Dario Argento


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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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13 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2020 Occhiali neri (screenplay by) (pre-production)
 2018/I Suspiria (characters)
 2012 Dracula 3D (screenplay)
 2009 Giallo (written by)
 2007 Mother of Tears (screenplay) / (story)
 2005 Do You Like 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 Gli incubi di Dario Argento (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- Sammy (1987) ... (written by)
- Addormentarsi (1987) ... (written by)
- La strega (1987) ... (written by)
- Amare e morire (1987) ... (written by)
 1987 Opera (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Demons 2 (written by)
 1985 Demons (screenplay)
 1985 Phenomena (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Tenebrae (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Inferno (story and screenplay)
 1977 Suspiria (screenplay)
 1975 Deep Red (written by)
 1973 The Five Days (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)
 1971 Four Flies on Grey Velvet (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 The Cat o' Nine Tails (based on a story by) / (screenplay)
 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 Love Circle (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 The Hell Before Death (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:

"Trussardi Action" Fashion show for Trussardi, which re-enacted opening from Suspiria (1977) on national TV and got Argento into trouble. 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:

The opera we used in the film [Opera (1987)] was "Macbeth", which has a tradition - also in the theatre - of being bad luck. People all warned against using it, suggested using "La Traviata" or "La Bohème", and I said, "This is just a story, don't be foolish," but maybe they were right. With ["Opera"] I had a lot of English crew - that was something new for me - and I learned many things from ... See more »

Trivia:

His favorite director and a source of inspiration is Ingmar Bergman. See more »

Trademark:

His main characters are frequently people with an artistic profession, such as music, literature and theatre. See more »

Nickname:

Master of Horror

Star Sign:

Virgo

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