Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of Final Tango in Paris and The Final Emperor, has died in Rome, aged seventy seven.
Born in Parma in 1941, his varied films incorporated The Conformist, The Dreamers, 1900 and The Sheltering Sky.
Winner of two Oscars, for guiding and co-writing The Final Emperor, he became known for his mettlesome visible vogue and the controversy stoked by Final Tango in Paris’s notify sexual voice.
A spokesperson confirmed to the BBC he died of most cancers after a short illness.
His final feature, Me and You, had its premiere on the Cannes Film Pageant in 2012.
Bertolucci started his career as an assistant director to Pier Paolo Pasolini on his 1961 film Accattone.
He directed his first feature, 1962’s La Commare Secca, on the age of 21.
The films Sooner than the Revolution and The Spider’s Stratagem followed, even though it became Final Tango – starring Marlon Brando – that introduced him to the attention of the realm.
The film, about an American businessman who begins a sexually charged relationship with a young Frenchwoman, became banned in a entire lot of countries.
The Final Emperor, a biopic of the Chinese language emperor Pu Yi, won 9 Oscars in 1988, including finest image.
Bertolucci acquired a smartly-known individual on the Hollywood Stir of Reputation in 2008 and became awarded an honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2011.