36. Michelangelo Antonioni
Ferrara 1912 – Rome 2007
Film director. Educated in the intellectual circles of Ferrara headed up by Giorgio Bassani, he moved to Rome in 1940, where he began his directing career with the short film People of the Po Valley. His greatest masterpieces include Blow up and Zabriskie Point; he made cinematic history with the final scene of The Passenger. He received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1995.