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Bernardo Bertolucci Dead - Oscar Winning Director Dies at 77

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci has sadly passed away at the age of 77.

The 77-year-old Oscar winner passed away on Monday (November 26) at his home in Rome, Italy. Variety reports that his publicist said he was battling cancer.

Bernardo had great success with his film The Last Emperor, which one 9 Oscars including one for Best Director. He was also known for his works such as The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris.

He is survived by his wife Clare Peploe. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time.

Marlon Brando's Son Defends Him Against Rape Accusations

Miko Brando, the oldest living son of the late Marlon Brando, is defending his father after he was accused of raping Last Tango in Paris co-star Maria Schneider during a famous scene in the movie.

In a recently surfaced interview, the film’s director Bernardo Bertolucci said that Maria was not warned that Marlon would be using butter as a lubricant for the scene. He wanted to have her react with surprise and he says he does not regret his decision.

Bertolucci has since released a statement to clarify his comments.

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'Last Tango in Paris' Director Clarifies Comments on Rape Scene

Bernardo Bertolucci, the director of the movie Last Tango in Paris, is clarifying comments he made about the rape scene in his 1972 movie.

An interview that the Italian filmmaker gave three years ago surfaced this weekend and his comments made it seem like actress Maria Schneider was raped on screen by co-star Marlon Brando against her will.

Many celebs spoke out slamming the director and actor for their actions.

“I would like, for the last time, to clear up a ridiculous misunderstanding that continues to generate press reports about Last Tango in Paris around the world,” Bertolucci said in a statement (via TheWrap). “Several years ago at the Cinematèque Francais someone asked me for details on the famous butter scene. I specified, but perhaps I was not clear, that I decided with Marlon Brando not to inform Maria that we would have used butter.”

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More Celebs Speak Out On 'Last Tango in Paris' Rape Revelation

Hollywood continues to speak out in disgust over the news that the 1972 movie Last Tango in Paris featured a non-consensual rape scene.

Director Bernardo Bertolucci admitted that he and actor Marlon Brando conspired the infamous butter rape scene without telling actress Maria Schneider before filming.

Celebs like Jessica Chastain, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Evans have all already spoken out about it.

More stars like Lena Dunham, Bryan Greenberg, Ava DuVernay, Liana Liberato, and others continue to air their disgust over the news, which you can see in tweets below.

Marlon passed away in 2004 and Maria died in 2011, while Bernardo is still alive.

ALSO A MUST-READ: Maria talks about feeling raped by them in a 2007 interview

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Last Tango in Paris' Maria Schneider Felt Raped by Marlon Brando

Maria Schneider, the late star of Last Tango in Paris, opened up nearly a decade ago about how she felt raped by co-star Marlon Brando and now her comments are making headlines again.

The director of the film, Bernardo Bertolucci, admitted in a recently surfaced interview that Maria did not consent to the rape scene in the movie and he does not regret what he did.

“That scene wasn’t in the original script. The truth is it was Marlon who came up with the idea,” Maria told the Daily Mail in 2007. “They only told me about it before we had to film the scene and I was so angry. I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can’t force someone to do something that isn’t in the script, but at the time, I didn’t know that.”

Marlon said to me: ‘Maria, don’t worry, it’s just a movie,’ but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn’t real, I was crying real tears,” she added. “I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci. After the scene, Marlon didn’t console me or apologize. Thankfully, there was just one take.”

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Celebs Slam Brando & Bertolucci After 'Last Tango in Paris' Revelation

People everywhere are shocked after Bernardo Bertolucci, the director of the 1972 movie Last Tango in Paris, revealed the butter rape scene involving Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider was filmed without her consent.

The director admits that he conspired with Marlon, 48 at the time, to shoot the scene without Maria, 19 at the time, knowing about it first.

Jessica Chastain, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Evans are some of the celebs who are disgusted by the revelation.

Chris has suggested that the two men should be in jail for their actions. Marlon passed away in 2004 and Maria died in 2011, but Bernardo is still alive.

UPDATE: Even more celebs speak out about the shocking revelation

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