.[1] Muccino gained success with films such as L'ultimo bacio
L'ultimo bacio
(One Last Kiss) and Remember Me, My Love (Ricordati di me). His first on-set film experience was as a volunteer director's assistant. This inspired his passion for filmmaking and led him to take courses in screenwriting and enroll in a directing program at Rome's Experimental Cinematography Institute. While there, Muccino created a few short films that were aired on Italian television. He then began directing a number of documentaries. Following these accomplishments, Muccino was given the opportunity to direct a segment of the Italian film, Intolerance (1996). .[2] "Come te nessumo mai" (But Forever in My Mind) was the next film he directed, starring his younger brother Silvio. Muccino's third feature film, "L'ultimo bacio" (The Last Kiss), directed in 2001, was the breakthrough that brought him international attention. The film's success led to Muccino signing a two-picture deal with Miramax. His success continued to grow with his next film, "Ricordati di me" (Remember Me, My Love) in 2003.[3] He has currently made the switch to directing Hollywood
Hollywood
films after L'ultimo bacio
L'ultimo bacio
won the Audience Award for World Cinema at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
bringing him to the attention of the American film industry. Muccino was personally chosen by Will Smith
Will Smith
to serve as the director of The Pursuit of Happyness. Muccino said in an interview afterwards, "Will had to defend me as a choice to the studio; I could barely speak English and could barely express my vision. I felt protected and that I could push my ideas even when they weren't totally conventional. The reason I found respect, and respect for my ideas, was because of Will." Muccino also directed Smith's later film, Seven Pounds. Playing for Keeps was his next major work, starring a very well-known celebrity cast featuring Gerard Butler, Dennis Quaid and Uma Thurman.[4] Muccino's next film Fathers and Daughters
Fathers and Daughters
also features A-list celebrities such as Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, and Aaron Paul. His latest film, Summertime, is a coming of age story of two Italian teenagers traveling to the States for the first time during the summer between high school and college. Awards and nominations[edit] Muccino has won several awards throughout his lifetime. The first being Best Film at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema in 1998 for Ecco fatto
Ecco fatto
(That's It). In 1999 his film, Come te nessuno mai, won him several awards including the Silver Iris at the Brussels International Film Festival for best film, the Golden Castle at the Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema, and the OCIC Award at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. The Italian box office success L'ultimo bacio
L'ultimo bacio
won Muccino Best Director and Best Screenplay at the David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Awards. This film also earned the Audience Award in 2002 at the Sundance Festival which introduced Muccino to the United States.[5] Ricordita di me scored three Nastro d'Argento Prizes which are the Italian equivalent to the Oscars.[6] This film also won Best Director, Best Film, and Best Screenplay at the Donatello Awards in 2003.[7]

Torino International Festival of Young Cinema: Best Film (1998) Brussels International Film Festival: Best Film (1999) Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema: Golden Castle (1999) Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema: OCIC Award (1999) David Di Donatello Award: Best Director and Best Screenplay - The Last Kiss (2001) Sundance Festival: Audience Award - The Last Kiss (2002) David Di Donatello Awards: Nominated ad Best Director, Best Film, and Best Screenplay for Remember Me (2003) Shanghai Film Festival: Kiss Me Again - Won as Best film (2010)

Filmography[edit]

Intolerance (episode "Max suona il piano") (1996) Ecco fatto
Ecco fatto
(1998) But Forever in My Mind
But Forever in My Mind
(Come te nessuno mai) (1999) L'ultimo bacio
L'ultimo bacio
(One Last Kiss) (2001) Remember Me, My Love
Remember Me, My Love
(Ricordati di me) (2003) The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
(2006) Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds
(2008) Kiss Me Again (Baciami ancora) (2010) Playing for Keeps (2012) Fathers and Daughters
Fathers and Daughters
(2015) Summertime (2016)

References[edit]

^ http://biografieonline.it/biografia.htm?BioID=1672&biografia=Silvio+Muccino ^ " Gabriele Muccino Biography". Tribute.ca. Tribute Publishing Inc. Retrieved November 2, 2015.  ^ " Gabriele Muccino Biography". Tribute.ca. Tribute Publishing Inc. Retrieved November 2, 2015.  ^ " Gabriele Muccino Biography". Tribute.ca. Tribute Publishing Inc. Retrieved November 2, 2015.  ^ " Gabriele Muccino Biography". Tribute.ca. Tribute Publishing Inc. Retrieved November 2, 2015.  ^ Nicosa, Andrea. "A New Generation in Italian Cinema: The Muccino Brothers". LifeinItaly.com. Retrieved November 2, 2014.  ^ " Gabriele Muccino Biography". Tribute.ca. Tribute Publishing Inc. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 

Coyote, S. (2006). Filmed Entirely In San Francisco, Pursuit of Happyness To Premiere As A Benefit For Glide Foundation. Retrieved 1 January 2007, from [1] http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997301.html?categoryid=3482&cs=1[1]

[2] External links[edit]

Gabriele Muccino on IMDb

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Films
Films
directed by Gabriele Muccino

Ecco fatto
Ecco fatto
(1998) But Forever in My Mind
But Forever in My Mind
(1999) The Last Kiss (2001) Remember Me, My Love
Remember Me, My Love
(2003) The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
(2006) Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds
(2008) Kiss Me Again (2010) Playing for Keeps (2012) Fathers and Daughters
Fathers and Daughters
(2015)

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Director

1956–1980

Gianni Franciolini
Gianni Franciolini
(1956) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1957) Alberto Lattuada
Alberto Lattuada
(1959) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1960) Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1961) Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi
(1962) Vittorio De Sica
Vittorio De Sica
(1963) Pietro Germi (1964) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
/ Vittorio De Sica
Vittorio De Sica
(1965) Alessandro Blasetti / Pietro Germi (1966) Luigi Comencini
Luigi Comencini
(1967) Carlo Lizzani
Carlo Lizzani
(1968) Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli
(1969) Gillo Pontecorvo
Gillo Pontecorvo
(1970) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1971) Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli
/ Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone
(1972) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1973) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1974) Dino Risi
Dino Risi
(1975) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
/ Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1976) Valerio Zurlini / Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1977) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1978) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1979) Gillo Pontecorvo
Gillo Pontecorvo
/ Marco Bellocchio
Marco Bellocchio
(1980)

1981–2000

Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1981) Marco Ferreri
Marco Ferreri
(1982) Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
(1983) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1984) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1985) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1986) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1987) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1988) Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi
(1989) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1990) Marco Risi
Marco Risi
/ Ricky Tognazzi
Ricky Tognazzi
(1991) Gianni Amelio
Gianni Amelio
(1992) Roberto Faenza
Roberto Faenza
/ Ricky Tognazzi
Ricky Tognazzi
(1993) Carlo Verdone
Carlo Verdone
(1994) Mario Martone
Mario Martone
(1995) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1996) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1999) Silvio Soldini (2000)

2001–present

Gabriele Muccino (2001) Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi
(2002) Pupi Avati
Pupi Avati
(2003) Marco Tullio Giordana (2004) Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino
(2005) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2006) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(2007) Andrea Molaioli (2008) Matteo Garrone
Matteo Garrone
(2009) Marco Bellocchio
Marco Bellocchio
(2010) Daniele Luchetti (2011) Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
(2012) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(2013) Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino
(2014) Francesco Munzi (2015) Matteo Garrone
Matteo Garrone
(2016)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 46988474 LCCN: no2002097321 ISNI: 0000 0001 1443 2793 GND: 138226318 SUDOC: 078068525 BNF: cb144814530 (data) ICCU: ITICCUFERV75197

^ Nicosa, Andrea. "A New Generation in Italian Cinema: The Muccino Brothers". LifeinItaly.com. Retrieved November 2, 2015.  ^ " Gabriele Muccino Biography". Tribute.ca. Tribute Publishing Inc. Retrieved November 2,

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