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% 100% 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 81% 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% 79% That Night in Varennes Director - 1983
80% 87% Passione D'Amore Director,
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet La terrazza Director - 1980
No Score Yet 66% The New Monsters Director - 1977
100% 91% A Special Day 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil in Love Director,
- 1966
91% 81% I Knew Her Well Writer $9.3K 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Easy Life Screenwriter - 1963
No Score Yet 100% Love a la Carte Writer - 1960
No Score Yet 83% Love and Larceny Screenwriter - 1960