Ruggero Deodato


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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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Deathcember Director
(2019)
(1980)
Django Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1966)
Body Count Director
(1986)

Filmography

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 2019 Deathcember (segment "Casetta Sperduta in Campagna")
 2014 Io e mia figlia (Short)
 2013 The Profane Exhibit (segment "Bridge")
 2005 Incantesimo 8 (TV Series)
 2005 Father Hope (TV Movie)
 1997 We Are Angels (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Polvere (1997)
- Dollari (1997)
 1989 Ocean (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1989)
- Episode #1.5 (1989)
- Episode #1.4 (1989)
- Episode #1.3 (1989)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
 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
 1984 Cut and Run
 1983 Atlantis Interceptors (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 Rockfeller)
 1968 Fenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen (as Roger Rockfeller)
 1964 Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Shot several commercials for Piaggio, Fiat, Philips, Kraft and De Longhi.

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Alternate Names:

Roger Franklin in US Credits | Reggero Deodati | Roger Deodato | Roger Drake | Roger Godey | Roger Rockfeller | Alan Smithee

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Silvia Dionisio  (divorced)  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

[on the animal deaths in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)] I am sorry they have been killed. But you have to understand I come from the countryside in Italy. So when we were hungry, we killed and ate pigs and chickens. That's what the real villagers did who were in the film--they ate everything we killed. But also, when I made this film, I was in another mentality. It seemed natural to show this. It was... 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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