Corrected entry: When Guido drives off with Dora after the opera, his car gets stuck between two posts and her dress is torn as they try to get her out of the jammed door. They walk the rest of the way home (Dora is holding a pillow to her backside to hide the tear) and when they part ways at her gate, she turns and the viewer can see her dress is no longer torn.
Continuity mistake: When Guido is caught in the spotlight during the liberation of the camp, he climbs down from his hiding place on the wall and falls to the ground. When the guard prods him to stand up the blanket around his waist hangs down to his feet, but when the camera cuts away and back just before he starts walking, it is several inches shorter. When he play marches for Giosuè it is hiked up even farther.
Trivia: Roberto Benigni became the first Italian actor in more than 35 years to win an Oscar for an acting role. The last winner was Sophia Loren. His unexpecting Oscar win for "Best Actor" marked only the second time that an actor had directed himself in an Academy Award winning performance. The other was Laurence Olivier for Hamlet (1948). Benigni also became the first actor to win a best actor oscar for an non-English speaking role.
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