Dino De Laurentiis Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Agostino De Laurentiis was born on the 8th August 1919, in Torre Annunziata, Naples, Campania, Italy, and was a film producer, widely recognized for his work on “La Strada” (1954) for which he was honored with a prestigious Academy Award, as well as “Serpico” (1973), “Dune” (1984), “Army of Darkness” (1992), “Hannibal” (2001) and “Red Dragon” (2002). Dino passed away in 2010.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this talented Italian accumulated for life? How rich would Dino De Laurentiis be today? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Dino De Laurentiis’ net worth, as of early 2017, would exceed the sum of $120 million, acquired through his prominent career in the moviemaking industry which was active for almost 70 years, from 1938 to 2007.

Dino De Laurentiis Net Worth $120 million

Dino grew up on the streets of Naples, selling fresh pasta made by his father. In 1937, he enrolled at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome but was forced to abandon his studies due to the beginning of the World War II. However, he didn’t abandoned his dream and worked as a propman, extra or any other odd job connected to moviemaking that he could find, and by the 1940, the 19-year-old Dino has already produced his first movie – “L’amore canta”. Upon returning from service in the Italian army during WWII, Dino continued in movie production, and released “The Bandit” (Il bandito) in 1946. These engagements provided the basis for Dino De Laurentiis’ net worth.

This was followed by successful collaborations with Federico Fellini, and work on his cult classics “La Strada” (1954) and “The Nights of Cabiria” (1957). In 1960, De Laurentiis opened his own production company, Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica, which in its 10-year-long operating life released numerous Italian as well as international movies of the 1960s era, such as “A Difficult Life” (1961), “Mafioso” (1962), “The Violent Four” (1968) as well as “Danger: Diabolik” (1968), “Barbagia (La società del malessere)” (1968) and “A Brief Season” (1969). All these ventures helped Dino De Laurentiis to add a significant sum to his net worth.

In 1976, he relocated to the US where he founded his own studio named De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Through the rest of the 1970s and the 1980s, Dino collaborated with big names of the movie-making industry and produced some of the cult classic movies such as, apart from those above, “King Kong” (1976), “The Serpent’s Egg” (1977), “The Bounty” (1984) as well as “Conan the Destroyer” (1984) and “Blue Velvet” (1986). It is certain that all these accomplishments made a positive impact on Dino De Laurentiis’ wealth.

He also produced several movies about the infamous fictional serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. including “Hannibal” (2001), “Red Dragon” (2002) and “Hannibal Rising” (2007). Two of the last movies De Laurentiis worked on were “The Last Legion” and “Virgin Territory”, both released in 2007. In his professional career, which spawned for nearly 70 years, Dino produced 174 motion pictures. Apart from those already mentioned above, Dino founded several other movie studios, in all corners of the world such as the Dinocitta in Rome, Italy, CLA De Laurentiis in Morocco and Roadshow Studios in Australia, which together produced over 600 movies. Doubtlessly, all these achievements dramatically increased his net worth.

Apart from moviemaking, Dino also put some efforts into the food business – during the 1980s he was the owner of DDL Showfood, a chain of markets with Italian specialty foods and goods located in Los Angeles and New York City.

