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Ruggero Deodato

Ruggero Deodato was born on May 7, 1939, in Potenza, Italy, and grew up outside Rome. One of his close friends at the time was Renzo Rossellini, the son of famed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Knowing Ruggerio's love for the movies, Renzo persuaded him to work as a second unit director on some of his father's productions. From 1958-67 Deodato... See full bio »
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 2013 The Profane Exhibit (segment "Bridge")
 2005 Father Hope (TV Movie)
 2005 Incantesimo 8 (TV Series)
 1998 Thinking About Africa (TV Series)
 1997 Noi siamo angeli (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Polvere (1997)
- Dollari (1997)
 1989 Ocean (TV Mini-Series)
 1989 Il ricatto (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1989)
- Episode #1.4 (1989)
 1988 Dial: Help
 1986 The Lone Runner (as Roger Deodato)
 1986 Body Count
 1985 Cut and Run
 1983 The Raiders of Atlantis (as Roger Franklin in US Credits)
 1979 Concorde Affaire '79 (as Roger Deodato)
 1978 Last Feelings
 1975 Waves of Lust
 1971-1973 All'ultimo minuto (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Scala reale (1973)
- Il bulldozer (1973)
- L'ultima cifra (1973)
 1969 Zenabel
 1969 Il triangolo rosso (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- La tromba d'oro (1969)
- La chiave (1969)
- Gli amici (1969)
- La fuga (1969)
 1968 Gungala, the Black Panther Girl (as Roger Rockefeller)
 1968 Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen (as Roger Rockefeller)
 1964 Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (uncredited)
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Shot several commercials for Piaggio, Fiat, Philips, Kraft and De Longhi between 1969 and 1975.

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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roger Franklin in US Credits | Reggero Deodati | Roger Deodato | Roger Drake | Roger Godey | Roger Rockefeller
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I make films that people call "horror" because I want to make films about real things that happen in the world, and most real things aren't very nice. See more »

Trivia:

He directed the notorious Cannibal Holocaust (1980), in which--among other things--animals were actually killed on-screen. He was arrested shortly after its premiere in Italy, and faced accusations of first-degree murder--the authorities believed that several local actors in Colombia, where the film was shot, were also actually killed onscreen--as well as animal cruelty. He was exonerated after ... See more »

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