Alessandro Blasetti

Alessandro Blasetti (3 July 1900 – 1 February 1987) was an Italian film director who influenced Italian neorealism with the film Quattro passi fra le nuvole. He played himself in Luchino Visconti's film Bellissima starred by Anna Magnani, a Roman mother who desires to make her daughter a filmstar in Cinecittà where Blasetti makes the screen test for the child actors. Blasetti was born in Rome, where he also died. He was President of the Jury at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival.

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