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Dario Argento


Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other family members, including an aunt who told him ... See full bio »

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11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Phenomena
Phenomena Writer
(1985)
Tenebre
Tenebre Writer
(1982)
Suspiria
Suspiria Writer
(1977)

Filmography

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 2017 Suspiria (characters) (pre-production)
 2012 Dracula 3D (screenplay)
 2009 Giallo (writer)
 2005 Do You Like Hitchcock? (TV Movie)
 2004 The Card Player (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Sleepless (screenplay) / (story)
 1998 The Phantom of the Opera (writer)
 1997 The Wax Mask (story)
 1996 The Stendhal Syndrome (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Trauma (story) / (written by)
 1991 La setta
 1990 Two Evil Eyes (segment "Black Cat, The")
 1989 The Church (story and screenplay)
 1987 Opera (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Demons 2 (written by)
 1985 Demons (screenplay)
 1985 Phenomena (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Tenebre (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Inferno (story and screenplay)
 1977 Suspiria (screenplay)
 1975 Deep Red (written by)
 1973 Le cinque giornate (screenplay) / (story)
  La porta sul buio (TV Series) (story and screenplay - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Il tram (1973) ... (story and screenplay)
- Testimone oculare (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Man Called Amen (writer)
 1971 Four Flies on Grey Velvet (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 The Cat o' Nine Tails (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 La stagione dei sensi (writer)
 1969 The Five Man Army (screenplay)
 1969 Battle of the Commandos (screenplay)
 1969 Probabilità zero (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Metti, una sera a cena (screenplay)
 1969 Cemetery Without Crosses (writer - credit only)
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (from a story by)
 1968 La rivoluzione sessuale (screenplay)
 1968 Commandos (writer)
 1967 Every Man Is My Enemy (screenplay collaboration)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed, and appeared in, "Jennifer's Theme" video by Claudio Simonetti. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Argento | Sirio Bernadotte

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I love Russian cinema. Dziga Vertov is my favorite. [Andrei Tarkovsky] so-so. I prefer the fantasy of [Sergei M. Eisenstein]'s October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928). See more »

Trivia:

The opening scene of "The Stendhal Syndrome" was shot inside the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. As of 2016, Dario Argento is the only director who's ever received permission to film inside the museum. See more »

Trademark:

His protagonists are usually American or English foreigners somewhere in Europe who witness a violent crime at the beginning of the film and proceed to be threatened by and try to foil the villains. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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