Italian director from the 1968 traditional film version of Romeo and Juliet. His additional works consist of Jesus of Nazareth (tv miniseries) and Taming from the Shrew (a film version starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor). He analyzed art and structures at the University or college of Florence. During Globe Battle II, he fought in the Italian Level of resistance motion. He was openly homosexual, but he backed the Roman Catholic Chapel and even wanted to work as an image specialist for Pope Benedict XVI. His 1968 film Romeo and Juliet starred acclaimed film celebrity Olivia Hussey.