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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)
Opera
Opera Writer
(1987)

Filmography

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 2017 Suspiria (characters) (post-production)
 2012 Dracula 3D (screenplay)
 2009 Giallo (writer)
 2005 Ti piace 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 La sindrome di Stendhal (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Trauma (story) / (written by)
 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 4 mosche di velluto grigio (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 The Cat o' Nine Tails (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 La stagione dei sensi (writer)
 1969 Un esercito di 5 uomini (screenplay)
 1969 Battle of the Commandos (screenplay)
 1969 Probabilità zero (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Metti, una sera a cena (screenplay)
 1969 Cemetery Without Crosses (dialogue - italian version)
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (from a story by)
 1968 La rivoluzione sessuale (screenplay)
 1968 Commandos (writer)
 1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (story and screenplay)
 1967 Every Man Is My Enemy (screenplay collaboration)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Was the voice of Doctor Terrence Kyne in Italian version of the video game "Dead Space" 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:

Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. See more »

Trivia:

Older brother of Claudio Argento. 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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