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      Ettore Scola

      Ettore Scola

      Highest Rated: 100% A Special Day (1977)

      Lowest Rated: 70% Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (2017)

      Birthday: May 10, 1931

      Birthplace: Trevico, Campania, Italy

      Ettore Scola was an Italian filmmaker who wrote and directed over forty movies throughout his fifty-plus year career. Born and raised in the Southern Italian town of Trevico, Scola got his start in show business in his early teens when he began ghostwriting jokes for a prominent Italian comic named Toto. His work for the comic was funny enough that by his early 20s, Scola was making a good living writing comedy screenplays for various Italian movie studios. Despite having a successful screenwriting career, however, Scola longed to direct his own films. He had his chance in 1964 when co-wrote and directed "Let's Talk About Women." The film was a minor success, which allowed Scola to write and direct several more films throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. His first major hit came in 1974 with the comedy-drama "We All Loved Each Other So Much." The film won two Italian Golden Globes and was nominated for several more, thus distinguishing Scola as one of Italy's most acclaimed directors. Scola continued directing films at a breakneck speed over the next few decades, with films like "The Night In Varennes" (1982), "What Time Is It?" (1989), and "The Dinner" (1998), all receiving wide acclaim. Scola's directing career slowed down in the 2000s, with a 10-year gap between 2003's "People of Rome" and his final film, 2013's "How Strange to Be Named Federico." With a prolific career spanning seven decades and dozens of films, Scola died peacefully on January 19, 2016 in Rome. He was 84.



      70% No Score Yet Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life Self - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How Strange to Be Named Federico: Scola Narrates Fellini Director,
      - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sophia: Ieri, oggi, domani Self - 2007
      No Score Yet 43% Gente di Roma Director - 2003
      No Score Yet 62% Unfair Competition Director,
      - 2001
      No Score Yet 75% The Dinner Director,
      - 1998
      No Score Yet 86% The Voyage of Captain Fracassa Director - 1990
      No Score Yet 82% What Time Is It? Director,
      - 1989
      No Score Yet 78% Splendor Director - 1988
      71% 75% The Family Director,
      $10.6K 1987
      No Score Yet 60% Macaroni Director $119.6K 1985
      No Score Yet 89% Le Bal Director - 1983
      83% 80% That Night in Varennes Director - 1983
      80% 87% Passion of Love Director,
      - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La terrazza Director - 1980
      100% 92% A Special Day Director,
      - 1977
      No Score Yet 66% The New Monsters Director - 1977
      No Score Yet 91% Ugly, Dirty and Bad Director $4.9K 1976
      No Score Yet 97% We All Loved Each Other So Much Director,
      - 1974
      No Score Yet 83% The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life Director - 1972
      No Score Yet 89% A Drama of Jealousy Director - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Chief Pepe Director,
      - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prophet Screenwriter - 1967
      91% 82% I Knew Her Well Writer $9.3K 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil in Love Director,
      - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Time for Princes Director,
      - 1965
      No Score Yet 91% The Visitor Writer - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Talk About Women Director,
      - 1964
      90% No Score Yet The Easy Life Screenwriter - 1962
      No Score Yet 100% Love a la Carte Writer - 1960
      No Score Yet 85% Love and Larceny Screenwriter - 1960