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Dario Argento

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Dario Argento (Italian: [ˈdaːrjo arˈdʒɛnto]; born 7 September 1940) is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and critic. His influential work in the horror genre during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo, has led him to being referred to as the "Master of the Thrill" and the "Master of Horror".His films as director include his "Animal Trilogy", consisting of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971); his "Three Mothers" trilogy, consisting of Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007); and his stand-alone films Deep Red (1975), Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985) and Opera (1987). He co-wrote the screenplay for Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and served as George A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dario Argento has received more than 2,256,247 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Dario Argento is the 79th most popular film director (down from 77th in 2019), the 647th most popular biography from Italy (down from 632nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Italian Film Director.

Dario Argento is a famous Italian film director and producer. He is most famous for his horror films, such as "Suspiria" and "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage."

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Among film directors, Dario Argento ranks 79 out of 1,581Before him are Frank Capra, John Huston, Costa-Gavras, Robert Bresson, Dziga Vertov, and Ernst Lubitsch. After him are Alan Parker, David Lean, Sergei Parajanov, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Alain Resnais, and Zhang Yimou.

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Among people born in 1940, Dario Argento ranks 39Before him are Kip Thorne, Joseph Brodsky, Terry Gilliam, Anna Karina, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, and Peter Fonda. After him are James Caan, Tabaré Vázquez, Andrzej Żuławski, H. R. Giger, Eduardo Galeano, and Raquel Welch.

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Among people born in Italy, Dario Argento ranks 647 out of 4,668Before him are Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Lino Ventura (1919), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), and Luca Signorelli (1450). After him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562), John William Waterhouse (1849), and Cassiodorus (487).


Among film directors born in Italy, Dario Argento ranks 12Before him are Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Frank Capra (1897). After him are Lina Wertmüller (1928), Ettore Scola (1931), Sergio Corbucci (1926), Dino Risi (1916), Francesco Rosi (1922), and Giuseppe Tornatore (1956).

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