Dario Argento

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Dario Argento

Dario Argento (Italian: [ˈdaːrjo arˈdʒɛnto]; born 7 September 1940) is an Italian filmmaker 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 also 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 1,470,300 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 75th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Dario Argento ranks 76 out of 1,305Before him are Dziga Vertov, Howard Hawks, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Isao Takahata, Takeshi Kitano, and Jean-Jacques Annaud. After him are Robert Bresson, Richard Attenborough, Peter Brook, Ernst Lubitsch, Stephen Hillenburg, and Werner Herzog.

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Among people born in 1940, Dario Argento ranks 38Before him are Tabaré Vázquez, Zodiac Killer, James Caan, George A. Romero, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Patrick Stewart. After him are Kip Thorne, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Julie Christie, Anna Karina, H. R. Giger, and Thomas Harris.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Dario Argento ranks 643 out of 3,282Before him are Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (1248), Zeuxis (-500), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Aristoxenus (-360), Edmondo De Amicis (1846), and Hiero II of Syracuse (-308). After him are Paolo Maldini (1968), Antonello da Messina (1430), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860).


Among film directors born in Italy, Dario Argento ranks 12Before him are Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), and Frank Capra (1897). After him are Ettore Scola (1931), Giuseppe Tornatore (1956), Francesco Rosi (1922), Dino Risi (1916), Lucio Fulci (1927), and Sergio Corbucci (1926).

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