Peppino De Filippo

  1. Leopldo Trieste, Lo sceicco bianco (UK/US : The White Sheik), Italy, 1951.      For his second outing as a director, Federico Fellini wanted De Filippo (from his 1950 debut,  Luci del varietà/Variety Lights) as the young husband. Then, he switched to the calabrais  author Trieste – the only Italian  actor to work with Fellini, Coppola, Connery and Tornatore.   Producer Luigi Rovere lost his shirt – and everything else.  “We made a very beautiful film but five years in advance…”

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