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Director | Madreselva
Luis César Amadori was born on May 28, 1903 in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Honeysuckle (1938), Naked Passion (1953) and God Bless You (1948). He was married to Zully Moreno. He died on June 5, 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Writer | Angela
Edoardo Anton was born on January 7, 1910 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Edoardo Antonelli. He was a writer and director, known for Angela (1954), The Man from Cairo (1953) and Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy (1956). He died on May 11, 1986 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
Writer | Blowup
Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema"...
Roberto Bianchi Montero was born on December 7, 1907 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Roberto Bianchi. He was a director and writer, known for So Sweet, So Dead (1972), Tharus figlio di Attila (1962) and Savana: Violenza carnale (1979). He died in 1986.
10. Oreste Biancoli
Writer | Ladri di biciclette
Italian playwright, screenwriter, and director. At age 24, he received his law degree, but proceeded upon a career in journalism. He collaborated with Dino Falconi on a number of successful comedies for the stage before entering films soon after the coming of sound. Soon thereafter he began ...
Director | Prima comunione
Alessandro Blasetti was born on July 3, 1900 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Father's Dilemma (1950), La corona di ferro (1941) and Me, Me, Me... and the Others (1966). He was married to Maria Laura Brofferio. He died on February 1, 1987 in Rome.
13. Mario Bonnard
Director | Il trattato scomparso
Mario Bonnard was born on December 24, 1889 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Mario Bonard. He was a director and actor, known for Il trattato scomparso (1933), The Son of the White Mountain (1930) and Thirty Seconds of Love (1936). He died on March 22, 1965 in Rome.
15. Guido Brignone
Director | Passaporto rosso
Guido Brignone was born on December 6, 1886 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Passaporto rosso (1935), Loyalty of Love (1934) and Under the Southern Cross (1938). He was married to Lola Visconti-Brignone. He died on March 6, 1959 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
17. Mario Camerini
Director | Il signor Max
Mario Camerini was born on February 6, 1895 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Mister Max (1937), I'll Give a Million (1935) and Love Story (1942). He was married to Assia Noris. He died on February 4, 1981 in Gardone Riviera, Lombardy, Italy.
Director | La grande luce - Montevergine
Carlo Campogalliani was born on October 10, 1885 in Concordia sulla Secchia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was a director and actor, known for La grande luce - Montevergine (1939), Stadio (1934) and The Knight of Kruja (1940). He was married to Letizia Quaranta. He died on August 10, 1974 in Rome, ...
Writer | Romeo and Juliet
Renato Castellani was born on September 4, 1913 in Finale Ligure, Liguria, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Romeo and Juliet (1954), Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952) and Sotto il sole di Roma (1948). He died on December 28, 1985 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
27. Luigi Comencini
Writer | Voltati Eugenio
Luigi Comencini was born on June 8, 1916 in Salò, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Eugenio (1980), Everybody Go Home! (1960) and Bread, Love and Dreams (1953). He was married to Giulia Grifeo. He died on April 6, 2007 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
28. Leonardo Cortese
Director | Art. 519 codice penale
Leonardo Cortese was born on May 24, 1916 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and actor, known for Article 519, Penal Code (1952), Violenza sul lago (1954) and The Conspiracy of the Crazy (1941). He was married to Margherita Ligios. He died on October 21, 1984 in Rome.
Director | Traviata '53
The son of an army officer and landowner, Cottafavi (christened Benedetto Vittorio Emmanuele Secondo) was already endowed with a university education in law, philosophy and literature by the time he graduated from the famous Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 1938.
He began his ...
33. Aldo Fabrizi
Actor | Guardie e ladri
Beloved, hugely popular Italian comic character actor/writer/director, in music halls and variety shows for much of his early career. Fabrizi entered films in 1942 and often wrote and directed his vehicles, winning international acclaim in the Roberto Rossellini's neorealist drama Rome, Open City (...
