Vittorio de Sica Overview:

Actor, Vittorio de Sica, was born Vittorio De Sica on Jul 7, 1901 in Sora, Lazio, Italy. de Sica died at the age of 73 on Nov 13, 1974 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France and was laid to rest in Cimitero Monumentale del Verano Cemetery in Rome, Lazio, Italy.



Although de Sica was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1957Best Supporting ActorA Farewell to Arms (1957)Major Alessandro RinaldiNominated

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Vittorio de Sica Quotes:

Cardinal Rinaldi: [standing before the cardinals in the conclave] My brothers. My brothers, we have already failed seven times to reach an election. I stand now to claim a right under canon law. In all humility, I proclaim to you my belief that there is among us a man already marked by God to sit in the chair of St. Peter. Like the first of the apostles this man has suffered prison stripes for the faith. The hand of God has led him out of bondage to join us in this conclave. I announce him as my candidate and dedicate to him my vote and my obedience. Kiril Cardinal Lakota.
Kiril Lakota: [Stunned. Slowly rises] Thank you, Eminence. But I - I cannot consent to it.
Cardinal Rahamani: [after a moment, rises] I too proclaim him.
Asian Cardinal: [Rises] I also proclaim him.

George Faber: I think, Eminence, you may have caught yourself a Tartar.
Cardinal Rinaldi: I think we may have caught a Christian.

S.S. Colonel Mueller: Italians don't like this war too much.
Victorio Emanuele Bardone: We don't like wars at all.

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