- Title: USA: Producer Dino De Laurentiis remembered at funeral
- Date: 17th November 2010
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 15, 2010) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS LADY OF THE ANGELS STATUE ADORNING CHURCH PEOPLE ENTERING CHURCH HEARSE OUTSIDE OF CHURCH
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- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:00:24
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Showbiz
- Story Text: Arnold Schwarzenegger and film director David Lynch were among those joining family and friends in remembering Oscar-winning Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis on Monday (November 15). Funeral services for the Hollywood legend were held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
De Laurentiis, who brought 500 films to the big screen, including "La Strada," "Serpico," and "Three Days of the Condor," died at his Beverly Hills home late on Wednesday (November 10). He was 91.
Schwarzenegger, who credits De Laurentiis with giving him his big break in the 1980's action flick, "Conan the Barbarian" was among those sharing stories about the veteran producer.
"I have unbelievable memories of the man," explained Schwarzenegger.
"How he inspired me, how he taught me about being courageous, to be smart and to have a big heart and to be giving. So, we will miss him dearly and that I believe very strongly that he is not gone, we will not see him for a while, until we see him again."
Also in attendance was Dino's granddaughter, Food Channel staple Giada De Laurentiss.
De Laurentiis, who produced several Italian classics such as Federico Fellini's "La Strada," for which he won an Oscar in 1957.
He was born on August 8, 1919 in Torre Annunziata, near Naples, but moved to the United States in the 1970s.
He entered the film industry at age 20, and went on to produce more than 500 movies, including those by Fellini and Roberto Rossellini.
De Laurentiis was behind the "King Kong" remake of 1976, the killer whale film "Orca," several adaptations of Stephen King's novels, and most recently "Hannibal," the 2001 sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs."
He also won critical praise for movies like Lynch's "Blue Velvet" and "Ragtime" in the 1980s, and received a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2001.
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