All the confusion of my life… has been a reflection of myself! Myself as I am, not as I’d like to be.
Marcello Mastroianni visits Sophia Loren and Charlton Heston on the set of El Cid, 1961.
Marcello Mastroianni and Anna Karina
“When I think of the first time we met, when he called me for La dolce vita, I went to meet him in Fregene. He was at the beach under an umbrella and he said immediately, ‘The producer, De Laurentiis, would like Paul Newman for this movie, but Paul Newman is too important, too extraordinary. I need an ordinary face.’ Maybe there was a little pleasure in hurting me, I don’t know, but in any case, he didn’t hurt me at all because I never considered myself an extraordinary face or character, so everything went well.” — Marcello Mastroianni on Federico Fellini