Federico Fellini: Italian of the Week

Jun 25, 2015 1410

Federico Fellini was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy. Growing up he was interested in art, cartoons, and producing puppet shows. He unsuccessfully attempted to draw and sell caricatures to tourists in Rimini. When he was 18, Federico moved to Rome to study law, but dropped out shortly after and began to work for local newspapers instead.

Through his work as a reporter, he met and worked with performers, scriptwriters, directors, and producers of film, television and stage. These connections gave Federico the opportunity to begin writing screenplays and work with CinecittĂ  (a large film studio in Rome).

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