Public Figure Profiles

Franco Zeffirelli

Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli (12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019), commonly known as Franco Zeffirelli, was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was also a senator from 1994 until 2001 for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party.

Movies he directed included the romantic drama Romeo and Juliet (1968), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, and his 1967 version of The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. His miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977) won both national and international acclaim and is still frequently shown at Christmas and Easter in many countries.

A Grande Ufficiale OMRI of the Italian Republic since 1977, Zeffirelli also received an honorary British knighthood in 2004 when he was created a KBE. He was awarded the Premio Colosseo in 2009 by the city of Rome.

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Some of their strengths

Franco Zeffirelli has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Altruistic, Generous, Loyal, Energetic, Intelligent, Passionate, and Determined.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Franco Zeffirelli is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Franco Zeffirelli well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Franco Zeffirelli as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Franco Zeffirelli is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Franco Zeffirelli tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Franco Zeffirelli's challenges

While Franco Zeffirelli has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Franco Zeffirelli can be Stubborn, Rebellious, Self-centered, Emotionally Distant, Suspicious, Hypocritical, and Possessive.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Franco Zeffirelli's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Franco Zeffirelli must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Possessive and Stubborn

Franco Zeffirelli is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Franco Zeffirelli also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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