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Vittorio De Sica

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The Resume

    (July 7, 1901-November 13, 1974)
    Born in Sora, Lazio, Italy
    Italian director and actor
    Directed the films 'Shoeshine (1946),' 'The Bicycle Thief (1948),' 'The Gold of Naples (1954),' 'The Roof (1956),' 'Two Women (1961),' 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963),' 'Marriage Italian Style (1964),' 'The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)' and 'The Voyage (1974)'
    Acted in 'Paprika (1933),' 'Lisetta (1934),' 'Teresa Vinerdi (1941),' 'Il bigamo (1955),' and 'Eva (1962)'

Why he might be annoying:

    There are conflicting reports as to the exact year of his birth.
    He was a passionate gambler in real life.
    As a result, he often found himself losing very big sums of money.
    It probably also explains his participation in movies which were not really worth his presence.
    Not only was he divorced, but he was married to two different women at one point!
    He then started a 'double family style of life' with double lunches during festivities and big stress.
    For example, on Christmas and New Year's Eve, he used to set the clocks back two hours in one wife's house so that he could make a toast at midnight with both families.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a pioneer in the neo-realistic film movement.
    His films covered very socially taboo and controversial topics for his time.
    His films 'Shoeshine' and 'The Bicycle Thief' were met with such acclaim, he was acknowledged with two Honorary Oscars for foreign language film.
    His films challenged other filmmakers to enter deeper into more socially conscious themes.

Credit: Birdienest81

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying