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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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 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
 1985 Demons (screenplay)
 1985 Phenomena (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Tenebre
 1980 Inferno (story and screenplay)
 1977 Suspiria
 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 (writer)
 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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Other Works:

"Trussardi Action" Fashion show for Trussardi, which re-enacted opening from Suspiria (1977) on national TV and got Argento into trouble. See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

Argento | Sirio Bernadotte


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Horror by definition is the emotion of pure revulsion. Terror of the same standard, is that of fearful anticipation. See more »


Has a twenty year old black cat named Liebe. See more »


Closeups of eyes, frequently that of the killer. Main character is usually involved in an "artistic" profession, like writing or music. See more »

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