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      Dario Argento

      Dario Argento

      Highest Rated: 100% Ennio (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Phantom of the Opera (1998)

      Birthday: Sep 7, 1940

      Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

      Italian filmmaker Dario Argento made his mark as a superstar of the popular horror subgenre, giallo. Born in Rome, he began working as a film critic while still in high school. After graduating he took a job as a columnist for the Roman newspaper Paese Sera. He began moving into screenwriting, starting with the script for the crime drama "Every Man Is My Enemy" (1967). He continued writing in the busy Italian film industry, including partnering with Sergio Leone and Bernardo Bertolucci on the story for Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968). He ventured into directing with the horror film "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" (1970), working from his own script about a woman being stalked by a serial killer. The film earned international notice, and set the stage for the work that would make him famous. His next two films, "The Cat o' Nine Tails" (1971) and "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" (1970), continued many of the themes of "Crystal Plumage" and the three films came to be known by fans as the "Animal Trilogy." He didn't stay strictly within horror, though, working in Italian television, as well as writing and directing the dark comedy "The Five Days" (1973). He returned to giallo with "Deep Red" (1975), before capturing the attention of horror fans around the world with his next effort, "Suspiria" (1977). Set in a German ballet school, which houses a coven of witches, it blended terrifying suspense with a vivid splatter palette that became the envy of all filmmakers who would follow. His next directorial effort, "Inferno" (1980), was a loose sequel to "Suspiria," dealing with mysterious deaths tied to an ancient witch in New York. Argento meant for a third film that tied together the witch stories, which he dubbed "The Three Mothers" trilogy. It took 17 years, however, for that film, "Mother of Tears" (2007), to be made. He worked steadily throughout the 1980s, writing and directing horror films, including "Phenomena" (1985) starring Jennifer Connelly. In the '90s, his filmmaking became a family affair when he directed his daughter, Asia Argento, in "Trauma" (1993) -although she had appeared previously in films that her father had written. Father and daughter reunited for the thriller "The Stendahl Syndrome" (1996). He also added a gory slant to Gaston Lereux's famed "The Phantom of the Opera" (1998). After directing Max Von Sydow in "Sleepless" (2001), Argento began working less often. Besides "Mother of Tears," during the next decade, he also made "The Card Player" (2004) and "Giallo" (2009), starring Adrien Brody. Later, he directed his daughter and Rutger Hauer in "Dracula 3D" (2012). After renewed interest in his work as a result of a remake of "Suspiria" (2018), starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, Argento was attached to direct an adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's novel, "The Sandman."

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      Credit
      51% 39% Dark Glasses Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Glasses Director - 2022
      93% 70% Vortex Lui (Character) - 2021
      100% No Score Yet Ennio Self - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Colors of Giallo Self - 2019
      86% No Score Yet Friedkin Uncut Self - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cult of Terror (Culto al Terror) Unknown (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood on Méliès' Moon Unknown (Character) - 2016
      14% 14% Argento's Dracula Director,
      Screenwriter
      $3.1K 2012
      No Score Yet 14% Giallo Director - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero Unknown (Character) - 2008
      47% 27% Mother of Tears Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $54.9K 2007
      No Score Yet 31% Do You Like Hitchcock? Director,
      Writer
      - 2005
      20% 21% The Card Player Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2003
      55% 50% Sleepless Director,
      Producer,
      Writer
      - 2001
      52% 52% Scarlet Diva Producer - 2000
      10% 23% Phantom of the Opera Director - 1998
      No Score Yet 17% Wax Mask Writer,
      Producer
      - 1997
      75% 51% The Stendhal Syndrome Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Cielo E'Sempre Piu Blu Man Confessing To Fransiscan Monk (Character) - 1996
      50% 41% Trauma Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1993
      53% 39% Two Evil Eyes Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      - 1990
      90% 79% Opera Director,
      Writer
      - 1987
      No Score Yet 40% Demons 2 Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1986
      76% 67% Phenomena Director,
      Producer,
      Writer
      - 1985
      64% 65% Demons Producer - 1985
      No Score Yet 63% Dario Argento's World of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1985
      79% 78% Tenebrae Director,
      Writer
      - 1982
      63% 60% Inferno Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 1980
      94% 83% Suspiria Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Original Music
      - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Probability Zero Screenwriter - 1975
      93% 86% Deep Red Director - 1975
      No Score Yet 25% The Five Days Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Five Days Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1973
      63% 60% Four Flies on Grey Velvet Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1971
      81% 53% The Cat o' Nine Tails Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1971
      85% 80% The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Director - 1970
      96% 95% Once Upon a Time in the West Writer - 1969
      No Score Yet 37% Commandos Screenwriter - 1968
      No Score Yet 52% Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die Screenwriter - 1968

      TV

      Credit
      63% 90% Masters of Horror Director 2005-2006