Dante Ferretti in his workshop
|Spouse(s)||Francesca Lo Schiavo|
Dante Ferretti (Italian pronunciation: [ˌdante ferˈretti] , born 26 February 1943) is an Italian production designer, art director, and costume designer.
Throughout his career, Ferretti has worked with many acclaimed directors, both American and Italian, including; Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elio Petri, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam, Franco Zeffirelli, Martin Scorsese, Anthony Minghella, and Tim Burton. He frequently collaborates with his wife, set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo.
Ferretti was a protégé of Federico Fellini, and worked under him for five films.He also had a five-film collaboration with Pier Paolo Pasolini and later developed a very close professional relationship with Martin Scorsese, designing nine of his last eleven movies.
In 2008, he designed the set for Howard Shore's opera The Fly , directed by David Cronenberg, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Ferretti has won three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction; for The Aviator , Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , and Hugo . He had seven previous nominations. In addition, he was nominated for Best Costume Design for Kundun . He has also won three BAFTA Awards.
In 2012, he designed the decor for Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, a restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
For the 2015 Expo held in Milan, Italy Ferretti was commissioned to do a series of statues articulating the concept "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".
He is member of the Italy-USA Foundation.
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