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Dino De Laurentiis

Highest Rated:   100% Barabbas (1961)
Lowest Rated:   0% Once Upon a Crime (1991)
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Having studied to be a cinematographer, Italian filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis was unable to secure a job in this line and had to settle for a series of menial jobs. When he finally made his full-fledged entry into the movie business at age 20, it was as a producer. World War II prevented De Laurentiis from attaining "boy wonder" status, but after the war he earned international recognition as producer of the neorealist classic Bitter Rice (1946). In partnership with director Federico Fellini in the early 1950s, De Laurentiis produced such films as La Strada (1954) and Nights of Cabiria (1956). When Fellini broke up the partnership, De Laurentiis decided to turn his back on Art and concentrate on Commerce. He produced several popular "spectaculars" of the era, with gladiators, slave girls and outsized battle sequences in abundance. He also set up his own motion picture production center, Dinocitta, as a rival to the long-established Cinecitta studio complex in Rome. A late-'60s slump in the Italian film industry compelled De Laurentiis to move to Hollywood, where he set about to produce self-styled "blockbusters"--often remakes of earlier films or rip-offs of popular genres. Hollywood reporters of the era enjoyed making fun of De Laurentiis's variable epics (and of his "cute" Italian accent), though with such hits as Barberella (1968), Death Wish (1973) and Three Days of the Condor (1975), the producer always had the last laugh. But the law of diminishing returns inevitably exercised itself upon De Laurentiis, and after a string of expensive disasters in the mid-'80s (notably 1984's Dune), his DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group filed for bankruptcy. The producer lost his Wilmington, North Carolina studios, which were then purchased by the Carolco Company. De Laurentiis died at age 91 in 2010.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Federico Fellini - Mit den Augen der Anderen (Federico Fellini - Through the Eyes of Others)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet What Do You Know About Me? (Di me cosa ne sai)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Virgin Territory
  • Producer
2007
16% The Last Legion
  • Producer
$125.8M 2007
15% Hannibal Rising
  • Producer
$27.6M 2007
69% Red Dragon
  • Producer
$93M 2002
39% Hannibal
  • Producer
$163.9M 2001
68% U-571
  • Producer
2000
80% Breakdown
  • Producer
1997
22% Unforgettable
  • Producer
1996
No Score Yet Slave of Dreams
  • Producer
1995
15% Assassins
  • Executive Producer
1995
72% Army of Darkness
  • Executive Producer
1993
6% Body of Evidence
  • Producer
1992
29% Kuffs
  • Executive Producer
1992
0% Once Upon a Crime
  • Producer
1991
36% Desperate Hours
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema
  • Actor
1987
0% King Kong Lives
  • Producer
1986
20% Tai-Pan
  • Executive Producer
1986
94% Manhunter
  • Producer
1986
47% Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet'
  • Producer
1985
60% Year of the Dragon
  • Producer
1985
15% Red Sonja
  • Producer
1985
69% Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye'
  • Producer
1985
57% Dune
  • Executive Producer
1984
26% Conan the Destroyer
  • Producer
1984
39% Firestarter
  • Producer
1984
82% The Bounty
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1984
90% The Dead Zone
  • Executive Producer
1983
7% Amityville II: The Possession
  • Producer
1982
70% Conan the Barbarian
  • Producer
1982
90% Ragtime
  • Producer
1981
31% Halloween II
  • Producer
1981
No Score Yet Beyond the Reef
  • Producer
1981
82% Flash Gordon
  • Producer
1980
50% Hurricane
  • Producer
1979
78% The Great Train Robbery
  • Producer
1979
80% King of the Gypsies
  • Executive Producer
1978
No Score Yet The Brink's Job
  • Executive Producer
1978
23% The Serpent's Egg
  • Producer
1978
15% Orca - The Killer Whale
  • Executive Producer
1977
20% The White Buffalo
  • Executive Producer
1977
50% King Kong
  • Producer
1976
93% The Shootist
  • Executive Producer
1976
No Score Yet Drum
  • Producer
1976
82% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
  • Producer
1976
14% Lipstick
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1976
86% Three Days of the Condor
  • Executive Producer
1975
31% Mandingo
  • Producer
1975
67% Death Wish
  • Executive Producer
1974
No Score Yet Crazy Joe
  • Producer
1974
90% Serpico
  • Executive Producer
1973
No Score Yet Escape from Death Row
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet La Più bella serata della mia vita (The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life)
  • Producer
1972
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers
  • Producer
1972
No Score Yet A Man Called Sledge
  • Producer
1971
No Score Yet Waterloo
  • Producer
1970
No Score Yet L'urlo (The Howl)
  • Producer
1970
73% Barbarella
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet Banditi a Milano (The Violent Four)
  • Producer
1968
67% Anzio (Lo sbarco di Anzio)
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet Capriccio all'italiana
  • Producer
1968
67% Danger: Diabolik
  • Producer
1968
22% Lo Straniero (The Stranger)
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Le Streghe (The Witches)
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet The Bible
  • Producer
1966
96% Mafioso
  • Executive Producer
1964
No Score Yet To Bed or Not to Bed (Il diavolo)
  • Producer
1963
No Score Yet The Best of Enemies
  • Producer
1962
No Score Yet Everybody Go Home!
  • Producer
1962
100% Barabbas
  • Producer
1961
No Score Yet Una Vita Difficile
  • Producer
1961
No Score Yet La grande guerra
  • Producer
1959
97% Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria)
  • Producer
1957
33% War and Peace
  • Producer
1956
No Score Yet The Gold of Naples (L'oro di Napoli) (Every Day's a Holiday)
  • Producer
1955
No Score Yet Ulysses
  • Producer
1954
97% The Road (La Strada)
  • Producer
1954
No Score Yet Woman of Rome
  • Producer
1954
No Score Yet Mambo
  • Producer
1954
No Score Yet Due notti con Cleopatra (Two Nights with Cleopatra)
  • Producer
1953
No Score Yet The Unfaithfuls
  • Producer
1953
No Score Yet Dónde está la libertad
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet La tratta delle bianche (Frustrations)
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet Guardie e ladri (Cops and Robbers)
  • Producer
1951
100% Bitter Rice (Riso amaro)
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet Noi che abbiamo fatto la dolce vita
  • Actor

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