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Furio Scarpelli

Highest Rated: 100% The Passionate Thief (1960)

Lowest Rated: 71% The Family (1987)

Birthday: Dec 16, 1919

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Son of Roman journalist Filiberto Scarpelli, Furio Scarpelli spent the majority of his early childhood writing and drawing. During WWII he began working as an illustrator for various satire magazines. It was also during this time when he met Agenore Incrocci, who would later become his screenwriting partner and longtime collaborator; the two were known simply as Age & Scarpelli. Shortly after the end of the war, Scarpelli began penning scripts for Italian films like "Toto le Moko," "Vivere a sbafo," and "47 morto che parla." His breakthrough writing effort did not come until 1958, however, when he and Age wrote the screenplay for Mario Monicelli's Oscar-nominated offering, "Big Deal on Madonna Street." He continued to write screenplays through the end of the '50s and into the '60s with works like "Everybody Go Home" and "Mafioso" before earning widespread critical acclaim for his writing of the script for 1963's "The Organizer," another film directed by Monicelli; the film propelled Scarpelli's career into the late 1960s and early 1970s. His next notable work as screenwriter was 1965's "Casanova 70," which brought a second Academy Award nomination, and he quickly followed it up with the classic Spaghetti Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," starring Clint Eastwood. His last significant screenplay was for the 1994 film "Il postino," which earned him his third and final Oscar nod. Scarpelli continued to write throughout the '90s and 2000s until his death in 2010.



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No Score Yet 75% The Dinner Writer - 1998
No Score Yet 82% Hardboiled Egg Screenwriter - 1997
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71% 75% The Family Writer $10.6K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madman at War Writer - 1985
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No Score Yet 97% We All Loved Each Other So Much Writer - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teresa the Thief Writer - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Want the Colonels Writer - 1973
97% 97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Screenwriter - 1967
No Score Yet 50% The Tiger and the Pussycat Writer - 1967
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No Score Yet 58% Casanova 70 Writer - 1965
88% 89% The Organizer Writer - 1963
No Score Yet 86% Everybody Go Home Writer - 1960
100% 79% The Passionate Thief Writer $30.8K 1960
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No Score Yet 94% The Great War Writer - 1959
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No Score Yet 68% The Band of Honest Men Screenwriter - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anatomy of Love Writer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Totò le Mokò Writer - 1950