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Joe D'Amato (I) (1936–1999)

Joe D'Amato was born Aristide Massaccesi on December 15, 1936, in Rome, Italy. At age 14 he began working for his father, a chief electrician and later the founder of the company A.C.M. By going to school in the daytime, Massaccesi worked afternoons part-time as a stagehand and stage cameraman around various film sets. After attending grade school,... See full bio »


(age 62) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 1999 Harem 2000 (Video)
 1999 The Final Assault (Video)
 1999 Experiences 2 (Video)
 1999 Experiences (Video)
 1999 Puberty (Video)
 1999 Prague Exposed (Video)
 1999 I predatori delle Antille (as David Hills)
 1999 Plaisir diabolique (Video) (as Michael Di Caprio)
 1998 Crema batida (Video)
 1998 Eternal Desire (Video)
 1998 Joe D'Amato's 'Outlaws' (Video)
 1998 Prima e dopo la cura (Video)
 1998 Raiders (Video)
 1998 Sahara (Video)
 1998 Showgirl (Video)
 1998 Blow Up (Video) (as Raf de Palma)
 1998 Calamity Jane (Video)
 1998 Calamity Jane 2 (Video)
 1998 Elixir (Video) (as Joe d'Amato)
 1998 Hell's Angel 3 (Video)
 1998 Il fantasma (Video)
 1998 Il laureato (Video)
 1998 La figlia del padrino (Video)
 1998 Off Limits (Video) (as Raf de Palma)
 1998 Rio Lust (Video)
 1998 Rudy (Video)
 1998 Thief of Love (Video)
 1997 Goya, la Maja desnuda (Video)
 1997 La regina degli elefanti (Video)
 1997 Nero: Orgy of Fire (Video) (as Raf De Palma)
 1997 Rocco's Ghost
 1997 Othello 2000 (Video)
 1997 Selvaggia (Video)
 1997 The Hyena
 1997 Afrodite: La dea dell'amore (Video) (as Raf De Palma)
 1997 House of Anal Perversions (Video)
 1997 Kamasutra (Video)
 1997 Caligola: Follia del potere (Video) (as Joe De Mato, Raf De Palma)
 1997 All the President's Women (Video)
 1997 Anal Strippers X-posed (Video)
 1997 Cop Sucker II (Video)
 1997 Hell's Angel 1 (Video)
 1997 Hell's Angel 2 (Video)
 1997 Le stagioni di Bel (Video)
 1997 Sodoma & Gomorra (Video)
 1997 The Boxer 2
 1997 The Last Fight (Video)
 1997 Top Girl (Video) (as Andrea Massai)
 1996 Carmen (Video)
 1996 Checkmate (Video) (uncredited)
 1996 Daisy & Louise (Video) (uncredited)
 1996 Fatal Instinct (Video)
 1996 Il monaco (Video)
 1996 Lunch Party (Video)
 1996 Seducción gitana (Video)
 1996 Wild East (Video)
 1996 Torero (Video)
 1996 Adolescenza (Video)
 1996 Amore & Psiche (Video)
 1996 Cop Sucker (Video)
 1996 Flamenco Ecstasy (Video)
 1996 The Boxer (Video)
 1996 The Joy Club (Video)
 1996 The VeneXiana (Video) (as Michael Di Caprio)
 1995 Amadeus Mozart (Video)
 1995 Erotic Bluff (Video)
 1995 Midnight Obsession (Video)
 1995 Paprika
 1995 Passion in Venice (Video)
 1995 120 Days of Anal (Video)
 1995 1001 Nights (Video) (uncredited)
 1995 Dangerous (Video)
 1995 Decameron: Tales of Desire (Video) (uncredited)
 1995 Decameron 2: Tales of Desire (Video) (uncredited)
 1995 Gangland Bangers (Video)
 1995 Homo Erectus (Video)
 1995 L'alcova dei piaceri proibiti (Video) (uncredited)
 1995 Le bambole del führer (Video)
 1995 Le intoccabili (Video)
 1995 Provocation
 1995 The Barone von Masoch (Video)
 1995 The Leopard (Video)
 1994 Amazing Sex (Video)
 1994 Le casalinghe P... gli stalloni (as Una Pierre)
 1994 Sexy caccia al tesoro (Video) (uncredited)
 1994 China and Sex (as Robert Yip)
 1994 Gymnasium (Video) (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1994 Marco Polo (Video)
 1993 Chinese Kamasutra (as Chang Lee Sun)
 1993 Rosa (Video) (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1993 The Crawlers (uncredited)
 1993 I racconti della camera rossa (as Robert Yip)
 1992 Francesca's Castle (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1992 Sul filo del rasoio (as James Burke)
 1992 Una tenera storia (as Joan Russell)
 1991 Frankenstein 2000 - Ritorno dalla morte (as David Hills)
 1990 Sangue negli abissi (uncredited)
 1990 Quest for the Mighty Sword (as David Hills)
 1988 Dirty Love
 1988 Top Model
