Romy Schneider (September 23, 1938 â€“ May 29, 1982) was an Austro-German actress.
She was born Rosemarie Magdalena Albach-Retty in Vienna into a family of actors that included her paternal grandmother Rosa Albach-Retty, her father Wolf Albach-Retty of Austria and her German mother Magda Schneider . After the divorce in 1945, Magda took charge of Romy and her brother Wolfi, eventually supervising the young girl's career, often appearing alongside her daughter. Romy thus made her film debut in Wenn der weisse Flieder wieder blĂĽht (1953), at the age of 15. Young Romy's career was also overseen by her stepfather, Hans-Herbert Blatzheim, a noted restaurateur who Schneider indicated had an unhealthy interest in her .
In the film MĂ¤dchenjahre einer KĂ¶nigin (Girlhood of a Queen, Ernst Marischka, 1954) Romy Schneider for the first time portrayed a royal. This Austrian movie is about the early years of Queen Victoria of Britain, in particular her first encounter with...
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Romy Schneider died in Paris, ĂŽle-de-France
L'important c'est d'aimer was the breakthrough movie in France for Polish filmmaker Andrzej Ĺ»uĹ‚awski. It tells the story of a passionate love story between Nadine Chevalier, a B-List actress (Schneider) and Servais Mont, a photographer (Testi) in the violent and unforgiving French show biz.In 1974, Ĺ»uĹ‚awski coadapted and directed this movie, based on the novel by Christopher Frank La nuit amĂ©ricaine (no relation with the FranĂ§ois Truffaut movie). The success in France was such - it was featuring very popular actress Romy Schneider and French singer Jacques Dutronc - that it allowed Ĺ»uĹ‚awski to come back to Poland.Romy Schneider obtained the first CĂ©sar Award for Best Actress for this role.,
Ludwig is a 1972 film by Italian director Luchino Visconti about the life and death of Ludwig II of Bavaria, mostly known today for his blind admiration for Richard Wagner and his commissioning of many palaces in Bavaria such as Neuschwanstein and Herrenchiemsee. Visconti's muse, Helmut Berger, stars as Ludwig, while Romy Schneider reprises her role as Elisabeth, Empress of Austria ("Sissi") from her 1950s Elizabeth trilogy.Ludwig is a very languidly-paced film, but with an impressive sense of tragic crescendo. The fully-restored version, running over four hours, tries to build sympathy in the viewer for Ludwig's decadent, yet ultimately firmly constricted life. Viscontiâ€™s meticulous realism gives a bright picture of court life in the nineteenth-century Bavaria and shows with impressive dramatic pathos how a dreamy romantic idealist as Ludwig succumbs to the strenuous and urgent demands of his responsibilities as king. The political sphere of counselors, clergymen, princes and kings,...,
What's New Pussycat? is a 1965 film directed by Clive Donner and starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine and Ursula Andress. It was Woody Allen's film debut, as well as his first produced script. The title theme of the film was written by Burt Bacharach and sung by Tom Jones.
Michael James, played by Peter O'Toole, a notorious womaniser, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancĂ©e Carole Werner, played by Romy Schneider, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. His psychoanalyst Dr. Fassbender, played by Peter Sellers, cannot help him either since he's busy stalking one of his patients (Capucine) who in turn longs for Michael. A catastrophe appears on the horizon as all the characters check into the Chateau Chantelle hotel for the weekend not knowing of each other's presence.
The film was originally slated to have starred Warren Beatty, and was in fact a starring vehicle for him. The very title was Beatty's...
Good Neighbor Sam is a 1964 comedy film co-written and directed by David Swift and starring Jack Lemmon. It was based on the novel by Jack Finney. Other writers included James Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum.Lemmon plays Sam Bissel, a hard-working family man, who is in advertising, with kids and a loving beautiful wife, Min (Dorothy Provine). Two simultaneous happenings occur to spark insanity in Sam's life and the people around him:Soon after Janet is informed about her uncle's will, her cousins show up. Sam, who was helping Janet move in, must pretend to be Janet's husband Howard. They are fairly convincing and the cousins leave the house, but wait in their car across the street, still suspicious. To make it look good, Janet offers to drive Sam to work. They explain everything to Min and go along. With 15 million dollars at stake, Irene and Jack won't quit and follow them. To make it look convincing, Sam and Janet kiss before he exits the car to go to work. Watching them, however,...
The Cardinal is a 1963 film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was written by Robert Dozier, based on the novel by Henry Morton Robinson. The film was shot on locations in Boston, Rome and Vienna. The film's music score was written by Jerome Moross.
The film shows the life of a fictional Irish American, Roman Catholic priest, Stephen Fermoyle, played by Tom Tryon, from his ordination in 1917 to his appointment as a cardinal on the eve of World War II. Fermoyle goes through one crisis after another, first in his own family and then as he climbs up the ladder of the church hierarchy back in his Boston parish and later in Rome within the Vatican. The film touches on various social issues such as interfaith marriage, sex outside of marriage, abortion, racial bigotry, the rise of Fascism, and war. Tom Tryon portrays Fermoyle as a priest grappling with the moral dimensions of the crises he must face. Actor...
The Trial (also known as Le ProcĂ¨s) is a 1962 film directed by Orson Welles, based on the novel by Franz Kafka. It stars Anthony Perkins. Along with Chimes at Midnight, Welles considered this his best film.
Anthony Perkins stars in the main role of Joseph K. The rest of the cast includes Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Romy Schneider, Fernand Ledoux, Akim Tamiroff, Michael Lonsdale, Elsa Martinelli and Welles himself.
Like many Welles films, The Trial was made outside the studio system with a very low budget and a haphazard shooting schedule. It was filmed mostly in the disused Parisian railway station, the Gare d'Orsay, with a French crew. Despite the problems he encountered during the project, The Trial is notable for being one of the few films other than Citizen Kane over which Welles had full control, and which was released in the form he intended. He was offered full control by the Salkind family, as long as he adapted an out-of-copyright literary masterpiece and made it in ...
Boccaccio '70 is a 1962 Italian portmanteau film directed by Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio de Sica, from an idea by Cesare Zavattini. It is an anthology of four episodes, each by one of the directors, all about a different aspect of morality and love in modern times, in the style of Boccaccio.
The four original episodes were:
The first episode,poodles are the stuff! by Monicelli, was only present in the Italian distribution of the film. Out of solidarity towards Monicelli, the other three directors did not go to the Cannes Film Festival for the presentation of the film.
Romy Schneider was born in Vienna, Austria