|Born||Carlo Fortunaro Pietro Ponti, Sr.
11 December 1912
Magenta, Lombardy, Italy
|Died||10 January 2007
|Spouse(s)||Giuliana Fiastri (m. 1946â€“1957) (divorced)
Sophia Loren (m. 1957â€“1962) (annulled) (m. 1966â€“2007) (his death)
|Children||Guendalina Ponti (b. 1947)
Alessandro Ponti (b. 1953)
Carlo Ponti, Jr. (b. 1968)
Edoardo Ponti (b. 1973)
|Awards||Best Foreign Language Film
1956 La strada
People talk about making art films – experimental films. I can make an art film every day of the week. Nothing to it. What's difficult is to combine a commercial film with art.
There is no sense in making a film that no-one will go and see, just to create a perfect, but useless, work of art.