When it comes to his personal life, Dino was married twice. From his first marriage with Italian actress Silvana Mangano, which lasted between 1949 and 1988, he has four children. From 1990 ’til his death in 2010, he was married to Martha who was also a producer, and with whom he has two children. Dino passed away at the age of 91, on the 10th November 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 29, 1972
Birth place: Torre Annunziata, Campania, Kingdom of Italy
Death date: November 10, 2010, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Profession:Miscellaneous Crew, Visual Effects, Production Manager, Film producer
Education:Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Nationality:American, Italian
Spouse:Martha De Laurentiis (m. 1990–2010), Silvana Mangano (m. 1949–1988)
Children:Raffaella De Laurentiis, Veronica De Laurentiis, Dina De Laurentiis, Federico De Laurentiis, Carolyna De Laurentiis, Francesca DeLaurentiis
Parents:Giuseppina Salvatore, Rosario Pasquale Aurelio De Laurentiis
Siblings:Luigi De Laurentiis, Alfredo De Laurentiis, Anna De Laurentiis, Celestina De Laurentiis, Rosa De Laurentiis, Raffaella De Laurentiis
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In the middle of her audition for King Kong (1976), he turned to his son and described Meryl Streep as "Troppo brutta per King Kong" ("Too ugly for King Kong), assuming she couldn't understand him if he spoke in Italian. She then replied in perfect Italian that she was very sorry to have disappointed him, and left him stunned.
2Great-grandfather of Jade Thompson.
3Granduncle of Luigi De Laurentiis Jr..
4Ex-brother-in-law of Rocco Roy Mangano, Patrizia Mangano and Natascia Mangano.
5Children with first wife Silvana Mangano: Veronica De Laurentiis, Raffaella De Laurentiis, Federico De Laurentiis and Francesca DeLaurentiis.
6Children with second wife Martha De Laurentiis: Carolyna De Laurentiis and Dina De Laurentiis.
7His only son Federico De Laurentiis (28 February 1955 - 15 July 1981) died at 26, in airplane crash.
8Grandfather of Dino A. De Laurentis, Giada De Laurentiis, Eloisa De Laurentiis and Igor De Laurentiis.
9Younger brother of Luigi De Laurentiis.
10Uncle of Aurelio De Laurentiis.
11Changed the name of the big screen adaptation of Thomas Harris's "Red Dragon" novel to Manhunter (1986). This was due to the fact that he had a flop with Long de xin (1985) ("The Year of the Dragon") previously and didn't want to tempt fate by having another movie with the word "dragon" in it.
12Referred to by critics Harry Medved and Michael Medved as "Dino Di Horrendous" in their 1980 book "The Golden Turkey Awards", after having produced a succession of costly failures during the previous decade (e.g., the remake King Kong (1976)).
13Born at 5:0am-CEST.


Quotes

#Quote
1No one cry when Jaws die but when the monkey die, people gonna cry. Intellectuals gonna love Kong. Even film buffs who love the first Kong gonna love ours. Why? Because I no give them crap.
2[to Arnold Schwarzenegger after the massive hit of Conan the Barbarian] I make you a star.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
200650th Anniversary DavidDavid di Donatello Awards
2004Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion PicturesPGA Awards
2003Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
2002Career AwardFlaiano International PrizesCinema
2002"The General" Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2001Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardAcademy Awards, USA
2000Cinecittà AwardDavid di Donatello Awards
2000Distinguished Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalFor directing and producing.
1999Pietro Bianchi AwardVenice Film Festival
1997Lifetime Achievement AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1973Golden CupGolden Goblets, ItalyLo scopone scientifico (1972)
1971DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Film (Miglior Film)Waterloo (1970)
1968DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Production (Migliore Produzione)Banditi a Milano (1968)
1966DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Production (Migliore Produzione)The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
1965Golden PlateDavid di Donatello AwardsFor the quality of his productions.
1962Golden CupGolden Goblets, Italy
1961DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Production (Migliore Produzione)Tutti a casa (1960)
1961Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Producer (Migliore Produttore)Tutti a casa (1960)
1960Laceno d'OroAvellino Neorealism Film FestivalBest Producer
1958Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Producer (Produttore del Miglior Film)Le notti di Cabiria (1957)
1957OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Foreign Language FilmLa strada (1954)· Carlo Ponti
1957DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Production (Migliore Produzione)Le notti di Cabiria (1957)
1955Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Producer (Produttore del Miglior Film)La strada (1954)· Carlo Ponti

