I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
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|Birth:||12th February, 1923|
|Profession:||Director, Politician, Producer, Screenwriter|
Franco Zeffirelli was born in Florence, Italy. He is an Italian director, producer, and screenwriter. He is also a former senator for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party. He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze in 1941, then entered the University of Florence to study art and architecture. He is known for several of the movies he has directed, especially the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His miniseries Jesus of Nazareth won acclaim and is still shown on Christmas and Easter in many countries. He directed several films include: The Taming of the Shrew, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Endless Love, La Traviata, Hamlet, Tea with Mussolini, and Callas Forever. He was awarded the Premio Colosseo in 2009 by the city of Rome.
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