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Danilo Donati (1926–2001)

Danilo Donati was born on April 6, 1926 in Suzzara, Lombardy, Italy. He was a costume designer and production designer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), Flash Gordon (1980) and Amarcord (1973). He died on December 1, 2001 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 75) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful Costume Designer
Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon Costume Designer
Amarcord Costume Designer
Red Sonja
Red Sonja Costume Designer


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 2002 Pinocchio
 2000 Jérusalem (TV Movie)
 1997 Life Is Beautiful (costumes)
 1996 We Free Kings
 1996 Nostromo (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1996)
- Episode #1.3 (1996)
- Episode #1.2 (1996)
 1994 The Monster
 1989 Francesco
 1987 Intervista
 1986 Momo
 1985 Red Sonja
 1980 Flash Gordon (costumes designed by)
 1979 Caligula (uncredited)
 1979 Hurricane
 1977 Gran bollito
 1976 Fellini's Casanova (uncredited)
 1973 Amarcord
 1973 Bawdy Tales
 1973 Fury
 1972 Roma
 1971 The Decameron
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Porcile
 1969 The Bandit
 1967 Oedipus Rex
 1967 The Taming of the Shrew (costumes designed by)
 1966 El Greco
 1965 La mandragola
 1965 Scaramouche (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1965)
- Episode #1.4 (1965)
- Episode #1.3 (1965)
- Episode #1.2 (1965)
- Episode #1.1 (1965)
 1963 Ro.Go.Pa.G.
 1962 La cuccagna
 1962 The Steppe
 1961 Vanina Vanini
 1959 The Great War
 1958 L'importanza d'essere Franco (TV Movie)
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Oscar-winning Italian costume and production designer for stage and screen, much acclaimed for his work with directors Franco Zeffirelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini. He was a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

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