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureBody of Evidence (1993)
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureYear of the Dragon (1985)
1967Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Producer (Migliore Produttore)The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer10th place.
1960Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Producer (Migliore Produttore)La grande guerra (1959)
1959Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Producer (Migliore Produttore)La tempesta (1958)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crazy Joe1974producer
Neveroyatnye priklyucheniya italyantsev v Rossii1974producer
Serpico1973executive producer - as A Dino De Laurentiis Film
Chino1973producer - uncredited
La più bella serata della mia vita1972producer
Torino nera1972producer
Lo scopone scientifico1972producer
Boccaccio1972producer
Causa di divorzio1972producer
La violenza: Quinto potere1972producer
The Valachi Papers1972producer
Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente1971producer
Il furto è l'anima del commercio?!...1971producer
The Devil's Backbone1971producer
A Man Called Sledge1970producer
Waterloo1970/Iexecutive producer / producer
Io non scappo... fuggo1970producer
Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara1970producer
Una breve stagione1969producer
Il primo premio si chiama Irene1969Documentary producer
Barbagia (La società del malessere)1969producer
Nerosubianco1969producer
The Bandit1969producer
Fräulein Doktor1969producer
Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga1969producer
Osvobozhdenie: Proryv1969producer
Vietnam, guerra e pace1968Documentary producer
Bandits in Rome1968producer
Barbarella1968producer
Anzio1968producer
Capriccio all'italiana1968producer
Banditi a Milano1968producer
Odissea1968TV Mini-Series producer - 1 episode
Danger: Diabolik1968producer
Vietnam guerra senza fronte1967Documentary producer
Matchless1967producer
Lo straniero1967producer
The Witches1967producer
The Bible: In the Beginning...1966producer
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die1966executive producer
Menage all'italiana1965producer
Battle of the Bulge1965executive producer - uncredited
Thrilling1965producer
I tre volti1965producer
The Flying Saucer1964producer
La mia signora1964producer
Cadavere per signora1964producer
Il maestro di Vigevano1963producer
Il boom1963producer
To Bed or Not to Bed1963producer
Il processo di Verona1963producer
The Hours of Love1963producer
Mafioso1962executive producer
Il commissario1962executive producer
Barabbas1961producer
Una vita difficile1961producer
The Best of Enemies1961executive producer
The Last Judgment1961producer
Il re di Poggioreale1961producer
Goliath and the Vampires1961executive producer
The Fascist1961executive producer
I Love, You Love1961Documentary executive producer
...And Suddenly It's Murder!1960producer
Il gobbo1960producer
Everybody Go Home!1960producer
Le pillole di Ercole1960producer
Under Ten Flags1960producer
5 Branded Women1960producer
La grande guerra1959producer
Guardia, ladro e cameriera1958producer
Tempest1958producer
Fortunella1958producer
Malafemmena1957producer
This Angry Age1957producer
The Nights of Cabiria1957producer
Guendalina1957executive producer
Ragazze d'oggi1957producer
War and Peace1956producer
The Miller's Beautiful Wife1955producer
Le diciottenni1955producer
Siluri umani1954producer
The River Girl1954co-producer - as Dino de Laurentiis
Attila1954producer
The Gold of Naples1954producer
An American in Rome1954producer
Woman of Rome1954producer
Ulysses1954producer
Mambo1954producer
La Strada1954producer
Miseria e nobiltà1954producer
Dov'è la libertà...?1954producer
Un giorno in pretura1954producer - uncredited
Anni facili1953producer
She Wolf1953co-producer
Domenica a Capri1953Short producer - uncredited
Jolanda la figlia del corsaro nero1953producer
The Unfaithfuls1953producer
Gli 11 moschettieri1952Documentary producer
Fratelli d'Italia1952producer
I tre corsari1952producer
La tratta delle bianche1952producer
Europe '511952associate producer
Totò a colori1952producer
Guardie e ladri1951producer
Anna1951producer
Il padrone del vapore1951producer
Ultimo incontro1951producer
Totò terzo uomo1951producer
Accidenti alle tasse!!1951producer
Outlaw Girl1950producer
Side Street Story1950co-producer
Lure of the Sila1949producer
Romanticismo1949producer
Adam and Eve1949producer
Bitter Rice1949producer
I pompieri di Viggiù1949producer
The Mysterious Rider1948producer
Woman Trouble1948producer
La figlia del capitano1947producer
Return of the Black Eagle1946producer
Il bandito1946producer
L'amore canta1941producer
Virgin Territory2007producer
The Last Legion2007producer
Hannibal Rising2007producer
Red Dragon2002producer
Hannibal2001producer
U-5712000producer
Breakdown1997/Iproducer
Bound1996executive producer - uncredited
Unforgettable1996producer
Slave of Dreams1995TV Movie producer
Assassins1995executive producer
Solomon & Sheba1995TV Movie producer
Body of Evidence1993producer
Army of Darkness1992executive producer
Once Upon a Crime...1992producer
Sometimes They Come Back1991TV Movie executive producer
Desperate Hours1990producer
King Kong Lives1986executive producer
Tai-Pan1986executive producer
Blue Velvet1986executive producer - uncredited
Manhunter1986executive producer - uncredited
Maximum Overdrive1986executive producer
Raw Deal1986executive producer - uncredited
Silver Bullet1985producer
Year of the Dragon1985producer
Cat's Eye1985producer
Dune1984executive producer
Conan the Destroyer1984executive producer
The Bounty1984executive producer
The Dead Zone1983executive producer - uncredited
Halloween III: Season of the Witch1982executive producer - uncredited
Amityville II: The Possession1982executive producer - uncredited
Fighting Back1982/Iexecutive producer - uncredited
Conan the Barbarian1982executive producer - uncredited
Ragtime1981producer
Halloween II1981executive producer - uncredited
Flash Gordon1980producer
Beyond the Reef1979executive producer - uncredited
Hurricane1979producer
King of the Gypsies1978executive producer
The Brink's Job1978executive producer
The Serpent's Egg1977producer
Orca1977executive producer
The White Buffalo1977executive producer
King Kong1976producer
Drum1976producer - uncredited
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson1976executive producer
Lipstick1976executive producer
Three Days of the Condor1975executive producer - uncredited
Mandingo1975producer
Turn the Other Cheek1974producer
Death Wish1974producer - uncredited
Tough Guys1974producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Legion2007presenter
Red Dragon2002presenter
Unforgettable1996presenter
Slave of Dreams1995TV Movie presenter
Once Upon a Crime...1992presenter
Manhunter1986presenter
Pirates1986presenter
Marie1985presenter
Year of the Dragon1985presenter
Cat's Eye1985presenter
Firestarter1984presenter
Amityville 3-D1983presenter
The Dead Zone1983presenter
Ragtime1981presenter
Flash Gordon1980presenter
The Great Train Robbery1979presenter
King Kong1976presenter
The Shootist1976presenter
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson1976presenter - as Dino DeLaurentiis
Three Days of the Condor1975presenter
Mandingo1975presenter
Death Wish1974presenter
Serpico1973presenter
The Stone Killer1973presenter
The Devil's Backbone1971presenter
Waterloo1970/Ipresenter
Anzio1968presenter
Navajo Joe1966presenter
The Bible: In the Beginning...1966presenter
The Hills Run Red1966presenter
Anima nera1962presenter

