Marcello Mastroianni’s easy charm was an ideal vehicle for portraying decadence. His nonchalant air was redolent with womanizing and sex. However this decadence was aloof. It rarely expressed itself in unabashed glee. A more likely expression was an amused shrug and resigned surrender to the demands of hedonism. He lived this charming persona, redefined it time and again and completed the continuum by parodying it. Ranked among the most charismatic personalities of the cinema history.