Giuseppe Tornatore

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Giuseppe Tornatore was born on May 27, 1956 in Bagheria, Sicily, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Best Offer (2013), Cinema Paradiso (1988) and The Legend of 1900 (1998). He is married to Roberta Pacetti. See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 58 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »


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The Best Offer Director
Cinema Paradiso Director
Malena Director


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 2021 The Glance of Music (Documentary)
 2016 Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa (TV Special short)
 2009 Baaria
 2000 Malena
 1996 Sanpellegrino Calze (Short)
 1996 Ritratti d'autore (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Riccardo Freda (1996)
 1996 Eros Ramazzotti: Stella gemella (Music Video)
 1995 Lo schermo a tre punte (Video documentary)
 1994 Dolce & Gabbana Parfums (TV Short documentary)
 1991 The King of Ads (Documentary) (segment "IP Con L'Italia commercial")
 1991 Especially on Sunday (segment "Il cane blu")
 1986 The Professor
 1984 Scrittori siciliani e cinema (TV Mini Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Leonardo Sciascia (1984) ... (as Peppuccio Tornatore)
- Vitaliano Brancati (1984) ... (as Peppuccio Tornatore)
- Luigi Pirandello (1984) ... (as Peppuccio Tornatore)
- Giovanni Verga (1984) ... (as Peppuccio Tornatore)
 1982 Diario di Guttuso (TV Movie documentary) (as Peppuccio Tornatore)
 1982 Le minoranze etniche in Sicilia (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Incontro con Francesco Rosi (TV Movie documentary) (as Peppuccio Tornatore)
 1981 Ritratto di un rapinatore (TV Movie documentary) (as Peppuccio Tornatore)
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Other Works:

Book: "La menzogna del cinema". Milan: Bompiani. ISBN 8845267547 See more »

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2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peppuccio Tornatore


Roberta Pacetti


Peppino Tornatore | Marianna Tornatore


Francesco Tornatore (sibling)

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In the years before his death, composer Ennio Morricone stated on several occasions that the only director he would consider coming out of retirement for would be Tornatore. See more »

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