Legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis passed away at his Beverly Hills home at 10 pm PT Wednesday night. He was 91.
De Laurentiis' career spanned almost 70 years, and he worked with such great directors as Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Michael Mann and Ridley Scott. He won best Foreign Film Oscars for Fellini's La Strada (1956) and Nights of Cabria (1957), and he also received the Irving G. Thalberg award in 2001.
The films he produced in America include Manhunter, Red Dragon, U571 and Blue Velvet.