 1987 Zombie 5: Killing Birds (uncredited)
 1986 Delizia
 1986 La monaca del peccato (as Dario Donati)
 1986 Lussuria
 1985 Il piacere
 1985 L'alcova
 1984 The Blade Master (as David Hills)
 1983 Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (as Steven Benson)
 1983 Messalina... orgasmo imperiale (as O.J. Clarke)
 1983 Unleashed Perversions of Emanuelle (as John Bird)
 1983 Una vergine per l'Impero Romano (english version, as Jim Black, Robert Hall)
 1983 Love in Hong Kong (as Alexander Boroscky)
 1982 Ator, the Fighting Eagle (as David Hills)
 1982 Super Hard Love (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1982 The Emperor Caligula: The Untold Story (as David Hills)
 1982 Stretta e bagnata (uncredited)
 1982 Anno 2020 - I gladiatori del futuro (as Kevin Mancuso, action scenes)
 1981 La voglia
 1981 Voglia di sesso (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1981 Absurd (as Peter Newton)
 1981 Sesso acerbo
 1981 Labbra vogliose (co-director)
 1981 Bocca golosa (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1980 Blue Erotic Climax (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1980 Paradiso Blu (as Anna Bergman)
 1980 Super Climax (as Alexandre Borsky)
 1980 Antropophagus
 1980 Orgasmo nero
 1980 Sesso nero
 1979 Duri a morire
 1978 Emanuelle e le porno notti nel mondo n. 2 (Documentary) (co-director - uncredited)
 1978 Follie di notte (Documentary)
 1977 Notti porno nel mondo (Documentary) (additional footage, uncredited)
 1977 Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (as Aristide Massaccesi)
 1976 Eva nera
 1975 Red Coat
 1974 Heroes in Hell (as Michael Wotruba)
 1973 Pugni, pirati e karatè (as Michael Wotruba)
 1973 Fra' Tazio da Velletri (uncredited)
 1973 Novelle licenziose di vergini vogliose (as Michael Wotruba)
 1973 Death Smiles on a Murderer (as Aristide Massaccesi)
 1973 The Devil's Wedding Night (co-director - uncredited)
 1973 Diario di una vergine romana (as Joe D' Amato)
 1972 Bounty Hunter in Trinity (uncredited)
 1972 God Is My Colt .45 (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Joe D' Amato | Donna Aubert | Steven Benson | Anna Bergman | John Bird | Enrico Biribicchi | Jim Black | Alexander Boroscky | Alexandre Borsky | Bernard Brel | James Burke | Jim Burke | David Carson | Lynn Clark | O.J. Clarke | Oliver J. Clarke | Hugo Clevers | Joe De Mato | Raf De Palma | Michael Di Caprio | Dario Donati | Robert Duke | Oscar Faradine | Dirk Frey | Romano Gastaldi | John Gelardi | Robert Hall | Richard Haller | David Hills | Igor Horwess | George Hudson | Fred Sloniscko Jr | John Larson | Kevin Mancuso | A. Massaccesi | Aristice Massaccesi | Aristide Massaccesi | Aristide Massaccessi | Aristede Massacesi | Aristide Massacesi | Aristide Massacessi | Arizona Massachuset | Ariston Massachusetts | Andrea Massai | J. Metheus | Peter Newton | Una Pierre | Robert Price-Jones | Zak Roberts | Joan Russel | Joan Russell | Tom Salima | John Shadow | Fred Sloniscko Jr. | Federico Slonisco | Frederick Slonisco | Fédérico Slonisco | Federico Slonisko Jr. | Federiko Slonisko Jr. | Frederico Slonisko Jr. | Dan Slonisko | Federico Slonisko | Federiko Slonisko | Frederico Slonisko | Frederic Slonisko | Frederiko Slonisko | Fred Slonisko | Chana Lee Sun | Chang Lee Sun | Michael Wotruba | Robert Yip | Joe d'Amato | Raf de Palma

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The last one, always the last one. Each time I make a movie, it's a little better than the last. I'm not young but I'm very enthusiastic. I'm lucky in that I've been able to make any movie I've wanted to: war movies, thrillers, terror movies, even porno movies. I don't have any movies in me that I haven't been able to do. See more »


The Necro Files (1997) is dedicated to D'Amato, who helped inspire it with his film Porno Holocaust (1981). "The Necro Files" played the official Joe D'Amato Film Festival in Italy. See more »


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