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Michele Soavi

Born in Milan, Italy in 1957, Michele Soavi's parents separated when he was little and he lived with his mother who remarried a painter. Interested in his stepfather's interest in painting, Soavi began an interest in creative arts in his school. During his teenage years, he decided that the cinema was his true calling after attending several movie... See full bio »

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Known For

The Goodbye Kiss
The Goodbye Kiss Director
Cemetery Man
Cemetery Man Man in City Square
The Church
The Church 1st Policeman at Lisa's House
StageFright Young Cop


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 1994 Cemetery Man
Man in City Square (uncredited)
 1991 The Devil's Daughter
Magician on TV (uncredited)
 1989 The Church
1st Policeman at Lisa's House (uncredited)
 1989 Demons 6: De Profundis
Carl - film director (uncredited)
 1987 Opera
Inspector Daniele Soave (uncredited)
 1987 StageFright
Young Cop (uncredited)
 1985 Demons
Man in Black / Jerry (Horror Film)
 1985 Phenomena
Kurt, Geiger's Assistant
 1984 Blastfighter
Pete (as Michael Saroyan)
 1983 The Raiders of Atlantis
James (as Michael Soavi)
 1983 Endgame - Bronx lotta finale
Gold Carrier (uncredited)
 1983 A Blade in the Dark
Tony Rendina
 1982 Tenebre
Maria's Boyfriend / Man Walking with Girl on Beach (uncredited)
 1982 The New York Ripper
Newspaper Buyer (uncredited)
 1981 I ragazzi di celluloide (TV Mini-Series)
Allievo C.S.C.
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Allievo C.S.C.
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Allievo C.S.C.
 1981 Absurd
Biker (uncredited)
 1980 Il giorno del Cobra
Leo Kandinsky (uncredited)
 1980 City of the Living Dead
Tommy Fisher
 1980 Alien 2: On Earth
Burt (as Michael Shaw)
 1979 I vecchi e i giovani (TV Mini-Series)
4° Prete
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... 4° Prete
 1978 Piccole labbra
Il saltimbanco
 1978 The Biggest Battle
Ted Foster (uncredited)
 1975 The School Teacher (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Commentary track for "Dellamorte Dellamore" Italian DVD (with Gianni Romoli)

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Alternate Names:

Michael Saroyan | Michael Shaw | Michael Soavi | Michael Soft | Mike Soft

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Personal Quote:

I don't like to repeat myself. I am always trying to do something new with each film.


Among his dream projects there is "The Well", an Australian set esoteric horror script with fantasy elements he's been trying to get off the ground from the early 90s. Soavi got the basic idea for the project in 1987, while he was working in Australia as the assistant director to Dario Argento for one Fiat Croma commercial; he imagined a story set among the Aborigines and focused on their ... See more »



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