For me, Fellini was like a watermelon. It is there. A watermelon cannot die.
I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important.
My previous movie before 'Life Is Beautiful' was the same; they didn't release it so much in United States.
The exquisite truth is to believe in something that maybe you know is a fiction, but you believe in it willingly.
The most important thing is to continue to be yourself. The day after the Oscars, you have to get on with your life. To be honest and true to yourself.
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
'The Divine Comedy' is very sophisticated but also very popular.
I am like a cartoon strip; I am like Donald Duck; everybody knows me in Italy.
It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.
My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me - this is the truth - so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year.
Sometimes poetry, it is incomprehensible. But we need incomprehensible stuff! It is very healthy to talk about incomprehensible things! It is very healthy! We need it!
When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer! I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful!
To be in front of an audience and pretending, and to lie, this is the principle of acting.
I grew up in Tuscany in a very poor family. My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
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