Writer | Cento anni d'amore
Lionello De Felice was born on September 9, 1916 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for 100 Years of Love (1954), Too Young for Love (1953) and El pasado te acusa (1958). He died on December 14, 1989 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
35. Federico Fellini
Writer | 8½
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the ...
Writer | Napoli milionaria
Coming from a show-business family (his father Eduardo Scarpetta was a famous stage actor), Eduardo de Filippo made his stage debut at age 5 playing the role of "Peppiniello" in his father's comedy "Miseria e Nobiltà". At 32 he formed his own stage company with his brother Peppino de Filippo and ...
39. Pietro Francisci
Director | Saffo - Venere di Lesbo
Pietro Francisci was born on September 9, 1906, in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, best known for Anthony of Padua (1949), Attila: Scourge of God (1954), Hercules (1958), and Hercules Unchained (1959). The three later pictures launched the very successful career of Joseph E. ...
40. Lucio Fulci
Writer | Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza
Lucio Fulci, born in Rome in 1927, remains as controversial in death as he was in life. A gifted craftsman with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of dark humor, Fulci achieved some measure of notoriety for his gore epics of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but respect was long in coming.
42. Carmine Gallone
Director | Giuseppe Verdi
Carmine Gallone was born on September 10, 1885 in Taggia, Liguria, Italy as Carmelo Camillo Gallone. He was a director and writer, known for The Life of Giuseppe Verdi (1938), Scipione l'africano (1937) and Odessa in fiamme (1942). He was married to Soava Gallone. He died on March 12, 1973 in ...
43. Vittorio Gassman
Actor | Sleepers
Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitter Rice (1949). This fixed him to his ...
44. Augusto Genina
Director | Cielo sulla palude
Augusto Genina was born on January 28, 1892 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Heaven Over the Marshes (1949), Bengasi (1942) and The Siege of the Alcazar (1940). He was married to Carmen Boni. He died on September 18, 1957 in Rome.
46. Pietro Germi
Writer | Il ferroviere
Pietro Germi was born on September 14, 1914 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Man of Iron (1956), Divorce Italian Style (1961) and The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966). He was married to Olga D'Aiello and Anna Bancio. He died on December 5, 1974 in Rome, Lazio...
47. Ettore Giannini
Writer | Carosello napoletano
Ettore Giannini was born on December 15, 1912 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Neapolitan Carousel (1954), Europe '51 (1952) and The City Stands Trial (1952). He died on November 15, 1990 in Massa Lubrense, Campania.
49. Claudio Gora
Director | Febbre di vivere
Claudio Gora was born on July 27, 1913 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy as Emilio Giordana. He was an actor and director, known for Eager to Live (1953), Torment of Love (1956) and The Facts of Murder (1959). He was married to Marina Berti. He died on March 13, 1998 in Rocca Priora, Lazio, Italy.
51. Alfredo Guarini
Writer | Senza una donna
Alfredo Guarini was born on May 23, 1901 in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was a writer and producer, known for Senza una donna (1943), Documento Z-3 (1942) and La zia di Carlo (1943). He was married to Isa Miranda. He died on April 6, 1981 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
54. Alberto Lattuada
Writer | Guendalina
Alberto Lattuada was born on November 13, 1914 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Guendalina (1957), Flesh Will Surrender (1947) and Bambina (1974). He was married to Carla Del Poggio. He died on July 3, 2005 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
56. Carlo Lizzani
Director | Banditi a Milano
Carlo Lizzani was born on April 3, 1922 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for The Violent Four (1968), Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954) and It's a Hard Life (1964). He was married to Edith Bieber. He died on October 5, 2013 in Rome.
57. Nanni Loy
Director | Le quattro giornate di Napoli
Nanni Loy was born on October 23, 1925 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy as Giovanni Loy. He was a director and writer, known for The Four Days of Naples (1962), Il padre di famiglia (1967) and Scugnizzi (1989). He died on August 21, 1995 in Fiumicino, Lazio, Italy.
