Giuseppe Tornatore

1956 - Today

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Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He is considered one of the directors who brought critical acclaim back to Italian cinema. In a career spanning over 30 years he is best known for directing and writing drama films such as Everybody's Fine, The Legend of 1900, Malèna, Baarìa and The Best Offer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe Tornatore has received more than 824,409 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Giuseppe Tornatore is the 133rd most popular film director (up from 184th in 2019), the 963rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,129th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Film Director.

Giuseppe Tornatore is most famous for his 1988 film Cinema Paradiso. The film tells the story of a young boy who falls in love with the local movie theater and the projectionist who runs it.

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Among film directors, Giuseppe Tornatore ranks 133 out of 2,041Before him are Michael Curtiz, Peter Weir, William Hanna, George A. Romero, Nikita Mikhalkov, and Wong Kar-wai. After him are Lasse Hallström, Erich von Stroheim, Lewis Milestone, Jacques Demy, Volker Schlöndorff, and Moustapha Akkad.

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Among people born in 1956, Giuseppe Tornatore ranks 25Before him are José Manuel Barroso, Chris Isaak, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Judith Butler, Jost Gippert, and Linda Hamilton. After him are Leslie Cheung, Geena Davis, Ingemar Stenmark, Martina Navratilova, Ali Asadov, and David Caruso.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe Tornatore ranks 963 out of 5,161Before him are Gaius Musonius Rufus (25), Faustina the Elder (105), Frances of Rome (1384), Orazio Gentileschi (1563), Giacomo Agostini (1942), and Vibia Sabina (86). After him are Carlo Carrà (1881), Emilio De Bono (1866), Odilo Globočnik (1904), Andrea della Robbia (1435), Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1562), and Masolino da Panicale (1383).


Among film directors born in Italy, Giuseppe Tornatore ranks 13Before him are Tinto Brass (1933), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Frank Capra (1897), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Dario Argento (1940). After him are Ettore Scola (1931), Sergio Corbucci (1926), Gillo Pontecorvo (1919), Francesco Rosi (1922), Dino Risi (1916), and Marco Bellocchio (1939).