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Bernardino Zapponi (1927–2000)

Bernardino Zapponi was born on September 4, 1927 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer, known for Roma (1972), Deep Red (1975) and Fellini Satyricon (1969). He died on February 11, 2000 in Rome. See full bio »


(age 72) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1999 Torniamo a casa (TV Movie) (story and screenplay)
 1994 Miracolo italiano (written by)
 1991 Paprika
 1990 Tolgo il disturbo (story - dialogue)
 1989 Running Away (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1989 Io Jane, tu Tarzan (TV Mini-Series) (as Walter Ego)
 1987 Teresa
 1987 Rimini Rimini
 1985 I Am an ESP
 1985 Lui è peggio di me (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 ...e la vita continua (TV Movie)
 1983 State buoni... se potete (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Dio li fa e poi li accoppia (screenplay) / (story)
 1981 Il marchese del Grillo (story)
 1981 Sweet Pea (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 City of Women (story and screenplay)
 1979 Caro papà (writer)
 1979 Traffic Jam (screenplay)
 1977 Viva Italia! (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 Anima persa
 1976 Plot of Fear (as Bernardo Zapponi)
 1976 Fellini's Casanova (screenplay)
 1976 The Career of a Chambermaid (screenplay) / (story)
 1975 Leonor
 1975 Deep Red (screenplay)
 1974 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini-Series)
 1973 Dirty Weekend
 1972 Il viaggio di Astolfo (TV Movie) (writer)
 1972 Roma (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The Priest's Wife (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Fellini Satyricon (adaptation and screenplay)
 1969 Vedo nudo (writer)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (adaptation - segment "Toby Dammit")
 1968 Capriccio all'italiana (segments "La Bambinaia", "Viaggio di lavoro", "Perchè?")
 1967 The Witches (segment "Senso civico")
 1951 È l'amor che mi rovina (screenplay) / (story)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Walter Ego | Bernardo Zapponi

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Began his career as a film reviewer for the daily paper La Repubblica, and soon became a regular contributor to the magazine L'Espresso. By the late 1950's, he had founded his own magazine, Il Delatore (the Informer), published 3 novels and had begun writing programs for the RAI television network .


Often worked with Federico Fellini.

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