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Dario Argento


Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other family members, including an aunt who told him ... See full bio »

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Known For

Deep Red
Deep Red Writer
(1975)
Opera
Opera Writer
(1987)
Phenomena
Phenomena Writer
(1985)

Filmography

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 2018 Suspiria (characters) (post-production)
 2012 Dracula 3D (screenplay)
 2009 Giallo (writer)
 2005 Ti piace Hitchcock? (TV Movie)
 2004 The Card Player (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Sleepless (screenplay) / (story)
 1998 The Phantom of the Opera (writer)
 1997 The Wax Mask (story)
 1996 The Stendhal Syndrome (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Trauma (story) / (written by)
 1991 The Sect
 1990 Two Evil Eyes (segment "Black Cat, The")
 1989 The Church (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 Opera (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Demons 2 (written by)
 1985 Demons (screenplay)
 1985 Phenomena (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Tenebre (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Inferno (story and screenplay)
 1977 Suspiria (screenplay)
 1975 Deep Red (written by)
 1973 Le cinque giornate (screenplay) / (story)
  La porta sul buio (TV Series) (story and screenplay - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Il tram (1973) ... (story and screenplay)
- Testimone oculare (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Man Called Amen (writer)
 1971 4 mosche di velluto grigio (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 The Cat o' Nine Tails (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (written by)
 1969 La stagione dei sensi (screenplay)
 1969 The 5-Man Army (screenplay)
 1969 Battle of the Commandos (screenplay)
 1969 Probabilità zero (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Metti, una sera a cena (screenplay)
 1969 Cemetery Without Crosses (adaptation - italian version) / (dialogue - italian version) / (scenario - italian version)
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (from a story by)
 1968 La rivoluzione sessuale (screenplay)
 1968 Commandos (writer)
 1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (story and script)
 1967 Every Man Is My Enemy (screenplay collaboration)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed, and appeared in, "Jennifer's Theme" video by Claudio Simonetti. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Argento | Sirio Bernadotte

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Phenomena (1985)] was inspired by something I heard about insects being used to solve crimes, and because insects have always fascinated me I began to make a story around this idea. You know, it's a terrible thing, but there are many insects that are disappearing. Becoming extinct. But most people only want to kill them. You know, insects have souls, too; they're telepathic . . . amazing. People... See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of his daughter Asia's children: Anna Lou Castoldi (born June 20, 2001) and Nicola Giovanni Civetta (September 15, 2008). See more »

Trademark:

His protagonists are usually American or English foreigners somewhere in Europe who witness a violent crime at the beginning of the film and proceed to be threatened by and try to foil the villains. See more »

Nickname:

Master of Horror

Star Sign:

Virgo

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