61. Curzio Malaparte
Writer | Il Cristo proibito
Curzio Malaparte (1898-1957) was a prominent Italian writer who directed one film, Strange Deception (which he also wrote and scored) that was recognized a decade later by US critic Parker Tyler in his book, Classics Of The Foreign Film.After serving in the Great War. Malaparte (who chose a last ...
Writer | Milano miliardaria
Marcello Marchesi was born on April 4, 1912 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Milano miliardaria (1951), Tizio, Caio, Sempronio (1951) and Circo equestre Za-bum (1944). He was married to Enrica Sisti and Olga Barberis. He died on July 19, 1978 in San Giovanni di ...
Writer | Dora la espía
Raffaello Matarazzo started writing film reviews for the Roman newspaper Il Tevere before re-editing scripts for the Italian film company Cines. His first films were comedies until he shifted to making melodramas. With Chains (1949), produced by Titanus in 1949, he became the most successful ...
69. Mario Mattoli
Director | Abbandono
Mario Mattoli was born on November 30, 1898 in Tolentino, Marche, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Abbandono (1940), Schoolgirl Diary (1941) and La damigella di Bard (1938). He was married to Mity Mignone. He died on February 26, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Writer | The Medium
Gian Carlo Menotti was born on July 7, 1911 in Cadegliano-Viconago, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and composer, known for The Medium (1951), Great Performances (1971) and NBC Television Opera Theatre (1949). He was married to Samuel Barber. He died on February 1, 2007 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
73. Mario Monicelli
Writer | I compagni
Mario Monicelli was born on May 16, 1915 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for The Organizer (1963), The Great War (1959) and Speriamo che sia femmina (1986). He was married to Antonella Salerni and Chiara Rapaccini. He died on November 29, 2010 in Rome.
75. Ermanno Olmi
Director | L'albero degli zoccoli
Ermanno Olmi was born on July 24, 1931 in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988) and The Profession of Arms (2001). He was married to Loredana Detto. He died on May 5, 2018 in Asiago, Veneto, Italy.
Director | Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan
Domenico Paolella was born on October 15, 1915 in Foggia, Puglia, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964), Rebel Gladiators (1962) and Operation Atlantis (1965). He died on October 7, 2002 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
83. Gillo Pontecorvo
Director | La battaglia di Algeri
Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He is best known for his 1966 masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers, widely viewed as one of the finest films of its genre: realistic though fictionalized documentary. Its portrayal of the Algerian resistance during the Algerian War uses the neorealist style ...
86. Dino Risi
Director | Il sorpasso
Dino Risi became a movie director by chance. In 1940 he met Alberto Lattuada at a friend's boutique. Lattuada told him they needed an assistant director for the movie Piccolo mondo antico (1941). Risi accepted just for fun, not for work. Later, he became a psychiatrist and wrote some articles for a...
89. Francesco Rosi
Writer | Cadaveri eccellenti
Francesco Rosi was born on November 15, 1922 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Illustrious Corpses (1976), La sfida (1958) and Salvatore Giuliano (1962). He was married to Giancarla Mandelli. He died on January 10, 2015 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Writer | Paisà
The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American ...
96. Leopoldo Savona
Director | I diavoli di Spartivento
Leopoldo Savona was born on July 13, 1913 in Lenola, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and assistant director, known for Arms of the Avenger (1963), Apocalypse Joe (1970) and La guerra continua (1962). He died on October 19, 2000 in Jesi, Marche, Italy.
98. Vittorio De Sica
Director | Ladri di biciclette
Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee ...
100. Mario Soldati
Writer | La provinciale
Mario Soldati studied by the Jesuits and in the 1920s was acquainted with liberal intellectuals who gathered around Piero Gobetti. He wrote his first play ("Pilatus") when he was 18, and published hist first short story collection ("Salmace") in 1929. In 1935 he reached literary success with "...