Ruggero Mastroianni

Ruggero Mastroianni (7 November 1929 – 9 September 1996)[1] was an Italian film editor; critic Tony Sloman has called him "arguably, the finest Italian film editor of his generation."[2]

Ruggero Mastroianni
Mastroianni in Scipione detto anche l'Africano (1971)
Born(1929-11-07)7 November 1929
Died9 September 1996(1996-09-09) (aged 66)
Years active1957–1996
RelativesMarcello Mastroianni (brother)
Chiara Mastroianni (niece)

Born in Turin,[3] he was the brother of the actor Marcello Mastroianni and nephew of the sculptor Umberto Mastroianni. He had a notable collaboration with director Federico Fellini, whose films he edited for over twenty years; their work includes Giulietta degli spiriti (1965), Amarcord (1973), and Ginger and Fred (1986). He had a similarly notable collaboration with director Luchino Visconti in films like Le Notti Bianche (1957), Morte a Venezia (1971) , Ludwig (1972) and Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno (1974). He also edited the 1974 absurdist western comedy Don't Touch The White Woman!. He won 5 David di Donatello Awards and 1 Nastro d'Argento as Best Editor.[4]

With his brother, who acted the part of Scipione l'Africano, he acted the part of Scipione l'Asiatico in the film Scipione detto anche l'Africano by Luigi Magni.

Ruggero Mastroianni died in Torvaianica, near Rome, in 1996.[5]

See also


  1. "Obituaries: Ruggero Mastroianni". The Independent. 1996-10-05. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  2. Sloman, Tony (5 October 1996). "Obituaries: Ruggero Mastroianni". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2009-03-29.
  3. "Ruggero Mastroianni". BFI. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  4. Aitken, Will (2011-12-27). Death in Venice: A Queer Film Classic. arsenal pulp press. ISBN 978-1-55152-419-1.
  5. "Obituaries: Ruggero Mastroianni". The Independent. 1996-10-05. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
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