Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore

Highest Rated: 90% Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Lowest Rated: 14% Correspondence (2016)

Birthday: May 27, 1956

Birthplace: Bagheria, Italy

Sicilian-born Giuseppe Tornatore proved a prodigy of sorts, beginning his career as a prize-winning still photographer. While in his mid-teens, he began directing, first for the stage and then by making the short film "Il Carretto/The Wagon." Eventually Tornatore caught the attention of RAI television and was hired to hem documentaries and TV-movies. In 1982, he garnered attention for his documentary "Ethnic Minorities in Sicily," which picked up a prize at the Salerno Film Festival. He shifted to fictional features co-writing the script to 1983's "Centro Giorni a Palermo/A Hundred Days in Palermo." Three years later, he debuted his first full-length feature as director, "Il Camorrista/The Professor/The Cammora Murder" (1986), a drama about a journalist who runs afoul of gangsters.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Ennio Director,
- 2021
14% 36% Correspondence Director,
- 2016
56% 77% The Best Offer Director,
$82.0K 2013
55% 50% Baarìa Director,
$4.9K 2009
68% 80% The Unknown Woman Director,
$18.6K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince's Manuscript Producer - 2000
54% 84% Malena Director $3.4M 2000
54% 91% The Legend of 1900 Director,
$259.1K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three-Cornered Screen Director - 1995
75% 81% The Star Maker Director $116.8K 1995
80% 88% A Pure Formality Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Especially on Sunday Director $134.5K 1991
78% 87% Everybody's Fine Director $18.4K 1990
90% 97% Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Director,
$9.1M 1988
No Score Yet 66% Il Camorrista Director - 1986