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Piero De Bernardi

Highest Rated: 80% Marriage Italian Style (1964)

Lowest Rated: 57% Ciao, Professore! (1993)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1926

Birthplace: Prato, Tuscany, Italy

Born April 12, 1926, the Italian screenwriter Piero De Bernardi first made his mark alongside the writer-director Gian Paolo Callegari with the 1950s B-movie adventures "Il tesoro del Bengala," "Killers of the East," and "Black Devils of Kali." While working on the script for the angst-filled romance "Le ragazze di San Frediano," De Bernardi and his fellow writer Leonardo Benvenuti formed a long-running partnership that yielded such coming-of-age dramas and comedies of amorous dalliances as "Girl with a Suitcase" and "Marriage Italian-Style," the latter of which earned Oscar nominations for Best Actress (Sophia Loren) and Best Foreign Language Film. Typically known for celebrating the female gender, the duo wrote for their first American movie star with the 1972 marriage-woes comedy "Alfredo, Alfredo," an Italian-language film that featured a dubbed performance by Dustin Hoffman. In the mid 1980s, De Bernardi and Benvenuti penned one of their most ambitious works, the violent and somber gangster saga "Once Upon a Time in America," a collaboration with the legendary director Sergio Leone that De Bernardi claims to have been over a decade in the making. Before his death in 2010, De Bernardi scripted 120 produced films (including the posthumously released war drama "So I Say") and won nearly a dozen prestigious awards.

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirlwind of Sex and Politics Writer - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking for Paradise Writer - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heroes Writer - 1994
57% 77% Ciao, Professore! Writer $63K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleazy Uncle Writer - 1989
No Score Yet 80% Fun Is Beautiful Writer - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quelle strane occasioni Writer - 1977
No Score Yet 33% The Bishop's Room Writer - 1977
No Score Yet 91% My Friends Writer - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pocketful of Chestnuts Screenwriter - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serafino Screenwriter - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Honour Writer - 1966
No Score Yet 50% The Camp Followers Writer - 1965
80% 84% Marriage Italian Style Writer (Screenplay) $5K 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance of Kali Screenwriter - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man of Straw Screenwriter - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of San Frediano Writer - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends for Life Screenwriter - 1955

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet My House Is Full of Mirrors Writer 2010

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