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 the "Animal Trilogy", consisting of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971); the "Three Mothers" trilogy, consisting of Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007); and the standalone 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 1,883,335 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Dario Argento is the 77th most popular film director, the 632nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 643rd 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 77 out of 1,580Before him are Terrence Malick, George A. Romero, Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Takeshi Kitano, and Stephen Hillenburg. After him are Costa-Gavras, Richard Attenborough, Dziga Vertov, William Hanna, Jean-Jacques Annaud, and Sergei Parajanov.

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Among people born in 1940, Dario Argento ranks 41Before him are Giorgio Moroder, Kip Thorne, Stuart Sutcliffe, George A. Romero, Tabaré Vázquez, and Nancy Pelosi. After him are Nancy Sinatra, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Anna Karina, Andrzej Żuławski, Thomas Harris, and Cliff Richard.

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Among people born in Italy, Dario Argento ranks 632 out of 4,088Before him are Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154), Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Atia (-85), Lucius Caesar (-17), and Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598). After him are John William Waterhouse (1849), Francesco Redi (1626), Pope John XVIII (970), Teia (550), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), and Saint Eustace (10).


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 Giuseppe Tornatore (1956), Ettore Scola (1931), Sergio Corbucci (1926), Marco Ferreri (1928), Francesco Rosi (1922), and Lina Wertmüller (1928).

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