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La figlia del capitano1947production manager
Le miserie del signor Travet1945unit manager
La donna della montagna1944production manager
Zazà1944production manager
Malombra1942production manager
Margherita fra i tre1942production manager
L'amore canta1941production manager
L'ultimo combattimento1941production supervisor
Troppo tardi t'ho conosciuta1940production supervisor

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'ultimo combattimento1941
Boccaccio1940Uno degli studenti con la penna
Troppo tardi t'ho conosciuta1940Dino
Piccolo hotel1939
I grandi magazzini1939Un fattorino (uncredited)
Batticuore1939Il fattorino del fioraio
L'orologio a cucù1938

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2013-2014TV Series in memory of - 2 episodes
Mysteries of Love2002Video documentary special thanks
Imagining 'Total Recall'2001Video documentary short special thanks
Rumpelstiltskin1995the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vittorio racconta Gassman: Una vita da mattatore2010DocumentaryHimself
Di me cosa ne sai2009DocumentaryHimself
Noi che abbiamo fatto la dolce vita2009DocumentaryHimself
Il falso bugiardo2008Himself
Bienvenue à Cannes2007DocumentaryHimself
Danger: Diabolik - From Fumetti to Film2005Video shortHimself
Los Angeles2005Documentary shortHimself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Director's Journey: The Making of 'Red Dragon'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Red Dragon'2003TV Short documentaryHimself
Federico Fellini - Mit den Augen der Anderen2003DocumentaryHimself
The Magic of Fellini2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal'2001Video documentaryHimself
Dino De Laurentiis: The Last Movie Mogul2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan'2000Video documentaryHimself
Biography1997-1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Producer / Himself
Liebe in Hollywood1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Slotavond van de Nederlandse Filmdagen1985TV MovieHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Film
Destination Dune1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1976-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Producer
New York, New York1974TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself
I tre volti1965Himself (segment "Il provino")

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Banker2014DocumentaryHimself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Cinema 32010TV SeriesHimself
19602010DocumentaryHimself

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