Dino De Laurentiis Dies

Dino De Laurentiis, the son of Italian pasta makers who became a prolific movie producer, with films including Serpico, Dune and War and Peace on his resume, has died, according to Italian news reports.

He was 91.

De Laurentiis worked with many famous folks. Among them: Directors Federico Fellini and Milos Forman and actors Al Pacino, Audrey Hepburn and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who credited De Laurentiis's Conan movies with making him an international superstar.

De Laurentiis, who died in Los Angeles, lived in Beverly Hills with his third wife, Martha.

The family of Dino De Laurentiis has confirmed the film producer's death to CNN.

A statement from Raffaella De Laurentiis, family spokesperson and daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, said he died at 10 p.m. PT Wednesday at his Beverly Hills, California, home, surrounded by family.

Dino De Laurentiis, the son of Italian pasta makers who became a prolific movie producer of blockbuster hits such as “Serpico,” expensive duds such as “Dune” and sweeping epics including “War and Peace,” has died. He was 91.

He died in Los Angeles, his longtime adopted home, Agence France-Presse reported, citing his family. He lived in Beverly Hills with his third wife, Martha. The news agency said his nephew, producer Aurelio De Laurentiis, confirmed his uncle’s death to reporters in Rome.